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Irene Reeves
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Irene Reeves, 68, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 30, 2015.

Born Oct. 21, 1947 in Gilmer County to the late Cecil "Bodig" and Mary Simmons, she lived most of her life in Dawson County.

For more than 40 years she worked as a seamstress and retired as a supervisor for Refrigiwear.

Irene enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning, knitting and crochet.

Her sisters, Christine Reece, Lamour Bearden; and brothers, Wallace Simmons, Charles Simmons and Stoney Simmons, also preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Donald Reeves of Dawsonville; children, Denise Howard, Dixie Ingebrigtsen, both of Dawsonville, Joe and Stacy Reeves of Owens Crossroads, Ala.; grandchildren, Andrew Reeves, Zachery Reeves, Mitchell Ingebrigtsen, Ethan Howard; brothers and sisters-in-law, Skeeter and Wynell Simmons, Sonny Simmons, Melba Simmons, all of Dawsonville; various other relatives also survive.

At her request, Mrs. Reeves was cremated and memorial services will be held at a later date.

The family requests that donations be made to assist with final expenses.

Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville is in charge of the arrangements.