Dorothy Helen Ray Reeder Fallin, 83, of Junction City, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.†

She was born Oct. 12, 1929, in Sparkman. She was a homemaker and a member of West Main Missionary Baptist Church in Sparkman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie V. Ray and Winnie Bell Ray; husbands, Robert Richard Reeder and Andrew Jackson Fallin; brothers, Earnest Ray, Douglas Ray and Gordon Ray; sisters, Ruby Nalls and Adelle Epperson; three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.†

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Linda Reeder of Norphlet; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Rocky Bale of Junction City, and Lona and Preston Haynes of Calion; one stepson and daughter-in-law, Danny and Gay Fallin of Dallas; 21 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren† and 27 great-great-grandchildren.†

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce with the Rev. Kevin Spurlin and Ruby Beck officiating. Burial will be in Sparkman Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online register visit

Published: 01/10/2013