Ms. Connie Jean Reed, 64, of Paragould, Ark., died on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at St. Bernards Medical Center after a sudden illness. Ms. Reed was born on Jan. 7, 1947, in Sikeston, Mo., to the late Joseph Roy and Mary Black Ainley. Ms. Reed was a long time area resident, of the Baptist faith, loved horses and donated her free time to volunteer work at area nursing homes.
Survivors include three sons, Ronnie Reed, Jr. and wife Leah of Paragould, William Reed of Paragould, Joseph Reed of Little Rock, Ark.; a daughter, Lisa Cothren of Paragould; two brothers, James Ainley of Fort Smith, Ark., and Pete Ainley of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; three grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
Ms. Reed was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters and three brothers.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2011 at noon at the First Freewill Baptist Church in Paragould, Ark., under the direction of Faith Funeral Service, Manila, Ark.