Mrs. Martha L. (Rakes) McFarland of Liberty passed from this life on Friday, March 31, 2023 at her residence. Born in Marion County, KY on September 15, 1954 to the late Dennis and Nellie (Garrett) Rakes, she was 68 years of age. She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was a wife, mother, and grandmother, and was known as an encouragement to her family.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a husband: Jeffrey McFarland; two sons: James Mason, Sr. and Jimmy Mason; and seven siblings: Carolyn Roller, Linda Hicks, Richard Rakes, George Rakes, Gene Rakes, Randy Rakes, and Helena Rafferty.
She leaves to cherish her memory:
Six grandchildren: James Mason, Jr., and wife Kimberly, Levi Mason, Landon Crews and companion Kassidy, Dalton Robertson, Autumn Wooley and companion Bryson, and Gabby Riggs and husband Clayton,
Her father-in-law: Frank McFarland,
A close friend: Virginia McFarland,
And a host of extended family members and friends.
There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. McFarland on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. President Kevin Foley will officiate. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in the Whited Cemetery in Casey County.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, April 6, 2023 from 11:00 AM until time for the service.
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