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Rachel Shipman Kuykendall

March 21, 1942 — July 13, 2023

Canton

Rachel Shipman Kuykendall

Canton – Rachel Shipman Kuykendall, 81, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2023, at Silver Bluff Nursing Home.

 

A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late David and Sally Hall Shipman.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Arel Kuykendall, who died in 2016; an infant daughter, Jeanette; brothers, J.V. Plemmons and Bobby Shipman; and a sister, Manilla Dean. 

 

Rachel was a member of Burnette Cove Baptist Church.  Known to many as Mammie, Rachel was a dedicated nurturer and caregiver.  She touched the lives of everyone who knew her.  Mammie’s unwavering faith and her love for the Lord was an inspiration to all.

 

She is survived by three daughters, Angela Frizzell of Canton, Debbie Wagner (Stephen) of Sanford, Florida, and Aretta Kuykendall (Ed Burnette) of Canton; a sister, Rosalee Whitaker of Candler; a brother, Thomas Shipman of Candler; six grandchildren, Micah Silver, Hailey Medford, Craig Erwin, Tyler and Taylor Pace and Julie Morgan; nine great-grandchildren, Reese, Tyson and Ramsey Silver, Maddie Erwin, Allie and Riley Medford, Whitley Morgan, and Amelia and Alana Pace.

 

Honored to be pallbearers will be Ed Burnette, Isaac Medford, Ben Morgan, Tyler Pace, Craig Erwin, Taylor Pace, Tyson Silver, and Ramsey Silver.

 

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 17, 2023, at the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Reverend Scotty Rollins officiating.  Burial will follow a Gwyn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. 

 

The care of Mrs. Kuykendall has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Canton and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at www.wellsfuneralhome.com

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Visitation

Monday, July 17, 2023

11:00am - 12:45 pm (Eastern time)

Wells Funeral Home - Canton

3715 Asheville Highway, Canton, NC 28716

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Funeral Service

Monday, July 17, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Wells Funeral Home - Canton

3715 Asheville Highway, Canton, NC 28716

Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home

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