Funeral services for Mattie Carolyn Reeves will be held Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 10 a.m. at Newton County Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Vincent officiating. Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery. Newton County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Reeves, 89, of Decatur, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, at Laird Hospital in Union. She was a member of Clarke-Venable Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter: Geraldine Irby of Decatur; her son: Ronnie Reeves of Decatur; her step-sons: Bobby Reeves of Chunky and Grady Reeves of Arab, AL; her sisters: Orell Giles Graham of Decatur; Hilda Sims of Meridian, and Ruby Jean Chaney of Union; four grandchildren: Kenneth Craig Doby, Warren Scott Doby, Jason May, and Wade Irby; one great-grandchild; Ericka Lane Doby; one great-great grandchild; Presley Sims Dill; and several nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews;
She was preceded in death by her husbands: Billy Sims and Walter Reeves; her daughter: Jeanette Sims Doby; her parents: Clark and Carrie Halford Giles; her sisters: Miletus Anderson and Mavis Johnson; and one brother: Sparkes Giles; and her step-son: Thomas Reeves;
Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. at the funeral home.