DUMAS — Matthew Huxley Lewellen, 35 of Dumas, Ark., was born August 17, 1976 in Dumas, Ark. and the son of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Lewellen.

DUMAS — Matthew Huxley Lewellen, 35 of Dumas, Ark., was born August 17, 1976 in Dumas, Ark. and the son of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Lewellen.

Matt passed away on June 22, 2012 in Dumas, Ark. Matt was a member of Hopedale Missionary Baptist Church and employed as Assistant Clinic Manager at Dr. Lewellen Medical Clinic. Matt’s favorite hobbies included music, art and ancient history; he loved to watch and call birds, and was an animal advocate. He was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandfather, Tommy Lewellen and Maternal Grandfather, Norwood Hill. Survivors include his parents Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Lewellen of Dumas, Ark. and his brother, Thomas “Todd” Lynn Lewellen, Jr., of Lexington, Ky.; also his Paternal Grandmother, Polly Lewellen and Maternal Grandmother, Faye Hill both of Dumas, Ark.

Visitation held one hour prior to Funeral Services held at 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Hopedale Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Julius Carter officiating followed by burial in Walnut Lake Cemetery. Memorials in his memory may be made to the National Arbor Foundation, Audubon Society or to Save the Animals. Griffin Funeral Home, Dumas, Ark. are in charge of arrangements.