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Charlie Hillis
June 4, 1951 - March 3, 2023

James Charles “Charlie” Hillis, Sr., departed this life on Friday, March 3rd at NEA Baptist in Jonesboro at the age of 71. He was born in Weona, Ark., and was a lifetime resident of the Trumann area. Mr. Hillis was a former employee of Columbia Forrest Products in Trumann and a member of the Christian Worship Center in Trumann. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Traci Diane Hillis; one step-son, Michael Williams; one sister; five brothers and was the son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Arlow Sanders Hillis. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Rosie Lee Settlemire Hillis of the home; two daughters, Charlina (Billy) Reed of Trumann, Ark. And Amanda (Damien) Farris of Lerado, Ark.;  two sons, James Charles (Erin) Hillis, II of Fayetteville, Ark., and Delton (Mindie) Hillis of Trumann; five sisters, Pauline Johnson of Harrisburg, Barbara Cervenk of Chicago, Ill., Mary Stacy of Strawberry, Ark., Linda Herren of Trumann and Sharon Kaye McClure of Electra, TX.; six brothers, Jimmy Dale Hillis of Weona, Ark., Joe Hillis and Wayne Hillis of Trumann, Clarence Hillis and Frank Hillis of Harrison, Ark., and David Doyle Hillis of Marked Tree, Ark.; 6 grandchildren and three great-grand children The family will receive friends  on Tuesday, March 7th from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Christian Worship Center near Trumann. A celebration of life will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Tommy Jordan officiating.  Burial will follow at Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery in Harrisburg, Ark. Pallbearers will be James Charles Hillis II, Billy Reed, Hunter Reed, Damien Farris, and Delton Hillis.       Online guest book can be signed  at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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March 7, 2023
01:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Christian Worship Center

Trumann, AR 72472

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March 7, 2023
11:00 AM

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  1. James Allen Walker, HEBER SPRINGS, ARKANSAS says


  2. Brian & Theresa Grenon, Elkins AR says

    He will surely be missed by all that knew him. Prayers for Rosie and family

  3. Jayne Reed, Kalkaska, MI says

    Dear Sister Rosie, I was truly heartbroken to hear of Charlie’s death. He was a great person and I will miss him dearly. I miss you Rosie. My heart and spirit is with you during this time. Love and lots of prayers for you and your family.

  4. Dayl Martin, Trumann says

    Sending prayers your way????

  5. Ronda Liles-McMahan, Yukon, Oklahoma says

    My heart is breaking, Uncle Charlie was one of the best men I knew. I was very privileged to get to call him “Uncle “. He will forever be in my heart. There is one thing I know he was at the Golden Gates of Heaven with a smile on his face. He is home.

  6. Sis Peggy, Moro says

    Sis Rosie I am so so sorry to hear this prayers for you and your family. Love you

  7. Rickie and Nancy Johnson , daughters Samantha, Caitlin and Kristen , Elk Grove Village says

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of Uncle Charlie. Keeping his family in our thoughts and prayers????

  8. Gary Cooper, Cherokee Village says

    rest in peace old friend. will never forget our time we spent at weona grade school and those old cotton fields back home. you will truly be missed.

  9. Susan Adams , Jonesboro says

    Amanda, I am so sorry for your loss. I know this is a sad time right now, but his memories will bring back many memorable times. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Tina Allen, Walker, La says

    Bro. Charlie was a sweetheart. He was always so kind to my husband and I when we preached at CWC. Our love and prayers are with you all.

  11. Lisa and Brian Washburn , Trumann Arkansas says

    He will be missed He thought of my daughter has his own so very loved by all

  12. John W. Skinner, Taunton says

    Dear Rosie, I was sadden and shocked to hear of Charlie passing, from my sister (Debbie Hill). Our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family from Donna and I.

  13. Johnnie (Kendall) Mitchusson, Star City says

    Sending condolences

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