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Frances Marie Reynolds

Frances Reynolds, 89, of Griffithville passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016 at her home. She was born September 17, 1926 in Mountain View, Arkansas to the late Charlie and Essie (Watson) Strain.

Frances was a member of Higginson Baptist Church. She treasured her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends. She loved her flowers. Frances was loved by all who knew her and will be dearly missed.

Frances is survived by two sons, Larry Reynolds (Debra) of Michigan and Mark Reynolds of Searcy; three daughters, Sharon Huffman (Valentine) of Searcy, Melody Lemkelde (Mark) of Searcy, and Edith Cook of Harrison, Arkansas; three brothers, Jimmy Strain of Concord, Charles Strain of Little Rock, and Ray Strain of Concord; two sisters, Jane Elkins of Heber Springs, and Sue Jimmerson of Oklahoma; nine grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Francis W. Reynolds; two brothers, Irving and Weldon Strain; one sister, Joyce Holt; and one grandson, Matthew Lemkelde.

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 13th Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 14th at Searcy-McEuen Chapel with burial following at Dogwood Cemetery.

All funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.
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  • Visitation

    July 13, 2016
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

  • Funeral Service

    July 14, 2016
    10:00 AM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

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I love Aunt Fran she was one of my favorite people. I wish that I could be there with you all. She was a good example of how we should live our lives. Take comfort in your wonderful memories. Know that one day your tears of sorrow will become tears of joy when we are all reunited in the kingdom of God. Praise God for he can heal our hearts. I close with sympathy for your loss. I love you all Danny Nuckolls.

Posted by Daniel Nuckolls - Fenton, MI - Family   July 13, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Reynolds Family,

I'm so sorry to hear about Frannie's passing. I remember her from church and she always had a smile on her face. May God wrap HIS loving arms around you and comfort you during this time.

Posted by Kerri (Whaley) King - Pocahontas, AR   July 12, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss! Aunt Fran was a wonderful person. I always felt so welcome in her home when we came to visit. I cherish the memories.


Posted by Dana North - Rochester Hills, MI - Family   July 12, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Aunt Frances had such a gift to make a person feel like they are loved and a valued person. She left a legacy that cannot be measured in treasures.She left behind an amazing and powerful legacy to be remembered by all who knew her. She loved her flowers as we both did and we often talked about.I know she never faltered away without a fight, she gave it her best and stayed here on earth with all of us as long as she could. She was a true soldier in God's army,she had courage, Nothing worth having ever comes easy or without opposition. Storms will come, lions will roar, and our fears will be confronted. Aunt Frances was a real trooper and she had such courage and strength even in the end. She took the weight of the world by stride and even in the end she went out of this world her own way and the way she wanted it she did it with such dignity and grace.
God allows the path to be difficult because He intends on refining us and preparing us for our place of promise. He is intent on extracting from us, that which our enemy would love to leverage against us. I Loved aunt Frances very dearly and will miss her greatly. Rest in peace my dear Aunt Frances.

Posted by Debbie Gillam - Concord, AR - Family   July 12, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Fran and I were cousin's, loved talking to her by telephone. I learned real fast that she loved your children and grandchildren. She would try to tell me all the Strain family history. My (dad) I.W.Strain was her first cousin.I always receive Christmas and birthday cards with a long letter attached. Amy she rest in peace. With loving memory, Sharon Strain Duncan

Posted by Sharon Duncan - DeWitt, AR - Family   July 11, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM