Maggie Rhodes

Obituary of Maggie Rhodes


Maggie Jean Rhodes

Of Lorado, WV

   Maggie Jean Rhodes, 88, of Lorado, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, September 16, 2018, leaving from Logan, after a long illness.

   She was born July 7, 1930, in Logan County, a daughter of the late Carl and Ruby M. Smith Traylor.

   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Jack B. Daniels, Sr.; one son, Jack B. Daniels, Jr.; one brother, Carl Traylor, Jr.; and one sister, Joan B. Brown.

   Maggie was a 1948 graduate of Old Man High School.  She became a Christian at the age of 12.  Maggie was a trained soloist and talented pianist who sang and played for the Lord for many years.  She sang alto for Sister Winter’s quartet for several years starting when she was 16.  Maggie was the former choir director of the Lundale Freewill Baptist Church Choir, a member of the Bethel Singers Quartet, and was the pianist for the Bethel Tabernacle for many years.  She and her second husband, Rev. Paul Rhodes helped build two churches under the direction of the Lord.  Maggie served her community and fellow man, feeding those who were hungry and giving to those in need.  She also served as a wedding planner and church decorator.  She will long be remembered for her famous biscuits and gravy as well as her gentle spirit, sweet smile, and inspirational faith during times of trouble.  A favorite song of Maggie’s “Had a Vision of Heaven” has now become her reality and although we will miss her we are thankful she has gained her vision.

   Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 49 years, Rev. Paul Rhodes; one daughter, Jackie and Michael Mounts of Gilbert; three sons, Jule Edward “Eddie” Traylor of Man, Dwight “Ike” Traylor of Seneca, SC, and Tyler Cody and Kaytlynn Rhodes of Lorado; her daughter-in-law, Pam Daniels of Riley; eight grandchildren, Michael and Andrea Mounts, Mark and Peggy Mounts, Crissy and Paul Huggins, Jack and Michelle Daniels, Ike and Jessica Traylor, Tra Traylor, Jackson Traylor, and Tyler Cody Traylor Rhodes II; eight great-grandchildren, Clay Michael Mounts, Marki Brooke Mounts and her fiance, Jay Bare, Jewel Hope Mounts, Layne Daniel Huggins, Kaden Dickerson, Myleigh Jack Daniels, Layla Sue Traylor, and Titus Nathaniel Traylor; and one great-great-grand-daughter, JayLynn Brooke Bare; along with a host of other relatives, church family, and friends.

   A memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the Lundale Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Pollard officiating.

   In honor of Maggie’s wishes, her remains have been cremated.

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   Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man has been entrusted with the arrangements.