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Roller-Ballard Funeral Home

306 South Main Street, P.O. Box 2189, Benton, AR

Phone: 501-315-4047

Harvey Boyd Reeves

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Published: December 14, 2012

Harvey Boyd (Slick) Reeves, age 80, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2012 in Little Rock. He was born March 2, 1932 in Humphrey, Arkansas to the late Hazel and Melda Iona Moore. Harvey's greatest joy came from working. He was involved in carpentry, construction, excavation, and gardening. Most recently his best times were spent digging for the plumbers and working in the raised bed community garden. He always enjoyed hunting trips to Colorado, deer clubs all over Arkansas, and a good ride on an unbroken horse. Harvey was involved in some major construction sites such as Lock and Dam 6, the I-30 bridge over the Arkansas River, and on several missile bases. He was a member of Avilla Zion Lutheran Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel and Melda Reeves; brothers, Billy and Harold Reeves, one sister Iris Lindsey, one step-daughter Donna Mayes. Survivors include his wife, Jane Lockhart Reeves; son, Herman Reeves (Pat) of Benton; daughters, Gail Johnson of Ward, Edie Searcy (Ron) of Sherwood, Judy Wise (Walter) of Perryville, and Debbie Tidball of Little Rock; one step-son, Kevin Mayes (Debbie) of Marche; one brother, William Reeves (Rovella) of Bryant; grandchildren, Teresia Brown, Carina Reeves, Christi Griffis, Joe Griffis (Bethany), Eric Paul (Leah), Erin Paul, Julie Hicks (Brad), Asher Bagley, Corey Tidball (Davann), Colton Tidball; step-grandchildren, Hayden and Madsen Mayes, Missy Lambert, Nick and Brandon Searcy, Liz Lindsey, and Donnie and Jessie Wise; great-grandchildren, Christian Paul and Brody Williams; three special "sisters," Emma Jean, Paulette, and Miram, and the mother of his children, Juanita Ford.

Being a Benton resident since 1956, a service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Avilla Zion Lutheran Church with visitation beginning one hour prior at 9 a.m. Harvey will be interred in Williams Cemetery in Humphrey, Arkansas with a 2:30 p.m. Saturday service at Bayou Meto Assembly of God. Visitation will begin one hour prior at 1:30 p.m. Serving as pallbearers will be his six grandsons.

Memorials may be made to Avilla Zion Lutheran Church Community Garden, 300 Avilla E, Alexander, Arkansas 72002, Williams Cemetery Association, 1909 S. Lowe, Stuttgart, Arkansas 72160, or a donor of your choice. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard.

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