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Fabris Rebecca (Reaves) Dunnam

July 31, 1939 ~ May 3, 2020 (age 80)

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Dunnam, Fabris Rebecca Reaves, 80, of Tinela, AL passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on Sunday, May 3, 2020.

A private family service will be held at Reaves Memorial Church.


Mrs. Dunnam is preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Alvin Dunnam; parents, James Thomas (Jim Tom) and Martha (Mattie) Knight Reaves; brothers, James Thomas (JT) Reaves, Jr, Steven Edison Reaves, Charles Rogers Reaves, Laban Oram Reaves, Willard Savage Reaves, Douglas Reaves; sisters, Billye Mac Reaves Kennedy, Doris Ione Reaves Tait.


Survivors include, daughters, Pamela Dunnam and Leslie Hahn of Flower Mound, TX, Leah Dunnam Musgrove, of Mobile, AL; son, James Dirk Dunnam and Candace Jowers Dunnam, of Sachse, TX; grandsons, Christopher Daniel Musgrove and Mechelle Buksar Musgrove, Mobile, AL, Ethan Alexander Dunnam, of Sachse, TX, Andrew Lee Dunnam, of Sachse, TX, Ryan Edgar Dunnam, of Sachse, TX;  granddaughter, Erin Michelle Musgrove, of Mobile, AL; great grandson, Jaxon Collins Kitsos, of Mobile, AL, Royal Reaves Musgrove, of Mobile, AL, Cayman Finn Musgrove, of Mobile AL; great granddaughter, Valor EmmaRose Musgrove, of Mobile, AL; sisters, Frances Elizabeth Reaves Gaines, of Tinela, AL, Marjorie (Polly) Delano Reaves Fairly, of Brundidge, AL, Linda Sue Reaves Luker, of Millbrook, AL; as well as many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, great-grand nieces and nephews.


Fabris lived her youth in Belview, where she was born in the Reaves family home,and then traveled the world after her marriage to Edgar Dunnam, where they raised three children as a military family. She made moving look easy for her family, even though it was anything but easy for her. That was how she approached life, living it on her terms, taking it as it came and dealing with whatever was required to make it easy for her family. We were blessed with her indomitable spirit, strength of character and fierce wit. Fabris lived a meaningful life, touched so many people wherever she went and left a legacy of hard work, common sense and love of family. She returned to the place they loved in Tinela upon retirement, lived independently after the death of her husband in 1996 until now when she succumbed to cancer after a short illness. Fabris treasured her children, in-laws, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and cherished her sisters and brothers, and their large extended families. 


In lieu of flowers please send donations to her favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, in her memory.

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