Reba Grace Rowland Nelson, 91, of Batesville passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at Woodlawn Nursing Home.
She was born on November 12, 1914 in Powhatan, Arkansas and was the daughter of George Washington Rowland and Martha Serena (Bursham) Rowland.
Reba was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse having worked at the North Arkansas Clinic and Gray’s Hospital. She enjoyed gardening; cooking, traveling and she loved her grandchildren.
She is survived by her sons, Troy Buie and Jesse Buie both of Batesville and her daughter, Leona Mattoon of Peoria, Arizona. Reba is also survived by eighteen grandchildren, thirty-two great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Mark Buie; her second husband, W. A. Nelson, three sons: George Franklin Buie, George Wesley Buie, Virgil Vernon Buie; two daughters: Mary Lou Buie, Betty Sue Fisher; two sisters; two grandchildren: Vickie Bullock and Jimmy Buie.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 25, 2006 at the CalvaryBaptistChurch.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 24, 2006, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be at OaklawnCemetery under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville. (870) 793-4161