RISON — Howard Evan Reed, age 83, of Rison, died Monday, April 22, 2013. He was born January 19, 1930 in Rison, a son of the late Jack and Bertha Chapman Reed. Mr. Reed retired from Mid America in 1992, where he worked in the shipping department. He was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by a son, Clayburn Reed; three brothers, Manard, Max and Olan Reed.
Mr. Reed is survived by his wife, Mary Lou White Reed of Rison, whom he married on May 21, 1949 in Rison; two daughters and sons-in-law, Louvada Reed Redwine and Wayne of Arlington, Texas, Nancy Reed York and John of Rison; two brothers, Wayne Reed of Rison, Paul Reed of Topeka, Kan.; one sister, Lavon Reed Veazey of Rison; five grandchildren, Tammy Stigall, Darrell Redwine, Misty Cates, Kristy Enloe and Micheal Tharp; eight great grandchildren, Kayla Stigall, Dean Stigall, Hannah Kelley, Colton Enloe, Ella Redwine, Ava Redwine, Reed Cates and Allison Cates.
Funeral services are 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Buie Funeral Home with Brother Bill Davidson and Brother Johnie Brewster officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 p.m., Friday, April 26, 2013 at Buie Funeral Home in Rison. Pallbearers are Greg White, Glenn White, Britt Talent, Raymond Lea, Jonathan White and Zack White. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 North University, Little Rock, Ark., 72205. Arrangements are by Buie Funeral Home of Rison (870) 325-621, www.buiefuneralhome.com.