Talmadge B. Reed

Born: Sun., Jun. 16, 1929
Died: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 30, 2017
Location: The Lincoln Center

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Oct. 31, 2017
Location: Pine Grove United Methodist Church

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Mr. Talmadge Bowers Reed, Sr. 88 of Double Branches Rd. entered into rest on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Reed, son of the late Fletcher and Era Lois Bowers Reed, was a lifelong resident of Lincoln County. He followed in his father’s footsteps in the poultry business and as he matured, he grew the poultry processing business from humble beginnings and became a major supplier of processed poultry in east central Georgia and parts of South Carolina until he sold the business in the 1980’s.

In addition to the poultry industry, Mr. Talmadge was also successful in many other business endeavors during the 1970’s, including the home construction industry , forestry products and  Talmadge Reed Chevrolet. Later,  he fostered more businesses including Reed Ice Company, Reed Propane, the Reed Cylinder Exchange and Reed Trucking.

A visionary public servant, many improvements were made through his service of 36 years as a Lincoln County District Commissioner.

In addition, he had been involved in many community organizations including Lincolnton F&AM #354, Athletic Booster Club, and Pine Grove United Methodist Church where he served in many capacities. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Wright Reed, brothers, Mack Reed, Howard Reed, Lester Reed, Evelyn Thigpen and infant brother, Clarence Reed.

Survivors include daughters, Kathy Reed McWhorter and husband, Tom, and Havalyn Reed ; sons, Kenneth Reed and wife, Debby and Tab Reed and wife, Sherri all of Lincolnton; sister, Glenda Hines of Evans, Ga.; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; a special friend, Virginia Aycock.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Pine Grove United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6pm until 8pm at The Lincoln Center, 160 May Ave., Lincolnton

Memorial contributions may be made to Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 3449 Pine Grove Rd., Lincolnton, Ga 30817.

Beggs Funeral Home 200 May Ave., Lincolnton, GA 30817, Phone: 706-359-4117













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David and Judy Tyler
   Posted Sun October 29, 2017
Our Prayers for the Family

Cheryl Adkins
   Posted Sun October 29, 2017
I am sorry to read of Mr Talmadge passing away I'm praying for his family and friends. God bless you all in this time of sorrow

Carol Swift
   Posted Sun October 29, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Reed family. Mr. Talmadge lived a long and productive life and he loved Lincoln County.

Herbert & Marcene Powell
   Posted Sun October 29, 2017
We are very sorry about Mr. Talmadge's passing. Our prayers are with your entire family.

Cindy and Charles Chastain
   Posted Sun October 29, 2017
Sorry to read of Uncle Talmadge's passing. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Vicky Holloway
   Posted Sun October 29, 2017
Kenneth, Kathy, Tab, and family. Your dad meant a lot to me and my family. We would set a talk for hours. He will be missed. Prayer's for all of you!

Jerry Thigpen
   Posted Sun October 29, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Talmadge's passing. I have some good memories of time spent with him. He was such a kind, caring and thoughtful person.


Jerry Thigpen and Family

Martha Bowers (Mrs. Connie Mack)
   Posted Sun October 29, 2017
Love and blessings to all the family. We know some of the feelings of your heart since we just lost Connie Mack. May God bless you and comfort you. Talmadge and I have been friends since we were teenagers and my Aunt Frances Reed always had parties for the teenagers when I would visit her and Uncle Buford in Leah. He was a special person!
Martha Bowers

Pam Poss Norman
   Posted Sun October 29, 2017
Bob and I are so sorry to hear of Mr. Talmadge's death. Lincoln County will not be the same without him!

greg and michele gurley
   Posted Sun October 29, 2017
tab and sherri

you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow.may the good lord guide you on your journey thru life.so sorry to hear about your dad

Jim and Debbie Justice
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with all of Mr. Talmadge's family. He will surely be missed by so many here in Lincoln County, and many others outside the county. May God's peace comfort the family.

Karen Edmunds Simpson
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
Kenneth, Tab, Kathy and Havalyn and all your families; I am so sorry for your loss. I claimed you all as family from the time I knew who you were. Lillian Prather Edmunds Reed was married to Fletcher Reed. Many times during holidays and summer break my sister and I would come to Lincolnton and enjoy our "cousins" and our extended family. We never knew anything else but that we loved our kin folks. Have missed you all as we didn't see too many while watching our own children and grands grow up. Mr. Talmadge was one of the nicest men I knew. He left a legacy of love for his children, grandchildren and friends. Ms. Kathleen was always very sweet to us. Prayers for all the good memories you have to remain and bring you peace.

Linda Mercier Messenger
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
My heart goes out to you and your family. Psalms 34:17,18 They cried out, and Jehovah heard; He rescued them from all their distresses. Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Jean Hanvey
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Mr. Reed was a great man.

Jimmy and Hilda Arthur
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
So sorry to hear of his passing. We will keep the Reed family in our thoughts and prayers.

Patty Morrison
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
My sincere condolences to Mr. Talmadge's family. He was a wonderful man that loved his family, friends and Lincoln County. He will be greatly missed by us all.

Pam Carter
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
Our prayers are with you and your family of your loss. Mr. Talmadge always said good morning or hello no matter who he met. He will be missed.

Guy and Marilyn McDeavitt
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Talmadge's passing. He was a big part of everyones lives especially in our neighborhood. He will be missed by all. Our condolences to all of his family. So sorry we were unable to be at his funeral as some of you know Guy has been very sick and was unable to attend.

Marion Cliatt
   Posted Thu November 02, 2017
Our sympathy to the family.

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