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Edith Geraldine (Sissy) Rouse Reed, age 89

Edith Geraldine (Sissy) Rouse Reed, 89, of Conway passed away December 11, 2020.  She was born in Hamilton Community of Carlisle, Arkansas on October 18, 1931 to George C. and Vera Margaret (Clark) Rouse. She graduated from Carlisle High School.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Joe Albert Reed, four brothers, Ralph, Randolph, George Ike and her beloved twin brother Gerald (Buddy) Rouse, two sister Emma Sue Deese Emmons and Ila Margaret Page.

She is survived by one daughter Karol DePriest (Jim) of Lonoke; four sons Tony Reed, Tim Reed (Liz), Thom Reed (Tammy), all of Conway, Todd Reed (Trina) of Warren; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Cemetery in Carlisle, Arkansas.

Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.  501-982-3400


  • Leonard Boothe Posted December 14, 2020 6:57 PM

    My love and prayers go to you and your family on your time of needed.

  • Valla Boyd Posted December 14, 2020 7:44 PM

    RIL , you fought a good fight and your watch is over . We will mourn and miss you but will rejoice with you one day at Jesus ‘s throne.
    Prayers lifted for family.

  • Kathy Strickland Posted December 14, 2020 7:48 PM

    Prayers for your family. I knew Mrs. Reed from church and I really liked her. Sure will miss her when I go to Woodrow.

  • Janese Allen Posted December 14, 2020 7:57 PM

    Prayers for all of the family during this time.

  • Jeff Posted December 15, 2020 6:04 AM

    Prayers go out to you all

  • Cecily Coffelt Bullard Posted December 15, 2020 10:08 AM

    I am so sorry about Sissy’s death. I remember Sissy & Buddy on the school bus as we rode daily to “town school” after our small country schools were both consolidated into Carlisle. She often checked my workbook homework and was very sweet & kind about my mistakes.

  • Marvin and Becky Wendel Posted December 15, 2020 4:18 PM

    Praying for your family during this time

  • Nicole & Kenny Townsend Posted December 17, 2020 6:43 PM

    Ms Reed, We miss, getting to see your smiling face and your warm hugs! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • Pamela White Posted February 2, 2021 5:05 PM

    My condolences and prayers are with the family. Ms. Edith was a sweet lady. She always was smiling and nice..

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