Mrs. Laura Bell Rhear 89, passed away on Friday at Oakview Nursing and Rehab Center… Ms. Rhear was born on April 17, 1921 in Canton, GA. She was retired from Riegel Textile Corporation and was a Baptist by faith..

She was preceded in death by her first husband Luther Shankles, second husband Walter Rhear, father and mother, Rufus Edward Pritchett and Zella Eda Dobson Pritchett, sisters, Bess Palmer, Doll McArthur, Rose Maffett and Elizabeth Adams and brother, John Pritchett…

Ms. Rhear is survived by her daughter and son in law, Shirley and James Davis of Lyerly, granddaughters, Janice Jackson of LaFayette and Janet Hayes of Dalton, great grandsons, John and Daniel Jackson, great granddaughter, Bethany Ausmus, nieces Carol Brown , Ann Webb, and Brenda Harris, and nephews, John Pritchett, Kenneth Williams and Fred Williams…Funeral services will be Saturday at 12 PM from the chapel of the Erwin -Petitt Funeral Home with Rev. Marshall Bryan officiating, internment will be in West Hill Cemetery…

Ms. Rhear will lie in state Saturday from 10 till 12 PM at the Funeral Home…Pallbearers will be Gary Brown, Johnny Pritchett, Rayburn Mitchell and friends.  Honorary Pall bearers will be Betty Nalley and all present and former employees of Oakview Nursing and Rehab center..

Erwin Petitt Funeral Home is in Charge of arrangements. For Ms. Laura Bell Rhear who passed away on Friday…