2018-05-30 / Obituaries

Betty Jean Burd Reaves

Betty Jean Burd Reaves, 79, of 467 Oak Grove Mt Zion Church Road, died Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at her home. Born on February 17, 1939 in Elgin, Oklahoma she was the daughter of the late John Henderson Burd and Alice Pearl Owen Burd. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her grandson, John H. Palmer and eight siblings.

Mrs. Reaves worked 39 years for Tultex Yarns and later worked ten years for Cambridge Hills.

Surviving are her husband, Richard Wayne Reaves of the home; three children, Ricky Palmer and Terri, Charlie Palmer and Dawn and Terri Garrett and Randy; two brothers, Jim Burd and Lloyd “Sonny” Burd, both of Oklahoma; eight grandchildren, Russell Palmer (Nicole), William Palmer, Joshua Carver (Demetra), Elizabeth Gentry (Robbie), Allison Bowes (Jeffrey), Ashley Wesley (Scott), Cody Palmer, and Heather Poole (Landon); nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2018 at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church and other times at the home of Ricky & Terri Palmer (2460 Chub Lake Road, Roxboro).

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2018 at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church with the Pastor Casey Mursten officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Walker, Joshua Carver, Jeffrey Bowes, Russell Palmer, Scott Wesley, Robbie Gentry and Cody Palmer.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27612.

Condolences may be sent at www.brooksandwhite.com.

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