Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Reeveses in:
 • Jim Reeves Memorial Park
 • Carthage
 • Panola County
 • Texas
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Mary Elizabeth White Reeves
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: Jan. 20, 1929
Tenaha
Shelby County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 11, 1999
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Wife of Grand Ole Opry star, Jim Reeves. After Jim's death, she created Jim Reeves Enterprises to protect and preserve his estate and image. However, in 1996, while suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, she was allegedly duped into giving full control of Jim Reeves Enterprises to her second husband, Terry Davis, whom she married in 1969. Davis turned around and had it sold to a carnival outfit, United Shows of America, Inc., for $7.3 million. Over the last 3 years, Jim's niece and sisters have worked through the courts to reverse this sale, stating that Mary would never had done such a thing, and that upon her death, it would have been put under the control of a non-profit entity for the purpose of preserving Jim Reeves's legacy for years to come. Furthermore, although her will states that she was to be buried alongside Jim, Davis had her remains interred in a mausoleum at Spring Hill Cemetery instead. (Source: Official Jim Reeves Website www.jim-reeves.com.). 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John A. White (1876 - 1938)
  Mary Holt White (1889 - 1983)
 
 Spouse:
  Jim Reeves (1923 - 1964)*
 
 Siblings:
  Fred Arthur White (1913 - 2006)*
  John A White (1920 - 2010)*
  W D White (1923 - 1997)*
  Mary Elizabeth White Reeves (1929 - 1999)
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Alzheimer's Disease
 
Burial:
Jim Reeves Memorial Park
Carthage
Panola County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: May 16, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 9268
Mary Elizabeth <i>White</i> Reeves
Added by: George S. Ellington
 
Mary Elizabeth <i>White</i> Reeves
Added by: George S. Ellington
 
Mary Elizabeth <i>White</i> Reeves
Added by: Eugenia Bonnie (Brown) Ruff
 
 
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Briana
 Added: May. 4, 2015
.....you were thought of today, lovely lady.....
- Carolyn
 Added: Feb. 9, 2015
Rest In Peace.
- Anita Cooper
 Added: Jan. 22, 2015
There are 59 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service