Earnest Lee “Ernie” Fultner, 62, of Hoxie, died suddenly Oct. 22, 2020, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Born Sept. 3, 1958, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of the late Charles “Jack” and Neatress “Neat” Webb Fultner. He was united in marriage to Donna Russell on Dec. 2, 1977. He was the owner and operator of Quality Used Cars in Hoxie. Ernie loved to read the Bible and was a pastor at the Free Worship Pentecostal Church in Sedgwick. He also enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and fast boats.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a daughter, Erica Lea.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Donna, of the home; one sister, Beverly (Delane) Redus of Hoxie; one brother, Ray (Pam) Fultner of Cord; two honorary grandchildren, Haylee and Jett Russell, both of Paragould; many godchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral was Sunday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Bro. Ray Fultner and Bro. David Webb officiating. Pallbearers were Dewayne and Joseph Fultner, David Rogers, Dewayne Hart, Gary Webb and Vaughn Russell. Honorary pallbearers were Daniel Smith, Levi Everett, Greg Miller and Jake Fultner. Interment was in Old Lebanon Cemetery near Eaton.

Visitation was Sunday from noon until 2 p.m.

An online guestbook is available at www.bryanfh.com.

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