Rachel Horton Wheeler

April 15, 1917March 13, 2014

Rachel Horton Wheeler of LaGrange, passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014. She was a member of LaGrange Baptist Church. Preceding her in death was her husband, Forrest Edward Wheeler. Survivors include her nieces: Judy Smith (Tom) and Lucille “Gin” Wells (Bill); sister Erma Horton and many other nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 17, 2014 at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home with burial in Valley of Rest Cemetery. Visitation on Sunday from 5-8 PM Special thanks to her caregivers: Edythe and Mary. Memorials gifts to LaGrange Baptist Church. Online condolences can be made at


  • Visitation Sunday, March 16, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 17, 2014

Rachel Horton Wheeler

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March 26, 2014

Memories of Rachel Wheeler
I delivered Meals-on-Wheels to Rachel for the past five years, or so. She was so positive. She was always happy to see me, and invited me in to visit awhile. She would show me some project she was working on. Rachel was very hospitable, offering me something to eat or drink. And usually she wanted to give me something on my way out. I usually declined, but I did take and still have the toilet paper roll she covered with Christmas wrapping paper with a white wash cloth sticking out the top.
Her famous refrain, which she repeated often: "I'm old, but I can't complain, I have friends, family, and The Lord. "
It was a joy to deliver lunch to her and I will miss her.

Becky Smith