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Whitfield Funeral Home
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J.R. Reems

Obituary Date: Friday, November 18, 2022

J.R. Reems, age 79, of Baldwin, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2022. 


Born on April 21, 1943 in Alto, he was a son of the late Myrtle Inez Norton Reems. Mr. Reems was retired from Southern Seed and worked for various companies to include; Cornelia Fire Department; served as the Chief of Baldwin Fire Department; Habersham Hardware, previously known as C & S Builders Supply and in masonry construction. He was known as a hardworking man, who especially loved his family and his dogs. Mr. Reems enjoyed racing and was a member of Good News Baptist Church. 


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Wendell Reems. 


Survivors include his loving wife or 59 years, Ann McDuffie Reems of the home, daughter and son-in-law, Lawanda Wilbanks (Tim) of Baldwin; grandson and spouse, Chris Wilbanks (Danielle) of Baldwin; great grandchildren, Blake Johnson and Hannah Johnson; sisters, Hazel Lunsford of Clarkesville and Evelyn Holbrooks of Baldwin; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 


The family will receive friends from 2 – 6 pm on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at the funeral home. 


Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 pm on Monday, November 21, 2022, in the Chapel of McGahee ~ Griffin & Stewart with Dr. Kenneth Franklin officiating. Interment will follow in Baldwin City Cemetery with Mr. Robbie Campbell officiating. 


An online guest register is available and may be viewed at 


McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements. 

Funeral Date
11/21/2022 at 2:00PM
Funeral Home
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
175 VFW Post Rd, PO Box 725, Cornelia 30531