Erma Hampton died November 21, 2012

Erma Joan Hampton, 63 of Heber Springs, stepped into the heavenly realm to be with her father God and Lord Jesus Christ, on Wednesday November 21, 2012.  She was born Wednesday, October 19, 1949 in Parkin, Arkansas to the late James E. Anderson and Lillie Payne.  In addition to her father, Joan was preceded in death by her beloved brother James I. Anderson and her sister Phillis Anderson.  Joan was of Baptist faith and a member of Harris Chapel Church of Wynne.

Those that will miss her very much are her husband of 38 years, John Hampton; son, Jonathan and wife Shannon; daughter Jill and husband Toby;  Her grandchildren, Jonathan Madix Hampton, Isaac Acey Stroud and Isabelle James Stroud; one sister, Louis Vaughn; three brothers, Don, Carter, and Keith Anderson; and her mother Lillie. Every member of her family, niece and nephew, friends that were a special part of her life, and her extended family, held a special place in her heart.

Joan grew up in Wynne, Arkansas.  After graduating high school, she went to work in Wynne for many years.  In 2003, she finally moved to the place she loved the most, Heber Springs where she continued to work for the rest of her life.  She spent her weekends on the lake enjoying friends and family.  Being on the lake was where she was the happiest, and the only place she didn’t work and was able to rest.  She also enjoyed chasing her 3 grandchildren and had them by her side until death.

Visitation was held Friday November 23, 2012 at the Heber Springs Funeral Home.  Funeral services were at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 23, 2012 in the Chapel of Heber Springs Funeral Home.  For more information visit Erma’s online obituary at or call 501.887.9152.