William R. Perren
William R. (Buddy) Perren, 72, of
Lamar died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at Sparks Regional Medical Center
in Fort Smith.
He was a son of the late John and
Birdie Perren, member of Mountain Home Freewill Baptist Church,
employed as a brick mason in the construction business, and was
preceded in death by one great-grandson, Logan Wilson.
Survivors include his wife of 52
years, Dessie Mae Perren; one daughter, Becky Wilburn and husband,
Greg, of Knoxville; two sons, Johnny Perren and wife, Lydia, and David
Perren and wife, Donita, all of Hattiesburg, Miss.; two sisters, Wanda
Faye Dail and Myrtle Alma Collier, both of Lamar; one brother, Thomas
Ray Perren of Brenham, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.
19, at the Mountain Home Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Robbie
Burial was in Minnow Creek Cemetery
under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers were Jason
Perren, Michael Perren, Bryan Perren, Russell Zachary, Daniel Zachary,
and Ray Wilkinson.
Honorary pallbearers were Clifford
Collier, Travis Wilson, Cory Kendall, and Billy Ray Perren.