Mrs. Helen Josephine Rapley, age 89, of Gaylesville, AL, passed away Monday January 10, 2011, in Cherokee County Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Rapley was born September 28, 1921, in El Paso, TX, the daughter of the late McConnell Lee Hutchins and Carrie Long Hutchins. Mrs. Rapley was a retired school teacher. She was a member of the Berea Church of Christ, and while living in South Carolina, she was a member of Georgetown Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Freeman Arthur Rapley, and daughter, Martha Anne Rapley Murphy.

Survivors include son-in-law, Max B. Murphy, Gaylesville, AL, son & daughter-in-law, Charles and Lynn Rapley, Andrews, S.C., grandchildren, Bryant S. Rapley, A. Derrick & Claudine Rapley, Melisa Rapley, McConnell Luke & Deanna Murphy, Max (Jr) & Connie Murphy,Michael A. & Heather Murphy, great-grandchildren, Casey Ward, Raelee Rapley, Chloe Rapley, Sean Rapley, Cadence Rapley, Luke Murphy, Cole Murphy, Hannah Murphy, John Michael Murphy.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon (EST) Friday, January 14, 2011 at the Berea Church of Chirist with Minister Douglas Teagbue and Minister David Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be McConnell Murphy, Max Murphy, JR, Michael Murphy, Luke Murphy, Cole Murphy, and Curry McClure.

Mrs. Rapley will be in state at Berea Church of Christ, Friday, January 14, 2011 from 11:00 a. m. (EST) until the funeral hour. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Berea COC for foreign work, 1420 County Road 99, Gaylesville, AL 35973