William Jackson Reaves died at his Crescent City home Jan. 9, 2008. He was born Dec. 18, 1925, in Birmingham, Ala., to Milton Ernest Reaves and Harriet Mae Jackson Reaves.

William (Bill) had made his way to Del Norte County, where he lived for 26 years. Bill had a love for card games, history, and poetry.

He is survived by his wife, Marge Reaves; daughter, Tammy Reaves, and her children, Kevin and Misty Reaves; son, Mark Reaves, and his wife, Susan; and brothers and sisters.

A memorial service will be held at a latter date when all family members can attend. Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.