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 Anna Gertrude <I>Shipley</I> Reaves

Anna Gertrude Shipley Reaves

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Death 5 Nov 2010 (aged 85)
Burial Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 100491818 · View Source
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Anna Gertrude Reaves, 85, of 107 Cutoff, Greeneville, died Friday morning at Durham-Hensley Health and Rehabilitation Center, Chuckey.

A lifelong resident of Greene County, she was born on April 2, 1925, and grew up on a farm in the Sunnydale community; later residing in that community her adult life.

She attended East Tennessee State University in Johnson City.

Ms. Reaves retired from Greene Valley Developmental Center after more than 30 years as a licensed practical nurse.

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, she taught school for the Greene County School System at several one- and two-room schools, including: Sunnydale, Jones Chapel, Rollins Chapel, Unaka, and Paint Creek.

Ms. Reaves was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church.

"She enjoyed working with children, reading, and growing flowers," her family noted.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law: Johnny Allen and Elizabeth Reaves of Greeneville; a daughter and son-in-law: Judy Anne and Russell Carmack of Chuckey; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law: Keith Allen and Kristy Reaves of Greeneville; two granddaughters: Lori Anne Carmack Sreyo of Greeneville and her husband, Nader, and Sandy Lynn Reaves of Johnson City a great-granddaughter: Kara Michelle Reaves; a sister: Montie Hayes of Chuckey; three brothers and sisters-in-law: Ralph and Janice Shipley of Jonesborough, Walter and Bonnie Shipley of Greeneville, and Buford and Imogene Shipley of Greeneville; two sisters-in-law: Norma Cornwell and Evelyn Cartwright, both of Greeneville; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

She was a daughter of the late Hubert and Katie Shipley and was preceded in death by her former husband: Jacob A. Reaves, the father of her children; two sisters: an infant, Gladys Shipley, and Mary Alice Justis.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

The funeral service will follow visitation at 8 o'clock in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Jimmy Fillers will officiate.

A committal service will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in River Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael Hayes, David Hayes, Seth Hayes, Mark Shipley, Kim Shipley, Todd Shipley, David Shipley, Jesse Hayes, Garland Reaves, and Danny Reaves.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.


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  • Created by: Tnbreeze
  • Added: 10 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100491818
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Anna Gertrude Shipley Reaves (2 Apr 1925–5 Nov 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100491818, citing River Hill UMC Cemetery, Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Tnbreeze (contributor 47216938) .