Obituary- Hurcel Lee Williams (1935-2019)


Hurcel Lee Williams, 84, of Abbott, Arkansas went to meet his Lord and Savior on December 30, 2019. He was born April 25, 1935 in Abbott, Arkansas to the late Rufus and Vinita (Harp) Williams.

Hurcel is survived by four children; Stephen Williams and wife Kathy of Abbott, Pamela Hattabaugh and husband Randy of Lucas, Robert Williams of Burnsville, Johnny Williams and wife Darla of Fort Smith, eight grandchildren; Jesse Hattabaugh, Tasha Bailey, Zoe Hattabaugh, Elizabeth Williams, Hanna Williams, Sarah Williams, Jeremy Williams, Maleahh Williams, four great-grandchildren, one brother Charles Williams of Abbott, Arkansas and by numerous nieces, nephews, friends and other extended family.

Many people remember Hurcel as the one who drilled their water well. This is what he did to support his family for many years. Some will remember him as the fastest guy on the Centerville racetrack. He loved fast cars! But his greatest love would have to be his love for God his family and his friends.

He is preceded in death by his father Rufus and Mother Vinita, his wife of 63 years Betty Leonard Williams, his brothers. Raymond, James, Herman, and Ray and his sister Bernice.

Visitation will be held Friday January 3, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield.

Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday January 4, 2020 at Westside Pentecostal Church in Huntington. Burial will be in Gilliam Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Mansfield, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Hunt, Daryl Hunt, Ronnie Elmore, Joshua Elmore, Bud Qualls, Jim Bray. Honorary: Rex Driscoll, Dave Johnson and Mark Cumbie.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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