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Agatha G. MerryPassing: February 16, 2019


Woodville Baptist Church

Funeral Service

Saturday, February 23rd @ 11:00 a.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Friday, February 22nd @ 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Saturday, February 23rd

MITCHELL – Agatha G. (McPherson) Merry, 91, our beloved mother, passed away at 4:32 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2019, at Mitchell Manor Nursing Center.

Born May 9, 1927, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Henry and Ida (Burton) McPherson.  Claude Rayhill was the father of her children.

Agatha was a homemaker and a member of Woodville Baptist Church.  She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1946.  Agatha was a member of Mitchell Senior Citizens and loved to dance.  She loved life and her family, and always had a smile.

Terry Rayhill of Mitchell
Jerry Rayhill of Mitchell
Claude (Jolene) Rayhill, Jr., of Mitchell
Jennifer Carter, Elkton, Kentucky
Jarrett Rayhill, Stephanie Brashear, Davin Rayhill, Melanie Carter, and Alison Boruff
step grandchildren,
Austin Caudell and Alison Kern
10 great grandchildren
  4 step great grandchildren
  4 great great grandchildren

 Her parents; siblings, Emmett McPherson, Leland McPherson, Burton McPherson,  Lorena Eversole, Rowana Thompson, Faye Chastain, and Kathryn Parks, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 23, at Woodville Baptist Church with Reverend Glenn Hamer and Brother Jim Russell officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

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13 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Susie | http://Bedford Indiana
    Date: February 25, 2019
    She had the kindest smile and was very sweet Sorry for everyone loss prayers
  2. Guest: Sherri Flick Hayes | http://Marengo, IN
    Date: February 20, 2019
    Some of my fondest memories in younger years are spending time in the home of Agatha and her family. She was always smiling and was so nice to me. I'm sad to hear of her passing.
  3. Guest: Cynthia Mullis | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: February 20, 2019
    Junior and Jennifer, Your lovely Mother showed so much kindness in her smile and attitude, what a great example. Isn’t comforting to know that she is now with her Heavenly Father completely free from all hurting and age? We pray that the whole family finds comfort and remembers all of the good times with Agatha. Love, thoughts and prayers, Bill and Cindy
  4. Guest: Jackie & Anita Leavell | http://Elkton Kentucky 42220
    Date: February 19, 2019
    We are praying for you and your family!! Love you all so much!!
  5. Guest: Connie Stoll | http://Loogootee, In
    Date: February 19, 2019
    Jr, so sorry for your loss. You did good care of your mother. No regrets. Simply taking care of her. May God comfort you!
  6. Guest: Vickie Parks Lee | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: February 19, 2019
    My memory, a lifetime of reunions, shared holidays and a hundred birthdays. A family of 8, growing up between two world wars and a depression. Every child became a loving parent and had a positive influence on those around them, living generously, sharing joy. Gatie was the last, they all are missed.
  7. Guest: Eddie Hatfield | http://Mitchell Indiana
    Date: February 19, 2019
    Jr., sorry for the loss of you mother. Prayers to you.
  8. Guest: William and Janet Wigley | http://Mitchell, In.
    Date: February 19, 2019
    Sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person.
  9. Guest: Kathi Owens | http://Mitchell IN
    Date: February 19, 2019
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful mother with us. It was our honor to care for her at Mitchell Manor.
  10. Guest: Susan Mather | http://Indianapolis, IN
    Date: February 19, 2019
    So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
  11. Guest: Carolyn L. Wells | http://Elkton, KY 42220
    Date: February 19, 2019
    Merry Family Members, I want to extend to each one of you my heartfelt condolences in the loss of your loved one. I know your hearts are filled with sadness; however, please know many empathize with you and are thinking of you during this difficult time. With sympathy,
  12. Guest: Mr.& Mrs David McPherson | http://Mitchell . Indiana
    Date: February 19, 2019
    We sure gonna miss her dearly. She was my aunt. We went to see her as often as possible..R.I.P Agatha 😭
  13. Guest: Susan Chastain kay | http://Blaine, tn
    Date: February 19, 2019
    So sorry for your loss.