Lorene Powell Rhodes lost her 14 year battle with dementia / Alzheimer’s on Dec.17, 2016. Lorene was born and raised in DeFuniak Springs, Fla. She was a loving and caring woman. Her greatest joys were spending time with her extended family and friends. She loved people and she embraced life with a huge smile and a warm greeting for all. She loved to help organize events, was very social and belonged to the local Garden Club, Woman’s Club and various other clubs and societies. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in DeFuniak Springs. After marrying, Lorene and Charles moved to the Northern Virginia area in the early 50’s where they raised their three children. They were a large part of the local Vienna baseball and church community. She is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Charles E. Rhodes and her parents, Alex and Allie Powell. She is survived by three sons, Charles Rhodes Jr., Kenneth Rhodes and William Rhodes, and their wives; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. There are so many stories and memories that can be shared but just know that she will be greatly missed by all of us. A time of visitation will be held from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel, 230 Park Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Jerry Chumley officiating. Burial will follow in the Cluster Springs Cemetery. Flowers are being accepted. Friends and family may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at www.clary-glenn.com. Clary-Glenn Funeral Homes & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in The Defuniak Herald, week of 1-5-12.