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Rachel Opal Fowler: Clarendon

1935 – 2019

     Rachel Opal Fowler of Clarendon died Sunday, Feb. 24, in Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter, Whiteville. She was 83.

     Born April 13, 1935 in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Pheniox Albert Smith and Retha L. Ikner Smith Ward and the widow of Rudolph Fowler.

     Mrs. Fowler attended Mission Valley Original Free Will Baptist Church.

     She is survived by seven daughters, Sandra Kay Simmons (Ray) of Clarendon, Kathy Sue Coleman of Nakina, Marilyn Rose Causey (Rodney) of Clarendon, Pamela Opal Fisher (Kris) of North Augusta, Georgia, Babby Lane Hedwin (David) of Surfside Beach, Pennie Charlene Hill of Clarendon, Kimberly Michelle Ward of Clarendon; two sons, Jeffery Rudolph Fowler (Wendy) of Clarendon, Jody Dean Fowler (Angel) of Nakina; one brother, George Store of Texas; 21 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

     In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Amanda Lea Julian, Louise Wright and Gertrude Snoddy.

     Visitation was planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City.

     Funeral services were planned for  3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Mission Valley Original Free Will Baptist Church, burial following in Bethel Memorial Cemetery.

     A guest register is available here.