W. K. Reece, 83, died August 28, 1951 in Blue Ridge, GA. A native of Pickens County, Mr. Reece came to Gilmer County, Ellijay, GA in 1900 and for many years was prominently identified in business here, conducting a general mercantile business near the Shippen lumber mill. Mr. Reece operated a lumber business in connection with his store and for many years was a large buyer and shipper of lumber, ties, pulpwood and tanbark. Mr. Reece was active in church, civic and political affairs of Ellijay and Gilmer county. He was a member of East Ellijay Baptist Church and a member of the board of deacons. He represented the 41st senatorial district in the State Senate in 1919 and 1920. He was well known, not only in his home county, but throughout this North Georgia area and enjoyed the friendship of all who knew him. Mr. Reece is survived by one son, Mr. A. K. Reece and one daughter, Mrs. Hayden Dobbs; brother, Allie Reece; sister, Mrs. Ella Moss; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held August 30, 1951 at the East Ellijay Baptist Church with the Rev. Oscar Land officiating. Interment was in Philadelphia Church Cemetery in Pickens County with Logan Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Submitted by Suzanne Forte.

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