Mr. Talmadge L. Honey, 86, of Newport, Arkansas, departed this life on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Jonesboro.

He was born August 16, 1927 in Johnstown, Arkansas, the son of Lenzie Washington and Fannie (Largent) Honey.

Mr. Honey was preceded in death by his wife, Mable (Moore) Honey; two brothers, L.W. “Butch” Honey and Darrell Honey; and two sisters, Wanda Joplin and Vivian Honey.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Campbell) Honey of the home; three sons, David Honey of Shoffner, Wayne Reams and partner, Linda Hoffman of Newport, and Kenny Reams and wife Chris of Angleton, Texas; seven daughters, Brenda Henard and husband Randy of West Fork, Bobbie Thatcher and husband Ronnie of Amagon, Kathy Honey Buford and husband Ricky of Newport, Ramona Reams and partner Wayne Matthews of North Little Rock, Gail Snyder and husband Terry of Newport, Beverly Honey Tharp and husband, Jerry of Newport, and Dana Raeburn and husband Chris of North Little Rock; one brother, Ruben Honey and wife Stella of Amagon; one sister, Glenda Hicks and husband Dell of Cabot; fourteen grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers were Terry Snyder, Randy Henard, Jerry Tharp, Jerry Tharp II, Sean Buford, and Chris Raeburn. 

Graveside services were 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Watson Cemetery.  Friends visited at the funeral home, Saturday, noon until 1:30 p.m.

Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.