Lillian Roberta Rankhorn

Posted By | February 13, 2019 6:04 am

Lillian Roberta Donelson Rankhorn, 84, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 11, 2019, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Mrs. Rankhorn was born April 30, 1934, in White County, to Arvie Martin Donelson and Dolly Jane Hutchings Donelson.

She had a work career that spanned 25 years, from working on a dairy farm to working at Palk’s Feed Store, then finally being a caregiver.  She was a homemaker also. She loved quilting, sewing, cooking, and canning.  When she was not working, she enjoyed going to yard sales with her sister to add to her collection of teddy bears, tea pots, and dolls.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Garwin Rankhorn.

Survivors include her daughter, Gail Leonard and husband Daryl; granddaughter, Jennifer Qualls and husband Donnie; great-grandsons, Chance Wheeler, Raylon Joe Qualls; brothers, J.C. Donelson and wife Jean, Jo Thomas Donelson and wife Geneva; and sisters, Reba Hutchings and Treva Driver and husband Paul.

Funeral service will 1 p.m., Feb. 14, 2019, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Old Zion Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 14, at the funeral home. Jeff Howard will officiate.

Danny Hutchings, Chance Wheeler, Robbie Golden, Andy Golden, Donovan Young, and Shawn Tyler Garrett will serve as pallbearers.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hunter Funeral Home.

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