Erma Bell Bolin, 95, of Crossett, died on June 5, 2016 at the Pillars Assisted Living Center in Crossett.
She and her first husband, Barney Bell, owned and operated Empire Grocery outside of Parkdale and Fairview Grocery in Crossett for many years. She was a member of the Cloverdale Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed Southern Gospel music, sewing, cooking and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Barney Bell in 1979 and James Haskel Bolin in 1999; an infant son, David Lee Bell in 1948, her parents, William Robert and Fatima Mainord McCuin; a son-in-law, Johnny Hartley in 2005; six brothers and eight sisters.
She is survived by a son, Billy Bell and wife, Ann; a daughter, Eunice Hartley; three grandsons, David Bell and wife, Melissa, Tony Hartley and wife, Toni Kay, and Josh Hartley and wife, Landra; six grandchildren, Mykayla and Lexie Bell, Addison and Aubrey Hartley and Beckham and Briston Hartley all of Crossett and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation is June 7 at 2 p.m. at the Cloverdale Assembly of God Church in Crossett. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with Bros. Al Womack and Josh Hartley officiating. Burial will be at Pinewood Memorial Park.
Pallbearers are Sam Curran, Doug Piker, Charles Berryman, Ronnie McDonald, Carlton Maxwell and Kenneth Knight. Honorary pallbearers are Dean Hagood and Ed Crouch.
Memorials may be made to:
Cloverdale Assembly of God Church
132 Ashley Road 15
Crossett, AR 71635