Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Chapel for Hollis E. Willis, 71, Gadsden. Pastor Marty Thompson will officiate. Burial will follow at Brashiers Chapel Cemetery. Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home is in charge.
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Hollis was a hairstylist for over 53 years and was the owner of Willis & Company. He was a member of Hopewell Advent Christian Church. He loved to fish and hunt. He enjoyed his family and friends and was very humorous and enjoyed life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Irene Willis; sister, Jean Willis; brothers, Roger Willis and Billy Willis; and grandparents, Willie Lee and Minnie Hughes.
He is survived by his children, Jamie Corley (Saied Mousavi), Randy Willis, Lynette Willis and Ken (Linda) Willis; grandchildren, Brian (Jennifer) Corley, Heather (John) Barnard and Steven Mousavi; great-grandchildren, Gabe Corley, Dakota Corley, Corley Barnard, Kristian Moon, Kanaan Moon, Kaleb Moon; sister-in-law, Kay Willis; special nieces, Kim Willis and Kayla Willis; he was married to Carolyn Willis for 27 years.
Special thanks to Dr. Hilmon Holley, Dr. Sinha, SICU at Gadsden Regional Medical Center, staff at Gadsden Rehab & Health Care, Bob Kintz and Randy Anderson.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home
1901 Piedmont Cutoff Gadsden, AL 35903
Published in The Gadsden Times on Sept. 20, 2011