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Ansel John Rakestraw

Died August 14, 2004

Published in The Dallas New Era, Thursday, August 19, 2004
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Mr. Ansel John Rakestraw, 77, died at his home on Saturday, August 14, 2004. He was born in Hiram, Georgia, son of Amos C. Rakestraw, Sr. and Louise Roper Rakestraw.

Prior to retirement, he was a commercial paint contractor. He also owned Tom’s Drive-In on Cherry Street. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Reynolds Rakestraw and two brothers, A.C. Rakestraw, Jr. and Benny Rakestraw.

He is survived by two daughters, Sandra (Larry) Simmons, Susan (Gary) Hastings, and Donna (Gary) Chandler; two grandsons, Chase and Griffen Chandler; one granddaughter, Shannon (Kenny) White; two great-grandchildren, Madison and Brendan White; four brothers, Tyre Rakestraw of Dallas, GA, Bobby (Faye) Rakestraw of Hiram, GA, Danny Rakestraw of Dallas, GA and Mike (Carol) Rakestraw of Hiram, GA; many nieces and nephews also survive.

Memorials may be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice, 1100 S. Stratford Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, Vienna Elementary School, 1975 Chickasha Road, Pfafftown, NC 27040 or Julian Gibson Elementary, 2020 Walker Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106.

There will be a private graveside service for family members.

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