E.H. Reid

Sep 22, 1925 - May 20, 2020


Edmond Harold Reid, Sr. (94) of Cumming, Georgia, stepped into the arms of Jesus on the morning of Wednesday, May 20, 2020. He passed away from injuries sustained doing what he loved--working on his farm. Called "Emmett," "E.H.," "Em Harold," "Daddy," "Pawpaw," and "Papa Reid," he was known to ma...

E.H. Reid

September 22, 1925 - May 20, 2020

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Dale Anderson Mahaffey May 26, 2020

To the Reid Family so sorry for your lost. I knew him as Edmond Harold. He was a friend to my parents before I was born. I thought a lot of him. After I got grown and married, my husband got to know him and thought a lot of him too. I think everyone that knew him loved him. He was a great person and will be missed. Dale Anderson Mahaffey and Billy Mahaffey

Rebecca Smith May 26, 2020

I loved this sweet precious man. I have gotten hay from him for 30+ years and feel so blessed to have known him. He always had that sweet smile and welcomed me with a big hug. He never failed to ask about my family in Indiana and how their crops were doing. I always looked forward to seeing him and talking with him. His gentle kind spirit will be so missed and treasured. Rebecca Smith

Sheryl Peters May 26, 2020

Prayers for the Reid family at this difficult time. God Bless Edmond and Rest in Peace.

Rev. Jennifer Andone May 26, 2020

Mr. Reid was a most kind, generous, and hard working man who inspired others by the way he faithfully lived his life. We will miss his presence in worship at Midway and extend our deepest sympathies to his family and dear friends. With Love and Prayers, Jennifer Andone, Senior Pastor, Midway UMC

Stacie Gillenwater May 25, 2020

Oh my dear Danny and Wanda,
I’m so sorry Danny, to hear about your dad. I am keeping you guys in my prayers. And
of course I send my love.

Stacie Gillenwater

Paulettte & David Stripland May 23, 2020

We loved Mr. Reid and will miss him. He was an amazing man! You are all in our prayers! Love, Paulette & David Stripland

Larry Covington May 23, 2020

I was only 10 when I met Emmett 63 years ago. He was only 32 years old and was just as nice then as we all remember him now. I agree that the obituary was written beautifully, but he lived his obituary all of his life. He will be missed by many, but we have his memories he created for friends and family. He will never be forgotten. May God Bless each of the Reid family members and be enriched by his life, faith and work ethic. We all know you have his work ethic, continue to carry it to your children and grandchildren.

Arlene Stewart May 23, 2020

A GOOD man that will be missed by many...

Gail Frederick May 23, 2020

Such a beautifully written obituary of Mr. Reid’s remarkable life well lived . I so admire his work ethic . It brings sadness to see the passing of his generation and way of life . He will be missed in the Midway community . My sincere condolences to the family . Gail Frederick

Brent Lee May 23, 2020

🙏 God comfort this family as an icon is taken to everlasting peace...

Tony Stewart May 23, 2020

I loved driving by and seeing Mr. Reid still out there bailing hay. My sympathy to my first grade buddy, Danny, and the rest of the Reid family.

Annette Venable May 23, 2020

Judy Helms May 22, 2020

Harold and Pat: Christopher told me of Mr Reid's death. I was surprised to learn he was 94 - what a blessing! I hope you are both doing well. I often think of our friendship with the Reid family when we lived in Cumming. Judy Helms

Joe Murphy May 22, 2020

Forsyth County has lost a treasure, this man and his family taught me so much about doing hay when I was at my first tractor dealership,
E.H. always had a good word, no matter how trying his day had been, the corner with his farm just won't be the same as we drive by looking for him in the fields.

Kim Rucker Davis May 22, 2020

This amazing man will be missed by the many whose lives he touched. Prayers for comfort for the family. --Kim Rucker Davis

Helen Shadburn May 22, 2020

So sorry for your loss. He was a great man. I know he will be missed. Praying for the family.

Lori Barefoot May 22, 2020

What a wonderful man. I loved my visits with him when I came to get hay. He was always so sweet, sharing his beautiful bounty from his garden, especially the yellow watermelon of which he was so proud! He fed all of the stray cats and kittens that showed up at his place. They would never let anyone near them except him. God rest his precious soul and bless his family. With love, Lori Barefoot.

Steve and Mary Williams May 22, 2020

I met Mr. Reid through Midway UMC when he and Ms. Estelle would come. Gracious man and an inspiration to all. If the Lord wills me to live as long as he did, I hope I'd be at least a fraction of how sharp he was. May Mr. Reid rest in His eternal peace and may His holy spirit comfort his family.

