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Reba Pauline Smith Graves

January 20, 1930 — October 7, 2022

Reba P. Graves, age 92, of Millwood, Georgia, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2022 at Baptist Village in Waycross, GA. She was born January 20, 1930 in Stuart, FL to the late Simon Peter Smith and the late Elizabeth Rebecca Giddens Smith.

Gone but never forgotten. She truly made a lasting impression on everyone she met. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal Holiness faith.  She prayed and ministered to a lot of people. Her message to one and all was to prepare to meet our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Survivors include: Sister: Edith Faye Smith Williams. Nieces and Nephews: Patricia Deese, Rosa (William C. “Docky” Jr.) Burch, Irma Heape, Martha Griffin, Sheldon (Michelle) Burch, Joseph Scott “Scottie” (Pattie) Burch, Mason Scott Burch, Bradley Wayne Burch, Hazel (Joedy) Willis, Christie Ann (Jason)Rivera, Bryce and Wyatt Rivera, Tracy (Robbie) Austin, Matthew, Eli and Lucas Austin, Allison (Chad) Wilson, Tori Bellera, Steven (Stacey) Heape, Christopher Heape, Angela Burch Taylor, Christie Ann Davis, Patsy Gaskin, Ronald (Mary) Graves, Lucile and Greg Moshier, Joan Russ, Bert Smith, Linda and Christy McConnell and Lois Morgan. Special friends: Judy (Dewayne “Shorty”) Nettles, Melissa (Jackie) Bennett, Alva Mason, Sue Gray, Louvell Bennett, Marie and HP Murray, Max Porter, Perry Porter, Paul Porter, Joey Thomas and Chad Thomas. Special Neighbors: Bill, Nina Gail and Aaron Simpson.  A special thanks to all caretakers at Baptist Village Waycross, GA.

She was preceded in death by: Husband: Early Graves, Siblings: Lessie Smith Morgan, Jimps Smith, Edna Smith Morgan, Mary “Tempi” Smith Giddens, Hiriam Smith, Ellen Smith Leavens, and Annie Smith McCrea, Father: Simon Peter Smith and Mother: Elizabeth Rebecca Giddens Smith.

Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 2:00PM at Hebron Church Cemetery in Willacoochee, GA with Rev. Howard Hold officiating. Pallbearers will be: Sheldon Burch, Scott Burch, Steven Heape, Joseph Scott Burch, Bradley Wayne Burch and Bill Simpson.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

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