BELMONT - Rachel Hardin Jenkins, 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 3, at her home.
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A native of Gaston County, she was a daughter of the late Plato White and Georgia Hardin.
Rachel was a longtime and active member of East Belmont Baptist Church. She was a 1939 graduate of Belmont High School, enjoyed gardening and loved to sew.
Rachel is survived by her daughters, Sybil J. Hickes of Lilburn, Ga., and Susan J. Black of Lincolnton; sisters, Mary Frances 'Frankie' Lindsey of Mount Holly, Betty Ruth Norman and husband Jerry of Florida; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur J. Jenkins Jr.; sister, Faith Shumaker; and brother, James 'Buck' Hardin.
Funeral Services will be at 1 pm Friday at East Belmont Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Taylor officiating. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 pm prior. Burial will be in Gaston Memorial Park.
Memorials may be sent to East Belmont Baptist Church, c/o Handyman Fund, 501 Catawba St., Belmont, NC 28012. Share condolences with the family by visiting www.mcleanfuneral.com and signing the guestbook.
Arrangements are with McLean Funeral Directors, Belmont.
Published in Gaston Gazette from July 5 to July 6, 2012