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Georgia Virginia Blanks Reeves / May 19, 2020

Georgia Virginia Blanks Reeves, 87, of South Boston, died Sunday, May 10, 2020.  She was born in Mecklenburg County on Aug. 26, 1932, daughter of the late George Vincent Blanks and the late Annie Belle Pettigrew Blanks. She was married to the late Alvin Wade Reeves and was a member of Aarons Creek Baptist Church.  In her earlier years, she worked as a nurse at the former South Boston Hospital.

Ms. Reeves is survived by her sisters, Helen Blanks Hite of Oxford, N.C., and Nellie Blanks Arrington (Francis) of Nelson and a host of nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Wilma Blanks Riggan, Grace Blanks Daniel, Harvey Hoover Blanks, Paul Vincent Blanks and David Edward Blanks.

Private graveside services were held Thursday, May 14 at 2 p.m. at Halifax Memorial Gardens with Rev. Michael Riley officiating. 

In keeping with CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, funeral service for were livestreamed via Powell Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

Memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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