Ruth Daniel Reeves   

Published 9:25 pm Monday, January 22, 2018

Funeral services for Ruth Daniel Reeves, of Bogue Chitto, are today, Jan. 23, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Montgomery Baptist Church in Summit, with burial at the church cemetery. Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation was held Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home and will continue today, Jan. 23, 2018, from 1 p.m. until time of service at the church.

Mrs. Reeves, 100, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. She was born Sept. 5, 1917, to W.E. and Eula Rucker Daniel in Attala County. In 1918, the family moved to McComb, where she attended East McComb School and McComb High School. She met Cecil P. Reeves in 1938 and they were married Dec. 4, 1938. She lived the rest of her 100 years on the family farm near Bogue Chitto, Mississippi.

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She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two sons, Hollis Daniel “Danny” Reeves and Roger Dale Reeves; daughter, Linda Reeves Gaul; sons-in-law, Marcus H. Lea and Bill Spencer; brother, Clay Daniel and sister, Eva Daniel Colson.

Survivors are her three sons, Earl Preston Reeves and wife Joy, of Wiggins, Terry G. Reeves and wife Pam, of Brandon, Larry C. Reeves and wife Carolyn, of Bogue Chitto; four daughters, Kay Reeves Lea, of Bogue Chitto, Cecile Reeves McCaffrey and husband Raymond, of Bogue Chitto, Connie Reeves King and husband Bert, of Collins, and Lynn Reeves Johnson and husband Kevin, of Hattiesburg; son-in-law, Joseph Gaul of Gladstone, Missouri; two daughters-in-law, Helen Reeves, of Wesson, and Jeanette Reeves, of Brookhaven; 21 grandchildren, Steve Gaul, David Gaul, Mary Amato, Earl Preston Reeves Jr., Melanie Reeves Morgan, Bruce Lea, Penny Lea Watson, Tim Spencer, Barry Spencer, Ronnie Reeves, Randall Reeves, Jason Reeves, Jennifer Reeves, Tate Reeves, Todd Reeves, Clay King, Colin King, Casey King, Spencer Reeves, Blake Cavataio, Brandon Cavataio, Byron McCaffrey and Eric McCaffrey; 33 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her honor to Montgomery Baptist Church Building Fund, 495 Montgomery Rd SW, Summit, Mississippi 39666.

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