The funeral service will bee conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 3, 2011 at Lebanon Baptist Church, Hudson Street, Plains, Georgia, with Reverend Hosie Waters, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the Church cemetery.
Mr. Charlie Hollis was born December 9, 1926 in Sumter County, Georgia to the late Owens Hollis and Mary L. Bridges Hollis. Five siblings, Vera Robinson, Arrie Dunning, Willie Hollis, Lemon Hollis, and Lois Willis, preceded him in death. He was educated in the public school system of Sumter County. At an early age, he joined the band of Christian Believers at Lebanon Baptist Church. He served faithfully as a Deacon for many years. After twenty dedicated years of service, he retired in 2000 from Jones Automatic Sprinkler.
On June 23, 1967, he was united in holy matrimony to the former Lucille Sheffield.
Survivors are his loving wife of 44 years, Lucille Sheffield Hollis, Americus, Georgia; six children, Owens Hollis (Lottie), Columbus, Georgia, Walter Hollis (Ramona), Desoto, Georgia, Eugene Hollis and Jacqueline Slappey, both of Plains, Georgia, Carlton Hollis (Debra), Albany, Georgia and Blake Hollis (Deborah), Atlanta, Georgia; thirteen loving grandchildren; several loving great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; three siblings, Thelma Hollis, Plains, Georgia, Ira Hollis, Bridgeport, Connecticut and Lillie Boggus (John), Hartford, Connecticut; one aunt, Rosa N. Williams, Detroit, Michigan; a goddaughter, Alice Carter (Henry), Americus, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, including a devoted cousin, Minnie Bridges, Plains, Georgia; a host of friends, including a devoted friend and family, Robert Holley (Francis), Americus, Georgia and The Young Family, Americus, Georgia.