GRAYRIDGE -- Leona May Patterson, 91, died Aug. 16, 2005, at Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Bloomfield.
Born June 11, 1914, in Johnson County, Ark., to the late Joe Cecil and Beulah Smith Hyatt, she had lived in the Grayridge area most of her life.
On Feb. 14, 1940, she married John Henry Patterson, who preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 1960.
Surviving are: five daughters, Ann P. Gray of Panama City, Fla., Sue Barnett of Essex, Glenda Hogan of Grayridge, Shirley Bowling of Bloomfield and Sharon Copeland of Clines Island; one son, David Gene Patterson of Orville, Calif.; one sister, Dorothy Carter of Prague, Okla.; and 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sons, John Edward and Jimmie Dale Patterson on May 30, 1968, and George W. "Bill" Patterson on Oct. 11, 2004; and one sister, Margie Johnson in 1990.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter where services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Ronnie Ledbetter of Essex will officiate.
Burial will be in the Taylor Cemetery.