Funeral services for Mrs. Louise H. Willis, age 84, of Hillsboro, will be conducted at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jon Bell and Rev. Bob Jared officiating.
Burial will follow at Hillsboro Methodist Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Monday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Willis passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at her residence, surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Willis was born in Viola, TN, the daughter of the late Paul F. and Octa Roach Haston.
She was a homemaker and a very active member in the Hillsboro First United Methodist Church for many years. She served as Thompson Hall’s 4-H Volunteer leader and a Coffee County 4-H sponsor for nearly 60 years. She and her family were named as 1991 Tennessee Master 4-H Family of the Year. Mrs. Willis was a member of the Thompson Hall Home Demonstration Club and served on the Coffee County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee. She and her husband served as advisors for Coffee County Young Farmers and Homemakers organization. During her lifetime, she logged in many hours as a volunteer for the Hillsboro Elementary School PTA.
Mrs. Willis is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Fred C. Willis of Hillsboro; four daughters, Jeanne (Jon) Bell, Bobbie (Bill) Myers, Charlotte (Joe) Keele, and Angie Banks; two sons, Charles (Terri) Willis and Brent (Linda) Willis, all of Hillsboro; one brother, Lowell (Patty) Haston of Viola; sixteen grandchildren, Diana (Matt) Clarady, Jon (Jennifer) Bell, Jr., Emily (Kevin) Ragland, Bryan (Jane) Myers, Beth (Brian) O’Reilly, Beverly (Jeff) Keele, Belinda (Chad) Black, Quent (Amanda) Willis, Whitney (Mandy) Willis, Lance Willis, Wesley (Margaret) Keele, Maggie (Michael) Millraney, Amy Willis, Ethan Willis, Zachary Banks, and Remington Banks; and 15 great grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to U.T. Extension Office-Coffee County, 1331 McArthur Street, Manchester, TN 37355, in memory of Louise Willis for Coffee County Extension Endowment.
MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE WILLIS FAMILY