Alta Ilene Reeves McCann

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Alta Ilene Reeves McCann

Mrs. Alta Ilene Reeves McCann, 85, was born April 3, 1929 in Buckeye to Frank and Harriett Poston, and went to join them Thursday, April 3, 2014.

Funeral services celebrating the life of Ilene will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Union Baptist Church, Deville with Reverend Blaine Ussery officiating. Burial will follow at Longview Cemetery, Deville under the direction of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria. Visitation will be observed Saturday, at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Pallbearers honored to serve are Jerett Dunn, Cole Dauzat, Thomas Sasser, Danny Daniels, Chad Constance and Phil Reeves.

Ilene worked for many years at Wellans Department Store. She also worked as a Teacher's Aide in Rapides Parish. Her greatest works were teaching Sunday school and vacation Bible school at Longview Baptist Church and Union Baptist Church. She was a member of WMU for many years.

Ilene's hobbies were quilting, baking the best pies and cakes, and spending time with her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Alva Gene Reeves and Ray A. McCann; brother, Reverend Jerry F. Poston; brother-in-law, E. C. Wiley and nephew, Preston Reeves.

Ilene is survived by her children, Alta Reeves, Ted Reeves, Judy Reeves Constance and husband, Harold, Sharon Belgard and husband, Edward, Vickey Ingram, Kristy Brooks and husband, Donnie and Michael McCann and wife, Pam; fourteen grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; sister, Betty Wiley; sister-in-law, Ella Lois Poston and a host of other family members and friends.

The family would like to send a big Thank You to Gamble Hospice and The Oaks Care Center for all their care and compassion for our mother.

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Published in The Town Talk on Apr. 4, 2014
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