DUMAS — Billy Ray Persons, 78, of Dumas, Ark. was born June 6, 1934 the son of the late Bill and Eva Thomas Persons. Billy, a farmer and veteran, attended Dark Corner Christian Church. Billy was married to Patty Sue Wilkins Persons both passed away on December 20, 2012.
Survivors are a son; Kelly Ray and his wife Holly Persons of Grady, Ark. and a daughter; Cathy and her husband Mark Norris of Star City, Ark., four brothers; Floyd (Lou) Persons of Dumas, Ark., Franky (Jean) Persons of Orland Park, Ill., Harold (Pearl) Persons of Dumas, Ark. and Travis (Libby) Persons of White Hall, Ark., two sisters; Loice (Joe) Smith of Dumas and Wanda (Ronnie) Mankin of Dumas, Ark.
Family will receive friends during visitation for Billy and Pat from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, December 22, 2012, Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 23, 2012, Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom Bowl officiating with burial following at Dark Corner Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Dark Corner Christian Church. Griffin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.