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Charles (Chuck) S. Willis

October 8, 2012

Charles (Chuck) S. Willis, 79, of Benton died Thursday, Oct. 4. He was born in Des Arc on July 5, 1933, to the late Marion and Ruby Willis.
Chuck was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church in Benton. He was an avid Bauxite Miners fan and a member of the Bauxite Old-Timers Booster Club. He enjoyed going to all of the football games.
Chuck was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Willis, and a daughter, Kathy Ratliff.
He is survived by his wife Thelma Willis; stepchildren Judy Russell of Little Rock,  Vicki Sutterfield and husband Jim of Little Rock, Steve Chrestman and wife Cindy of Benton, and Teresa Chrestman of Alexandria, La.; granddaughter Karen Burt of Natchez, Miss.; six stepgrandchildren; and 11 stepgreat-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Steve Chrestman, Jeremy Chrestman, Jim Sutterfield, Wayne Cochran, James Smith and Tim Burt.
Service will be at Ashby Funeral Home Monday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. in the chapel.  Burial will follow at Pine Crest Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 7 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers at Saline Memorial Hospice for the wonderful care, kindness and compassion provided to Chuck and our family during this time. 
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