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Martha M. Twilley Reeves

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Born 9-6-1928 -- Died 5-3-2006

Martha M. Twilley Reeves, daughter of the late Elza Twilley and Edith Haley Twilley, was born Sept. 6, 1928, in Borger, Texas. She died May 3, 2006, at her home in Mt. Pleasant, Ark., at the age of 77.

She was united in marriage to Vaughn D. Reeves on Dec. 29, 1945, in Grand Falls, Texas.

She owned and operated Martha's Quilt Shop in Mt. Pleasant. She attended Cornerstone Baptist Church and was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Southern Baptist Church.

Reeves leaves to mourn her passing: her husband of 60 years, Vaughn D. Reeves of the home; four daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Gary Campbell of Mt. Pleasant, Marilyn and Tom Teague of Melbourne, Sandi and Tip Evans of Mt. Pleasant, and Lisa and David Clinton of Mt. Pleasant; seven sisters, Louise Bidwell of Denton, Texas, Ruby Craig of Magness, Betty Jo Click of Trenton, Mich., Peggy Shipley of Kansas City, Mo., Dee Webb of Mt. Pleasant, Doris O'Neal of Bradenton, Fla., and Ann Ball of Mt. Pleasant; one brother, Charles Twilley of Climax Springs, Mo.; three grandchildren, Sheila Antici, Lacey Thornton and Kristin Teague; two stepgrandchildren, Michelle Allen and Billy Finnie; two great-grandchildren, Abby and Jacob Antici; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Olivia Allen and Trevor Finnie; and a host of other relatives and many good friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Juanita Bullock, Pearlie Twilley and Modema Twilley; and one brother, Marion "Bo" Twilley.

The funeral services were held May 5 at the Roman & Billy Howard Memorial Chapel in Melbourne with Elvis Sneathern and Bruce Qualls officiating. Burial followed at Reeves Cemetery with arrangements being made under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Heme.

Pallbearers were Vaughn D. Reeves, Tom Teague, Gary Campbell, Tip Evans, David Clinton and Charles Twilley.

Honorary pallbearers were Phillip Antici, Justin Thornton, Tim Reeves, Robert Reeves and Mark Herrington.