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James Reel

d. July 8, 2019

James William Reel, 57, of Whitmire, died Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC.

Born on March 24, 1962 in Clarksburg, WV, he was a son of the late Robert L. and Elizabeth Ann Dye Reel. He was a 1980 graduate of High Lewis County High School, dairy farmer and had worked for Caterpillar. Mr. Reel was a hard worker who was a loving and devoted husband and father. He enjoyed gardening and his long drives to the mountains and the beach. He was a volunteer with the Newberry Disabilities and Special Needs.

Mr. Reel is survived by his wife of 21 years, Andrea Lorick Reel; daughters, Terrin Reel and Mackenzie Reel; sisters, Mary Ann Flesher, Sharon Helmick, Carol Sprouse and Bobbie Simons; brothers, John Reel and Donald Reel. He was predeceased by a brother David Reel.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home by the Rev. Moses Rembert. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 12:30 – 1:30 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sharing Hope, 3950 Faber Place Drive, Suite 400, N. Charleston, SC 29405.


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