Lands, Reathel (Dalton)

Monday, January 14, 2013
Reathel Lands
Reathel Lands

Reathel Lands, 66, of Dalton, Georgia, died on Saturday, January 12, 2013. 

She worked for Levi Strauss in Murphy, N.C. for several years. She worked at Dorsett Carpet Industries for 20 years. She enjoyed riding motorcycles with her husband, Jerry. She loved playing with her grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents, Wilfred T. and Magdalene Beavers Allen; and brother, Ray Allen (Barbara Raper Allen).

She is survived by her loving husband, Jerry Lands; son and daughter-in-law Allen and Jenny Rogers; stepson and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Kim Lands, daughter, Vickie Stephens, daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Mark Chastain; grandchildren, Matt and Kaylee Rogers, Drew Owens, Nick Owens, Hannah Lands, Emily Lands, Erin and Brett Stephens; five great-grandchildren; former husband, Doyle Rogers; sisters, Ruth Williams, Ressie Hughes, Reba Morrow and Rosemary Martinson; brother, Russell Allen, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Violet Baptist Church in Murphy, N.C., on Saturday, Jan. 19,  at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please donate any love offerings to the family to defray medical expenses. 

Send condolences at www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family-owned and operated.


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