Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)


February 25, 2014

Bobby Ellis Reed


2/24/14 — Bobby Ellis Reed, 79, of Olive Hill, passed away Thursday evening, Feb. 20, 2014, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 12, 1934, in Hager, a son of the late Bert and Judia Faulkner Reed.

Bobby attended James Chapel Community Church and was a tire drill press operator and lifelong farmer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gwen Reed; one son, Mike Reed; one daughter, Debbie Hicks; one grandchild, Brandon Hicks; one great-great-grandchild, Jazneil Marqueze; and three brothers, Edison Reed, Dean Reed and Stelson Reed.

Bobby is survived by his companion, Alma Kaye Burchett; one daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Roy Hansford of Hillsboro, Ohio; one son-in-law, Robert Hicks of Wilmington, Ohio; one daughter-in-law, Marie Reed of Wilmington, Ohio; two stepsons, Kevin Dewayne Burchett of Olive Hill and Carey and Teri Burchett of Grayson; eight grandchildren, Michelle Rouadi, Chris and Melissa Reed, Timmy and Liz Reed, Buddy and Tracy Phillips, Steven and Amber Hicks, Craig Manor and Ruby Miller, Jon Hansford and Sennie Keyser; five step-grandchildren, Kyle, Courtney, Kelsey, Kerrick and Tyler Burchett; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Louetta Bailey of Castilla, Ohio; and a stepmother, Letha Plank of Morehead. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother James Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill.

Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, and until the service hour Tuesday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences may be sent to the family at


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