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Erma Lee Harrell

July 28, 1940 ~ January 3, 2021 (age 80)


Erma Lee Harrell, age 80, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, January 3, 2021 after a recent battle with cancer. She was born on July 28, 1940, in Monette, Arkansas to Lee and Merle McKinney.

Erma was saved as a child and loved Jesus with all of her heart. Her family and friends knew her as a strong prayer warrior who brought wisdom, comfort and strength to many. It has been said that Erma spoke scripture as a second language and wove it into every conversation sharing Christ with everyone she met.

Erma was known by many names - wife, sister, mother, friend, Nena, Herman and Hateful Edna to name a few! She loved her friends and family fiercely and enjoyed long talks with them. She loved getting together, and made every holiday so very special - especially Christmas!

Erma was married to Wayland Harrell on June 12, 1959 and they were blessed with 61 years together.

Erma was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Grafton Lee McKinney. She is survived by her husband, Wayland and by her children Monty Harrell (Belinda) of Cabot; Marieca Ashworth (Phillip) of Conway; grandsons Adam Harrell(Laura) and Jonathan Ashworth (Charity) of Conway; Grafton Harrell (Megan) of Jonesboro; granddaughters Morgan Mays (Tyler) of Murfreesboro, TN and Laura Kate Ashworth of Conway; great grandchildren Grace, Graham and Joshua Harrell, Will, Brielle and Wesley Ashworth; her beloved sister Vickie Flenor (Terry); nieces Sara Flenor and Bethany Cameron (Cody) and a great niece Jessie Kate Cameron of Beebe.

Visitation is Thursday, January 7, from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Smith-Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral service is Friday, January 8, at 10:00am, at First Baptist Church in Beebe, with burial at Antioch Cemetery. State of Arkansas COVID-19 directives: Face coverings, social distancing. Arrangements by Smith-Westbrook Funeral Home.

The service may be viewed live on First Baptist Church's facebook page (

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January 7, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith Westbrook
Funeral Home
404 W Dewitt Henry Drive
Beebe, AR 72012

Funeral Service
January 8, 2021

10:00 AM
First Baptist Church (Beebe, Antioch Cemetery)

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