Archibald “Archie” Thomas Reeves III ’54

Archibald “Archie” Thomas Reeves III ’54, of Selma, Ala., died on May 3, 2009, of complications following cancer. He was born in Selma on June 6, 1932, to Archibald Thomas Reeves, Jr. and Martha Mallory Reeves. He attended Davidson and the University of Alabama, and earned his law degree at the University of Alabama School of Law. He practiced law in Selma at his family firm of Reeves & Stewart, where he began his career in 1956 with his father and where he was later joined by one of his sons. He was active in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and numerous community and civic organizations. He loved fishing, and he passed the joy he took in that pastime onto his children and grandchildren. His other passions were his family, his church, and his beloved city. He will always be remembered for his intellect, his wit, his enthusiasm, his distinctive voice, and his unfailing kindness. He is survived by his wife, Anne “Bebe” Smith, 102 Winthrop Ct., Selma, AL 36701. Other survivors include his brother, H. Mallory Reeves; his sister, Claude Reeves Baniakas; his cousin, Hugh Mallory; his sister-in-law, Sally Smith Carrington (David); his sons, Archie T. Reeves IV (Shannon), Allen Smith Reeves (AC), and Edgar Stewart McNeil Reeves (Amy); eight grandchildren; dozens of nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews; and other relatives.