TILLAR — Vernon H. Lilly, 68 of Tillar, Ark. departed this life on December 23, 2011. Vernon was born October 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.

TILLAR — Vernon H. Lilly, 68 of Tillar, Ark. departed this life on December 23, 2011. Vernon was born October 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, Oregon 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, December 26, 2011 at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. Services held 2 p.m., December 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, Arkansas 71666.

Arrangements Griffin Funeral Home, Dumas, Arkansas.