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Irene Rakes Counts

August 8, 1925 — August 21, 2022

Irene Rakes Counts 97, of Lizella, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 21, 2022, at Pruitt Health Nursing Home in Macon, Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bertie and Ruth Rakes of Clintwood, VA.; her husband Vance Counts of Abingdon, VA.; and son Ralph Farmer of Westland, MI.

Irene is survived by a son Jerry Farmer (Margie) of Lizella, Ga.; daughter Lola Light of Roanoke, VA.; sisters Mildred Mullins of Monrovia, MD., Gaynell McCoy of Clintwood, VA., Anita Adkins of Gate City, VA.; Loraine Triplett of Bristol, VA.; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and enjoyed doing crafts especially sewing. As an active member of the local chapter of Project Linus she made and donated hundreds of blankets to that organization.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., at the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service. The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., followed by an interment at Forest Hills Memory Gardens.
In Macon, GA the family is being served by FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services and by Farris Funeral and Cremation Service in Abingdon, VA.

In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the charity of your choice in the memory of Irene Counts.
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