Thelma Rivers (Gainey) Rackley

April 8, 1920 ~ September 11, 2019 (age 99)
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Thelma Rackley, 99, of 564 Pee Wee Road, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Mary-Gran Nursing Center. 


A funeral service will be held at 3 PM, Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home with Rev. Farrell Miller officiating.  Interment will follow in Grandview Memorial Garden.  The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home.


Thelma, born in 1920 in Sampson County, was the daughter of the late David Cleveland Gainey and Florence McDaniel Gainey Thornton.  She was a homemaker, a farmer and a seamstress.  She was also a member of Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Vann Rackley and son, David Rackley.


Survivors include: children, Grace Odum (Ernest), John Rackley (Linda) and Sue Jackson (Charles); eleven grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; and sixteen great-great grandchildren.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to American Cancer Society (designate for Breast Cancer), PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73123.


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