Ralph W. Reed

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Chinquapin Cemetery
1102 Star Mountain Road
Marshall, AR  72650
Friday, July 23, 2021
2:00 PM
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Chinquapin Cemetery
1102 Star Mtn. Rd
Marshall, AR  72650
I served in the Army.
Ralph W. ReedI am a Veteran.

of Marshall, AR

June 26, 1932 - July 17, 2021

Ralph W. Reed, age 89 of Marshall, Arkansas passed from this life on Saturday, July 17th, 2021 at NARMC in Harrison, Arkansas. He was born in Imo, Arkansas on June 26th, 1932 to Shim Reed and Ruby Lathum Reed (Halsted).

Ralph (also known to his family as Raphael) was an oldest son, brother, husband, dad, pop, Papa Reed, uncle, cousin, friend and US Army career Veteran. He was a Vietnam War Veteran and served our country for 20 years. Ralph loved his family, his big extended family, God, his country, his fellow veterans, raw peanuts, Barbara's apple pie, Deb's peach cobbler, Pat's dumplings, coffee with powdered creamer and cooking for the camp-Army or deer camp at Sylamore, especially breakfast. He always set up camp with great supervision and precision, as if his life depended on it because in his case it did. His military job was being responsible for the cook camp and supervision of food supplies for his troops in Vietnam. He was military through and through, loyal to the core, opinionated and expressed those opinions freely. You were in his Army even if you didn't want to be drafted. Ralph loved spending time with all the kids, spending time with "the sisters" and fishing in his boat with Darrell and Ernie. His contribution at every family pot luck was fried chicken and banana pudding. He visited at the mountain house almost every weekend on his way to the cemetery to visit his wife Delaine and most recently on her birthday to bring new flowers. Ralph's tour of duty is complete. Go rest high on that mountain son, your work on earth is done.

Survivors include his children, Deborah LaValle and husband Vincent of Fairfield Bay, Ricky D. Reed and wife Cheryl of Marshall and Tammy Reed Cantrell, also of Marshall; grandchildren, Keri Standridge of Marshall, Nick Reed (Darcie) of Mountain Home, Brandt Reed (Kelsey) of Marshall, Chance LaValle (Kimberly) of Marshall and Maegan Cantrell of Mountain Home; great-grandchildren, Kolsen, Keeton and Caroline Reed, Parker and Payzley Standridge, Jaden and Taylor LaValle, Charlee Ann and Savvy Reed, Daxton Cantrell and Aimsly Staggs; siblings, Paul Ray Halsted (Mary Lois) of Harrison, Darrell Halsted (Barbara) of Harrison, Kenny Halsted (Teresa) of Harrison, Janice Wadkins of Marshall, Thelma Rea (R.C.) of Marshall and Frances Brown (Gary) of Dardenelle; sister-in-law, Pat Halsted of Marshall; close friend, Esther Anderson of Marshall: and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends who will also mourn his passing.

Ralph is preceded in death by his parents, Shim Reed and Ruby Lathum Halsted; his wife, Delaine Reed, who passed away in 2015; and brother, Ernie Halsted.

Graveside services for Ralph will be 2:00 PM Friday, July 23rd, 2021 at Chinquapin Cemetery near Marshall, Arkansas with Bro. James Tibbitts officiating. Ralph will be laid to rest with military honors beside his wife, Delaine. Bearers will be Paul Ray Halsted, Darrell Halsted, Kenny Halsted, Nick Reed, Chance LaValle and Brandt Reed. Honorary bearers will be grandsons, Kolsen Reed, Keeton Reed, Parker Standridge, Taylor LaValle and Daxton Cantrell.

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41 Condolence(s)
Rebecca N Patterson
Marshall, AR
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Saturday, July 24, 2021

My prayers for you Debbie, it is never easy losing loved ones, but I pray God will give you peace and help you through this loss.

Rebecca Patterson

Joann Gibson Lathum
Sacramento, CA
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Friday, July 23, 2021

I will forever miss our brief visits with Ralph, as a adult you realize what you have miss as a child. He gave me a special look into my family that I wound not have ever known. Family seemed to have a great place in his heart. He will be missed dearly.

Shawn and Shelia Johnson
Greenbrier, AR
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Friday, July 23, 2021

We were so sorry to hear of your dads passing. We know he will be missed. Wishing we could have got to know him.

Jerry & Krista Mauldin
Conway, AR
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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to your family with Mr. Ralph's passing. Lifting your family up in prayer for Gods most gracious peace and comfort.

Rita & Tommy Chandler
Hector, AR
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Thursday, July 22, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. May God comfort and strengthen you. Hold tight to the wonderful gift of treasured memories. I can’t recall ever seeing Ralph when he didn’t have a big smile.

Ben and Judy Baker
Marshall,
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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. God Bless each of you.

Shirley J. Gray
Marshall, AR
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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

I am so sad to hear this! Ralph was a great person. My thoughts and prayers goes out to his children, siblings and family.

Harley and LaVonne tuell
Lesie, AR
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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Ralph was a dear friend, a great man that loved family, friends and life more than words can describe. I will always remember our times on the water together. I will certainly miss him. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, his family.

