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Pete Reeves Passes Away

Mr. W.C. “Pete” Reeves, 76, of Gilpin Rd. entered into rest January 4, 2013. 

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 7, 2013 at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ricky E. Stokely officiating. Interment will follow in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be: Mike Neal, Pete Bales, Darrell Wester, Randy Griswell, John Richards and Wayne Erkins. 

Mr. Reeves was a lifelong resident of McDuffie County, Georgia and was the son of the late Arthur Reeves and the late Pearl Guy Reeves. He was a bus driver and initiated the first Briarwood School Bus route. Mr. Reeves was a retired horse trainer and owned and operated Pete Reeves Stables. Mr. Reeves was most known for training Walking Horses, Saddlebreds and Hackney Ponies. He competed in the Pro-Am, Southeastern Charity, Lexington Junior League, Kansas City Royal, Kentucky State Fair and the J. D. Massey Classic. Mr. Reeves has been recognized for his exceptional training abilities by the United Horseman’s Association of Georgia Hall Of Fame, American Saddlebred Horse Association of Georgia Hall of Fame, the American Road Horse and Pony Hall of Fame and numerous other awards and recognition. He was also a Baptist by faith. 

Survivors include his beloved wife, Ann Thompson Reeves; daughters, Bonnie Lynn Watson and husband, Mark of Thomson, Betsy Pamela Fields and husband, Jerry of Alabama, Kimberly Ann Gilmer and husband, Joey of Warrenton; son, Richard A. McClain of Beech Island; grandchildren, Julia Ann Watson, Cady LeeAnn Gilmer, Richard McClain, II, Brittany McClain and Alex McClain and great grandchild, Brooks Pete Weeks. 

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