May 30, 2024
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Patsy Ruth Davis Rakestraw

1939 – 2020

Patsy Ruth Davis Rakestraw, 81, of Alba, died on November 16, 2020, in Emory. She was born March 12, 1939, in Leonard, to Oren Lee and Claudia Mae Collins Davis. Patsy had lived in the Alba area since 1997. She loved cooking, gardening and redoing furniture. She also enjoyed tinkering in the yard, antiquing and going to garage and estate sales. 

Mrs. Rakestraw is survived by three daughters, Carol Hutton of Weatherford, Dee Ann Phillips and husband Randy of Lone Oak, and Vicki Cantu and husband Stephen of Celina; brother, Herman Davis of Lindale; sister, Joy Dee Moore of Midland; seven grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and numerous other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Franklin Rakestraw; seven brothers; and seven sisters.

Interment will be in Salem Cemetery, Alba.

Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba.