Originally created 04/08/00

Mrs. Mattie Rachels



SPARTA, Ga. -- Mrs. Mattie Lou Swint Rachels, 92, of Wiley Street, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at Hancock Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Pine Hill United Methodist Church, Warthen, with the Revs. Stiles Cobb and Marvin Poe officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Rachels, a lifelong resident of Hancock County, was a homemaker. She was a former store clerk and a member of Pierce Memorial Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Albert Q. Rachels, Sparta, and William T. Rachels, Maryville, Tenn.; a sister, Vergie Mae Sergeant, Sandersville; and six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Pierce Memorial Methodist Church or to John Hancock Academy.

Friends may call at the residence of Vince Rachels, Linton Road.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at May & Smith Funeral Directors, Sandersville.