CLEMMONS Nov. 3, 1938 - Aug. 2, 2018 Mrs. Barbara Jean Rakes Lemons, 79, left this world for a better life on August 2, 2018. She was born November 3, 1938 in Hemphill, WV to George W. and Bertha D. Rakes. She enjoyed cooking, visiting with family and friends and looking for bargains. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Lemons; brothers, George W. and James Rakes; special brother-in-law, Elbert C Street; and sister-in-law, Barbara Rakes. Those left to cherish her memories are daughter Deborah (Josh) Thompson, sisters Polly Street, Judy (Randall) Muncy, Betty (David)Taylor and Jo Ann Rakes. Brothers Roger (Peggy) and Samuel J. Rakes, sister-in-law, Mary Rakes Lane, and a host of nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly, and special friends, Janet Shore and Marylyn McQuade. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Westlawn Gardens of Memory with Pastor Michael Rakes officiating. The family will receive friends at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM prior to the service on Saturday. She was a longtime employee of G.C. Murphy and spent most of her life in North Carolina. Online condolences may be made at

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