Brenda Ledbetter May 22, 2020

So sorry for your loss Danny and Wanda. Prayers for you all and the family, he was a wonderful man.

Carolyn Richardson May 22, 2020

I met Mr. Reid through his caregiver, Mavis Chiyambiro. I could see his love for his family and his farm. It always made me smile and laugh at times at his continued persistence to work his farm, and at his age, as he was driving his beloved tractor! What a great testimony he has left behind to all his family and friends, new and old!
God bless the family with strength, love and peace.
Goodbye Mr. Reid! You will be missed!

Paula and Clyde Steed May 22, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss 💔. Mr.R was a very nice man and a great story teller. He will be missed. God bless you and your family

Doris Jones Treadwell May 21, 2020

Mr. Reid: You are a saint and lived your life to the fullest!
There is not another Me. Reid no where to be found! When I met you and your wife
after you lost your son and daughter-in-law. I was dumb founded by your care for Cathy's
Mother and Daddy, Mrs. Reid was so humble and so tired, her heart was broken twice.
I met your sweet daughter at Lanier Tect College, when I took my Computer class! When I found out who she was I couldn't believe it. You had a wonderful family and I love you for not giving up
on your son's murderer. Hug Cathy for me!

Sandra Henderson Collette May 21, 2020

My thoughts and prayers go out to this family on the loss of their dad. Mr Reid was a legend as a farmer in Forsyth County and will be missed by so many.

Larry Nix May 21, 2020

We were sadden to learn of the passing of Mr. Reid, a dear friend and a fellow conservationist who will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Larry and Patsy Nix

Jimmy Threatt May 21, 2020

I don’t even have words. My heart break for this wonderful family. Mr. Reid was such a ray of sunshine. He always had a smile and what a wonderful Friend to my dad. He’s home now go rest high on that mountain well deserved! My prayers and thoughtS are with this sweet family during this time

Helen Copeland May 21, 2020

So loved talking to Mr Reid Everytime we came to get our horse hay. Such a sweet soul. RIP Helen and Ellis Copeland

Hugh and Joyce Smith May 21, 2020

Brenda, Heather,Brett and Family with Deepest Sympathy . Love Hugh & Joyce

Eddy Spaeth May 21, 2020

Mr. Reid was a true gentleman, and loved his family and friends. I stopped to say hi every month or two for the past 10 years, and I was always greeted with a big smile, friendly conversation and before I'd leave, he would thank me several times for stopping by. I already miss those special visits! Thanks Mr. Reid for blessing my life with your one of a kind sunshine! Eddy Spaeth

Charles & Tammy Phillips May 21, 2020

Our condolences to the Reid Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mr. Reid was one of the hardest working men I have had the privilege of meeting. He will definitely be missed. Charles & Tammy Phillips

Steve and Sheila Cruse May 21, 2020

Prayer to the Reid family so many memories everyone in the family are good friends and has been great neighbors Emmett is a great man was very good to me and my family he will Never be forgotten Love each and everyone . Steve and Sheila Cruse

Sarrah Ellen McDonald May 21, 2020

In the days following his tractor accident, Mama and the other ladies of the Ambassador Sunday School Class of Midway United Methodist Church kept the phone lines hot, praying for Mr. Reid. Without fail, in every single conversation I overheard, the yellow meat watermelons he brought to them at church were always mentioned.

Whenever I hear his name, I picture him on his tractor in one of his fields, one hand on the wheel, turned back looking at what he's doing. There's no tellin' how many times I witnessed this scene in my life, traveling Highway 9, looking out the windows of my daddy's truck and my mama's car. He was there, too, when my older siblings started driving and taking me to town. Many a day I'd see him out the school bus window, then my own when I finally got old enough to take myownself wherever I wanted to go. Riding or driving, it didn't matter, always I'd look for Mr. Reid on his tractor. I expect I always will.

Ellen Eaton May 21, 2020

Sincere condolences to the Reid family, my prayers are with you all. What a great loss. Such a kind, generous and honorable man - I learned many things from him and always appreciated his integrity, decency and sense of humor. He was my dear friend and will be greatly missed by many. A life well lived, God rest his soul. May angels sing thee to thy rest.

Sharon Bottoms May 21, 2020

I wanted to let all of his family know that he will miss so much in the county that corner lot will never be the same. Just to sit and talk with him on the pass times and what is changing honing on now. He was a great man to witch I am blessed to have got to know. I pray for your family to come to grips with where he is now. With the love of his life that he missed so much your mom RIP ME REID YOUR HOME NOW.

Anita May 21, 2020

Mr. Emitt Reid was a nice man and a good Christian. He will be greatly missed by all. His family loved him very much.

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