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Belle Reed
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Birth: Oct. 18, 1878
Floyd County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 1967
Floyd County
Kentucky, USA

Belle Reed. Sister to my grandfather Sam Reed. d/o Sigler and Susan Salyer Morgan Reed. Was married three times.

Belle Reed Tiffany --By request of the Family I will try to write an obituary of Belle Reed Tiffany, the daughter of Sigler Reed and Susan Morgan Reed, both who preceded her in death. Sister Belle was born October 19, 1878 and deceased this life April 6, 1967, being 88 years of age, but we feel according to her testimony that she has passed on into the eternal rest of God. Sister Belle married John Shepherd, and unto this marriage three children were born; Virgie Hicks, deceased; two still living Susie Conley of Peebles, Ohio, and Ora Hicks of David, Ky. She then married Edd Tiffany, who also preceded her in death, during 1935. Four sisters preceded Belle in death; Rosie Shepherd, Lula Huffvine, Jennie Kremer , and Millie Laferty, one sister survives; Sallie Case of Garrett, Ky. Three brothers preceded Belle in death; Ruben Reed, Gold Reed, and Sam Reed. One brother survives: Goble Reed of Hippo, Ky. According to record Belle had 26 grandchildren, 57 great-grand-children and 3 great-great-grandchildren. After the death of her husband Edd Tiffany in 1935, sister Belle spent practically all of her remaining life in the home of her daughter Ora Hicks, wife of Earnest Hicks of David, Ky. Sister Ora although afflicted herself, cared for and looked after her dear mother, Belle with patience and kindness. Sister Belle joined the United Baptist Church approximately 15,years ago, and lived a faithful life on through her remaining stay here on earth. I have known sister Belle for several years and everywhere I saw her she had a friendly handshake, and I can remember her kind soft spoken words. Sister Belle had a stroke during December 5, 1966 and had been sick since. I am sure that her relatives, grandchildren, and friends can remember kind words and good advice that sister Belle has given to them and we hope all of her relatives and friends, if they haven't made peace with God already, will consider their ways and turn to God while life and opportunity is before them, that they may meet her in that Eternal Rest, where we feel and believe she is gone to. I know sister Ora and all will miss dear Mother, but God saw reason to call her home where trouble , sorrow and affliction and pain will all fade away. So we might say as the verse I love so dearly says: Safely Home.

She was listed as Amanda Reid in the 1880 census report. We have not confirmed that name from any living family that knew her and that includes from those that lived with her (in the Hicks Family) growing up that are still living today. I have family at 85, 89 and 95 that knew her and never once heard Belle called by Amanda. That doesn't mean it wasn't her name, but we haven't found any proof of it (ie birth certificate). I believe it may have been a name or info gathered at the time the census taker came around was gathered from a none relative which often happened in those days. The person taking the info would ask others at the head of the hollow who was in the back and names were given. She was never listed as Amanda in any census report after that up to her death in 1967. 
Family links: 
  Susan Salyer Morgan (1862 - 1946)
  Belle Reed (1878 - 1967)
  Rose Ellen Reed Shepherd (1880 - 1960)*
  Lula Reed Huffine (1882 - 1923)*
  Jenny Reed Kremer (1886 - 1959)*
  Sallie Reed Case (1892 - 1969)*
  Samuel Reed (1892 - 1963)*
*Calculated relationship
Smith-Hicks Family Cemetery
Floyd County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: R. Reed
Record added: Nov 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101426155
Belle Reed
Added by: R. Reed
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