Charles Henry Williams, 71, of Texarkana, Ark., died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in a local hospital.

Mr. Williams was born Nov. 1, 1941, in Mount Pleasant, Texas. He was a member of Nash Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Diane Williams; one son, Robert Williams of Texarkana; five daughters, Debra “Sissy” Murray of Nash, Texas, Tobie Fulton, Rachel Purifoy, Jessica Diane Williams and Destiny Dawn Williams of Texarkana; one brother, David L. Williams; five sisters, Fay Morrison of Wake Village, Texas, Bobbie Craiger and Jackie Helen Day of Texarkana, Linda Oller of Mandeville, Ark., and Carolyn Benest of Atlanta, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

His body was donated to medical science.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under direction of East Funeral Home, Downtown.

Online registration is at

eastfuneralhomes.com.

Published: 11/18/2012