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Freda Kathleen (Payne) Reece

June 21, 1944 ~ July 4, 2021 (age 77)


Asheville, Freda Kathleen Reece, age 77, passed away on Sunday, July 4, 2021, with her niece and great nephew by her side.

A native of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Fred Douglas and Lillie Thomas Payne.  In addition to her parents, Katie was preceded in death four sisters, Fredie Cox, Betty Harwood, Pat Wright, and Jean Luther.    

Katie retired from Gerber Foods in 2005 with 20+ years as an inspector with the company.  One of her favorite past times was consignment shopping with her great-niece Debbie.  Affectionately known as “KK” by her family, she is survived by three stepsons, Charles Reece, Michael Reece, and Calvin Reece, Jr.; one sister, Marie Banks; a special friend, Georgia Shepard and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

The care of Ms. Reece has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Candler and an online memorial register is available at "Obituaries" at www.wellsfuneralhome.com

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