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Barbara Trogdon Rachel

December 18, 1932 — April 12, 2024

Siler City

Barbara Delores Trogdon Rachel, 91, of Siler City, died Friday, April 12, 2024 at the Siler City Center.

Mrs. Rachel was born in Chatham County on December 18, 1932, to Luva and Fleta Perry Trogdon. Barbara was a waitress at many of the local restaurants during her lifetime. She was an active member of Oakley Baptist Church. Sitting and reading a good book, writing poetry, or working on a puzzle were things she could do for hours on end. Barbara had a never-ending love for her family, especially for her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 62 years, Jesse Rachel; sister, Janie Marley; and brothers, Kenneth and Curley Trogdon.

She is survived by her daughter, Dianna “Dee” Brafford, of Lexington; son, Jeff Rachel and wife, Wanda, of Siler City; grandchildren, Brittany and Ryan Rachel, Jason Brafford and wife, Samantha, Jennifer B. McMahan, and husband Josh; and great grandchildren, Vada, Myers, Eloise, and London.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at Oakley Baptist Church, from 1:00 - 2:00 PM. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM, with Dr. Jeff Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family request memorials be made to Liberty Home Care and Hospice.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is serving the Rachel family.

Online Condolences may be made at www.smithbucknerfh.com

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