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Reba Gene (Putman) Kennedy

Reba Gene Kennedy was born May 3, 1946, in Springer, to the late Hershel and Maudie (Christian) Putman. She died Jan. 21, 2024, in Sulphur, at the age of 77. Reba and Carter “Junior” Kennedy were married on Jan. 4, 1965, in Springer. He preceded her in death on Dec. 1, 2008.
Kennedy grew up in Springer. After she and Junior married, they made their home in Wilson, prior to residing in Gene Autry. Later, she and Junior built a home on her family’s land in the “mountains,” as they so lovingly called it, near Springer. She spent her life in devotion to her beloved family. She was known for hosting family gatherings, which always included her fried pies. Making fried pies, which everyone loved, was a hobby that she delighted in. Throughout her years, it is easy to say Reba made thousands of fried pies.
Survivors include three daughters, June Hair of Mill Creek, Nellie Knuckles of Springer, and Aretha South of Sulphur; seven grandchildren, Chantry Hair, Matt Hair, Dominque Carey, Jessica Carey, Josh South, Justin South and Joseph South; six great-grandchildren; and five siblings, Leroy Putman, Betty Grover, Velma Potts, Debbie Uhl and David Putman.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 25, at Hale’s Memorial Chapel, in Davis, with Brother Steve Robinson officiating. Interment will be held at Woodford Cemetery.
Services are entrusted to Hale’s Funeral Home of Davis.
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