James E. Reed, age 46, passed away March 18th . Survived by his wife, Catherine; son, Joe Reed; daughters, Barbara Reed, Carol Hanson and Linda Carranza; mother, Betty Merrill; 2 grandchildren. Founder and first commander of the Order of the Purple Heart, Southeast District, also member of D.A.V. and V.F.W. Service Wednesday 10 a.m. at Rosecrans Mortuary Chapel. Rosecrans Mortuary directing.