SHELBY-- Phyllis Hampton (Happy) Rape, 73, of 5423 Canterbury Road, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at Kings Mountain Hospice Home.
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Born in Cherokee Falls, Mrs. Rape was the wife of James Rape of the home, and the daughter of the late Rev. Marneese P. and Maebelle Martin Hampton. She worked as a teachers Aide at Number Three Elementary School and was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Blacksburg. She volunteered with Acteens and taught Sunday School both at Eastside Baptist Church and Second Baptist Church in Shelby. She graduated from Cecil's Business College and had an associate's degree in education from Cleveland Community College. She was a member of Gamma Beta Phi and Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. For many years she was credit manager at Graham Cash Company in Gaffney.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Rape is survived by one son, Tim Rape and wife Cyndi of Blacksburg, S.C.; two daughters, Lisa Bloom and husband Andre' of Blacksburg, and Susanne Duncan and husband Mark of Gaffney, S.C.; one brother, Virgil Hampton and wife Lindy of Blacksburg; one sister, Sheila Hampton Smoke of Gaffney; nine grandchildren, Haley Rape, Samantha Rape, and Zach Rape, all of Blacksburg, Justin Bloom of Cowpens, Heidi Bloom and Andrew Bloom of Blacksburg, Tyler Duncan, Courtney Blakley, and Marissa Duncan, all of Gaffney; and two great-grandchildren, Kaden Huskey and Kasen Bloom of Cowpens .
Pallbearers will be Justin Bloom, Andrew Bloom, Zach Rape, Stan Scruggs, Michael Wessinger, David Hampton, and Alex Hampton. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Bell, J. W. Biddix, J. C. Childers, Donnie Hampton, Ricky Wessinger, Ronnie Wessinger, and Terry Ziegler.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Eastside Baptist Church in Blacksburg, S.C. At other times the family will be at the residence of Lisa Bloom, 201 North Cherokee Ford Road Extension, Blacksburg, S.C.
Funeral service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Eastside Baptist Church
Officiating: The Revs. Eric Sellers, Bobby Earls, Kenny Ashley, and Virgil Hampton
Entombment: Will follow at Clingman Memorial Gardens.
Funeral Home: Gordon Mortuary is serving the family.
Memorials In lieu of flowers, may be made to American Liver Foundation at www.liverfoundation.org or Kings Mountain Hospice House, 321 Kings Mountain Boulevard, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.
Book of Memories: www.gordonmortuary.com
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Published in Shelby Star on Sept. 13, 2013