|Allen Richard Reeves, Sr. was born in Ragley, Louisiana on February 3, 1907, the son of David George and Elizabeth Hodges Reeves. He is survived by his wife, Fredna Scoggin Reeves; three daughters, Mrs. Harold W. Longfellow of Shreveport, La., Mrs. Paul W. Carter of Jackson, La. and Mrs. J. A. Way, Sr. of Ponchatoula, La.; one son, Allen Richard Reeves, Jr.; thirteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. W. H. White and Mrs. Miles Farr of Suphur, La., and Mrs. L. E. Traughber of Colorado; and two brothers, Alva Joe Reeves of Reeves, La. and Albert Elbert Reeves of Bel, La.
Mr. Reeves joined the United States Navy in June of 1927, serving his country in both the Second World War and the Korean Crises before retiring with rank of Chief Yeoman in 1953.
Upon retirement from the navy he enrolled in a Bible Institute to train for the ministry, serving several churches in the process. Reverend Reeves was licensed to preach and ordained a Deacon in the North Texas Conference of the Methodist Church, where he served the Cooper Creek, Blue-Grove Circuit and Frieburg-Cooper Charges. He then moved to the Virginia Con-ference where he served the Mt. Jackson-Quicksburg Charge, where he was ordained Elder. Later he served the largest membership of his career in the Hyco Charge of 800 members. It was at this time that Reverent Reeves moved to the Louisiana Conference to serve the following charges: Faithful-New River-Meadows Chapel, Shongaloo, Stonewall-Longstreet-Keithville and Haughton. He retired from the Jeanerette-Lydia Charge in June of 1971 to reside in Hall Sum-mit, Louisiana until the time of his death on Christmas Eve, 1973, in the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Rev. and Mrs. Paul Carter of Jackson, La.
Reverend Reeves was known to be straightforward in his preaching of the gospel, a person who loved his Lord and served Him well, being instrumental in leading many persons to Christ.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1974; p. 150 Paul W. Carter|