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Evelyn Wilbanks "Juanita" Reatherford

Evelyn "Juanita" Wilbanks Reatherford age 87 of Florence passed from this life Saturday June 14, 2014. Visitation Monday June 16, from Noon till 2:00 P.M. at Elkins Funeral Home of Florence. Services followed at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel with Brother Greg Woodall officiating. Burial will be at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens.

She is preceded in death by her husband William Thomas Reatherford; her father John Mack Wilbanks and her mother Icy Josephine Wilbanks; an infant son Danny Reatherford; and her sisters Mary Staggs, Clara Staggs, Hattie Darby, Anita Darby and Catherine Arnold; her brothers Alvin Wilbanks, Elam Wilbanks, Mack Wilbanks, John L. Wilbanks, and Gene Wilbanks.

Juanita is Survived by her son Mike Reatherford (Angela) of Florence; Theresa Pugh (Gary) of Trinity, Cathy Gifford (Steve) of Florence; two Grandaughters, Robin Davis (Brandon) of Killen and Stephanie Evers (Kevin) of Florence; three Great Grandchildren, Will Evers, Brinlea Davis and Piper Davis. Honary helper and nephew Jerry Anders (Darby) and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Reatherford was a charter member of and attended Florence First Assembly of God for over 50 years. She enjoyed cross stitching, gardening, and especially going to her prayer group on Tuesdays. Juanita was retired from the Florence City School system.

A special thanks to Dr. William Hobbs and staff at Florence Medical Associates and Alacare Home Health.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Davis, Kevin Evers, Ronnie Wiley, Steve Gist, Mike Hamm and Johnny Duke. Honorary pallbearers will be James Fuller "Rooster" and Ken Darby.

Elkins Funeral Home of Florence invites you to light a candle and leave condolences online at www.elkinsfuneralhome.com.

Funeral Home

Elkins Funeral Home - Florence
1535 Hermitage Dr.  Florence, AL 35630
256-764-0221

Published in Florence Times Daily on June 17, 2014
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