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Sidney Reaves Jr.

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AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Sidney J. Reaves, Jr., 71, entered into rest Monday, September 9, 2013 at University Hospital. Funeral services will be held this morning at 10:00 A.M. at Grace Baptist Church of Evans with Pastor Bill Hilley officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be members of the Augusta Richmond County and Columbia County firefighters. Sid started his career at Gracewood State School & Hospital in the 50's. As a teenager he helped his Granddad, Dave Turner, on the yards and greenhouse at Gracewood, but his main love was the fire department. He was a volunteer with the Suburban Fire Department on Richmond Hill Road for many years. He gave his time, love, and soul to firefighting, and even kept a fire radio in his home so he wouldn't miss a single call. He later worked as a paid fireman, but was called back to Gracewood to supervise the fire department there. Sid became the Director of Security and Fire Chief at Gracewood State School and Hospital. In 1976, he was the President of the Board of the Suburban Fire Department and was instrumental in merging the South Augusta fire department with the Richmond County Fire department. After his retirement from Gracewood, Sid had a successful real estate career with Meybohm Realty in Augusta. Sid was born in Augusta, GA on October 29, 1941, the son of the late Sidney Reaves, Sr. and the late Lucille Turner Reaves. He is preceded in death by his brother, David Reaves. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Mrs. Judy Boutwell Reaves; his daughters: Pam Reaves Nobles, Kim Reaves Kelly and her husband Dennis, Amanda Curry; his son: Todd Bishop; and his grandchildren: Alex Kelly, Bailey Curry, and Sawyer Curry. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Mac Bowman and to Dr. Danny Newman. Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church of Evans, 4945 Hardy McManus Rd., Evans, GA 30809 or to the , 190 Knox Abbott Dr., Suite 301, Casey, SC 29033. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com Retired Firefighter Gracewood


Published in The Augusta Chronicle from Sept. 11 to Sept. 12, 2013
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