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Orben Ray Rakes

January 26, 1930 — February 1, 2024

Ferrum

Orben Ray Rakes

 

      Mr. Orben Ray Rakes, age 94 of Ferrum, passed away February 1, 2024, at his home.  He was born in Patrick County on January 26, 1930, to the late Walter “Goode” Rakes and Laura Lee Hall Rakes.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Hubert, Oscar, Randolph, and Richard Rakes; and six sisters, Edna Duncan, Marilyn Rakes, Altrude Shively, Mildred DeHart, Gaye Worley, and Judy Hale.   Orben had retired from Bassett Mirror.   He loved fishing and coffee laces.

       Surviving are two brothers, Cleo Rakes, Lane Rakes; one sister, Rena Lou Stone; sister-in-law, Carol Rakes; and several nieces and nephews.

       A graveside service will be held Monday, February 5, 2024, at 11:00 AM at the Rakes Family Cemetery on Poplar Camp Rd., Ferrum, VA with Chaplain Daniel Collins officiating.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 4, 2024, at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneralservices.com.

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Visitation

Sunday, February 4, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Moody Funeral Services (Stuart)

202 West Blue Ridge Street, Stuart, VA 24171

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Graveside Service

Monday, February 5, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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