Welcome to the memorial page for

Reba Lois (Ogden) Burnett

February 20, 1927 ~ September 6, 2020 (age 93)

Reba Lois Burnett, 93, of Crossett, gained her wings on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born on February 20, 1927, in Longville, LA to the late William Jessie Ogden and Ida Drue Cooley Ogden.

Reba was a member of North Crossett First Baptist Church and worked as a seamstress and salesclerk for Bealls Department Store and Holland’s Fabric Store.  She was also a salesclerk at Spike’s Drug Store where she retired after 32 years of service. 

Reba had many loves in her lifetime.  Among these were sewing, cooking, collecting Hallmark ornaments, Razorback sports, traveling, and spending time with her family.  She loved holiday traditions and her famous turkey and dressing was in high demand at any gathering.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her late husband, W.C. “Bill” Burnett; one son, Clarence Burnett; two brothers, Rolland “A.J” and Russell Odgen; one sister, Betty Yates; one son-in-law, Ernest Robbins; and two grandchildren, Robbie Burnett; and Kim Walker.

Survivors include three children, Peggy Robbins of Nashville, AR, Linda Hollis of Crossett, and Eugene Burnett (Sharon) also of Crossett; one daughter-in-law, Frances Burnett of Tollesboro, KY; thirteen grandchildren, thirty-seven great-grandchildren, twenty-nine great, great-grandchildren, and one great, great, great-grandchild.  Also survived by her siblings, Artie Ogden of Crossett; Ronald Ogden (Mildred) of Macon, GA; and Molly Stanley (Eddie) of Crossett; one sister-in-law, Julia Ogden of Fort Valley, GA; along with a host of nieces and nephews; and her special friend, Hilga Neblett.

A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 8, at Simms Cemetery with Pastor Robin Allen, officiating.  Pallbearers are Stan White, Kevin Strunk, Jason Johnston, Rob Adkins, Scotty Fox, and Jimmy Dean Kinney.  Honorary pallbearers are Chris Adkins, Wyatt Snyder, Jesse Snyder, Doug Pearson, John Pearson, Barry Pearson, James Stanley, Shaun Rogers, Josh Robbins, and Steven Robbins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Reba’s memory to Simms Cemetery in North Crossett or Hospice Home Care of Monticello.

Services entrusted to Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.

Medders Funeral Home is complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and the Arkansas Govenor's mandates.  All attendees must provide and wear a face mask and comply with social distancing and sanitizing guidelines.

Those that are considered high risk, running fever, or have been recently exposed to someone positive with COVID-19 are encouraged to stay home to protect themselves and others.

There will be live streaming of the service at the graveside, by request of the family which may be viewed by clicking the following link:

A downloadable service program will be made available at the bottom of this page on the day of the service.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Simms Cemetery Fund c/o Century Next Bank
218 Main St., Crossett AR 71635
Tel: 1-870-364-1300

Hospice Home Care
2200 South Bowman Road, Little Rock AR 72211
Tel: 1-844-558-4100

 Service Information

Graveside Service
September 8, 2020

2:00 PM
Sims Cemetery
Behind Berry Packing (Binns Loop)
Crossett, AR 71635

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