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Nellie Belton Rakes
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Obituary for Nellie Belton Rakes

Nellie Belton Rakes, 87, of Ridgeway, VA passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017. She was born on February 3, 1930 to the late Fuller Irvin Belton and Myrtle Taylor Belton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mack David Rakes; and her sister, Barbara Cox.

Mrs. Rakes worked in production control at Fieldcrest Mills for many years.

She is survived by her son, Bobby Williams and wife Judy of Ridgeway, VA; daughter, Julie Selby and Thomas DeWitt of Ijamsville, MD; sister, Josephine “Jo” Lester of Collinsville, VA; grandchildren, Melanie Barrow and husband Richard, Melinda Hagood, William Selby and wife Alex, and Taylor Weisgerber and husband John; and four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Roselawn Burial Park with Minister Milford Hudson officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville Chapel. The family will receive friends at 244 Sinclair Street, Ridgeway, VA on Monday and Tuesday.

Memorial donations may be made to Mt. Valley Hospice, 730 East Church St. Suite 13, Martinsville, VA 24112, or to Horsepasture Christian Church Back Pack Program, 1146 Horsepasture Price Rd., Ridgeway, VA 24148.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory of Martinsville, VA will be serving the Rakes family. Online condolences may be made at

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12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Martinsville Chapel

1500 Kings Mountain Road
P.O. Box 5501
Martinsville, Virginia 24115





2:00 PM
Roselawn Burial Park

103 Clearview Dr.
Martinsville, VA 24112


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