Rachel Emily (Miller) Hefner

August 24, 1941September 17, 2021
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Hickory Funeral Home

Rachel Miller Hefner, 80, of Hickory, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 17, 2021 at her residence. She was born on August 24, 1941 to the late William Taft Miller and Vilee Miller Starnes in Alexander County. Rachel loved her family, loved the Lord, and enjoyed fishing. Her feisty spirit and contagious smile will be missed. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James “Butch” Hefner; sons, James “Jimmy” Hefner Jr., Dallas Hefner; brothers, Harlee Dagenhart, Calvin “Bud” Dagenhart; and sister, Gaynelle Miller. Survivors include her daughter, Karen Crystal and husband Dave of Fletcher; sister, Marie Starnes; brother-in-law, Bill Hefner; grandchildren, Krystal Hefner, Nikki McCann and husband Philip, Melanie Shoemaker and husband Justin, Brett Hefner, Chad Hefner, Cory Hefner, Tristian Hefner, Bailey Crystal; great grandchildren, Kourtney Perkins, Colin McCann, Chelsea McCann, Matthew Hefner, Renesmee Hefner; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Hickory Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:00 until 12:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Kenneth Wooten will be officiating the service. Burial will follow at Marvin’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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  • David Phillips
  • Brett Hefner
  • Corey Hefner
  • Colin McCann
  • Chad Hefner
  • Tristian Hefner

Past Services

Friday, September 24, 2021


Friday, September 24, 2021


Friday, September 24, 2021