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Mrs. Paulene Rakes Walton, age 74 of Meadows of Dan, went home to be with her Lord on November 7, 2018. She was born in Patrick County on September 18, 1944 to the late James Turner Rakes and Louise Irene Gunter Rakes. In addition to her parents, Paulene was preceded in death by her husband Luther Lee Walton. She attended Skyline Pentecostal Holiness Church. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.
Paulene is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Walton and Ricky Willard of Meadows of Dan; one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry Lee and Pam Walton of Laurel Fork; three grandsons, Lee Walton, Brian Culler, and Glenn Conner; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Thelma Rakes Scott of Meadows of Dan; a niece and a nephew.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Stuart with Pastor Tommy Gosnell and Elder Alan Terry officiating. Burial will follow in the New Dan River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and at other times at the home of her daughter, Sandra W. Willard, located just off Willis Road on Hosta Lane in Meadows of Dan. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Dan River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o James Shelor, 5183 Yellow Mountain Road, Lot 53, Roanoke, Virginia 24014. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
The family of Mrs. Walton would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff of Mount Valley Hospice and Palliative Care and Laurel Meadows Heritage Hall Nursing Home for all the care and attention that was given to Paulene and their family.