TURBEVILLE – Mrs. Nona Evans Reaves, 85, widow of George W. Reaves, died Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at NHC Healthcare of Sumter.
Born July 2, 1924, in Mayesville, SC, she was the daughter of the late Ellison Lafayette and Hattie Eugenia Hodge Evans. She was a retired inspector and seamstress from Manning Manufacturing Company, a United States Army veteran, and a member of Turbeville Southern Methodist Church and the Marion Gamble Missions Circle.
Surviving are a sister, Felicia Rutter of Lynchburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers; a sister; and special niece, Brenda Godwin.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home in Manning, with the Rev. Dr. Larry Crowe officiating. Burial was in Brewington Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Manning.
Pallbearers were Stephen Evans, Robert Evans, Patrick Kelly, James Godwin, Matthew Godwin, and Brant Lane.
Memorials may be made to Turbeville Southern Methodist Church Youth Ministry, 1642 Main Street, Turbeville, SC 29162.
I will always cherish the wonderful memories I have of Aunt Nona. I remember going to visit her and Uncle George with my parents and always feeling how much she loved us. I know my Grandaddy was waiting in Heaven to wrap his big arms around her. She was truly a remarkable woman who was loved by so many.
From: Janet Peters Austin
Thank you for the faithful life you shared with Uncle G. Thank you for that hug and big glass of sweet tea the day I came home. Thank you Aunt Nona.
From: Stan Reaves, Jr.
I remember family reunions and other times when I was around Nona. She was always very sweet to me. Just remember the good times. I could not be at the funeral physically; but I was there in my thoughts and prayers.