Sybil Inez Doss Reaves

January 15, 1927August 6, 2018

Funeral service for Sybil Inez Doss Reaves, 91 of Anniston will be 11:00 am, Friday, August 10, 2018 at Gray Brown-Service Mortuary with Rev. Virgil Bohn officiating. Burial will follow at Forestlawn Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 pm, Thursday at the funeral home

Survivors include her sons, Steven D. Reaves (Debbie), Brandon B. Reaves and Phillip R. Reaves; her sister, Sue Doss Knight and sister-in-law, Frances Green Doss; and many nieces and nephews and special great-nieces and great-nephews.

Mrs. Reaves is preceded in death by her parents, James Doss and Timpie Ozell Haynes Doss; her husband of 66 years, Raymond E. Reaves; brother, James V. “Jimmy” Doss and daughter-in-law, Gayla Leahey Reaves.

She graduated from Jacksonville Teachers College (now JSU) and worked at JSU until retirement. She then began traveling and playing piano and organ at many churches until she retired from playing music at Eulaton Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a Church Missionary Program, Gideons International; The Eastern Star or a charity of choice.


  • Steven D. (Debbie) Reaves, Son
  • Brandon B. Reaves, Son
  • Phillip R. Reaves, Son
  • Sue Doss Knight, Sister
  • Frances Green Doss, Sister-in-law
  • Many -, Nieces and Nephews and Great Nieces and Nephews
  • Raymond E. Reaves, Deceased Husband of 66 years
  • James Doss and Timpie Ozell Haynes Doss, Deceased Parents
  • James V. "Jimmy" Doss, Deceased Brother
  • Gayla Leahey Reaves, Deceased Daughter-in-Law


  • Visitation at Gray Brown-Service Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 10, 2018

Sybil Inez Doss Reaves

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Kay Brown

August 9, 2018

Sybil was a good friend, cheerleader and mentor to me when I was young. She encourage me to complete my college degree and enter grad school and was one who kept me from giving up. She loved politics and we traveled together to many candidate forums and meetings. Sybil was a champion for women when there was no such thing as the “me too” movement. I know she helped countless students at JSU through her devoted years at the University. She spoke of her family with love and devotion and she carried the biggest purse I ever saw! My love and prayers to her sons and all her family.
Kay Brown