Carey Lynn Reaves


Carey Lynn Reaves, age 71, of Hoschton, Ga passed away Tuesday May 31, 2022. He loved his family, grandchildren, hunting, fishing, and golfing. Carey was a United States Army veteran and received many medals during his service including the Purple Heart medal.  Survivors include his daughter Brittany McConnell and husband Britt; brother Jimmy Reaves; grandson Miles McConnell; and grand daughter Sadie McConnell. Memorial Services will be held 12:00 pm Saturday June 11, 2022 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Officiant Montie Ray Robinson. Interment Cremation. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home 4532 hwy 53 Hoschton, Ga 30548. 706-654-0966.

15 thoughts on “Carey Lynn Reaves”

  1. For my entire childhood, I grew up with Yogi. We lived across the street from one another and other than my dad and grandfather, he was the most influential male in my life. He taught me right from wrong and when he needed to, he stepped in as a second father. We spend most or time in the yard, playing golf, fishing and at my little league games. I can hear him now yelling, “get the net”. We may have drifted apart over the years but he was always in my heart. Rest In Peace Yogi, I love you!

  2. R.I.P. brother. You will be missed.
    My condolences to the family
    Clifton VanDerveer “Vandy” fellow member 174th. AHC Association.

  3. So so sorry for your loss. Yogi was a great friend and neighbor. He had a sense of humor like Danny and yes I can hear him say “ you big buckethead “and “get the net”.
    We have a lot of good memories from those years in Twin Village. He was a patriot and just a good guy. May God comfort you and your family.

  4. Yogi was our brother! We will miss him, but we will not forget him…
    Billy R. Wood
    174th AHC Assoc.

  5. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I was so deeply saddened to hear of my dear friend, Yogi’s, passing. We were classmates at Gordan High and really good friends. He always made me laugh! I remember meeting you, Brittany, with your Dad, at a GHS event in Snellville, and so enjoyed reconnecting and talking to him prior to and at our 50th reunion! I know that he is at peace, and that I will see him again in Heaven. Love and peace to you all.

  6. I went to high school with Yogi. He was always such a fun guy and will be missed by all. Rest in peace my friend.

  7. There is a special place in heaven for those who selflessly served their nation with honor and distinction. The military awards bestowed upon Carey Lynn Reaves including the Purple Heart, which was established by George Washington, sets him in a very elite class. I mourn his passing with his family and out nation and rejoice in his legacy.

  8. I have wonderful memories of Yogi, growing up. Yogi was always fun to be around. I did not know that he earned the Purple Heart medal. I am thankful that I was able to see him a few years ago. He will live on in our memories. RIP, Yogi.

  9. Brittany I’m very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. “Yogi” RIP, heaven has received another Angel!

  10. I am very sorry to hear of the passing of “Yogi”. We worked at the same location for many years. He will be missed.
    George Banks

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