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The Carthage Press
  • Willis George, Jr.

  • Services were held Nov. 30 at Carthage Nazarene Church for Willis George, Jr.
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  • Services were held Nov. 30 at Carthage Nazarene Church for Willis George, Jr.
    Willis passed away Sunday, Nov. 25 from injuries sustained in a car accident in Oklahoma. He was born Aug. 2, 1973 in Joplin, Mo; the son of Willis Sr. and Gloria George. He graduated from Carthage High School in 1991. Willis married Shelly Rhoades on June 4, 1994. Willis enjoyed a career of truck driving. Willis loved to spend time with his family. He enjoyed working on cars and loved to fish. Willis grew up in the Carthage Nazarene Church.
    Willis is survived by his mother, Gloria, of Carthage, his grandmother Jean Lingle, Carthage, five children:  Alyssa Bolin, Autum George, Valorie Holbrook, Caden George, Tylor Lewis and Faith Elizabeth Lewis. A step daughter, Stacey Everitt. By three grandchildren:  Brooklyn Everitt, Blake Everitt, Kevin Bolin. By a special friend, Erin Sanderson. He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, and a special uncle and aunt, Leon and Rosalee Smith.

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