November 7, 2008

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Jenkins, Louise Carrie Reed

SANDLICK Louise Carrie Reed Jenkins, age 79, of Route 1 Box 345-A (Sandlick), Bluefield, W.Va., went to rest in the arms of her Lord on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at her residence. Born on August 15, 1929, in Weynoke, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Andy and Dora Carpenter Taylor. She was a member of the Montcalm Church of God and was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, John D. Reed; a son, Larry D. Reed; brothers, Harless, Hubert, and Ted Taylor; sisters, Thelma Reed, Hazel Mitchem,  Mamie Barrett, Nellie White, Ethel Atwell; and a stepson, Bradley Jenkins, Sr. Survivors include: Husband: Arlion Jenkins of the home; sons: Danny Reed and wife Sharon of Sandlick, James Reed of Sandlick; daughter in law: Terry Reed of Oakland Terrace; grandchildren: Leann Taylor; Michael, John Patrick, Jason, and James Reed, Jr.; April Halsey, Carrie Atwell; Kimberly Reed; 8 great-grandchildren; stepdaughters: Darlene Linkous and husband Roger of Princeton, Marlene Neely and husband Ray of Princeton, Sharon Shrewsbury of Princeton, Debbie Smith and husband Claude of Lashmeet, Peggy Jenkins of Princeton. Lois Comerose and husband Pat of Lashmeet; stepsons: Arlion Jenkins, Jr. and wife Janice of Princeton, David Jenkins and wife Geneva of Kegley, Curtis Jenkins of Lashmeet; 19 step grandchildren, 21 step great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and friends. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with the Rev. David Robinson, the Rev. Ryan Lawrence, and the Rev. Patrick Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton with Michael Reed, John Patrick Reed, Jason Reed, James Reed, Jr., Eddie Taylor and Jeremy Halsey serving as pallbearers. Friends may call on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the Jenkins family.To leave personal condolences online, visit
Louise was my next-door neighbor at McComas for many years.  A sweet gentle lady - may she rest in peace.  Patty "Spicer" Smith