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Raymond E Williams
November 18, 1937 - August 22, 2021

Mr. Raymond E. “Sonny” Williams of Trumann, Ark., Departed this life on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at NEA Hospital in Jonesboro at the age of 83 years, 9 months and 4 days.  He was born Thursday, November 18, 1937 in Marked Tree, Ark., and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann.  He worked for over 40 years for Butch Turner at Turner Farms, wherever Butch went, Sonny was right there with him and was of the Church of God faith.  Raymond was preceded in death by six sisters, Alma Wilson, Mary Ann Mitchell, Lois Collett, Louise Raymond, June Huckabay, and Doris Exum;  and his parents, Raymond Alvine and Sally Elizabeth Short Williams. He is survived by four daughters, Diane (Clarence) Parrish of Marked Tree, Carolyn Parrish of Tyronza, Lisa (Jeff) Rains of Turrell, and Nancy Russell of Marked Tree; three son, Billy Ray (Berta Witt) Williams of Trumann, Robert (Melissa) Williams of Kennett, MO and Everett Wayne (Betty) Williams of Marked Tree; five sisters, Betty Hoglan of Wamego, KS, Bonnie S. Tesch of Mountain View, Lucille Clark of Trumann, Kay Presley of Jonesboro, and Marilyn Keiffer of McCormick; three brothers, Franklin Williams of Forrest City, James A. Williams of Trumann and Jerry L. Williams of Harrisburg; 15 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren,      The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5:00  -  7:00  at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann.  A Celebration of Life graveside service will be Wednesday at 1:30 at Nichols Cemetery with Rev. Bobby Brooks officiating.  Burial will follow in Nichols Cemetery in Marked Tree, Ark.       In compliance with Covid-19 guidelines face masks or other facial coverings is optional and social distancing will be required.          An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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August 24, 2021
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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August 25, 2021
01:30 PM

Nichols Cemetery

Lepanto, AR 72354

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