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Lorene McLendon Reynolds

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Lorene McLendon Reynolds, 89, of Benton, Arkansas passed away on May 9, 2019. She was born December 24, 1929 in Moorefield, Arkansas to the late Earl and Loressie Miller McLendon. Mrs. Reynolds was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Alfred Earl. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Benton for over 50 years where she served on a number of committees, sang in the sanctuary choir, founded the Mother's Day Out program, and served as the pastor's executive secretary until her retirement. A graduate of Batesville High School, Mrs. Reynolds resided in the Batesville area until 1968, when the Reynolds family relocated to Benton. Lorene and Earl enjoyed camping, traveling, and following the activities of their children and grandchildren. There was nothing Lorene and Earl loved more than family. Lorene is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Nannie Laura and James Street of Batesville, children, Dr. Michael (Donna) Reynolds of Arkadelphia, Anita (Tom) Starnes of Hot Springs, Charles (Donna) Reynolds and Patrick (Jacque) Reynolds of Benton, and Laura (Mark) King of Van Buren. In addition Mrs. Reynolds is survived by thirteen grandchildren, Lauren (Matt) Mihalick of Alexandria, Va., Lindsey Butler and Thomas Starnes of Little Rock, Leslie Reynolds of Tyler, Texas, Amy (Justin) Morris of Bryant, Brittney, Kara, and Allison Reynolds of Benton, Nathan Whitlow of Memphis, Tenn., Luke Whitlow and Drew and Grant King, and Courtney (Amos) Cochran of Van Buren. She also leaves behind five great grandchildren, Maddie, Jude and Lucy Cochran, Justin Morris, and Sean Mihalick, and special friends Hubert and Carol Spann. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019 in the chapel of Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047). The family will receive friends immediately after the service. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard.

Published May 10, 2019

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