Obituary: Ermadean (Watts) Kelley

I found this 2007 obituary for my grand aunt Ermadean posted at Find A Grave.  I do not know in which newspapers this appeared.

Ermadean KelleyMarshall , AR – Ermadean Watts Kelley, age 81 of Marshall, Arkansas went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, November 11, 2007 at her home.

She was born July 12, 1926 in Watts, Arkansas, the daughter of Marley and Delia Kimbrell Watts.

She was preceded in death by her parents: her husband of 52 years, Millard Loy Kelley, whom she married June 13. 1947; her brother, Charles Watts; her sister, Blanche Graham; and two infant sisters, Mary and Vertie Watts.

Ermadean was a Christian woman and a child of God. She belonged to South Mountain Freewill Baptist Church but was attending the Searcy County Baptist Church in Marshall.

Ermadean was a hard worker and started her working career at age 16, stacking staves at the mill in Leslie. She hoed corn and was a waitress, during which time she took care of her mother and dad. She also worked at the Daisy Queen, Owens Market, Flintrock Shirt Factory, Director of the Nutrition Program and later a cook. She then enjoyed working at the Music Barn while taking care of Millard for 15 years. She then retired from the Searcy County Library. Since 1942, she had 63 years of work under her belt.

She is survived by two daughters, Peggy S. Ragland of Marshall and Diane Manes and husband Ronnie of Snowball; three granddaughters, Misty Barnett and husband Richie of Hector, Andria Farris and husband Terry of Pangburn and Kelli Lindgren and husband Jeremy of Jackson, Missouri, eight great-grandchildren, Autumn, Courtney, Faith and Elijah Barnett, Garrett Skaggs, Jordan Hicks, and Dalton and Dylan Ragland.

Visitation will be 6—8 pm, Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at Roller-Coffman Funeral Home in Marshall. Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at Roller-Coffman Chapel with Brother Rick Montgomery officiating. Burial will be in the Sulphur Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Manes, Ralph Skaggs, Terry Farris, Billy Ray Kelley, Garrett Skaggs and Dalton Ragland.

Sources

Find A Grave:  Memorial for Ermadean Kelley.

Roller-Coffman Funeral Home:  Obituary for Ermadean Kelley.

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