Ellis Edward Reeves, 87, died Jan. 1, 2014 at his residence surrounding by his family.
He was a prominent businessman in Jackson for many years. He owned Reeves Hardware.
Survivors include two sons, Gerald (Barbara) Reeves, Tommy Reeves, all of Grove Hill; three great-grandsons, Renny Reeves, David Reeves and Chris Reeves; three great-grandchildren; a number of nephews, nieces and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Allen and Sallie Lawrence Reeves, Jackson, his wife, Lois Reeves and a grandchild, Brian Edward Reeves.
At his request, Reeves’ body has been donated to the Anatomical Gifts Program at the University of South Alabama medical Center.
A memorial service will be Saturday, Jan. 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Jackson at 10 a.m.
An online guest book may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.
Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson will direct.