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Shirley Ann Reaves Pool

Shirley Ann Reaves Pool of South Boston died Friday, May 2, 2014, at her home. 

She was born August 27, 1926 in South Boston. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of South Boston where she was a former deacon and Sunday school teacher. 

She was a graduate of Farmville State Teachers College (now Longwood University) and taught in local schools for 25 years. 

Mrs. Pool was the daughter of the late Pauline Nichols Reaves and Cecil Thomas Reaves and was married to the late Heath Flournoy Pool Sr. 

She is survived by three children, Heath F. Pool Jr. of Richmond, Paul Reaves Pool and wife Jeana of Simpsonville, South Carolina and Ellen Pool Trask of South Boston. 

Also surviving are one brother, Cecil Reaves, of Winter Haven, Florida; five grandchildren, Ann Nichole Hartbarger, Amber Hartbarger, James Humphreys, Camden Pool and Carson Pool. 

Also suriving are two great-grandchildren, Madisyn Henderson and Gianna Sexton, and daughter-in-law Rosana Humphreys and her husband, Hank. 

She was preceded in death by one son, James Carr Pool, and one sister, Polly R. Wilkerson. 

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dave Anderson and the Rev. Susan Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Halifax Memorial Gardens. 

The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Monday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. and other times at her home. 

Those wishing to give memorials should consider the First Baptist Church Bus Fund, 815 North Main Street, South Boston, VA 24592 or a charity of choice. 

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.