of Marshall, AR
July 12, 1926 - November 11, 2007
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.
Thinking of you at this difficult time. The positive of the situation is that she is at peace and not suffering anymore. Love and prayers, Dennis, Sami, Colton and Brooklyn Kelley
Peggy, we were so sorry to learn of your Mother's passing. She was a great lady and we enjoyed lots of good times with her playing music. She was a true dedicated fan. I always admired her commitment to your Dad. Please know we are thinking of you and your family. I will be out of town and won't be able to attend the services but will be thinking of you.
Your mom was a very special lady & I just adored her. We will all miss her. We was going to come to the visitation, but we had company. I won't be able to come to the funeral, because I have to work.
Just know that we love you and if you need anything, just call us. It doesn't matter day or night.
Peggy, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please know that we are praying for you during this difficult time. I can remember many times getting to visit with your parents when me, granny and papa would go downtown Marshall. She was a very wonderful lady. Please know we will be praying for you during this time.
Chris and Martha Holder
Peggy, I was so sorry to hear about your Mom's death. I know how you feel. My prayers are with you at this sad time. I loved your mother and remember all the times I went to your house when we were kids. May God help you get through this....Love,,,,Freda
Dear Peggy, Andria and Diane,
Luke and I wish to offer you our deepest sympathies for your loss, and pray you will find comfort during this difficult time in your lives. While we will be unable to attend the funeral, our thoughts and prayers are with you, and we are here for you if you need us.
May God bless and keep you.
Sam and Luke Skaggs