Talmadge B. Reed

June 16, 1929 ~ October 29, 2017 (age 88)

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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