Reba Hardin
Reba Hardin
  • August 18, 1920 - December 24, 2017
  • Hot Springs, Arkansas

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Reba Pearl Hardin, 97, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Sunday, December 24th, 2017, and as a believer in Jesus Christ is now a resident of Heaven! She was born August 18th, 1920 in the Pleasant Hill community of Garland County to James Andrew and Mittie Clark Harmon.

Grandchildren and her bible brought great joy to Reba. She was the ideal “southern homemaker”. Alongside her husband Doyle, they owned and operated several grocery stores, including Hardin Meat Market, 7th Street Grocery, and Hardin Grocery. Her families at both Oaklawn Baptist and Winan Missionary Baptist Church will miss her deeply. She was a Sunday school teacher for over 30 years.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Doyle; daughter, Norma Bowlin; and her sister, Opal Moore.

Cherishing her memory are her daughters, Barbara Donathan, and Becky Holloway (Mike); sister, Ruby Kaufman; grandchildren, Tamra Hart, Toni Laws, Mark Bowlin, Debbie Stewart, Terri Rhodes, Brian Holloway, and Heather Busch; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

The family wishes to thank Arkansas Hospice and Garrett Woods for their love and care.

A celebration of her life will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, December 29th, 2017 at Winan Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Sikes officiating. Interment will follow at Crestview Cemetery.

Visitation will be an hour before the service.

Serving as pallbearers are Mark Bowlin, Brian Holloway, Ted Hart, Allen Laws, Marc Stewart, and Jeremy Busch. Honorary Pallbearers are Mike Holloway, Don and Velma Hardin, Katherine Lamb, Charles and Nancy Henry, Thurman and Joanne Abernathy, Ralph and Doris Wacaster, Bro. Eddie Sutton, Terrell Young, and Wayne Watkins.

Memorials may be made to Winan Missionary Baptist Church.

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