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Doug Williams

June 13, 2013

Doug Williams, 67, of Bauxite passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013.  He was born Nov. 6, 1945, in Helena.
Mr. Williams was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from the Arkansas State Police. He served 27 years and 7 months. Doug was Commander of the Crimes Against Children Division upon retirement. He ends a 35 year career in law enforcement, including more than three years with the Little Rock Police Department and four years with the United States Secret Service-Executive Protective Service. Doug was currently employed at the Department of Human Services' Division of Child Care.
He is survived by his wife, Machelle Williams of Bauxite; three daughters, Melinda Parson and husband Tony of Little Rock, Melissa Nickols and husband Lee of Benton and Brandi Phillips and husband Brian of Little Rock; his parents, M.C. and Frances Williams of Benton; three brothers, Jerome Calvin Williams of Benton, Jerry Williams of Benton and Rodney Williams of Crestview, Fla.; a granddaughter, Brooklynn Machelle Phillips; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Ashby Funeral Home with Brother Larry Beatty and Merlin Leach officiating. Visitation will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greg Foundation at
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