1. STEPHEN REAMES (UNKNOWN - UNKNOWN) 2. JOHN REAMES (UNKNOWN - UNKNOWN) 3. JOHN REAMES (1650 - 10/26/1726) 4. THOMAS REAMES (1708 - 1773) 5. FREDERICK REAMES (1739 - 4/21/1785) 6. JOHN REAMES (1779 - 9/11/1853) 7. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN REAMES (12/9/1836 - 3/22/1918) 8. DILLARD JACKSON REAMES (3/23/1872 - 1/8/1948) 9. ROY LEE REAMES (1/20/1910 - 4/10/1995)
Please post corrections to this ancestry if you see a mistake because I do not have good information before BENJAMIN FRANKLIN REAMES.
Roy Lee Reames, 85, of Paris, died Monday, April 10, 1995 in Paris. He was a construction worker. Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Sat., April 15 at Roller Chapel in Paris with the Rev. Bobby Featherston and Mr. Doyle Berry officiating. Burial followed at Johnson Cemetery in Paris under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Survivors include his wife, Elda Reames of Burwick, LA: one son, Jerry Reames and one daughter, Mary Ann Reames. Pallbearers were Doyle Berry, Adolph Forst, Ben Rice, Oreen Johson, Marion Humphrey and Art Kirk. Honorary pallbearers were John Bowerman, Buddy Sullivan and Ralph Young.
Paris Express, April 19, 1995, Page 7
CLARIFICATION by grandson RYAN ZINK: DOYLE BERRY was ROY'S boss for several decades. The paper had a typo with BURWICK, it's actually BERWICK, LOUISIANA. ROY actually had two daughters, the older daughter is RENA MAE REAMES. ROY'S friends may have only known of JERRY since he kept in touch periodically and MARY ANN since she visited him in Louisiana in abt. 1970 & 1976.RENA probably didn't see him after he left when she was a kid.When he died, ROY also had 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, none of whom ever met him.
OTHER NOTES: DILLARD and LAVINA divorced and she remarried STEVE MARSHALL (Unknown-Unknown) who brought the family to BARTON COUNTY, KANSAS when he was a superintendent for Northern Natural Gasline. It is at that time that ROY met my grandmother MATILDA THERESA KOWALSKY (1915-2005). ROY and TILLIE married in abt. 1934 and divorced in the mid-1950's.ROY went to work later and is believed to be the first employee for DOYLE & EVERETT BERRY at Berry Bros. General Contractors in BERWICK, LOUISIANA which opened in 1956.