Minnie Jo Patterson Minor, 86, of Springdale, formerly of Dumas passed away on February 25, 2017.

She was a graduate of Dumas High School and a member of First Baptist Church in Dumas. She was a teacher and director of Wee Care CDC for many years prior to her retirement and later worked for several years as a clerk at Meadors Pharmacy in Dumas.

Mrs. Patterson was born at Winchester on December 31, 1930 and was the daughter of the late, Lloyd Patterson and Wilma Billingsly Patterson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husand, Noah Francis “Junior” Minor.

Survivors are her son, Scott Minor of Memphis, Tennessee; her daughter, Carolyn Jo (Mike) Newton of Lowell; a sister, Debra Jaro of Tonitown; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on March 2 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Home. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 3, at First Baptist Church in Dumas with Rev. Dubs Byers officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Lake Cemetery.