Etta Mae Reese, age 89, of Cheshire, died Thursday morning February 27, 2014 at her residence. Born February 19, 1925 in Kanawha County, West Virginia .She was the daughter of the late Tolbert and Garnet Adkins Hundley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, T. Emerson Reese, by a son, Edward Ellis Reese, a grandson, Joseph Harris, a son in law, Marvin Cremeans, and by 2 brothers, Tolbert Hundley Jr. and William ‘Billy’ Hundley.
She worked for several years, as a cook at the Cheshire-Kyger Elementary School. Etta Mae was a long time 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. 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 4 children, Carolyn Sue Cremeans of Westerville, Judith Adelaide (James) Harris of Gahanna, Michael Von (Linda) Reese of Cheshire, and Timothy Emerson (Lisa) Reese of Cheshire .7 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Rena Byrd of Tennessee, and Clara Rumph of Georgia, a sister in law, Marilyn Reese of Cheshire, and a brother in law, Herman (Thelma) Reese of Thurman. Also surviving are her caregivers, Pricilla Clark, Christine Hedgepeth, Barbara Randolph, Rebecca Hess, Wanda Fellure, Tracy Moon and Kerri Moon.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM. 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 on Saturday from 6-8 PM. and at the church on Sunday one hour prior to services.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Little Kyger Congregational Church Ladies Aid.
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