Edward Clayton Reed, 46, of Ivydale, WV, died February 15, 2002, in a motor vehicle accident.

Edward invested 30 years of his life with his brother, James W. Reed Jr., establishing a natural gas development and distribution enterprise in central West Virginia. He was a strong, supportive and loving husband, father, brother, son and friend.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Hansford Reed in 1993.

Survivors are his wife, Melody; daughters, Erin and Sarah, who are attending the University of Kentucky in Lexington; his son, Brian, a senior at Clay County High School, who is still living at home; parents, James and Helen Reed of Clay, WV; brothers, James Reed Jr. of Clay, Dr. Charles Reed of Stuart, Florida; aunt, Mary Reed Ward of Clay; uncle, David R. Black of Minneapolis, MN.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, at the Clay United Methodist Church, Clay, with Minister Don Dobbins officiating. Interment will follow in Reed Cemetery, Clay.

He will be greatly missed and remembered by all.