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Ruby L. Reece

Ruby L. Reece, 91, of Pikeville died Wednesday morning, October 30, 2013 with family at her bedside. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in the Melvin community.

Her parents, Bryant and Mattie Hedgecoth; children, Charles Homer, James Wendell and Jerry “Duck” Reece; granddaughter, Lacee Reece and three brothers, Ray, Carl and Paul Hedgecoth, preceded her in death.

She is survived and will be missed by her three daughters, Carlene (Earl) Hankins, Linda (Hoyt) Neal and Katie (Harold) Hankins; two sons, Richard (Deborah) Reece and Johnny Reece, all of Pikeville; a daughter-in-law, Dinah Reece Swafford of Crossville; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Helen Keedy of Pikeville and Martha Jones of Sidney, Ohio; one brother, Bill (Geneva) Hedgecoth of Spencer; sister-in-law, Elsie Hedgecoth; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 2 in the funeral home chapel with Brother Doyle Ashburn and Melton Ker officiating. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery.

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Putnam-Reed Funeral Home of Pikeville was in charge of arrangements.

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