Ray E. Peterson

Ray E. Peterson, 80, of Batesvill dies Tuesday in a local hospital. Born in Moline, Ill., he was the son ofPhilip Walter and Mae Laura Wilder Peterson. He was a retited cool. memeber of the First Baptist Church of Bateville, an Army veteran and lifetime emeber of the Disabeled American Veterans, Post 32. Survivors include a daughter, Dot Butler of Batesville; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursady ni the Crouch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Hager officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-9PM today. Pallbearers will be Bobby Massey, Barry Butler, DeWayne Reynolds, Johnny Butler, Burt Duncan, and Calvin Mercer. Honary pallbearers will be Dr. Robert Walton, Dr. Gary Sherwood, Sammy Butler, Ron Kirk, Dr. James Harbin, Eric Hance and Wesley Brooks,       

Source: Wilson Powell of the Independence County Historical Society, Batesville, AR. The obituary was in the Batesville Guard in December of 1993.

The above obituary has been transcribed from the original newspaper scan for use in this web site. 

Contributed by Larry Peterson