P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Roma Gene Burton
May 6, 1928 - February 8, 2024

Roma Gene Burton

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Roma Gene Burton, age 95 of Monticello, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2024, at Baptist Health-Drew in Monticello, Arkansas. He was born to the late Stanley William Burton and Dolly Wright Burton on May 6, 1928, in Monticello, Arkansas. Roma Gene was a veteran and served in both the United States Army and United States Navy. He was a mechanic by trade and could fix anything. He enjoyed a good car deal that he could buy, fix up, and sell. He also loved having a good time with family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Roma Gene was preceded in death by his wife, Inez Lee Burton; sons, Ronnie Burton and wife Joline and Donald Ray "Pete" Burton; brothers, James Burton, William Burton, and Stanley Burton, Jr.; and sisters, Margaret Jordan and Joy Dell Burton Harris.
He is survived by his daughter, Mary Miller of Monticello; daughter-in-law, Lavera Goad Burton; grandchildren, Terri Sawyer and husband Daniel, Jason Miller, Katrina Sidwell, Clinton Burton and wife Kim, Theresa Burton, Lee Sanson, Jason McDougal, Tammy Stain and husband Steven; numerous great grandchildren; a special friend, Opal Forrest; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Due to the rain and the wet conditions Funeral services have been moved to the chapel and will be Monday, February 12, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel in Monticello, Arkansas. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Monticello, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rose Hill Free Will Baptist Church, 2130 Hwy 35 West, Monticello, Arkansas 71655. You can sign Roma Gene's guestbook registry here on his page.

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Funeral Services
Monday, February 12, 2024
2:00 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71657
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Oakland Cemetery
800 North Hyatt St.
Monticello, AR  71655
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Memorial Contributions
Rose Hill Free Will Baptist Church
2130 Hwy 35 W
Monticello, AR  71655


  1. Debbie Hayes
    Mary and family i am sorry for your loss. Dad was a very special person in my life.He always treated me like a daughter. My heart is broken but I’m glad he is with Mom now. We will miss his laughter and his antics. He is at peace now and I can see him and Mom, Ronnie and Pete laughing and talking. Dad i love you always.
  2. Trisha Abbott
    Mary and family, I am so sorry for your loss and pray for God’s comfort to cover you during this difficult time.
  3. Sharon Shook McIntyre

    I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. You & your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Patty Avery
    Mary, sorry to hear about your Dad, he will be missed.
  5. Cherry Cotham
    Mary, I am so sorry. Prayers for you and your family. May sweet memories flood your heart and comfort you.
  6. Linda Barnett
    Mary, you are in my prayers!! I am so sorry for your loss. If I can do anything please send me a message & I will be right there.
  7. Mary Kirton
    Sorry for the loss of one good man, he will be missed
  8. Dorothy Glover
    sorry for your loss
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