Fern A. Litton, age 79, of Belle, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at her residence.
Fern was born June 22, 1934, in Summerfield, a daughter to the late James Elijah and Myrtle Neva (Ridenhour) Jones.
On October 18, 1952, Fern was united in marriage to Paul L. Litton in Hardy, Ark. He preceded her in death on August 24, 1992
Fern was a lifelong area resident and had worked for the International Shoe and Brown Shoe factories for several years.
She enjoyed growing flowers, fishing, hunting, feeding the deer, country music, watching westerns and taking photos, which was a hobby she passed down to several of her grandchildren. Fern also loved animals of all kinds.
Fern is survived by her boyfriend of 21 years, Gary Nichols of the home, three sons, Bernie "Billy" and his wife Mitzi Litton of Bland, Mark and his wife Terri Litton of Belle and Allan Litton of Belle; two daughters, Carol and her husband Tim Rose of Belle and Neva and her husband Danny Redel of Freeburg; 14 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren with two more due later this year and 4 great great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Fern was preceded in death by: one brother, Edward Jones, a grandaughter, Paula Sue Jones and two great grandsons, Eddie Jones and Dylan Nichols.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until noon on Friday, March 21, 2014 at Sassmann's Chapel in Belle. Funeral services will follow at noon with Mitchell Seaton officiating. Interment will follow in the College Hill Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Litton Family in care of Sassmann's Chapel.