Dateline: July 5, 2001


Funeral services for Fred Lee Patterson, age 82, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2001, in Adams Funeral Chapel in Wellington with Brian Gochenour, minister of the Clarendon Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial was held at the Dobson Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home in Wellington.

Mr. Patterson died Tuesday, June 26, 2001, in Clarendon.  He was born in Batesville, Arkansas.  He came to Dodson in 1924.  He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II in Guam, New Guinea, and the Philippines.  He graduated from Dobson High School in 1936. He moved to Clarendon in 1991 to be near family. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of the Nazarene. 

Survivors include a sister, Betty White of Clarendon; a brother-in-law, Elvis White of Clarendon; and a sister-in-law, Ruby Patterson of Wellington.

Pallbearers were Jerry Lewis, Tommy Lewis, Eddie Davis, Tim Harris, Kendall Harris, and Lanny Ford.

Memorials may be made to Dodson Cemetery.

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