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“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time.Vernon worked with Rita andJudy and Ken are friends. ...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Doris Riddle - Icard, NC

“Sorry for your loss. You are in my and Steve's prayers. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Judy Ledford - Morganton, NC

“My deepest condolences to the family during this time of sorrow. Our heavenly father know your pain and he is asking you to rely on him (Isaiah 42:6...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Gwendolyn Leake - Concord, NC

“Dear Ronnie Chrissie and Zoe, I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Libby Arney - Drexel, NC


Mrs. Rita Lail Rector, 72, of Valdese, passed away Monday November 28, 2016 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem after a period of declining health.
Mrs. Rector was born August 7, 1944 in Burke County, a daughter of the late Roby C.J. and Carrie Hodge Lail. Rita worked for many years as a machinist with Forest City Tool and retired from Drexel Heritage Furniture Co. She was a very caring, hardworking and loving person.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas C.J. Lail and Roy Lail.
Surviving are her son Ronnie Rector and wife Chrissie and granddaughter, Zoe Rector, all of Rutherford College, a sister, Judy Rector and husband Kenneth of Valdese and a brother, Larry Lail of Morganton. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at 3:00 P.M. Thursday December 1, 2016 in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service, Valdese, with Rev. Jesse Carr officiating.
The family will receive friends from 2 until 3:00 P.M. Thursday at Heritage Funeral Service.

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