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Obituary: Lorene Rhodes, 78, Taylor Co., KY

Lorene Rhodes was a member of a respected Taylor County family and of the Palestine Baptist Church. She was retired after a career with Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville, KY

Lorene Rhodes, of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Hubbie C. Graham and Bessie Ann Caulk Graham, was born March 21, 1931, in Taylor County, Kentucky. She died at 12:27 P.M., Thursday, August 6, 2009 in Elizabethtown. Age: 78

Funeral services are at 4:00pmET, Saturday, August 8, 2009, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campellsville, KY by Dr. Charles Hedrick. Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 878 Greensburg RD, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation is after 5:00pmET, Friday, August 7, 2009, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

She retired from Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville in 1989.

She professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Palestine Baptist Church.

She united in marriage to Bert Rhodes, Jr. March 31, 1956.

She is survived by her husband, Bert Rhodes, Jr. of Campbellsville, KY, and the following:
  • Two daughters and one son: Betty Harmon and fiancee, Ben Hamilton, and Patricia Wheat and husband, Doug and David Rhodes and wife, Leslie of Campbellsville, KY

  • Seven grandchildren: Ben Benningfield, Amy Gregory, Lacey Priddy, Whitney Rhodes, Rachel Rhodes and Jennifer Rhodes of Campbellsville and Jennie Benningfield of Lexington, KY

  • Two brothers and two sisters: Goldie Graham, Tressie Hunt, Roy Graham and wife, Juanita and Freddie Graham and wife, Betty Jean of Campbellsville, KY

  • Sister-in-law, Dorothy Graham of Campbellsville, KY

  • And several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Judy Benningfield, June 14, 2000; and three brothers, James Earl Graham January 2, 1937; Robert Graham March 4, 2001; and Edgar Graham November 21, 2001.

Pallbearers are Kim Bailey, Sammy Barnett, Allan Bertram, Darrell Caulk, Marshall Caulk, Randall Harmon, Curtis Judd and Robert Vanest.

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