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April 10, 2013

Lorraine Ann Reed

The Daily Star

---- — Lorraine Ann Reed

ONEONTA — Lorraine Ann Reed, 76, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 30, 2013. She is now at peace and enjoying her new home in heaven.

She died surrounded by her family in her Spring Hill, Fla., home after battling cancer for over a year. She now has her complete healing and joins other deceased family members in praise to her Lord.

Lorraine was born on Feb. 4, 1937, in Oneonta, the daughter of Jay and Madolin (Everett) Lull.

She married Jack D. Reed on July 11, 1954.

She enjoyed life most as a mother and grandmother. Whether in Spring Hill, Fla., or Oneonta, she was an avid NASCAR fan, she also enjoyed golfing, shopping, cooking, visiting with her friends in Florida and New York and vacationing with family and friends.

She was a member of the Oneonta Country Club and enjoyed golfing and spending time with friends. She was also a member of the West Oneonta Fire Department Auxiliary for many years and belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star.

She attended Laurens Presbyterian Church in younger years, then West Oneonta Baptist Church while her children were growing up and had been in the last few years attending Community Gospel Church in Oneonta.

Lorraine worked for Bookhout Insurance Co., The Daily Star and was co-owner and bookkeeper with her husband, Jack, of Reed & Sons, Inc., well-drilling and septic tank service until her retirement.

While in Florida, she belonged to the Red Hat Ladies group. She also volunteered at The Lord's Table in Oneonta when in New York.

Lorraine is survived by her husband of 58 years, Jack D. Reed; her two daughters, Jackie Ann Shaffer and husband Edwin of Stamford and Alana J. Favaloro and husband Douglas of Norwich; two sons, Randall D. Reed and wife Kelly of Morris, and Casey W. Reed of Maryland and fiancée Nancy. She is also survived by nine loving grandchildren;  five great-grandchildren; a brother, Bernard Lull of Zephyrhills, Fla.; two sisters-in-law, Donna Leven and Lolo Delaney; a brother-in-law, Denton Reed; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; a brother, Jerald Lull; a sister, Francelia Stepp; and a grandson, Aaron Reed.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta, with the Rev. Donald Yarborough, officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to HPH Hospice, 12260 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613 and/or the American Cancer Society.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting the website at

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.