Ralph Hollis, 81 of Fountain Hill, died April 8, 2014 at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.
Mr. Hollis was a former mayor of Fountain Hill and owned and operated Hollis Garage for many years.
He was a native and life long resident of Fountain Hill and an active member of the Eden Baptist Church where he served as a trustee.
He loved to hunt and fish, was a loving husband, father and grandfather and his family was a very important part of his life.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, JoAnn Wilkerson Hollis; two daughters, Delores Allison and Sherry Harville; a grandson, Kyle Jacob Craig; his parents, Dillard and Hazel Stanley Hollis; three brothers, W.L. “Dub” Hollis, J.D. Hollis and Harold James Hollis.
He is survived by two daughters, Beverly Harville and husband, Mike, of Hamburg and Lana Carpenter and husband, Dennis, of Arkansas City; a son, Charles Ralph Hollis Jr. of Fountain Hill; two brothers, Jack Hollis of Huntsville, Alabama and Paul Hollis of Blytheville; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is April 11 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg.
Funeral services will be held April 12 at 3 p.m. at the Eden Baptist Church with Revs. Gene Gregory and Keith Hicks officiating. Burial will be at the Flat Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Jonathan Harville, Landon Carpenter, Michael Harville, Chad Allison, Dexter Lawrence and Cody Hollis. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Bailey and the Men’s Sunday School Class of Eden Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to:
Eden Baptist Church
3748 Hwy 133 North
Hamburg, AR 71646