Vollie Ernest Criss was born on Sept. 6, 1943, in Cave Mountain, Ark., to Levi and Stella Cummins Criss.  

He died on Dec. 16, 2021, in Ozone, Ark., at the age of 78.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Jeffrey Criss; his brothers, Arthur Criss and Eugene Criss; and his sisters, Elizabeth Swafford, Edna Criss and Polly Criss.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Melson Criss; his daughter, Amanda Bohannon; his brothers, Frank Criss and Jay (Judy) Criss; his sisters, Mamie Wages, Linda (Rick) Moulder; his sister-in-law, Dorothy Criss; his two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A graveside service was held Dec. 22, 2021, at Cave Mountain Cemetery in Cave Mountain. 

Services were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.