Ernest Edgin, 86, of Leachville, passed from this life, Friday Feb. 3, 2012, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Robert and Jessie Edgin and had been a lifelong area resident. He was the former owner and operator of Edgin's Auto Body Shop in Leachville and was a longtime member of the First Assembly of God.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Goldie Bazzill Edgin, six brothers, Henry Edgin, Lewis Edgin, Jack Edgin, Bart Edgin, Roy Edgin, George Edgin, and five sisters, Rachel Wright, Myrtle Overbea, Belle Connell, Ellen Edgin, and Christeen Littlefield.
Ernest will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and friend to all.
Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Bonnie Edgin of Paragould, Lloyd and Shelia Edgin of Leachville, Mark and Carrie Edgin of Farley, Iowa, Danny and Debbie Tracer of Russellville; one daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and Gerald Carmichael of Leachville; one sister, Judy Martin of St. Charles, Mo. Ernest also leaves 16 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service were 10 a.m. Monday at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Rev. Lynn Ables officiating. Burial followed in Leachville Cemetery.
Pallbearers included Tommy Crawford, Josh Edgin, Randy Vickers, Justin Noblin, Charlie Lambert, and Lannie Edgin.
The family received visitors from 6-8 Sunday evening at the funeral home.
Guest register is www.howardfuneralservice.com.