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Aubrey Willis (11-19-11) service 11-22-11


Aubrey Willis

Aubrey Willis, 87, of Ramer, died Saturday, Nov. 19, in Ramer.

He was born in Stantonville, the oldest of eight children to the late Lacy T. and Maggie Dickey Willis.

Mr. Willis was a retired night watchman from the State of Tennessee Highway Department in Bethel Springs. He was a member of the Gravel Hill Baptist Church in Ramer. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was a German prisoner of war from Nov. 6, 1944 until April 14, 1945. He earned several medals such as American Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

Services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m., at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer with George Kyle officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Stantonville, with full military honors.

He is survived by two sons, Ernie Willis of Ramer, Mark Willis of Burnsville, Miss.; two sisters, Mary Nell Lewis of Ringgold, Ga., Faye Reeder of Pickwick; two brothers, Bob of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Terry Willis of Counce; three grandchildren, a great-grandson.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Inez Tippins; two brothers, Joe and Charlie Willis.

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