Mary Louise Holland Reaves
Funeral Date: 4/27/2008

Mary Louise Holland Reaves, 91, of Warren died Friday, April 25, 2008. She was born November 10, 1916, in Waterman, Texas, to the late William J. Holland and Cora Mae Ellis Holland. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband Joe Reaves III, whom she married June 30, 1940, in Arkadelphia, Arkansas; a grandson William Matthew Wisener; sisters Margie Goodloe, Nina Dickson, Emma McKenzie, Lucille Holland, and brothers Joe Warren Holland, Forrest Holland, and Ernest Holland. Ms. Reaves was a graduate of Arkadelphia High School and Henderson State University, where she was a Reddie cheerleader and valedictorian of the Henderson Class of 1937. She began her teaching career in Warren in 1937. She was a beloved high school English and Latin teacher and was the sponsor of many school clubs and activities. A lifelong Methodist, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Warren. She is survived by her son, John Barry Reaves and spouse, Cindy, of Montgomery, Texas; daughter Mary Jo Wisener and spouse, Bill, of Monticello, Arkansas; a sister, Betty Ligon, of Ocala, Florida; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Interment was in Oakland Cemetery in Warren, Arkansas, at 1:30 P.M. on Sunday, April 27, 2008, followed by a memorial service at First United Methodist Church in Warren at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Bill Eason officiating. Mary Lou Martin was organist. Active pallbearers were Sam Wisener, Robert McKenzie, Ted Goodloe, Rodney Parnell, Scott Richardson, Carson Reaves. Memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church Altar Guild, 111 West Church, Warren, Arkansas, 71671, or to the Susan G. Komen Bradley County Team, c/o Warren Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 350, Warren, Arkansas 71671. Arrangements were by Frazerís Funeral Home of Warren, Arkansas. Online guest register



Name: Charlotte Denton
Message: Mary Jo and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Mrs. Reaves was a wonderful lady and great teacher and will be missed.

Name: Willard *.*
Message: Mortal words cannot ease your loss nor proclaim Heaven's gain, but we each will try in our own way

Name: Larry Ezell
Message: Mary Jo, My thoughts and prayers are with you. With Heartfelt Condolences, Larry

Name: Larry and Tommie Howsen
Message: Mary Jo and Family, My prayers are with you, Mrs. Reaves was a wonderful lady and my best teacher. She will truly be missed.

Name: Dillard Denson
Message: Dear Mary Jo and family, I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing away. She was inspiration to me and many others.

Name: Debra Marshall
Message: Mary Jo and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Becky and Cecil Rauls
Message: Mrs. Reaves was my favorite teacher of all. She was such a joy to take care of in the hospital. She never complained. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: Mary Jo, Bill and family, You are all in my prayers. Mrs. Reaves was a wonderful lady, to be greatly missed by the many students she touched.

Name: Charles Landers
Message: Mrs. Reaves was one of my favorite teachers when I was in high school. She was such a dear, sweet person whom always took the best interest of the student to heart. She was my Latin teacher for Latin I & II, and because of her, it was fun. You have my sincere sympathy, and I know you will miss her greatly. I know that heaven is her reward. May the Lord bless & keep you all. You will be in my prtayers. With sincere condolences, Charles Landers

Name: Dana Harvey
Message: Mary Jo, I loved your mother dearly. She always had a smile on her face and would brighten a room with her appearance. She will be dearly missed. My prayers are with you.

Name: Ronald and Julia Ferrell and Family
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Name: Jamie Smith
Message: Mrs. Reaves was one of my favorite teachers. She was such a special lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.