Graveside Funeral Services for Reba Gainey Autrey, 81, of Pelion, SC will be held at two o’clock p.m., Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Wayside Baptist Tabernacle Cemetery, 205 Pine St. (Hwy. 302) Pelion, SC 29123 with the Reverends Grover Williams and Charles Starling officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the cemetery on Saturday. Due to the current pandemic and the CDC regulations, social distancing and other guidelines will be in place. The service will be live-streamed on our Official Folk Funeral Home-Live Stream Facebook page. Memorial contributions may be sent to Wayside Baptist Tabernacle, P.O. Box 31, Pelion, SC 29123. Reba passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
Born in Kershaw County, SC, she was a daughter of the late Walker Gainey and Sadie Cassidy Gainey; she was the widow of Joe Thomas Autrey having been married for 60 years. She was a member of Wayside Baptist Tabernacle; she first worked for Southern Bell which changed to Bell South and then she retired from AT & T. After her retirement from AT & T, she went to work and later retired from SCDHEC. Doing for others was her love and passion, she enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family; she also enjoyed reading.
Survivors include her sons Danny (Betty) Autrey, Russell “Rusty” (Michelle) Autrey and a daughter-in-law Angela Autrey all of Pelion, SC; her grandchildren Catrina Autrey and her fiancé Charles Dheel, Brian (Lindsey) Autrey, Matthew Autrey and Benjamin Autrey, five great grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; sisters Lila Sheppard, Evelyn Hammond, Pat (Harvey) Carnes and Jean (Larry) Farmer; brothers Walker Gainey, Jr. and Benny Gainey; brother-in-law Randy Humphries and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her son Thomas Elliott “Tommy” Autrey; sisters Wanda Humphries and Ola Eason and a brothers-in-law Ben Eason, Junior Hammond, and Bill Sheppard.
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