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Mary Lue Reames

Mary Lue Reames, age 93, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021 at The Crossing at Riverside. She was born July 28, 1927 in Searcy to the late Robert and Lenis (Coles) Bevill.

She graduated Searcy High school in 1945. She married Billy Joe Reames in 1960. Mary Lue worked as the office manager for dentists, Dr. Robbins, Dr. Johnson, and Dr. Province for close to 50 years. She was a member of Westside Church of Christ but in recent years became a member at Four Mile Hill Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, Mary Lue was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Reames; one daughter, Brenda (Street) Hensley; one son in law, Dewane Hensley; eight sisters, Geneva Dodson, Mart Bevill, Irene Swann, Faye Siems, Dorothy Eby, Martha Williams, Eva Mae Baugh, and Marie Harrelson; and her one and only brother, RA Bevill.

Left to cherish her memory is her son, Billy Joe Reames Jr of Searcy; five grandchildren, Jennifer Brannon, Jeanne Waller (Kenneth), Tommy Hensley (Stacey), Ashley Wilkinson (Alex), and Samantha Reames; eleven great grandchildren, Josh Brannon (Alison), Kayla Carr-Jones (Terry), Brianna Cockrum (Jesse), Jordan Brannon, April Waller, Dillon Hensley, John Hensley, Jace Cochran, Jaxson Reames, and Ellie Reames; two great great grandchildren, Henley Brannon, and Ayden Carr-Jones; and two sisters, Agnes Blackburn (Elmer) and Emma Jean Eales; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be from 9:00-10:00 AM on Wednesday, March 24th at Searcy McEuen Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, March 24th in the Searcy McEuen Chapel with burial following at Romance Cemetery.

All Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Searcy McEuen Funeral Home.

Condolences may be left at www.SearcyMcEuenFuneralHome.com

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Billy Joe, I am so very sorry for your family's loss. I wasn't aware that your sweet Mom had passed. She was such a precious lady. I know that there is a big reunion in Heaven right now with her sisters and brother You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers for God's strength, comfort and peace now and in the days to come.

Marquita Teague Apr 24 2021 12:00 AM

I knew her from the dentist off never knowing until now that she was my Mother's first cousin. My grandfather was Robert Coles. Aunt Linis's brother. My mom was Louise Coles Colbert. I am sorry for the loss to her loved ones.

Debbie Colbert zcherry Mar 27 2021 12:00 AM

I will always remember the family reunions Aunt Mary Lou's home. There were tents, campers, (Daddy's quartet bus one year) and even pallets in the floor. We ate, visited, shared many funny stories, ate, sang and ate again as we simply enjoyed being together!

Aunt Mary Lou, you were always smiling and making us smile with you! You will he missed here, but there is joy in Heaven from those who have gone before you and have been waiting your arrival! I love you!! Loretta

Loretta "Williams" Phillips Mar 25 2021 12:00 AM

To my feisty Aunt Mary Lue. I only met you a few times in my life, but you made such an impression on me. You sense of humor, your laugh and smile, your ability to be hard-working and independent was an inspiration to me. I remember you, at age 74, leaving the lunch table so you could go dredge your pond!! I decided right then and there, that I wanted to inherit some of your genes! Fly high with the Angels, Aunt Mary Lue! Give my Daddy a hug!

Pat Jousan Williams Mar 23 2021 12:00 AM

Thanks Pat, Mary Lue would have loved your kind words

Agnes Blackburn Mar 23 2021 12:00 AM

Thanks good to hear from you

Agnes Blackburn Mar 23 2021 12:00 AM

Aunt Mary Lue,
Goodbye for now, my always happy Aunt Mary Lue. So many memories from when we were kids.

Agnes, So sorry for the loss of another sister.
All I can say is how special you and our family have made my life. Love you guys

Curtis L Baugh Mar 23 2021 12:00 AM

To the family of Mary Lue Bevill Reames:
I have known Mary Lue for a lot of years. When she was a Bevill.
The Bevill family was like my own family and I spent a lot of time at their
farm at Center Hill.
I see that most of her family have since passed on.

I send my deepest condolences to your family.

I was married and moved to California in 1955 and had not seen Mary Lue in a lot
of years. I have very fond memories of her and the family growing up in Searcy.

My sincerest condolences and prayers for your family at this time.

LaVerne Bennett Hofmann
Bellflower, CA

LaVerne Bennett Hofmann Mar 22 2021 12:00 AM