GOLDTHWAITE Graveside services for Milton Patterson, 68, of Goldthwaite will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home.

He died Monday, July 7, 2008, at Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

He was born July 18, 1939, in Menard to Joe and Myrtle Miller Patterson. He moved to Mills County from Dallas in 1998. He was an auto parts salesman whose church affiliation was Church of Christ.

Survivors include the mother of his children, Betty Patterson; two sons, Marlin Patterson and wife Roscenda of Concord, Mo., and Milton Patterson Jr. of Goldthwaite; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and special friends Edwin and Patricia Hardin, and Larry Carroll.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Sarah Jane Gonzales; and two granddaughters, Olivia and Monica Kay Gonzales.