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Reda Clayburn

Reda Clayburn, age 84, of Hatfield, Arkansas, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 14, 2024.

Reda was born in Hatfield, Arkansas, to Hoyt McDaniel and Stella Davis McDaniel. She was married to Sam Clayburn on May 15, 1958, in Hatfield, AR. Before Sam’s passing in 2021, they celebrated 63 years of marriage.

Reda was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church of Hatfield. Shortly after she married, Reda began working at the Renova shirt factory, which later came to be known as Aalfs. She and Sam also raised chickens for Tyson for 40 years.

Reda loved spending time outdoors. She enjoyed working in her flower beds, brush-hogging the pastures, laboring in the garden, and tending to the many animals they raised on the farm. She always grew way more food than they could eat, and what she didn’t cook or can, she insisted on giving away. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, and she will be missed by all who knew her.

Reda was preceded in death by her parents, Hoyt and Stella McDaniel; siblings, Elbert McDaniel, Anna Mae Taylor, and Roy McDaniel; an infant daughter; sister-in-law, Billie Faye McDaniel; niece, Pat Peek; nephew, Randy McDaniel, and her husband, Sam Clayburn.

She is survived by her children, Debbie Alley of Hatfield, Arkansas; Steve Clayburn and wife Stephanie of San Augustine, Texas; Dennis Shayne Clayburn of Tucker, Arkansas; daughter-in-law, Tanya Russell of West Fork, Arkansas; grandsons, Adam Gates and wife Mysti of Hatfield; Brandon Gates of Hatfield; Rickey Gates of Texarkana, Texas; Wade Clayburn of Pearland, Texas; Jake Clayburn and wife Jessica of San Augustine, Texas; granddaughters Kerenza and Alexa Russell of West Fork; 11 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 19th, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at the Lone Valley Cemetery of Hatfield, under the direction of the Bowser Family Funeral Home, on Wednesday, March 20th, at 2:00 p.m. with Raymond Dees and Kevin Jewell officiating.

Pallbearers include Jody Walston, Kurtis Walston, Billy Bates, Dalton Doughty, Ricky McDaniel and Larry Taylor. Honorary pallbearers include Kenny Romine and David Fisher.

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