Erma L. Warren, daughter of the late Fred and Stella Robinson Melton, was born near Dexter on March 11, 1924, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on Nov. 7, 2010, at the age of 86.
She had lived in Dexter all her life. She was a long time member of the South Pleasant Valley Church near Dexter. She had worked at Elder's Manufacturing in Dexter for many years.
On July 5, 1943, she was united in marriage to Floyd G. Warren in Malden. He preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1982.
Surviving are one daughter and spouse, Kay and Jim Smith of Dexter; one granddaughter, Beth Anne Smith of Dexter; two great grandchildren, Nuranda Lynn Tucker and Bradley Kyle Swallows, both of Dexter; one brother, Frank Melton of Millington, Tenn.; two sisters, Doris Hoopingarner of Dexter and Bessie Simpson of Cape Girardeau. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, Terry Wayne Warren; one grandson, Michael Dale Smith; five brothers, Charles, Bill, Harold, Leamon and Paul Melton; one sister, Marsha Rainey.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, after 10 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at 1 p.m. in the Watkins & Sons Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Biggs of Dexter officiating.
Interment will be in the Triplett Cemetery near Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.