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Farris Dean Altom

Farris Dean Altom, 84, of Searcy went to be with the Lord, Sunday, January 4, 2015 at White County Medical Center.
He was born December 22, 1930 in Floral, Arkansas to the late Marvin and Mary Ann (Walker) Altom.
Dean was a United States Army Veteran. He loved playing music. He played bass guitar and he always carried it with him to church. Dean also enjoyed fishing and bird hunting. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be dearly missed.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 53 years, Letha Altom; sons, Billy Altom (Janet) of Little Rock, Jerry Dean Robinson (Debra) of Greenbrier, and David Maxwell Altom of Mt. Home; one daughter, Sandy Litaker (Burnis) of Searcy; two brothers, Curtis Gwen Altom of Quitman, and Bobby Altom (Martha) of Hot Springs; two sisters, Mary Lee Allen (Tommy) of Batesville, and Debra Kay Haun (Stan) of Mt. Home; five grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 8th at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church and interment following at Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Joy.

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  • Visitation

    January 07, 2015
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

  • Funeral Service

    January 08, 2015
    2:00 PM

    Mt. Hebron Baptist Church

    Hwy 36
    Joy, AR

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Dear Letha and Family,

So sorry for your lost. Keep you in my prayers. Sincerely, Mary

Posted by Mary (Dacus) Hanson    January 08, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere sympathy.

Old friends from Ruddell Hill Baptist Church.

Posted by Doris Flinn and Bill Henke - Granite City, IL - Friend   January 08, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

We send you thoughts & prayers for peace and comfort with love, Terry Don & Melissa

Posted by Terry & Melissa Robinson - Greenbrier, AR - Jerry Robinson's brother & wife   January 08, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dean was quite the character. He loved his family. Letha, my heart is heavy for you and Billy and all your family. Y'all were a remarkable couple. Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm gonna miss that ole rascal.

Posted by SeRonna Rodgers - Ex-Father-in-law   January 08, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear about Dean. He was such a sweet person. I think about you all quite often & all the good times we had when the kids & I followed you guys around every where. I always liked hearing you sing together. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you at this time.
Love you'

Posted by Ellatrue (Trudy) Langley - Broken Arrow, OK - friend   January 06, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dean, losing you is heart breaking..We had our ups & downs, but no matter what happened we were always there for each other when needed..That went for all us siblings...You & Letha singing together was beautiful...I will always love you & always miss you...

Posted by Mary Lee Allen - Batesville, AR - sister   January 06, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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Posted by Mary Lee Allen - Batesville, AR - sister   January 06, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dean always made me smile and laugh. I will always cherish him. He always made me feel a part of the family. Love you Dean!

Posted by Judy Altom - neice by marriage   January 06, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dear Letha, Sandy and Billy Wayne, your loss is shared by so many that have known you and your loved one (Dean Altom) these past years. I have many memories of being together with you in our younger days and the times we shared the love of music together. Dean was very particular about music. He was always my best "critic". It was never to harm me, but to help me get it right. When it came to playing and singing , Dean wanted our sound as the Joytones to be the best it could be, so needless to say, I was challenged many times, but I am the better for it. Your love and encouragement have always been a help to me and I thank God for your friendship and that you were put into our lives. Now may the God of all comfort and compassion be near you and your family as you grieve. I love you and will cherish the memory of Dean Altom. You both have shaped my life into what I am today; a lover of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and my joy is to give God the Praise.

Posted by Elaine (Stokes) Griggs - Clinton, AR - Friend   January 06, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

To My Aunt Letha Nell, Cousins Sandy & Billy.....My Heart is Breaking for You all
And I am So Sad for your Loss! Prayers for You All and May God Wrap his Arms Around you
during this Time! We all (The Haney's) From Texas Love You! Uncle Dean was a Sweet Man And We will Miss Him!

Posted by Sue (Haney) Thompson - Niece   January 05, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM