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Sept. 25, 1947 — March 2, 2019

Charles Dunnavant, 71, of Longview passed away at the Hospice Care Center.

He was born in Jackson, Miss., to Ernest Edward Dunnavant Jr., and Sadie (Harrington) Dunnavant. Charles moved to the local area from Texas after his discharge from the Navy.

Charles served 26 years with the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office, retiring in 2007 as a deputy sheriff. Charles was also a Nazarene pastor for six years. He was a member of the Cowlitz County Deputies Association, Search and Rescue, and Cowlitz Game and Anglers.

Charles was preceded in death by a son, Andrew. He is survived by his wife, Cleo (Coen) Dunnavant; a son, Chad Dunnavant; a daughter, Colette Dunnavant; three brothers, Steve, Robert and Jerry; two sisters, Pat Hargett and Ann Dunnavant; a “passel” of grandkids; and Trevor Beers, whom Charles valued as a third son.

A funeral service is planned for 2 p.m. Monday at the Longview Church of the Nazarene. Pastors Mike Yost and Reo McBride will officiate. A potluck reception will follow.

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