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Eugene Lee Reaves Jr.: Whiteville

1959 – 2023

     Eugene Lee “Jesse” Reaves Jr. of Whiteville died Wednesday Jan. 11, in Columbus Regional Healthcare, Whiteville. He was 63.

     Born in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Eugene Lee Reaves Sr. and Dorothy Price Reaves.

     He was the widower of Linda Williamson Reaves.

     He is survived by his first wife, Lavon Nance of Cerro Gordo; three sons, Jesse Reaves of Whiteville, Chris Reaves of Tabor City, James Whalen of Baltimore, Maryland, four daughters, Carolann Reaves of Tabor City, Jesalyn Reaves of Whiteville, Vanessa Nealey and Ashley Harlow of Cerro Gordo; two brothers, Howard Wayne Reaves and Roger Dale Reaves of Clarendon; a sister, Debra Reaves of Clarendon; three step-daughters, Lotus Fowler, Tempest Fowler, Nevaeh Fowler; his girlfriend, Connie Hill of Whiteville; and six grandchildren.

     In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by two sisters, Brenda White, and Linda White.

     Visitation was planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, in Inman Ward Funeral Home.

     Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, in the Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel.

     A guest register is available here.