Death – Donna Reed Boley Obituary – The Gadsden Times

Death – Obituary

Crestwood Funeral Home Gadsden

A graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at Crestwood Cemetery for Donna Reed Boley, 75, of Rainbow City, who passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021. Sammye Hill will officiate. Crestwood Funeral Home is in charge of services.

She graduated from Gadsden High School and was employed by BellSouth (formerly AT&T) for many years. She was a member of the BellSouth/ATT Retirees Club. She also supported the Gadsden-Etowah County Charity Pig Roast.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard G. and Joyce Christopher Reed and her brother, Douglas Clayton Reed.

She is survived by her relatives, Jerry (Sherre) McGinnis, Ralph Grimes (Queensland, Australia), and her chosen son, Derrick (Grace) Walker (New Mexico) and chosen grandson, Damon Walker (North Dakota). She will also be missed by her many friends, especially Janis Harris, Sandra Holliday, Gin Comer, Loretta Broaddus, and Rita Toney.

Family will receive friends before the service.

Posted online on December 27, 2021

Published in Gadsden Times

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.