CHESHIRE — Etta Mae Reese, 89, of Cheshire, died Thursday morning, Feb. 27, 2014, at her residence. Born on Feb. 19, 1925, in Kanawha County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Tolbert and Garnet Adkins Hundley.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, T. Emerson Reese; son Edward Ellis Reese; grandson Joseph Harris; son-in-law Marvin Cremeans; and two brothers, Tolbert Hundley Jr. and William "Billy" Hundley.
She worked for several years as a cook at Cheshire-Kyger Elementary School. Etta Mae was a longtime active member of Little Kyger Congregational Church, and active in the Ladies Aid Society at the church. She previously was a member of the Laurel Falls Baptist Church in St. Albans, W.Va. She was also a member of the Wayside Garden Club. She enjoyed writing poetry and had several poems published through the years, and also enjoyed flower gardening. She was a very loving and caring mother and grandmother.
She is survived by four children, Carolyn Sue Cremeans, of Westerville, Ohio, Judith Adelaide (James) Harris, of Gahanna, Ohio, Michael Von (Linda) Reese, of Cheshire, and Timothy Emerson (Lisa) Reese, of Cheshire; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rena Byrd, of Tennessee, and Clara Rumph, of Georgia; sister-in-law Marilyn Reese, of Cheshire; and brother-in-law Herman (Thelma) Reese, of Thurman. Also surviving are caregivers Pricilla Clark, Christine Hedgepeth, Barbara Randolph, Rebecca Hess, Wanda Fellure, Tracy Moon and Kerri Moon.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Little Kyger Congregational Church in Cheshire with Pastor Robert Fetty officiating. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home in Gallipolis from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, and one hour prior to services on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the church
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Little Kyger Congregational Church Ladies Aid.
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