Services for Mrs. Annette Reeves of Decatur were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 1 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with burial in the Mount Zion Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Mark Vincent officiated.
Visitation was held 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday at Milling Funeral Home of Union.
Annette Reeves, 80, passed away on Friday, June 29, 2018. She was the oldest of three children, born to Charles and Elaine Graham on July 25, 1937. She was married to her high school sweetheart, Ray Reeves for 64 years. Together they operated a dairy farm for 29 years. Mrs. Reeves was a hard worker. Along with operating a dairy farm she also worked at various garment factories, grew a plentiful garden and raised three children, Susan Reeves Horton, Mike Reeves and Laura Reeves Thorne.
In her retired years, Mrs. Reeves enjoyed spending time with her family. She had eight grandchildren, Jenny Tadlock and her husband, Nathan, Luke Horton and his wife, Lauren, Matthew Reeves and Joshua Reeves, Hope Buckley and Jeremy Buckley, and Nolan Thorne and his wife, Katie, Charles Thorne; 13 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Dr. Harold Graham and his wife, Nancy.
She was a member of Clarke Venable Baptist Church and enjoyed outings with her Sunday school class. She often met with friends to play games at the Senior Center. She liked to read and watch her hummingbirds.
Mrs. Reeves was a genuinely sweet lady who always had a smile on her face. She had a positive outlook no matter what the circumstances and strength that we all envied. She was the cornerstone of our family and will be greatly missed.
Mrs. Reeves was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Elaine Graham; and one sister, Glenda Carol Fowler.
Pallbearers were Luke Horton, Nathan Tadlock, Joshua Reeves, Matthew Reeves,
Nolan Thorne and Charles Thorne and Jason Weidler.