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Vernon Lee Martin

Service: 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home, with interment at Denning Cemetery; Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the funeral home. 

Vernon (Curly) Lee Martin passed away at his home in Capps on Monday, Oct. 7 (2019).  

He was born March 20, 1943, to Jeff and Dovie (Marshall) Martin, at Batavia.  

He was preceded in death by his wife, Celestia (Wilhelm) Martin; his parents; his children, Jackie Rains and Pat Pederson; his grandson, Jason Todd Dickey; his great-grandchild, Celestia Ryver Rains; his brothers, Loyd, J.C., Jimmy, and J.E. Martin; and his sisters,  Eva Scott, Lillie Wright, and Vonnie Mitchell.

When Vernon married Celestia, he became Pops to the six Rains kids. He loved to tinker with anything and basically fixed any type of vehicle. He retired as janitor from Harrison School District.

Vernon is survived by his children, Susan Smith, of Capps, Andy (Sherri) Rains, of Pensacola Florida, Dede (Ronnie) Harris, of Harrison, and John Kent (Lisa) Rains, of Capps; many grandchildren; great- grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and many friends that will miss him dearly.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home.

Funeral is 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Roller- Christenson Funeral Home, with Brother Bobby Brown officiating. 

Pallbearers are Andy Rains, John Kent Rains, Donnie Lee Phillips, Matt Dickey, Tim Harris and Jonathan Melbourne.

Interment is in Denning Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Hills, P.O. Box 1927, Harrison, AR 72602.

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