2017-11-02 / Obituaries

Talmadge Bowers Reed Sr.


TALMADGE BOWERS REED SR. TALMADGE BOWERS REED SR. Mr. Talmadge Bowers Reed Sr., 88, of Double Branches Rd., en­tered into rest on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at University Hospital, Augusta.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 31, at Pine Grove United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Reed, son of the late Fletcher and Era Lois Bowers Reed, was a lifelong resident of Lincoln County. He followed in his father’s foot­steps in the poultry business and as he matured, he grew the poultry processing business from humble beginnings and became a major supplier of processed poultry in east central Georgia and parts of South Carolina until he sold the business in the 1980’s.

In addition to the poultry industry, Mr. Talmadge was also successful in many other business endeavors during the 1970’s, including the home construction industry, forestry products and Talmadge Reed Chev­rolet. Later, he fostered more busi­nesses including Reed Ice Company, Reed Propane, the Reed Cylinder Exchange and Reed Trucking.

A visionary public servant, many improvements were made through his service of 36 years as a Lincoln County District Commissioner.

In addition, he had been involved in many community organizations including Lincolnton F&AM #354, Athletic Booster Club, and Pine Grove United Methodist Church where he served in many capaci­ties.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Wright Reed; broth­ers, Mack Reed, Howard Reed, Lester Reed, Evelyn Thigpen and infant brother, Clarence Reed.

Survivors include daughters, Kathy Reed McWhorter and hus­band, Tom, and Havalyn Reed; sons, Kenneth Reed and wife, Debby and Tab Reed and wife, Sherri, all of Lincolnton; sister, Glenda Hines of Evans, Georgia; eleven grandchil­dren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Virginia Ay­cock.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pine Grove United Method­ist Church, 3449 Pine Grove Rd., Lincolnton, GA 30817.

Beggs Funeral Home, Lincolnton, was in charge of arrangements.

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