Mrs. Rachel Yates Wall of Corban Ave. E., passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Avante of Concord.
Funeral services will be 2 PM Thursday at First Baptist Church officiated by Dr. David Brady, Dr. Jim Collier, and Rev. Aaron Edwards. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends in the vestibule of First Baptist Church beginning at 12:30 PM.
Rachel was born in Statesville on September 17, 1925 to the late Rev. J. Clyde Yates and V.C. Cook Yates. She was also preceded in death by siblings, Sarah Goare, Clyde Yates, Jr., and Robert Yates. Rachel was retired from Concord Telephone Company as an executive secretary and was an active member of First Baptist Church.
Rachel is survived by her husband of 70 years, Thomas Wall, Sr.; children, Barbara Collins and husband Dick, and Thomas Wall Jr., all of Concord; grandchildren, Mary Wilder, Anne Taylor, George Bethune III, Michael Furr, Thomas Wall III, Christina Dibbert, and Moriah Wall; nine great grandchildren; sisters, Doris Rogers of Concord, Elaine Rogers of Matthews, Martha Brady of Landrum, SC, and Phyllis Harvel of Winston-Salem; brother, Richard Yates of Matthews; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 200 Branchview Dr. SE, Concord, NC 28025 or to the charity of one’s choice.