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 Mary Elizabeth <I>White</I> Reeves

Mary Elizabeth White Reeves

Birth
Tenaha, Shelby County, Texas, USA
Death 11 Nov 1999 (aged 70)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Carthage, Panola County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 9268 · View Source
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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.).


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 16 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9268
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Elizabeth White Reeves (20 Jan 1929–11 Nov 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9268, citing Jim Reeves Memorial Park, Carthage, Panola County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .