Agnes H. Reavis
Agnes Highsmith Reavis, 98, of Sabinal died on March 11, 2018, at Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
The family will greet visitors on Saturday at noon, and a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m, both at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary in Sabinal.
Interment will be at Waresville Cemetery in Utopia.
She was born on Feb. 13, 1920, in Sabinal to Effie Butts Highsmith and John Franklin Highsmith.
She married Oliver John “Doc” Reavis on July 12, 1939, in Uvalde.
The family says the greatest joy in her life came from family, and many children whose lives she touched over the years; she considered them “her kids’’ and enjoyed sharing memories of each of them. She believed in hard work and exemplified this even in her hobbies. She loved gardening, working diligently to create a productive garden and she thoroughly enjoyed sharing the bounty with others. She was a member of the Sabinal Church of Christ.
Reavis was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and seven brothers, Lindsey Highsmith, Milton Highsmith, Leo Highsmith, Jack Highsmith, Bill Highsmith, Johnie Highsmith and Doolie Highsmith.
She is survived by one daughter, Helen Jones and husband, Luther, of Huntsville; two sons, Jerry Reavis and wife, Kerry Sue, of Utopia and Jimmy Reavis and wife, Beth, of Uvalde; seven grandchildren, Donny Yates and wife, Janelle, Kerri Avritt and husband, Billy Don, Kelly Lyssy and husband, Carl, Suzanne Wing, Jay Reavis and wife, Amy, Zac Reavis and Lexie Reavis; 11 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and four sisters-in-law, Kate Highsmith, Flossie Highsmith, Dorothy Highsmith and Frances Highsmith Story.
Pallbearers will be Donny Yates, Zac Reavis, Jason Yates, Brandon Yates, Carl Lyssy, Billy Don Avritt, Pat Highsmith and Charlie Jack Woodley.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jay Reavis, Trent Lyssy, Glenn McDonald and Diane Causey.
Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, www.rekfunerals.com