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Erma Lorene Barnum

Erma Lorene Barnum, 91, of Beebe passed away at Beebe Retirement Center in Beebe, Arkansas, Thursday, September 24th. She was born September 12, 1924 in Shirley, Arkansas to the late Preston and Lottie (Gibson) Eoff.

Erma was a faithful member of the Kensett Church of Christ. She enjoyed water aerobics at Harding University, gardening, and cooking for her family and friends. She enjoyed all her grandchildren and children at Kensett Elementary, where she worked for several years and was loved and respected for her shining example of Christian living, having a positive impact on the lives of many children and friends over the years showing kindness and understanding to all.

Erma is survived by two sons, Jimmy Barnum (Peggy) of Beebe, and Bobby Barnum (Martha) of Kensett; twelve grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Barnum was preceded in death by her husband, Dave of 45 years; two daughters, Helen Couch and Georgia Scott; one son, Billy Barnum; one brother, Vernon Eoff; and three sisters, Mamie Shull, Exie Bailey, and Lois Buchanan.

Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Monday, September 28th at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.
Funeral services will start at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 28th at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home with interment at White County Memorial Gardens.

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  • Visitation

    September 28, 2015
    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

  • Funeral Service

    September 28, 2015
    2:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300


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Guestbook

nice lady i have know her for years and she has always treated people open heart i sorry for yall loss i will miss seeing her i know your having meeting in heaven now with both my parents love you alot i will miss you

Posted by Jon Davis(david Davis) son - SEARCY, AR - friend of family   December 14, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Jim and family, I am so sorry about your mom, she was such a sweet and wonderful lady, I always love going to your home here in Higden when you all lived here. God's blessings on each of you.

Posted by Mary Lee Turney - Higden, AR - friend   September 28, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our Deepest Sympathy

Posted by Jason Mosley & Family - Searcy, AR - family friend   September 28, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

so sorry for your loss, JAY JENNINGS,PORT ARTHUR TEXAS

Posted by jay jennings - port arthur, TX - friend   September 27, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was a great Christian lady who touched many people's lives.

Posted by Sharon Whiteman Johnson - Newport, AR - Friend   September 26, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Bobby and Jimmy we don't have to tell you how we felt about your mom. She was like my second mama in school and we loved her dearly. I know that she has been welcomed into Heaven with all those that went before her. Love Linda and Kenneth

Posted by kenneth and linda tucker - judsonia, AR - dear friend   September 25, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Jimmy and Bobby, I'm so sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. I remember her as a very sweet, nice lady.

Posted by Larry McFadden - Piggott, AR - Friend   September 25, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM