Ira Billy Samuel Hollis, son of the late Elmer and Vernie Hyde Hollis, was born Sept. 22, 1928, in Leachville, Ark., and passed away April 23, 2010, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War.
Survivors include one sister, Christine Wilkins, of Jonesboro, Ark., formerly of Senath, Mo.; four nieces, Pat Price, of Paragould, Ark., Sharon Wilburn, of Jonesboro, Gail Merlin, of Houston, Texas, and Lynn Campbell, of Clarkton, Mo.; two nephews, Leon Winn, of Paragould, and Rolland Hollis, of Marmaduke, Ark., and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Douglas Hollis; one sister, Alvetia Winn; two infant sisters, and an infant brother.
Visitation will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 25, at McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Senath, Mo.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30, p.m., April 25, in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett with Rev. Bob McNabb officiating.
Pallbearers were Buford Stacks, Sam Stacks, Carroll Lomax, Marty Ezell, Jack Brewer,and Jamie Cates.