Nellie May Reep
Funeral Date: 9/23/2019

Obituary:
Nellie Jean May Reep, age 92, died Friday, September 20, 2019 in Haughton, LA. She was born October 15, 1926 in Bradley County, AR to the late Dixie Eugene (D.E.) May and Zora Bell O’Neal May. Nellie graduated from Warren Public Schools in 1944. She married the love of her life, Edward McConley (Connie) Reep on September 30, 1951 until his death on November 22, 1994. She worked at Oscar Greens’ grocery in her younger years, Krogers, Bradley County Memorial Hospital as a Ward Clerk for 25 years and as a Foster Grandparent at Warren Eastside (she was known to many children as “Grandma Nell”). She was of the Baptist faith and loved watching Sunday morning services on TV. During football season she would never miss her Razorbacks play, whether it’s on TV or listening to the games on the radio. She loved to eat buttermilk and cornbread and her Dr. Pepper. Also, preceding her in death were sisters, Katherine May Fort, Marcell May Taylor and Betty May. Survivors include her daughter, Connie Louan Reep Butts, husband Mike, of Haughton, Louisiana, sons, Eugene McConley Reep, wife Gayla, of Texarkana, Texas and Robert Todd Reep of Conway, Arkansas. Grandchildren Aaron Michael Butts, wife Bridgette, of Haughton, Louisiana, Loree Jean Butts Castleman, husband Hank, of Bossier City, Louisiana and Connie Michelle Butts of Haughton, Louisiana, great grandsons Taylor, Jordon, Jameson, Brantley and Jackson, her great granddaughter, and namesake, Gracelyn Mae Butts, her neighbor and friend Elizabeth Smith and a host of other grandchildren and relatives . Graveside service was 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 24 at Oakland Cemetery. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active Pallbearers were Aaron Butts, Taylor Rance Castleman, Jordon Aubrey Ainsworth, Jameson McConley Butts, Brantley Wyatt Castleman, Jackson Cade Butts, Mike Butts and Hank Castleman.

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Name: Paul and Becky Gannaway
Message: Such a sweet Lady. Louan, sorry to hear of your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Merline Pinson
Message: Sending prayers to each of you for comfort and peace

Name: Emily Sangster Lasiter
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Name: Donna Harton Usry
Message: Louan, Gene, Todd and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved working with, and being friends with Nell. She was a special lady. I know she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Kaylon taylor
Message: Im so sorry about Mrs

Name: Gerald Baker
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Name: Sandra Word
Message: So very sorry to hear about Ms. Nell! I worked with her at East Side, and she was always so sweet and kind! Loved talking with her!!! She will be missed!!!!!

Name: Tammy Hensley
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Name: Donna Ozment Raney
Message: So sorry to hear about Ms. Nell! I worked with her at the hospital and also knew her through Todd. Such a sweet lady!! Prayers for all the family!!

Name: Mary Catherine Armstrong
Message: Loved your Mother, She was so kind and always made me feel happy when I saw her. Never forget the play we put on one summer on your front porch on Myrtle Street. Praying for your family during this sad time. Love ya, Mary Catherine Huey Armstrong

Name: Rhonda and Gary Simmons
Message: Louan and family, So sorry about Ms. Nell. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Bridgette Butts
Message: We love you Grandma and will miss you like crazy! Keep that broomstick handy for us!

Name: Andra Brown
Message: Ms. Nell was in our Foster Grandparent Program. She was a sweetheart and will be missed very much. So sorry and prayers for the family.

Name: Tim Parker
Message: Gene and Todd: My thoughts are with you on this sad occasion.

Name: Sharon Bridwell
Message: I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Nell and I worked at Eastside together. My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss.