FLORAL TRIBUTES FOR JIM REEVES AND DEAN MANUEL  ON  JULY 31, 2005  

 

JIM REEVES MEMORIAL CARTHAGE, TEXAS

 

 

In commemoration of the 41st anniversary of the deaths of Jim Reeves and Dean Manuel, floral tributes have been made by fan club member Carolyn Morris.

On July 30th, Butch and Carolyn Morris took Jim's wreath to his grave and placed it there. 

 

The total amount of the donations exceeds the costs for both tributes and postage, Carolyn  only charged the materials used. The excess amount will go into a fund for a flower vase in matching colours, to be put at Dean's grave.

 

Note the small guitar attached to the wreath.

 

 

 

A  card with the names of those who contributed to the floral tributes.

In Memory of the late and great Jim Reeves, who died  in a plane crash near Brentwood, Tn, 41 years ago.

Arie den Dulk, Leo Jackson, Johnny and Elsie Pomonis , Dave Morris, Barbara Manuel, Connie Sanders, Dave Ray, Stephen Welbourn, Peter and Marion Joiner, Tineke van Hout,  Trudy Voorbij, Eimbert van den Oetelaar, Gerard van der Lin-    den, Roy Patrick, Donald Griffin, Frank C. Anderson, Wayne Bagley, Marco van Vugt, Butch and Carolyn Morris , Annabel Falkner, Norman Davis, McGarveth,  David Ambler, Marion Thatcher, Doris and Elmer Gath, Alistair Biggar,  Henk Sloots,  Rob Munster, Jean de Prijcker, Boy Goran, and Bill Marks


 

The grave of Jim's collie, Cheyenne

 

Dean Manuel's wreath

 

Dean's wreath has been sent to Bobbi Manuel, his widow,  by UPS. Please note the small piano attached to the wreath. She informed me she considers the floral tribute to be ' absolutely beautiful' and she will place it on Dean's grave on July 31st. 

 

The card attached to the wreath reads:

 

In Memory of the late and great Dean Manuel, manager and piano player for the late Jim Reeves, who died together with Jim Reeves in a plane crash near Brentwood, Tn, 41 years ago.

 

Arie den Dulk, Leo Jackson, Johnny and Elsie Pomonis , Dave Morris, Barbara Manuel, Connie Sanders, Dave Ray, Stephen Welbourn, Peter and Marion Joiner, Tineke van Hout,  Trudy Voorbij, Eimbert van den Oetelaar, Gerard van der Lin-    den, Roy Patrick, Donald Griffin, Frank C. Anderson, Wayne Bagley, Marco van Vugt, Butch and Carolyn Morris , Annabel Falkner, Norman Davis, McGarveth,  David Ambler, Marion. Thatcher, Alistair Biggar,  Henk Sloots,  Rob Munster, Jean de Prijcker, Boy Goran, and Bill Marks

 

Accidentally, four names have been  omitted on this card, those of Frank C. Anderson, Donald Griffin and Doris and Elmer Gath. Their names will be added to the card at Dean's grave. My apologies to these members.

 

Pictures, courtesy of Butch Morris.