BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA - Reba Odessa Jones Shields, 102, Blountstown, Florida, passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at her home.

Reba was born August 6, 1917 in Winder, to the late Andrew F. Jones and Callie N. (Gurley) Jones. She was baptized at the Galilee Christian Church as a young bride. She was the owner and operator of a beauty salon in Dade County, Fla., and in 1968 she and her husband moved to Blountstown, Fla., where she established Reba’s Beauty Salon on Main Street until her retirement. She became a member of the Bristol Christian Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution. In her spare time, she loved to sew and read.

Mrs. Shields is preceded in death by her husband, George W. Shields in 2001; and her brother, Ralph P. Jones.

Survivors include her daughters, Helen Gavin and Rita Maupin; her grandchildren, George Gavin, James Maupin, Jr. and his wife Nanci; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Kate and John Shields Maupin; her extended family, Patricia Orange and her husband Thomas, Mercer Crook and his wife Chris, Kevin Jones, Allen, Jones, Cheryl Jones, Carol Jones, the Gurley Family, the Elder Family, and James Maupin Sr., all of whom she loved dearly.

Funeral service: Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Evans Funeral Home Chapel in Jefferson, with Minister Bruce Quiggle officiating. Interment will follow in Galilee Christian Church Cemetery, Jefferson.

Family to receive friends: Saturday, November 23, 2019, one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers: Tamassee DAR School, P.O. Box 8, Tamassee, S.C., 29686.

Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Hwy., Jefferson, Ga., 706-367-5467. Online condolences at

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