HOPE, Ark.—Emanuel Charles Jr., 68, of Prescott, Ark., died Saturday, March 22, 2014, in a Texarkana, Texas, hospital.

Mr. Charles was born May 4, 1945. He was retired from Meyers Bakery, Hope, and a member of Mount Ephesus Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah Joseph-Charles of Prescott; three sons, Emanuel Charles III of Hope, Brandon Charles of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Brian Joseph of Rowlett, Texas; one daughter, Shelia Zerouali of Winnebag, Ill.; his father-in-law, Moses Joseph of Lake Charles, La.; three sisters, Shirley Todd of San Antonio, Mary Easter of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Betty Todd of Austin; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Ephesus Baptist Church with Dr. B.C. Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Sweet Home Cemetery, Prescott, under direction of Brandon’s Mortuary.

Visitation will be noon to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Online registration is at brandonsmortuary.com.

Published: 03/27/2014