--Oak Ridger, The (TN) - Monday, July 28, 2003--
Deceased Name: Mary Rhyne Lester Worked at Magnet Mills
Mary Rhyne Lester, 88, of Powell, died Friday, July 25, 2003, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Knoxville.
Born Dec. 26, 1914, she was the daughter of the Rev. Labe and Ida Rhyne, both now deceased.
In earlier years, she worked at Magnet Mills in Clinton and Harriett's Beauty Shop. She was a member of Bells Campground Baptist Church and a past member of South Clinton Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard C. Lester; two sisters, Georgia Henderson and Kathleen Fowler; four brothers, Herman Rhyne, Bill Rhyne, Floyd Rhyne and Lester Rhyne; and by three nephews, Edward Henderson, Ralph Rhyne and Roy Rhyne.
Mrs. Lester is survived by 22 nieces and nephews, Alvin Henderson, Vic Henderson, Frank Henderson, Wanda Henderson Wilson, Mary Ruth Henderson Boyd, Dorothy Rhyne Dempsey, Elmer Ray, Glen Rhyne, Jack Rhyne, Jimmy Rhyne, Danny Rhyne, Carolyn Rhyne Legg, Irene Fowler Steadman, Charles Edward, Paul Fowler, Bruce Fowler, Norman Rhyne, Carl Rhyne, Jerry Rhyne, Linda Rhyne Ramsey and Louise Rhyne Jones, and Paula Rhyne and Jimmy Boyd, nephew-in-law, both who he considered special; and by many grandnieces and grandnephews.
A graveside service was Sunday, July 27, 2003, at Zion Cemetery in Claxton with the Rev. Jack Anderson officiating.
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home of Clinton is in charge of arrangements.
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