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.
Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your father / grandfather,
The Robinson& McLendon Families
sorry to hear about your loss. God want put no more on us then we can bear, he fought a good fight .
Love Verna and Alexander Thomas& Family .
To the Hollis Family: Just to let you all know that you all are in our prayers,asking God to comfort you,to strengthen you,and to keep you in His keeping Power.He say ask,it shall be given. Mr. Hollis will be missed, but I believe he is in abetter place.
Love,Margaret Harvey and family.
To Mrs. Lucille and The Children: I am just so lost without words right now, but God makes no mistakes. Mr. Charlie was a great person and I enjoyed every moment when the girls and I would visit. The last thing we talked about was having a big dinner at your house. I will truly miss him and I am very proud to know that I knew him personally for myself. I will truly miss all the conversations and advice that he gave me in my struggles. Love you much!
Tamika, Keishia, & Kiya "The Sparks Family"
Mrs. Lucille i am sorry to hear the passing of mr. charlie remember that your loss is shared by many friends who care and that you're in my thoughts and heart and in my prayer may you find courage to face tomorrow. in the love that surround you today. may the love of your family and friends be a source of comfort to you at this time. with deepest sympathy
sorry my prayers an thoughts are with you an the family at this time
Thanks for keeping the family of Mr. Charlie Hollis in your prayers. Whatever part you played to make this day easier for us, THANKS.
From the family of Charlie Hollis
Lucille, Owen, Walter, Eugene, Jacqueline, Carlton and Blake.
Classmate Eugene, I was saddened to hear of the loss of your father. Remember to keep your faith in God and He will surly carry you through in this trying time in your life. Classmate from the class of 1969
Bettye Hamilton Deriso
Thank you, Verna, Alex and friends... My father was fortunate to live a long life and you and the Lebanon family did a fantastic job with his home-going service. Please accept our love and sincere gratitude for all you have done.