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Earnest Charles Williams


Date of death: February 24, 2024


In profound sadness, the staff of Veasley Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. want to express our sincere condolences to the WilliamsFamily. Earnest's earthly temple is now resting in the care of Veasley Funeral Home. Revelations 21:4 says, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; nor sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away." Be assured that in the days ahead you will surely gain strength from the memories of Earnest Charles Williams.


Derrick Veasley ~ Director

Henry Veasley ~ Director

Pastor E.C. Maltbia ~ Chaplain


Earnest “Charles” Williams was born on July 5, 1958, in Springfield, Arkansas to Earnest and Freddie Bell Williams. He joined the Greater Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, in Plumerville, Arkansas at an early age. He was a faithful member for many years and was an active choir member. He also attended Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, but Greater Mt. Olive was his church home.


Charles attended school at Eastside High in Menifee, Arkansas. He was an outstanding basketball athlete and played multiple positions at guard, forward, and center where he earned Arkansas all-conference and all-state basketball honors. He later enrolled in trade school in Hot Springs, Arkansas in the early 80’s where he earned a certification as a collision repair technician. Charles was skilled in frame alignment, dent removal, replacing damaged parts, color matching, painting, and basic principles of airbrushing. He was very professional, and his attention-to-detail was his trademark. He had a lucrative career in auto paint and body and worked for prominent companies in Little Rock and Fayetteville, AR. Charles was skilled in construction and worked for Covington Roofing Company in Conway, Arkansas for many years. After retiring from the workforce, he enjoyed working at Hervey’s Detail Shop in Plumerville, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Dovie (McVay) Williams; parents Freddie Bell and Earnest Williams; three brothers Sonny Boy Williams, Michael “Wayne” Williams, Steven “SW” Williams; two sisters Hazel Dean Flood, Allene Walls, and one uncle, Virgil Toney, Sr.


He leaves to cherish a son Terrance Lamar Williams of Conway, Arkansas; four beloved sisters: Alice Mae Blackburn of Fayetteville, Arkansas; Althalene Hill, Georgia Parker-McNabb of Springfield, Arkansas and Lorene Walls of Morrilton, Arkansas and a host of beautiful nieces and nephews.

He also leaves to cherish his extended family siblings who loved him: Corine Lucas and Beatrice Marshall of Cerritos, California; Calvin Marshall of Anaheim, California; Grant Marshall (Deborah) Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Ollie Marshall-Rico (Luis) of Orange, New Jersey; Corona Marshall (Chylene) of Anchorage, Alaska; BW Marshall of Norwalk, California; Fannie Gillespie (Raymond) and Frank Marshall of Anchorage, Alaska; Pauline Johnson of Olympia, Washington; Katie Waldrop (Sam) of Victorville, California.


Other extended brothers preceded him in death: Willie, Berry, Charles, Julius, and James Marshall.

Celebration of life service will be held Saturday, March 9, 2024, 1:00pm at Greater Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 728 Mt. Olive Rd. Plumerville, Arkansas 72127.


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