Ruth Eggers Reese, age 92, of Vilas went home to her Lord and Saviour on Friday afternoon, December 27, 2019 at Watauga Medical Center.

Born October 10, 1927, in Watauga County, she was the daughter of Jim and Lela Cook Eggers. Ruth was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, friend and neighbor. She spent the greater part of her life, cooking and caring for the family she loved and her husband's sawmill crew. Her sweet smile and gentle nature will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Ruth is survived by her husband of 73 plus years, C. B. Reese, Jr; four sons, Gary Reese and wife Sherry of Vilas, Hite Reese and wife Joyce, and Steve Reese and wife Sandra of Sugar Grove, and George Reese of Vilas. One daughter, Freda Reese of Boone and Naples, Fl. Nine grandchildren, Gregory Reese and wife Mitzi, Duane Reese and wife Misti and Wayne Reese of Vilas, Jeffrey Reese and wife Leanne of Purlear, NC, Selena Reese Dollar and Stephanie Reese Glenn and husband Tony of Sugar Grove, Shawn Reese and wife Amy of Vilas, Hannah Reese Gorman and husband Phil and Brant Reese of Raleigh, NC. She is also survived by 13 great grandchildren; Nicole Dollar, Elizabeth Dollar Farmer, Alex Reese, Casey Reese, Samantha Reese, Garin Reese, Gideon Glenn, Jacob Reese ,Dalton Reese, Melea Glenn, Gracie Reese, Madi Dollar and Gabe Reese, one sister-in-law, Margaret Moody Eggers and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Eggers Reese will be conducted Monday, December 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Beaver Dam Baptist Church with the Pastor Keith Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Lower Beaver Dam Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday in the church.

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