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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.,

She was preceded in death by 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.

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

Services were held November 2 in the chapel with Brother Doyle Ashburn and Melton Ker officiating. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery.

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Arrangements were entrusted to Putnam-Reed Funeral Home in Pikeville.

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