Reba Yvonne Gearhart, 77, of Orange, Texas passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at the Meadows in Orange. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with the Rev. Danny Gilliam officiating. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn in West Orange. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

Reba was born on Oct. 17, 1932, in Louisiana. She was the daughter of Lester Ballard and Alieta (Etzell) Ballard.  Reba graduated from Orangefield High School and retired from Little Cypress ISD. She was a member of the Baptist faith. She loved being with her family and was a very devoted grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwyn “Scratch” Gearhart; parents; brother, L.G. Ballard; sister, Corma Kay Jones; and daughter-in-law, Benita Gearhart.

Reba is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Patrick Rountree and Patty and Pat Cook; son, Ronnie Gearhart; grandchildren, Jason Anthony, Avery Anthony, Whitney Gonzales and husband Juan, Chad Gearhart, Justin (Bubba) Gearhart, Clayton Gearhart and April Russell; six great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth Ray and Mary Ballard and Doyel and Norma Ballard; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as Pallbearers will be, Jason Anthony, Avery Anthony, Chad Gearhart, Justin (Bubba) Gearhart, Clayton Gearhart and Juan Gonzales.

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