Roger Patrick, 67, of Ozark, Arkansas, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, in Ozark.
He was a retired plumber. He enjoyed camping and fishing. He was born October 16, 1943, in the Jethro Community to Monta Ray and Martha Lee Bond Patrick. He was preceded in death by his father, Monta Ray Patrick; his brother, John Patrick; his sister, Alfreda Choate; and a granddaughter, Amber Periman.
A private memorial service is planned for a later date. Cremation was under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Molder Patrick of Ozark; his mother, Martha Lee Patrick of Ozark; a daughter, Beverly Schneider of Ft. Smith; two sons, Roger Mac Patrick and Johnny L. Patrick, both of Van Buren; four stepchildren, Virginia DeWinter and Mary Periman of Clarksville, and Elizabeth Gable and Bill Umholtz, both of Altus; thirteen grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
A graveside memorial service for Dewey Cecil Marlow Jr., 69, of Clarksville, who died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Patterson Springs Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Community Funeral Service.
Mattie Crain Barton, 74, of Knoxville died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.
She was a native of London, daughter of the late John and Reba Vinson Crain, 1954 graduate of Arkadelphia High School, employed as a secretary at Crawford Elementary School for 30 years, member of First Assembly of God Church in Russellville, where she sang in the choir, and was preceded in death by four sisters, Laura Geier, Iva Doran, Pattie McDermott, and Macie Hare; and one brother, Johnny Crain.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Barton; two sons, Mark Barton and wife, Pam, of Mena and Alan Barton and wife, Cindy, of Mustang, Okla.; four grandchildren, Alisha Barton and fiance, Michael, of Hot Springs, Rachel Sandidge and husband, Matt, of College Station, Texas, Cole Barton of Spokane, Wash., and Katie Gowin and husband, John, of Mustang, Okla.; one sister, Illa Jones and husband, Jimmy, of Hot Springs; one sister-in-law, Julia Rye of Russellville; three brothers-in-law, David Barton and wife, Sue, of Russellville, A.G. Barton and wife, Bettye, of Dover, and Ted Henry of Russellville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, May 9, at First Assembly of God Church in Russellville with Rev. Ronnie Morris and Rev. Mike Norberg officiating.
Burial was in Rest Haven Memorial Park in Russellville under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.
Nephews served as active pallbearers. The honorary pallbearers were members of the B.J. Underhill Sunday School Class and past and present co-workers of the Russellville School District.
Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God Church, 124 East G Street, Russellville, AR 72801-3822, or The Gideon’s International, 2900 Lebanon Road, Nashville, TN 37214.
Sylvia Juanita Shelton, 89, of Deer died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Russellville.
A native of Lamar, she was a daughter of the late Julian Travis and Sarah Ann Faught Cowell, charter member of Deer Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Susan D. Shelton; one sister, Bonnie Mettler; and three brothers, Claude Cowell, Eugene Cowell, and Bobby Cowell.
Survivors include her husband, Oscar Shelton; two daughters, Connie Koenes of Dover and Patricia Rose and husband, Don, of Russellville; one brother, Julian (J.T.) Cowell and wife, Doris, of Illinois; two sisters, Marietta Ervin and husband, Bailey, of El Paso, Texas, and Loretta Collins of Deer; nine grandchildren, Stephanie Pennington, Dana West, Melanie Rose, Briana Victory, Matthew Rose, April White, Ginger Koenes, Deanna Hunter and Alexandria Bewley; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at Deer High School with Rev. Don Mulford officiating.
Burial will be in Deer Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Christeson Funeral Home of Harrison.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.
Memorials may be made to the Gideons.
Vernon H. Vire, 77, of Ozark died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at his home.
He was a native of Oark, son of the late Lewis and Laura Reed Vire, U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, former employee of the U.S. Forest Service (Job Corps) in Ozark, and was preceded in death by his wife, Golda Wyers Vire, and two brothers, Verlin Vire and Basil Vire.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Vire Goekler of Southlake, Texas, and Kara Vire Dye and husband, Bill, of Pine Creek, Texas; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary D. and Kathleen M. Vire of Ozark; two sisters, Jewel Pack of Springdale and Aileen Terry of Clarksville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 13, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial will be in the Patterson Springs Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Steve Pack, Allen Vire, Jerry McKee, Ralph Wyers, Gary W. Vire, and Ezra Breedlove.
Honorary pallbearers will be Hurley Mullins and Denton Vire.
Visitation will be open.