Margaret Breithaupt Pool

Published 12:01 am Thursday, December 27, 2018

Nov. 26, 1937 – Nov. 29, 2018

NATCHEZ — A memorial service for Margaret Breithaupt Pool, 81, who died peacefully, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in the presence of family, will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Basilica.    
Arrangements are under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.
Mrs. Pool was born Nov. 26, 1937, in Natchez, the daughter of Lea Joseph Breithaupt and Marguerite Mulvihill Breithaupt.
She was a 1955 graduate of Cathedral School. She met her husband at a high school dance, and, after a long engagement while Jack attended college at Millsaps, they were married in 1958. In Oxford, while Jack attended law school at the University of Mississippi, she made and sold linoleum block prints and worked in the office of an insurance adjustor. Back in Natchez, she devoted her life to raising their three children, was active in community theatre, the Pilgrimage Garden Club and the Natchez Adams County Humane Society.
A parishioner of St. Mary Basilica, Pool lit thousands of candles and prayed often to St. Anthony for lost things. She always read several books at a time — among which could usually be found a bit of Agatha Christie and a bit of Shakespeare. She tended her garden and every stray cat that found its way to her.
Pool was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one brother, Lea Joseph Breithaupt.
Survivors include one son, Christopher Pool and wife, Kathleen Sanguinetti Pool; two daughters, Leslie Pool DeShazer and husband, Dennis, and Bridget Pool Broadley and husband, Shaun; one grandson, Michael Graham DeShazer; three granddaughters, Julia Carson DeShazer, Caroline Pool Hayes and Mary Margaret Pool; one sister, Molly Rose Anderegg and husband, Ralph; brother-in-law, Gary Pool; and seven nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the Natchez Adams County Humane Society, the Natchez Little Theatre and St. Anthony’s Poor Box at St. Mary Basilica.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arleigh Inez Reeves
Dec. 1, 1921 – Dec. 23, 2018

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MONTEREY — Services for Arleigh Inez Reeves, 97, of Monterey, who died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at Riverland Medical Center, will be 1 p.m. Friday at Monterey First Baptist Church with the Rev. John Rushing and the Rev. Clyde Grammon officiating.
Burial will follow at Rice Cemetery in Monterey under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Friday at the church.
Mrs. Reeves was born Dec. 1, 1921, in Monterey, the daughter of John Howard Blount and Phoebe Crane Blount.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lloyd Herschel Reeves Sr.; one son, John Thomas Reeves; two daughters, Mary Ann Lowe and Rebecca Lynn Hernandez; one brother, Raymond Blount; three sisters, Clara Steele, Mary Rayburn and Edna Morgan; and one grandson, Tyler King.
Survivors include two sons, David Reeves and wife, Larly, of West Monroe, La., and Lloyd Herschel Reeves Jr. and wife, Jeanine, of Monterey; one daughter, Ruth Freeman of Vidalia; 20 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Robert Reeves, Lloyd Reeves, Steve Kelly, Mike Reeves, John Reeves and Lawson Reeves.
The family extends special thanks for the kindness of the nurses at Louisiana Home Care in Vidalia and the critical care nurses and Riverland Hospital.
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