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04/09/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
Alice Reece Cutchins

Alice Reece Cutchins
(d. 08 Apr 2011)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   There is more sad news this Saturday morning.  
Alice Reece Cutchins, aunt of    Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL, Bill Reece ('68) of ID, and Kathy Reece Burke (NNHS / Warwick HS - '72) of VA, and of the late Garland Reece, Class of 1970 (08 Jan 1952 - 23 Mar 2001), passed away on Friday, April 8, 2011 in Smithfield at the age of 82. Her brother,     Bill Reece (31 Mar 1926 - 16 Nov 2009), preceded her in death 17 months ago.

From the Daily Press - 04/08/11:

              Alice Reece Cutchins



SMITHFIELD - Alice Reece Cutchins, 82, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on April 8, 2011.

She was known as the "Angel Lady" in Smithfield for her beautiful ceramics. Alice attended Smithfield Assembly of God and was a member of the Scarlett Belles Red Hat Group. She loved to travel. She loved the beach and spent every summer in Nags Head, N.C., it was her second home. Alice was a devoted, loving and caring wife, mother to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a very giving person and never met a stranger.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents, William A. and Annie M. Reece; daughter, Nancy Marshall Cutchins; brothers, Barnard Reece and William A. Reece Jr.; and sisters, Ann Dunn and Jessie Lawson.


Alice Reece Cutchins



She leaves to cherish her memory a loving husband of 62 years, William Leigh Cutchins; daughters, Dorothy C. Parker, Roberta C. Jaxtheimer (Edward), and Susan C. Corbin (Mike); grandchildren, Jennifer R. Ferguson (Joe), Janet L. Jaxtheimer, and Nancy L. Jaxtheimer; great-grandchildren, Kaleigh N. Little, Zachary A. Little, and Zoe G. Ferguson; a sister, Margaret Nichols; and a brother, Max Reece.

The family would like to thank the Nursing Staff of Sentara Obici Hospital, for their love and care during her frequent visits to the 1st floor and infusion center.

A life celebration service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 11, 2011, at Colonial Funeral Home. Burial will follow in St. Luke's Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the funeral home. Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from April 9 to April 10, 2011.
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April 09, 2011

Sweet Aunt Alice, You had a smile that would light up every room and every heart kindness to everyone you met. You will always be in our hearts and minds. When I think of you I will smile, even laugh. Uncle Bill and family, I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you the whole family; I Love You All... Be with the other Angels; we have a lot of them in heaven. Aunt Alice, you will be missed.

April 09, 2011
  Sorry to hear of your mother's passing, she was a beautiful lady and I am glad I had the privilege to meet her. Thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Love and hugs,

~ Mary Williams, Portsmouth, Virginia

April 09, 2011
Bill Cutchins, SusieQ, Jenny, Mike, Janet, Nancy and family - as we all know we lost an "Angel". I'll never forget the "love" and fun we all enjoyed for many years in the OBX. I love you guys and will greatly miss our "Little Angel".

~ Eddie Barefoot, Christy, Eddie Ray and family (We Love Ya!), Yorktown, Virginia

April 09, 2011

We were sorry to read of Alice's death. She was a wonderful person. This world will be a whole lot sadder without her. Thoughts and prayers. Tom, Sharon, Haden and Karla

~ Sharon Carpenter, Newport News, Virginia

April 09, 2011
The world will have less light without my Aunt Alice in it. She touched my life in so many ways as she did the lives of others. We will all miss her ready smile and zest for life. She was a joy to all who knew her. My love and comfort go out to Bill and the girls and all of the family. She will be missed and we will treasure our memories of our Christmases, times in OBX and Smithfield, and reunions with her forever. Kathy Reece Burke

April 09, 2011

  Dear Uncle Bill, Dorothy, Robbie, Ed, Suzie, Mike, Ginny and family Aunt Alice was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She will be greatly missed.
I will always remember the wonderful times we had at your home in Smithfield and the many days spent with you at Cutchins Crutch. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God comfort and keep you.
Love, Brenda Bender

April 09, 2011
To my Dear cousins, Doti, Robbie, & Susie. You know how much I loved your mom. I have so many good memories of her. She will always be in my heart. I know she is with my mom, & aunt Ann now in paradise looking over us. (and having a good laugh about something). My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I love you all.

~ Ann Shreve, Newport News, Virginia

April 09, 2011
I am sorry for your loss. My prayers go with you.

April 09, 2011
Susie & family,
Aunt Alice was such a great lady, and we have such wonderful memories of her in Nags Head and at the family reunions. She will be missed but it's such a blessing to know that she is with Ann and Jessie in Heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family! Love to you all!

April 10, 2011
Aunt Alice, You will be missed. Dale has told me of his many fond memories of you and the trips to NC. Our thoughts are with your family in this difficult time.

April 10, 2011


April 10, 2011


April 10, 2011

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Reece and Cutchins families and their friends at this difficult time.

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 04/09/11, 11:46 PM:


Thank you so much for the memorial to my Aunt Alice Cutchins. It means a lot to me. She was a wonderful lady and had a smile that would light up a room when she came in. She will be missed greatly.

I am unable to go to Virginia at this time as I am taking care of my daughter who just had surgery on her foot. She is doing well but has to stay off it and that is hard for an RN used to the fast pace of the ICU and an active single girl's life.

Thanks again for all you do,
Love ya,

   Thank you, Ruthie - it was my privilege.  Once again you have my sincerest condolences on the loss of your aunt.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Be Thou My Vision

Irish Hymn, c. 8th century

Translated by Mary Elizabeth Byrne (02 July 1880 - 19 Jan 1931), 1905

Versified by Eleanor Henrietta Hull (15 Jan 1860 - 13 Jan 1935), 1912

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
Thou my soulís Shelter, Thou my high Tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

Riches I heed not, nor manís empty praise,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heavenís joys, O bright Heavenís Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

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