Local funeral-home director George Houston Reed, age 78, of Pikeville, died today. Owner of Putnam-Reed Funeral Home in Pikeville, Standefer-Reed Funeral Home in Dunlap, and Reed Funeral Home in Whitwell, Reed also served on the board of directors of the Bledsoe Telephone Co-op. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Treva G. Reed of Pikeville; children Eric (Karen) Reed of Dunlap and Heather (Michael) Reed-Poston of Pikeville; grandchildren Houston Housley, Victoria Housley, Brittany Poston, Kenzie (Morgan) Mayberry, Bryleigh Poston and Griffin Barker; great-grandchildren Jace Savage and Lexi Mayberry; sisters Margaret (Mike) Moore of Jasper and Wilma (Bill) Cravan of Evensville, Tennessee; brother Jerry (Deborah) Reed of Jasper; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends he loved and who loved him in return. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 4, at 1 p.m. central time in the chapel of Putnam-Reed Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pikeville Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, April 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, April 3 from 4-8 p.m.