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Ernest William Edington Sr.

January 9, 2012

Ernest William Edington Sr., 87, of Benton died Friday, Jan. 6. He was born Oct. 5, 1924, in Dumas.
He retired from Alcoa after 30-plus years as a Department Manager Instrumentation/Electrician.
He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Sallie Crain Edington; a son, Ernest William Edington Jr.; a brother, James Edington; and a sister, Shirley Moyer.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Virginia Edington of Benton; three sons, Randy K. Edington of Buckeye Ariz.; Robert J. Edington of Mt. Ida and Brent Alan Edington of Hillsboro, Ore.; a daughter, Alisa Kay Calhoun of Amity; grandchildren, Jonathan Edington, Stephanie Hern, Holly Callaway, Kelly Hall, Sallie Bowman, Claire Edington; and great-grandchildren, Hannah Hern, Alyssa Hern, and Riley Nash Callaway.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ashby Funeral Home with the Rev. Carlton N. Cross officiating.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Family comments: Ernest was a self-educated, highly intelligent individual who was constantly pursuing further knowledge. He was known for his steady, responsible behavior, but also for his unique humor and fun-loving antics. Ernest was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa and a friend and supporter of many and will be missed by all who knew him.

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