Jewell Reece


PIKEVILLE Jewell Oakes Reece, 84, died at an area nursing home on Saturday July 6, 2013. She was a member of the Sequatchie Valley Church of Christ. Jewell owned and operated the Fabric House on Main St. for 25 years. She was very active in the community; she served on the Bledsoe County Nursing Home Board, served in the local Chamber of Commerce, was a sponsor for the Avalon Center, helped with the Senior Citizen Center, and taught quilting classes. Jewell loved to travel, tend a garden, pick wildflowers, but most of all she enjoyed helping others.She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest; son, Roger Reece; parents, Charles and Bessie Oakes, brothers, D.C., Woodrow, R.A., Harold, Turner, and Raymond Oakes; sister, Bobbie Cantrell; brothers-in-law, Rathmael, Roy, Harold, Hershall, and David Reece; sisters-in-law, Myrtle and Evelyn Debord and Nellie Britt.Jewell is survived and will be missed by her family, son, Ronnie (Regina) Reece; daughters, Sandra Strauchn and Brenda Reece; brothers, Jim (Dorothy) Oakes, Leonard (Clara) Oakes, and Paul (Velma) Oakes; sister, Betty (Clarence) Dean; grandchildren, Rodonna Lehan (Frank) Krauland, Roger Brady (Christy) Reece, James Eric (Megan) Reece, Laura Reece (Chris) Anderson; great-grandchildren, Taylor Lane Reece, Galen Alexander Reece, James Brady Reece, and Mia Sherree Reese; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.A Celebration of Jewell's life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday July 9, at 10 a.m. with Min. Paul Cagle officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 2 p.m. today. Burial will be in the Griffith Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asked if any memorial contributions in Jewell's honor could be made to the Griffith Cemetery Fund care of First National Bank.Please share your thoughts online with the family at Pikeville Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

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