MARIETTA, Ga. -- Dr. Sidney Earl Williams -- or Dr. Sid, as he was affectionately known by many -- founder of Life University died in his sleep Thursday at age 84.
Williams suffered a stroke on Christmas Eve in 2011.
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Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Powder Springs is handling funeral arrangements.
The Marietta Daily Journal reported the following family statement from Thursday morning: "Doc was a person of immense presence and personality. He will be greatly missed by his family and many others whose lives he has touched."