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James D. ‘Jimmy’ Reaves Sr. / May 05, 2011
James D. “Jimmy” Reaves Sr., 90, of Arbor Oaks Evergreen #21, Greenacres, Fla., died May 2, 2011. He was born in Halifax County on June 13, 1920, a son of the late Oscar L. Reaves and Mary Melissa Turner Reaves and was married to the late Mildred Betterton Reaves. He was a member of Dan River Baptist Church, American Legion Post 8, where he was a former Commander and member of the Honor Guard, was a retired electrician with Dominion Virginia Power and a World War II Army veteran.

He is survived by daughters, Janice R. Carmelo and Brenda G. Reaves, both of West Palm Beach, Fla., one son, James D. “Danny” Reaves Jr. of Scottsburg; grandchildren, Justin Saunders, Graham Saunders, Ann Marshall Saunders, Lori G. Vogt, Michael Reaves, Andrew Reaves, Ben Reaves and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandchild, James Daniel Reaves III.

A funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Dan River Baptist Church with Rev. Doug Gibson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8:30 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held at American Legion Post 8 following the funeral service. Memorials may be directed to American Legion Post 8, 1710 Jeffress Blvd., South Boston, VA 24592.

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