Dr. Mary Carolyn Reeves

January 17, 1942October 28, 2018

COLUMBIA – Dr. Mary Carolyn Reeves, nee Mary Carolyn Honeycutt, of Columbia, SC, died Sunday, October 28, 2018. Born in Winchester, Virginia, January 17, 1942, she was the daughter of Carl Adams Honeycutt and Mary Elizabeth Honeycutt, nee Barre. After receiving her Master’s degree in English, she taught American Literature at Columbia College for several years. Mrs. Reeves obtained her Doctorate from the University of South Carolina in Linguistics, later engaging in post-doctoral linguistic research for the University. An interest in Archaeology led her to volunteer for the Archaeology department at USC on several projects. A lifelong animal lover, Mrs. Reeves also did extensive volunteer work with the local ASPCA, the Animal Protection League, the Humane Society, and Friends of Animals. She is survived by her son, George M. Reeves III of King, NC; daughters, Marianne Elizabeth Reeves of Cleveland, OH, Kate Reeves of Newberry, SC, Alison Adams Reeves, of Oakland, CA, and grandchildren, Roscoe MacMillan Reeves and Harper Ettafae Reeves. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. George McMillan Reeves, Jr. A visitation for Mrs. Reeves will be held in the Elmwood Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel, Columbia, SC, on Thursday, November 1, 2018, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Friends and family are invited to share stories of the late Dr. Carolyn Reeves. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Animal Protection League of South Carolina.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 1, 2018

Dr. Mary Carolyn Reeves

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Marla Castillo

October 31, 2018

On behalf of the congregation of Clayton Memorial UU Church in Newberry, I would like to express condolences to your family. May you have peace that suprasses understanding and a lifetime of cherished memories to fill your hearts.

Gunther Holst

October 30, 2018

Our sincere condolence for the loss of your mother. We will keep both your Dad and your mother in our memory. Gunther and Phyllis Holst