Rachel was born on Friday, January 31, 1941 to the late Don Carlos & Geniva Head Tharpe in Iredell county. Rachel was of the Baptist faith and retired textile work after 35 years.
In addition to her parents Rachel was preceded in death by, brother, James Carlos Tharpe & sister Nancy Wood Tharpe.
Rachel leaves to cherish her memory two sons: Johnny Ireland (Carole), of Olin, and Travis Ireland, of Harmony; sister, Doris Parsons (Don), of Harmony; five grandchildren: Travis Ireland Jr., Douglas Ireland (Cody), Jeremy Ireland, Elisha Kaufmann, and Christine Bell; six great grandchildren: Ali, Kaley, & Emily Ireland, Jayse Potter, Laura, Isaac, Kaufmann; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A Graveside service will be conducted 4:00 pm Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Harmony Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00 pm at Chapman Funeral Home and at other times at their respective homes.
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