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Terry Rakestraw

December 7, 1943 — December 29, 2014

Terry Eugene Rakestraw 71, of Slaughters, KY passed away at his home on Monday December 29, 2014. He was a retired Educator, he had taught in the Webster County School System for 27 years. He was past Chairman and Supervisor for the Webster Co. Soil Conservation District, where he currently still served on the board. He was also a FFA Alumni Member, and was a member of the Mt. Gilead General Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon. He is the son of the late Powell Davis Sr. and Mary Frank Rakestraw. He was preceded in death by his wife Alice Faye Rakestraw. Survivors include his daughter Kimberly Saalwaechter and her husband Scott of Slaughters, KY; 1 son N. Alan Rakestraw DVM and his wife Anne of Robards, KY;; 2 sisters Sandra Olson and her husband Mike of Slaughters, KY and Ann Liggett and her husband David of Dixon, KY; 1 brother Powell Rakestraw Jr. and his wife Marcia of Slaughters, KY; 3 grandchildren Thomas Alan, Tristen James and Karson Eugene; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Friday January 2, 2015 at 1pm at Townsend Funeral Home in Dixon, KY. Rev. Harry Baldwin and Rev. Steve Dame will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Slaughters, KY Visitation will be from 2-8pm on Thursday and from 8am until service time on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Anthony’s Hospice 2410 S. Green St. Henderson, KY 42420 or Mt. Gilead Church Cemetery Fund P.O. Box 73 Slaughters, KY 42456. Online condolences can be made at www.townsendfuneralhomeinc.com

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