Gaylon Orwin Perryman, of Viola, Ark., son of the late John Darrel Perryman and Velma Rainey Perryman, was born March 16, 1931, in Viola, Ark. He died Aug. 8, 2008, at the age of 77.
He was united in marriage to Georgia Lee Sears on Aug. 11, 1949, in Pineville, Ark. To this union two children were born.
He was a farmer. He was in the horse business all his life. He had horse sales in Salem and Mountain Grove, Mo.
He was a member of the Byron Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include: his wife, Georgia of the family home; his son, Gary Perryman and fiancee Jeanne Welch of Viola; his daughter, Gayla Hamby and husband, Joe of Viola; his sister, Charlotte Kankey and husband Billy of Viola; grandchildren, Josh Hamby and fiancee Ashley Tyree and Courtney Hamby Wise; and husband Luke; soon to be great-grandson, Drake Wise and and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his brother, Doyne Ray Perryman and his father and mother.
Funeral services were held Aug. 11 at the Cox-Blevins Chapel in Salem, Ark., with burial following in Byron Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem.