86 year old Flora Bell Rankhorn of Smithville died Thursday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville of an extended illness. She was born in Warren County, a member of the Church of Christ, and a retired factory worker with Spartan Shirt Factory. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Jack Jones and Mark Parkhurst will officiate and burial will be in the Webb Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Henry and Sallie Etta Cope; her husband, James Edward Rankhorn; one son, Shadie Ray Rankhorn; a brother, Johnny Rayburn Cope; and three sisters, Dona Mae Turner, Martha Rankhorn, Mary Cope; and two grandsons, Shane and Christopher Rankhorn. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Regenia and Richard Myers of McMinnville. Two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Wayne and Jean Rankhorn of Eatonton, Georgia and Kenneth Douglas and Rita Rankhorn of Live Oak, Florida. Seven grandchildren, Shay Rankhorn and wife Brenda, Shelia Alphin, James A. Rankhorn, Shannon Rankhorn and wife Dena, J.C. Rankhorn and wife Laura, Jonathan Myers, and Janifer Keen and husband Greg. Three step-grandchildren, Tommy McClain and friend Sabrina, Cindy Cooper and husband Jeff, and Rex Green. Eleven great grandchildren, seven step-great grandchidren, and a sister, Gladys Cole of the Dibrell Community. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's, in lieu of flowers.
Flora Bell Rankhorn
Jun 22 2012