Earline McReady Reeves, 83, of Ben Hill County, Georgia, died Monday, January 23, 2023, at her residence.
Funeral services will be held 11 AM, Friday, January 27, 2023, at Salem Baptist Church in Ben Hill County, Georgia, with the Rev. Bill Tracy officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 PM until 8 PM, at the funeral home in Fitzgerald.
Mrs. Reeves was born March 24, 1939 in Irwin County, Georgia, to the late Ed & Ruby Poole McReady. She worked for Y & W Sportswear, Irwin Manufacturing, Modern Fibers and SWS Garment, as a seamstress. Mrs. Reeves enjoyed gardening, especially growing roses, sewing, making bears and dolls and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, was active in children’s church and was a member of the WMU.
She is survived by her children: Edward & Renee Reeves of Rochelle and Angelia & Lee Mays of Abbeville; grandchildren: Daniel & Kasey Mays of Rochelle, Ashley & Mitch Faircloth of Rochelle, Wesley & Maegan Reeves of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Derik Humble of Ocilla, Andrew Massey of Omega, Bradley & Amber Massey of Nashville and Kayla Massey of Rochelle; great-grandchildren: Dawson Mays, Ava Mays, Jaxson Mays, Peyton Faircloth, Hadlee Faircloth, Emmett Reeves, Alyssa Huggins, Keegan Huggins, Braelin Massey, Ryder Massey, Gavin Cook and Hadlee Martin; a sister, Brenda Turner of Douglas and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Reeves; three brothers: Buddy McReady, Jimmy McReady and Bo McReady and a sister, Patricia Ryan.