Charlie L. Williams

Charlie L. Williams

Charlie L. Williams, 64, of Crossett, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.

Mr. Williams worked as a clipper operator for Georgia Pacific until he retired in 2003 after 35 years. He was a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, where he previously served on the usher board, and a member of the T.W. Daniels class of 1968.

He played softball on occasion and loved watching the Razorbacks, the LA Lakers, and the Dallas Cowboys.

Mr. Williams was a fantastic country cook and especially enjoyed grilling for big Labor Day family gatherings. His family considered him the “backbone” of the family because he was the one everyone could count on.

He was born October 16, 1949 in Empire, Arkansas and was the son of Willie and Annie Mae Williams.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Annie Lee Norwood and Virgil Nichols.

He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Williams of Crossett; two sons, Reginald Williams of Fayetteville and Jason D. Bivens of Crossett; a daughter, Monda L. Bivens Tucker (Lester) of Crossett; a granddaughter, Rayvonn Watson of Crossett; a grandson, Javon Watson of Crossett; four sisters, Ovetta Click of Crossett, Willie Mae Williams of Mobile Ala., Cora Couser of Crossett, and Edna Adams (James) of Crossett; one brother, Willie Williams, Jr. of Mobile, Ala.; and in-laws, Early and Eloise Bivens of Crossett; along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held August 9 at 1 p.m., at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, at 309 North Georgia St., with Pastor Jesse L. Radford, Jr.

Burial will be at interment at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers are Carvin Jones, Milton Gaston, Charles Cobbs, William Simpson, John Carson, and Mitchell Scott. Honorary Pallbearers are Glen Ellis and Willie Couser.

Visitation will be held August 8 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at Medders Funeral Home in Crossett.