Ruth "Babe Ruth" Edna Reaves, 80 and a lifelong resident of Culpeper, VA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. She was born April 27, 1939 to Ruth and Robert Stanton, Sr. and the loving wife of Sanford Reaves, Sr. Ruth was preceded in death by her youngest daughter, Brenda Crenshaw; sister, Minnie Drumgoole; and two brothers, Luther Cook, Jr. and Robert Edward Stanton, Jr. Ruth leaves to cherish her memories, her husband of sixty-four years, Sanford Reaves, Sr.; three sons, Rev. Sanford Reaves, Jr. (Lorraine), Charles Reaves (Pam) and Bryant Reaves; two daughters, Sandra Reaves-Yates (Edward Sr.) and Carolyn Richards (Leonard Sr.); two sisters, Molly Gordan and Elizabeth Puller; one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Cottoms; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 12 noon at Antioch Baptist Church, 202 S. West. St. Culpeper. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Online guestbook available at

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