Frances  Reaves


Mrs. Frances Reaves, 92 of Quitman passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019 at her residence. Mrs. Reaves was born March 29, 1927 to the late Russell and Nettie Warren Barker. She was a member of the Quitman First Baptist Church and the Quitman Garden Club. She loved to work in her flower garden and made sure the birds and squirrels were well fed. Mrs. Reaves was active and supportive of her husbands career in the Georgia State Legislature. She loved her family and friends and was eager to say "I love life."
Survivors include her daughter, Joan Reaves of Quitman; grandchildren, Lee (Kristin) Bradford of Ft. Collins, Co., Henry Lee "Bud" Reaves, III of Quitman, and Brandie Reaves (Jay) Smith of Boston; great grandchildren, Hunter Bradford, Wyatt Bradford, Jackson Bradford, Kate Bradford, David Tinsley, III, Kaylin Tinsley, Savannah Ward, and Jake Smith; and one sister, Betty Davis of Quitman. Mrs. Reaves was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Lee Reaves; son, Henry Lee "Buddy" Reaves, Jr.; and three sisters, Nadine Fesler, Mary Ann Barker, and Josephine Williams.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Steve Shierling officiating. The family will be receiving friends Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Maxwell-Purvis Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at Maxwell-Purvis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published on April 11, 2019
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2 posts

Tom Odom April 13 2019
Apr 13, 2019
Out of town but heard about your mom.
Many fond memories at the "farm" growing
up. She was a special lady. God bless you
and your family. Tom
Joyce Adair Barrett
Apr 12, 2019
Joanie, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. I have very fond memories of Miss Frances and your dad and growing up in such a different time. My folk thought the world of them as well. Love from Scotty and me.