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Opal E. Elkins Patton
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Birth: Feb. 25, 1933
Conway County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Apr. 15, 2013
Pope County
Arkansas, USA

Opal E. Patton, 80 of Hector departed this life Monday, April 15, 2013, at her home.

She was born Feb. 25, 1933, at Jerusalem to Ezra "Bud" and Ethel Mooney Elkins.

Opal was a lifelong member of the Hector Freewill Baptist Church, where she served as secretary for many years. She worked alongside her husband, Bill, for 54 years on their family farm. Opal will always be remembered as the sweetest woman everyone knew, and she loved all of her family dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Norman Virgil "Bill" Patton; one sister, Juanita Graves; and one brother, Leamon Elkins.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Hudson of Hector and Linda Clarke of Russellville; one brother, Loyd Elkins Sr., of Hattieville; two sisters, Mary Hillis of Appleton, and Audrey Hillis and husband, Don, of Hattieville; two grandchildren, Trent Hudson of Hector and Courtney Clarke of Russellville; one sister-in-law, Wanda Wisdom and husband, Max, of Hector; and many nieces, nephews and great and grand nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at the Hector Freewill Baptist Church officiated by the Revs. Jerry Patton and the Charles King. Burial will follow in Boiling Springs Cemetery under the direction of Broussard Funeral Home of Russellville. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from noon to 1 p.m. at the church.

A special thanks to her caregivers, Sandra Turney, Missy Turney, Sharon Parrish and the Arkansas Hospice Nurses and Staff.

Pallbearers are Loyd Elkins Jr., Gary Elkins, Victor Patton, Tony Patton, Ricky Wisdom and Sam Hudson.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2405 E. Parkway Suite 3, Russellville, AR 72802.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at

Obituary provided by The Courier of Russellville April 17, 2013
Family links: 
  Ezera R. Elkins (1903 - 1992)
  Ethel May Mooney Elkins (1906 - 1987)
  Norman Virgil Patton (1927 - 2005)
  Opal E. Elkins Patton (1933 - 2013)
  Lloyd Glenn Elkins (1939 - 2013)*
*Calculated relationship
Boiling Springs Campground Cemetery
Pope County
Arkansas, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 35.47456, -92.99657
Created by: Marilyn Morris
Record added: Apr 17, 2013
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