Edna Earle Barnes Taylor, 93, died Sunday, February 19th at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. She was the fourth of seven children born to Oscar Gaston Barnes Sr. and Stella Barham Barnes on July 19th, 1918 in Raleigh, N.C. She was raised in Raleigh, graduated from Needham Broughton High School in 1936 and attended King's Business College. She began her career of federal employment in Raleigh with the Farmers Home Administration in 1940. She transferred to Richmond, Va. in 1944 and worked there until 1951 when she met Elton M. Taylor of Pine Bluff, who was recalled to active duty during the Korean War at nearby Fort Eustis, Va. They were married July 20, 1951 at Boulevard Methodist Church in Richmond and moved to Pine Bluff that same year. She transferred her employment to the Pine Bluff Arsenal and worked there until April 1971, retiring with 31 years of federal service. Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Pearl Burnham Bible Class at First United Methodist Church; Union Chapter No. 40 of the Order of the Eastern Star; the Pine Bluff Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; and Chapter 287 of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 45 years, Elton M. Taylor; one daughter, Edna Melissa Taylor; sisters, Virginia Barnes Pruitt and Louise Barnes; brothers, O. G. Barnes Jr., and Joseph Barnes. Survivors include one son, Carlton A. Taylor of Pine Bluff; two granddaughters, Melissa C. Taylor Verlenden (John) of Little Rock and Whitney R. Taylor of West St. Paul, Minn.; three nephews, Jerry Barnes (Linda) of Clayton, N.C., Rusty Barnes (Pam) of Sims, N.C. and Jim Barnes (Paula)) of Louisburg, N.C. The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to the staff of Trinity Village Medical Center, Hospice Home Care and Jefferson Regional Medical Center for their help and assistance with Edna's care. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 25, 2012 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son in Pine Bluff with Rev. David Fleming officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Friday at Robinson's.

Edna Earle Barnes Taylor, 93, died Sunday, February 19th at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. She was the fourth of seven children born to Oscar Gaston Barnes Sr. and Stella Barham Barnes on July 19th, 1918 in Raleigh, N.C. She was raised in Raleigh, graduated from Needham Broughton High School in 1936 and attended Kingís Business College. She began her career of federal employment in Raleigh with the Farmers Home Administration in 1940. She transferred to Richmond, Va. in 1944 and worked there until 1951 when she met Elton M. Taylor of Pine Bluff, who was recalled to active duty during the Korean War at nearby Fort Eustis, Va. They were married July 20, 1951 at Boulevard Methodist Church in Richmond and moved to Pine Bluff that same year. She transferred her employment to the Pine Bluff Arsenal and worked there until April 1971, retiring with 31 years of federal service. Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Pearl Burnham Bible Class at First United Methodist Church; Union Chapter No. 40 of the Order of the Eastern Star; the Pine Bluff Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; and Chapter 287 of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 45 years, Elton M. Taylor; one daughter, Edna Melissa Taylor; sisters, Virginia Barnes Pruitt and Louise Barnes; brothers, O. G. Barnes Jr., and Joseph Barnes. Survivors include one son, Carlton A. Taylor of Pine Bluff; two granddaughters, Melissa C. Taylor Verlenden (John) of Little Rock and Whitney R. Taylor of West St. Paul, Minn.; three nephews, Jerry Barnes (Linda) of Clayton, N.C., Rusty Barnes (Pam) of Sims, N.C. and Jim Barnes (Paula)) of Louisburg, N.C. The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to the staff of Trinity Village Medical Center, Hospice Home Care and Jefferson Regional Medical Center for their help and assistance with Ednaís care. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 25, 2012 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son in Pine Bluff with Rev. David Fleming officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Friday at Robinsonís.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 8003, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71611; Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children, or the donorís choice. Online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com