The Valdosta Daily Times
Minnie Irene Corbett Rackley, 93, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Langdale Hospice House after a brief illness. She was born on July 28, 1919 in Echols County to the late Minnie Lee and Staten W. Corbett. She graduated from Echols County High School and served as a parachute packer at Moody Air Force Base and Robins Air Force Base during World War II. She worked with Gulf Life Insurance and in retail sales. Mrs. Irene was a Godly wife and mother and a faithful member of Greenwood Baptist Church. Cooking, loving her family and friends and working in her yard were her passions. Being the youngest of her siblings, she became the family historian which gave her great pleasure. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.
Survivors include her two daughters, Brenda Register of Valdosta, and Terrie (Marvin) Head of Douglasville, Ga.; one son, Jerry (Marsha) Rackley of Valdosta; two grandchildren Misty (Bo) Yeargan of Ray City and Justin (Ashley) Rackley of Valdosta; two great-granddaughters, Savannah Rueff of Ray City and Anna Logan Yeargan of Baxley; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, James H. Rackley, five brothers- Warren (Tobe) Corbett, J.L. (Tince) Corbett, Oswald Corbett, Johnnie Corbett and Hansel Corbett, one sister, Norma C. Hughes and a son-in-law, Ray S. Register.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Sardis Baptist Church in Echols County with interment to follow in Carter Cemetery. The Rev. Clyde Stokes and the Rev. Brett Jarreil will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. this evening, March 16, 2013 at the funeral home. The family gratefully acknowledges thanks to caregivers, Kayla Morgan, and the dedicated professionals and staff of Hospice of South Georgia. Donations may be made to Langdale Hospice House, c/o Hospice of South Georgia, 2263 Pineview Dr. Valdosta, GA 31602. Condolences may be made online at www.mclanecares.com. — Carson McLane Funeral Home.