Tommy (1st cousin) & Daphne Lathum
Brandon, FL
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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Its hard to believe that Ralph has passed on. Our thoughts & prayers are with family. The first time I met Ralph was in the fall of 1948 & 1949. Ralph came and stayed with us in Missouri. (Uncle Eber & Freeda Lathum). He thought he was going to make his fortune picking cotton. In those days that was back breaking work. After the 2nd year Ralph decided that picking cotton wasn't for him. The next year he joined the Army. I saw Ralph for the last time at the Oliver Family Reunion at Jackson, Mo. in 2019. As you all know he was a great man that Loved Family & friends. He will be greatly missed.

Janet Rainbolth
, AR
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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

So sorry to hear about Ralph. . You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Look to God for strength during this sad and difficult time.

Daphne Warren
Marshall, AR
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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.

Albert & Anna (Rainbolt) Maze
Lowell, AR
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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Our sympathies and prayers for your families at this time. May God bless and comfort you.

Mazie Lee
Onia, AR
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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

I am so sorry Brandt and Kelsey for your grandpa passing. My prayers for comfort and for many good memories.

Brenda Lewis
Timbo, AR
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

I am so very sorry for your loss.

Debbie Harmon
Marshall, AR
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

I will miss your hugs and all the laughter you brought where ever you went. My thoughts and prayers for the entire family. You will be missed Ralph!

Rhonda Rowlett
Greenbrier, AR
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Praying for your family at this hard time.

Rhonda, Reta and Leroy Sullins

Rick Watts
Cozyhome, AR
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Praying God's precious promise of Comfort to you that are mourning will overcome the grief and loss you are experiencing. We mourn but not as the world, we mourn with Hope and not without. We mourn with assurance that we will see Ralph again because he put his faith in Christ and so do we!

Coy & Sue Horton
Marshall, AR
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Our sympathy and prayers to the family. Ralph will be missed.

James and Jeri White
Leslie, AR
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Our deepest sympathy in your loss

Roy and Gail Ragland
Marshall, AR
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Sympathy and prayers to all the family.

Mike & Judy Watts
Marshall, AR
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers for the family

Vickie Horton Watts
Harrison, AR
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Debbie,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I got to know Ralph when my Dad was in Rehab before he passed in 2008. Your Dad would visit with Daddy almost every day and I enjoy listening to their conversations. Again, I am so sorry for your loss and may God bless you and your family especially at this time.

Janita King
Marshall, AR
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Dear Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you daily since I heard about Ralph passing away. He will be missed by so many of us that were blessed to know him. May God wrap you in His loving arms and carry you through this great loss.

Wanda Currier
Clinton, AR
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

My thoughts and prayers for his family. He will be missed.

Bruce Stewart
Marshall, AR
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and many friends. Ralph had been on my mind lately, remembering mornings at the coffee shop with my my Dad, and Ralph was always a welcome addiction to our conversations.

James and Leada Horton
Marshall, AR
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Sorry to hear about Ralph. He was a great man to know and laugh with. Our love and prayers to all the family.

nancy
marshall, AR
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Sorry for your loss. Praying for pace and comfort during this time of sorrow.

Holly Kemp
Leslie, AR
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

OH How I'm going to miss you & your hugs. Your smiles & cheers. You were a good man. Esther I'm thinking of you.

Mardena (Pearman) Talburt
Mountain View, AR
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Thelma, Janice, Paul Ray, Darrell, and Kenny, so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother Ralph. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all of you.

Crystal Ragland
Marshall, AR
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

You could not, not laugh when Ralph was around. He was quite the character. So sorry for yalls loss! Many prayers!

Billy B Wallis
Vilonia, AR
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Ricky and family, I'm saddened to hear this. i pray God's comfort and peace over y'all. Ralph was one of the good ones.

Lorena Hurst
Waldron, AR
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss. Ralph was one of a kind. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Much love

Marie and Tommy Parker Jr.
Marshall, AR
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

So glad to have know him all these years. He truly was a great person and loved by many and will be missed by all. Prayers for your family.

Sid and Lea Ann Tudor Lowrance
Marshall, AR
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

We were so sorry to hear of Ralph passing. You are all in our prayers and my God bless you all!

Barbara Smith
Marshall, AR
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Monday, July 19, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy Younger Smith
Harrison, AR
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Monday, July 19, 2021

Debbie, so sorry to hear about your Dad. Prayers for the family.

Renee Barnett RN
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Monday, July 19, 2021

Sorry for your loss. He was such a kind gentleman with a wonderful sense of humor. His smile will be missed.

Pat Halsted
Marshall, AR
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Monday, July 19, 2021

I was so very sorry to heard of Ralph's passing. I have alot of good memories of fishing and camping trips. He was Ernie's fishing buddy for years. In fact the first time I ever met Ralph was on one of my first dates with Ernie.....we met up with Ralph and went Walleye fishing at Greers.
It was so cold I wore Ernies cover-alls the whole trip. This was the start of a wonderful life with Ernie, Ralph and the family ...Im so thankful for the many good memories we all made together. All the family trips taken together are now even more priceless. Im so thankful we did so many family things together. Prayers that God will Bless and Comfort our entire family.

Eddie, and Kathy Morrison
Marshall, AR
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Monday, July 19, 2021

So sorry to hear about Ralph. We send you all our deepest sympathy and prayers.

Jackie & Scott Tumbleson
Marshall, AR
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Monday, July 19, 2021

So very sorry for your family's loss. Prayers to the family.

Haydon Moore
Cameron, NC
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Monday, July 19, 2021

I will always cherish my time with you Uncle Ralph. Love you all