I received word today that Rachel Pipes Luckett had passed away back in June of this year. Audrey Smothers sent me her death notice from the newspaper. Rachel was the daughter of Obediah Silas Pipes and Malissa Wright. She was most likely named after her paternal grandmother, Rachel Brand, wife of Alfred Warden "A.W." Pipes.
A.W. and Rachel relocated their family to Clay Co. Missouri after living for many years in the house just east of the cemetery now owned by Randy Glasscock that was (We believe) the original home site of John Pipes Jr and also his Son Nathaniel.
Obe Pipes returned to Kentucky and had a farm on Logan Hill Rd north of Gravel Switch. Obe was named for his uncles Obediah and Silas Pipes. He married Malissa Wright who was the widow of Ephraim Smothers and they had three daughters, Rachel, Nadine and Louise.
The 4 sisters mentioned are the children from Malissa's marriage to Ephraim. The two sisters are children from Malissa's mariage to Obe.
Here is the death notice:
Rachel Pipes Luckett, 85, Lebanon, died Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at the Lifecare Center of Bardstown, Bardstown.
Born Sept. 24, 1924 in Marion County, she was a member of the Lebanon Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, John Bernard "J.B." Luckett Sr.; her parents, Obediah Silas and Melisa Wright Pipes; four sisters, Genetta Padgett, Margaret Padgett, Verna Hoskinson and Pearlee Piece; and two brothers, Frank and William Hardin Smothers.
Survivors include: two daughters, Darnel (Larry) Farris of Lebanon and Portia (Willard) Price of Hodgenville; a son, John Bernard (Linda) Luckett Jr. of Elizabethtown; two sisters, Nadine Stiles of Elizabethtown and Louise Reynolds of Columbus, Ind.; a sister-in-law, Susan Tatum of Lebanon; a brother-in-law, Joseph Luckett of Campbellsville; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 11, at Bosley Funeral Home, Lebanon, with burial in Lebanon National Cemetery. Rev. Roger McCurry officiated.
Pallbearers were Gary Reynolds, Chris Gribbins, Wayne Stiles, Jerald Crawford, Scott Gribbins, and Kevin Krebs.
Bosley Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.