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Obituary – July 25, 2013

Donna Burke Rakestraw

WATER VALLEY—Donna Burke Rakestraw, age 77, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Baptist East Hospital at Memphis.
    Born January 12, 1936, in Lafayette County, Mrs. Rakestraw was a daughter of the late James Melton and Dovie Champion Burke. Donna was a homemaker, and an active member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Water Valley, she loved her Sunday School Class and was a member of a Bible study class there. Donna loved reading and watching sports on TV, especially football, basketball, and baseball.
    Visitation was held Friday, July 19, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. A graveside service was held immediately following visitation at 3 p.m. in Oak Hill Cemetery at Water Valley with Bro. James Allen officiating.
  Survivors include her brothers, Kenneth Burk (Jean) of Collierville, Tenn. and Jodie Burks of Water Valley; two nieces, Pam Montgomery of Saltillo, and Jeri Anne Davis of Newton; two nephews, Kenneth Burk, Jr. of Memphis, and Damon Burks of Water Valley.

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