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Funeral Service

Bellview Baptist Church
Wednesday August 24th, 2022

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Bellview Baptist Church
Wednesday August 24th, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Gayle Rhodes

Gayle Word Rhodes, age 81, of Clinton, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2022, at PRISMA Healthcare Laurens County surrounded by her family.

Born in Laurens, she was the daughter of the late George Arthur Word, Jr. and Hazel Mae Knighton Word. Mrs. Rhodes worked many years in the textile industry and retired from Josten’s Cap and Gown. She was a member of Bellview Baptist Church and she loved her children and grandchildren dearly.

She is survived by her children, Lisa Lyons (Richard) of Gray Court, Karen Zeigler (Tony) of Hickory Tavern, Tonya Graydon of Gray Court, and James Rhodes of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Brandy Moore (Brandon), Anthony Lyons (Holly), Charlee Culbertson (Matthew), Austin Gray, Breanna Garrett (Wade), Adam Lyons (Victoria), and Carly Forest (Andrew); nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, Wayne Word (Betty) of Clemson.

In addition to her parents, Gayle was predeceased by two husbands, Robert E. Lee, Jr. and Stacy Walter Rhodes, and a son, Tony Lee. The funeral service will be held 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at Bellview Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Darren Rood. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be in the church sanctuary one hour prior to the funeral service.

The family will be at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to National Breast Cancer Society, PO Box 676910, Dallas, TX 75267 or to March of Dimes, 3 Jervey Avenue, Greenville, SC 29607. 

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Lisa my heart breaks for you. I know how close you and your sweet mom was. I use to enjoy seeing her at the beauty shop and we had the best talks and laughs. She was a sweet loving caring lady. My prayers are with you all. I love you sweet Lisa

Brenda (Nana) Aug 27 2022 4:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gayle Rhodes

Brenda Franklin Aug 25 2022 9:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gayle Rhodes

Harold D Davis Aug 25 2022 7:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gayle Rhodes

Steve and Phyllis Blackwell Aug 25 2022 6:11 PM

Lisa and family, so sorry for the loss of your sweet Mama. Prayers all for you all.

Linda Brownlee Aug 24 2022 12:25 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gayle Rhodes

Tammy R Adair Aug 24 2022 11:01 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Gayles passing. So many dear friends are gone on thru the gates of Heaven. Look to see her someday.

Bertha Balkham Aug 24 2022 9:22 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gayle Rhodes

Adair Abernathy & Family Aug 24 2022 9:21 AM

I sure am sorry to hear about your Gayle’s passing. We will keep the family in prayer.

Deborah Mills Aug 24 2022 3:06 AM

So sorry to hear of Gail's passing.

Elaine Samples Aug 23 2022 10:24 PM

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