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Melba Dodson Reeves

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Death 8 Nov 2012 (aged 84)
Burial McNeil, Columbia County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 100491618 · View Source
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Melba (Dodson) Reeves, 84, of Willisville, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at the Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Magnolia, Arkansas.

She was born on January 5, 1928 in Magnolia, Arkansas to the late Sam Dodson and Linnie Belle (Camp) Dodson. She was retired from Firestone and was of the Baptist faith. She loved traveling and camping with her special friend Cotton throughout the United States.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Madison Harrison Reeves; a daughter, Dorothy Virginia Reeves; two sisters, Dorothy Krantz and Lurlene McGuire; a brother, Sam Dodson Jr.; and her special friend, James "Cotton" Butler.

Melba is survived by her daughter Margie Touchet and husband Danny of Pineville, Louisiana; three sons, Michael Reeves and wife Linda of Bentley, Louisiana, Jimmy Reeves and wife Regina of Magnolia, and Jerry Reeves and wife Cynthia of Willisville, Arkansas; two brothers, B.C. Dodson of Magnolia and Carroll Dodson of New Boston, Texas; a sister, Sandy (Dodson) Tomlin of Alabama; 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; many nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., in Magnolia with Bro. Hershal Shackleford and Bro. Rick Shackleford officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc.

Visitation with the family will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Michael Touchet, Steven Touchet, Steven Matthew Reeves, Chris Reeves, David Reeves and Matt Reeves. Honorary pallbearers will be John Word, John Guillot, Dales Barnes, and Aaron Easley.


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  • Created by: Julane
  • Added: 10 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100491618
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Melba Dodson Reeves (5 Jan 1928–8 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100491618, citing New Hope Cemetery, McNeil, Columbia County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Julane (contributor 47251236) .