The Carter County Herald

January 7, 1937


"At the close of the year 1936, in fact on the last day, there went with the closing one of the county's eldest and most highly respected citizens, 
John Reeves of Upper Tygart, a man born and reared within our confines. He was well and widely known by almost our entire citizenship.

A son of the late John and Nancy Reeves of this county, he was born October 15, 1860 and passed to his reward December 31, 1936 at the age of 76 years, 
2 months and 16 days, at the home of his daughter at Upper Tygart, where he had made his home since becoming ill about two months before his death. 
A son, Frank was buried two months and six days before his death, and while attending this funeral, he complained of being ill and sixteen days 
before his death he took his bed, never to arise again.

He was married to Miss Sylvina Erwin {d/o Thomas Jackson Erwin and Martha "Patsy" Stamper}, to which union was born nine children, Curt, 
Jack, Ed and Charlie, and one daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Fultz {w/o Cecil} survive him. Two sons and two daughters preceded him in death. 
Several grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Keeton of Morehead, and Mrs. Harriett Hall of Indiana, also survive him, besides a 
host of relatives and friends.

The funeral services were conducted at Bowen Chapel on Upper Tygart, Friday afternoon, by Rev. Zach Tussey of Morehead, 
with burial following in the family lot there."

Submitted by Sherry Lowe

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