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Richard Buford ''Banty'' Reeves, 96

Richard Buford "Banty" Reeves of the Ozark community passed away Saturday, April 2, 2005. He was employed by Taylor County RECC for many years, was a farmer, mail carrier and former school bus driver.

He was a member of Shiloh Christian Church where his funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, at 2 p.m. Visitation is after 3 p.m. Monday at Grissom Funeral Home.

He was the son of the late Richmond B. and Nancy Hall Reeves and was preceded in death by his wife Alma Young Reeves, one granddaughter Kimberly Stearly, two sons-in-law Bob Shaul and Doug Coffey, one daughter-in-law Jeanette Holt, two brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include:
  • Five sons: Earl Holt of Oklahoma, Glenn Reeves and wife Judy of Glasgow; Louis Reeves and wife Nancy of Columbia; Danny Reeves and wife Dawn of Florida; Dennis Reeves and wife Renee of Columbia

  • Three daughters: Phyllis Reeves of Columbia; Mary Coffey of Glasgow; Carol Shaul of Jackson, Tennessee

  • Two sisters: Addie Mae Hendrickson and Jessie Aaron, both of Columbia

  • Eighteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, one sister-in-law Clarice White of Columbia, and two special caregivers, Lillie Coomer and Donna Karnes
Bro. Raymond Martin, Bro. Richie Curtis and Bro. Jimmie Kinfley will officiate at the service on Tuesday, April 5, at 2 p.m. at Shiloh Christian Church with burial to follow in Shiloh Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Shiloh Christian Church in care of Barbara Grider, 4473 Russell Springs Road., Columbia, KY 42728

This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or

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