Patsy “Pat” Barnett Kellum,

Patsy “Pat” Barnett Kellum, 82, of Hot Springs, formerly of Monticello, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Hot Springs.

She was born April 26, 1932, in Drew County, to the late William Barnett and Julia Webb Barnett.

She was the widow of Charles Edward “Eddie” Kellum, a retired sales clerk and one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She worked at Piggly Wiggly and Wal-Mart before working many years at Newman’s Café. She was also employed as a dietician at Drew Memorial Hospital. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She loved fishing with the love of her life, Eddie Kellum.  Mrs. Kellum was very strong in her faith and loved sharing it with others. She had a very devoted dear friend, Valerie, that visited her often and she always looked forward to visits from her niece Annette.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, Ricky Kellum and a brother, Earl Barnett.

Survivors include one son, Jamie Kellum and wife, C.J., of Covington, La.; two daughters, Diane Smith, of Hot Springs, and Cherie Prince and husband, Dennis, of Monticello; one brother, Dink Barnett, of Monticello; two sisters, Betty Carter, of Wilmar, and Jan Tiner, of Monticello; a very special granddaughter-in-law, Sharla Ashley, that was faithful to style her hair, apply her makeup and give her manicures; nine grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at Union Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Stephensonson-Dearman Funeral Home.

An online guestbook may be viewed and signed at

The Advance-Monticellonian

Mailing Address:
PO Box 486
Monticello, AR 71657

Street Address:
314 Main Street
Monticello, AR 71655

Phone: 870-367-5325
Fax: 870-367-6612

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