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Funeral Service

Ramsey Heights Baptist Church
Saturday January 8th, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Norman Hartsel Williams

Norman Hartsel Williams, 84, of Batesville, departed from this life on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

He was born in Clinchport, Virginia on July 29, 1937, to Harmon and Belle Kindle Williams. He was united in marriage to Hope Frank on December 1, 1967, in Gate City, Virginia and they enjoyed over fifty-four years of marriage.

Norman retired from the Arkansas Eastman Chemical Company after forty years and then retired again from Home Depot. He was a member of Ramsey Heights Baptist Church.

He enjoyed gardening, watching wrestling, and loved western movies especially those by Louis L’Armour.

Norman is survived by his wife, Hope, of the home; son, Bryan Williams (Tina), of McKinney, Texas; daughter, Ginger Williams, of Batesville; sister, Kate Livesay, of Kingsport, Tennessee; grandchildren, Shiloh Williams, Cierra Frazier, Christian Williams, Christina Williams; great grandchild, Cannon Williams; nephew, Rex Allen Williams, (Lesa) of Springdale, great nephew and nieces, Arielle, Ianna, Joshua, Brody; other extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Rex Williams (Vivian), several brothers and sisters, and a niece, Rochelle Shelton.

A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 8, 2022, in the Chapel of Doty Southside Funeral Service, 2180 Batesville Blvd, Southside, Arkansas at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Brian Coats officiating. Burial will follow the service in Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville.

Visitation will be 10:30 a.m. until service time.

Pallbearers will be Dave Branscum, Norman Branscum, Joey Richardson, Scott Williams, Gary Davis, and Randy Shane.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Larry Anderson, Roy Morgan, Jordan Branscum, Rex Williams, Farrell Harris, Christian Williams, Josh Williams, and Danny Watson.

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I just learned today about Norman's passing. He was one of my favorite supervisors from the old Arkansas Eastman days. He was a wonderful man and I've thought of him often. Prayers for his family.

Gay Hutchison Jan 10 2022 3:04 PM

We send our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Williams family. Mr. Williams always greeted us with a twinkle in his eye & a kind heart.

Melanie McAnally Jan 8 2022 10:31 AM

Bill and I are so very sorry for your loss.

Cindy Nelson Jan 7 2022 4:18 PM

To Hope and the rest of Norm's family I send my deepest sorrow at learning of his passing. I worked with Norm at Home Depot and considered him a very good friend. I pray God's blessing and peace as only He can give during times like this. Chuck Holloway

Jan 7 2022 12:38 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Norman Williams

Jennifer Worley Jan 6 2022 11:34 PM