Rachel (Yancey) Duvall

Born: Tue., Jan. 7, 1936
Died: Sat., Nov. 1, 2014


Graveside Service

Location: Greenview Cemetery


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Nov. 04, 2014
Location: McCommons Funeral Home


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Tue., Nov. 04, 2014
Location: McCommons Chapel


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Rachel Yancey Duvall

On November 1, 2014, Rachel Yancey Duvall passed away at her residence.  Rachel was born January 7, 1936 in Atlanta Georgia.  She was the daughter of Delos Harley Yancey Sr. and Raymond and Bobbie Pertile.  Rachel traveled extensively as an army brat growing up in Florida, Mississippi, Texas, Tokyo, Japan and Georgia.  Rachel graduated from Smith High School, Atlanta GA, in 1953 and Piedmont Hospital School of Nursing in 1956.  She married and moved to Greene County in 1960.  As a nurse, she worked at Minnie G. Boswell Hospital, as a Greene County School Nurse, and at the Greene County Health Department.  After 40 plus years of service to the nursing profession, she retired in 2002.  Her last job was head nurse of the Greene County Health Department.  Ms. Rachel was known for her work in the community and served as one of the original board members for the Circle of Love, an Adult and Children Domestic Abuse Shelter.  As an active member of the Baptist faith, she worked as president of the WMU, Sunday school teacher, Bible Study teacher, choir member, and Vacation Bible School Director.  Ms. Rachel was a longtime supporter of Nathanael Greene Academy, serving on numerous committees and volunteering countless hours.  Ms. Rachel enjoyed reading, cheering on local sports teams and visiting with her grandchildren, friends and family members.

She was preceded in death by her father, Delos Yancey; her mother, Bobbie Pertile; and step- father, Ray Pertile.   She is survived by her brother, Delos Yancey, Jr. of Rome, GA; her children, Ray Duvall of Greensboro, GA, Amy Davis of Eaton, GA, and Jan and Tim Davison of Greensboro, GA; grandchildren, CJ Whitehead, Alma Duvall, Patrick Davis, John  Davis, Lyndsey Davison, Ryan Davison and KC Butler; nieces, Cindy Sonam and Cheryl Yancey; and nephew, Dee Yancey III and wife Molly. She was also blessed with many other nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, many friends and other family members.  

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service at McCommons Funeral Home and a memorial service will be held Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at McCommons Chapel with Rev. Mike Pritchett and Dr. Larry Davison officiating.  Burial will follow at Greenview Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, GA 30642.  In lieu of flowers the family request that donations can be made to Nathanael Greene Academy, Grandparents Club, P O Box 109, Siloam GA 30665 or the Circle Of Love Domestic Abuse Shelter,  P O Box 641, Greensboro, GA.  The family would like to give a special thanks to her caregivers who helped to keep her at home, Annie Jones, Annette Redd, Judy Merritt and Mary Rowland.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

 

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Everette Duvall
   Posted Sun November 02, 2014
our prayers are with the family

Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Sun November 02, 2014
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Rachel's passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Terry & Elaine Cantrell

Richard and Ann Cronic
   Posted Sun November 02, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jack Newton
   Posted Sun November 02, 2014
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Ms. Rachel was such a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Laura Jeanne Stewart
   Posted Sun November 02, 2014
May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish.

R0bert & Annette Dowdy
   Posted Sun November 02, 2014
We were sorry to hear of your loss, you have our deepest sympathy.

Judy and Andrew Boswell
   Posted Sun November 02, 2014
We understand the sorrow of losing your mother. You all have our deepest sympathy.

Susan and Mark Higdon
   Posted Sun November 02, 2014
We are praying for all of you. Rachel was one of a kind and we are so blessed to have had her as a friend.

Sherri Brown & family
   Posted Sun November 02, 2014
So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May He guide you through these dark hours.

Judy Young
   Posted Sun November 02, 2014
Amy, so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord bless you with peace and assurance during this difficult time. In Him, Judy

Tiffany Farmer
   Posted Sun November 02, 2014
Ms. Rachel was a very special person that will be missed. My thoughts & prayers are with the family during this time of mourning.

Linda (Yearwood) Barrington
   Posted Sun November 02, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in the days ahead.

Claire Smith and Shirley Haynes
   Posted Mon November 03, 2014
Amy and family - you are in my thoughts and prayers - Ms. Rachel was such a wonderful lady and she will always be a part of my childhood memories. I hope that your wonderful memories of her will keep you strong during this time.

Rex and Sandra Dauler
   Posted Mon November 03, 2014
We are saddened to hear of Mrs. Rachel's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

Geneva H. Taylor
   Posted Mon November 03, 2014
Jan, Ray and Amy

Sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Thinking of you during your time of sorrow.

Tammy Hubbard English
   Posted Mon November 03, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Diane and Dave Conger
   Posted Mon November 03, 2014
We had not seen Rachel in a long time, but I will always think of Rachel as a strong woman who cared for others. She was special.

Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Mon November 03, 2014
Dear Family,
Rachel was a dear lady and a blessing to our community. Love to all of you at this time.

God Bless You,
Ms. Betty Jo

Ann Wilson
   Posted Mon November 03, 2014
I am saddened to hear of Ms. Rachel's passing. She was such a wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May God comfort you all in the days ahead. God bless.

Cheryl (Pritchett) Williams
   Posted Mon November 03, 2014
I am so sorry to hear of Rachel's passing. I am the daughter of Louise Pritchett Chandler, Rachel's cousin. I always enjoyed our talks. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
Cheryl

Jane Cobb
   Posted Mon November 03, 2014
My deepest sympathy.

Joey & Vickey Rhodes, Hannah & Emily
   Posted Mon November 03, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Praying for comfort & peace for all of you. Love you all!

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Mon November 03, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and in the days ahead.

Nancie & Charlie Sanders
   Posted Mon November 03, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Dianne McKinley
   Posted Tue November 04, 2014
So sorry for your loss.

Lee Pritchett
   Posted Tue November 04, 2014
Thoughts and prayers go to the Duvall family. Was able to see Rachel some years back at my Aunt's funeral (Betty Cain) and her personality was still as sharp as always. I know my father who passed many years ago (Harry "Butch" Pritchett) always enjoyed her wit and wisdom.
God Bless the Duvall family during this difficult time. May God Bless each of you.

Lee Pritchett & Family

BILL & DONALD KEITER
   Posted Tue November 04, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dianne Yearwood
   Posted Tue November 04, 2014
My deepest sympathy to the family of Ms. Rachel. She held a very special place in my heart as she helped me tremendously when my twins were born. She took the time to help me because she cared...for that I will always remember her kindness. God bless each of you at this sad time in your lives. Reflect on your memories with love.
Dianne

FRAN LORD
   Posted Tue November 04, 2014
PAM TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY I SEND PRAYERS TO COMFORT YOU AT THIS TIME.

Shirley and Emmett Caldwell
   Posted Tue November 04, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the
weeks and months to come.

Debbie Tumlin
   Posted Wed November 05, 2014
We are all so sorry, if there is anything we can do please let us know. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

Alberta Smith
   Posted Wed March 25, 2015
I did not know of Mrs Duvall passing until today, I am sorry for your loss and wanted to let you all know that no one will ever be able to take her place at the health department. You have my deepest sympathy.