Born 5-13-1917 -- Died 2-18-2005
Erma Erlene Coggin Lynch was born May 13, 1917, in Glencoe, Ark., and died Feb. 18, 2005, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo.
Erma was baptized into the Church of Christ 74 years ago, somewhere near Ellemburg Branch at Glencoe. She married Orby Lynch Dec. 4, 1937. She spent most of her working life at the Tri-County Shirt Factory and the Fulton County Hospital.
Survivors include two children -- Paul Dean Lynch of Camp, Ark., and Bonnie Jean Napier of Old Joe, Ark.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and six brothers and sisters.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Bertha Wells Coggin; her husband, Orby Lynch; a daughter, Ruth Ann Collins; and her youngest brother, Sanford Coggin.
The funeral was Feb. 22 at Salem Church of Christ with Dewayne Warden officiating. Interment was in Morriston Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home of Mammoth Spring, Ark.
Pallbearers were N. J. Benton, Ron Plumlee, Noble Lewis, Gale Kersey, Eliga Trivitt and Larry Plumlee.
Honorary pallbearers were David and Brad Collins.