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Vernon H Lilly

Tillar, AR, 1943 - 2011

Vernon H. Lilly, 68 of Tillar, Ark. departed this life on Dec. 23, 2011. Vernon was born Oct. 9, 1943 in Savannah, Okla. Vernon was the son of the late Obie T. Lilly and Leota Lilly. Vernon was a member of Kelso Baptist Church, a local farmer, fire chief of Kelso-Rohwer Fire Department and past member of Desha County Farm Bureau board. His parents and five sisters: Naomi Terry, Sue Bennett, Dell DeFir, Virginia Rogers and Kate Gargus preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Dianne Lilly of Tillar, Ark.; daughter, Veronica C. Ruby of Scott, Ark.; two step-children, Shannon A. Hindsley of Monticello, Ark., Aaron S. McMahan of Bentonville, Ark.; two brothers, Obie "Sonny" Lilly of Jacksonville, Ore. and Jacob "Jake" Lilly of Pine Bluff, Ark.; two sisters, Sharron Camden of Watson, Ark. and Darlene Stevens of Tillar, Ark.; four grandchildren, Ryan Wilson Bitely, Dylan Drake McMahan, Kaitlyn Brooke McMahan and Madison Paige Bitely. Visitation held 5-7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. Services held 2 p.m., Dec. 27, 2011, at Kelso Baptist Church with Rev. Ben White officiating, with burial following in Tillar Cemetery, Tillar, Ark. Memorials: Kelso-Rohwer Fire Department, P.O. Box 23, Rohwer, Ark. 71666. Arrangements: Griffin Funeral Home, Dumas, Ark.

Published December 25, 2011

Griffin Funeral Home
109 S. Brasfield St., Dumas, AR
Phone: 870-382-4352