JULIA ROBERTS GOAD Staff Writer
December 21, 2012
Gertrude Elizabeth Reed, of Louisa, KY departed her earthly dwelling with the Lord on Thursday December 20, 2012 while a patient at the Three Rivers Medical Center. She was born Dec. 5, 1922 at Whitepost, KY the daughter of the late Benjamin Marcum and Mary Harris Marcum Thompson. She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Rose Hensley and Rushia Calhoun. The Lord blessed her with 90 wonderful years and three loving husbands who preceded her in death, John Kirk, Tom Slone and John Bryant.
Mrs. Reed was a faithful member of the Nolan Freewill Baptist Church for more than 55 years. She owned and operated the Slone Grocery Store at Nolan for many years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. For more than 72 years of her life she lived at Nolan, WV. In 1994 she moved to Chattaroy where she met her husband Robert L. Reed who was her constant companion and the love of her life. Together, their love for the outdoors and fishing was evident by their move to Yatesville Lake where they enjoyed fishing, boating and the outdoors. She was a fighter and survivor of breast cancer. Mrs. Reed was loved and respected by all who knew her.
She leaves behind to cherish her memories 4 children, Hon. James E. (Zella) Kirk of Okeechobee, FL, Benjamin Tom (Brenda) Slone of Chattaroy, WV, Mary Frances Blackburn of Louisa, KY and Sheila ( Michael) Tuck of Centerburg, OH, brother-in-law, Richard Hensley of Columbus, OH, 8 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a very special niece and her husband, Rose and Jimmy Maynard.
Funeral services will be held at the Little Dove United Baptist Church Sunday Dec. 23, 2012 at 11:00am with Elder Jimmy Maynard and Elder Scott Slone officiating. Entombment will follow in the Mt. View Memory Gardens at Maher, WV. Visitation will be at the Church from 6-9pm Saturday evening. Online condolences can be made at ChafinFuneralHome.Com