She was the oldest remaining member of Zion Baptist Church of Benton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur O. Rymer; parents, J.C. and Martha Godfrey; sisters: Pearl Evans, Bonita Loftis, and Bernice Evans; brothers: Hoyt and Luke Godfrey: and an infant daughter.
Survivors include her children: Margaret Denton and husband, Don, of Knoxville, Sam Rymer and wife, Janice, and Bruce Rymer and wife, Gena, all of Benton; grandchildren: Dick and Jeff Denton, Leigh Anne Heffington, Paula Harbison, Krissy Howard, Carmen Ray, and Rachel Cross; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Barbara Kerr; brothers-in-law: Ray Loftis, and Jim Rymer and wife Marguerite; and sister-in-law, Jimmie Rymer.
The funeral will be held Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at 7 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church officiated by the Rev. W. L. Shipman and the Rev. Jimmy Cheatham.
Interment will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dick Denton, Phillip Heffington, Cliff Denton, Gene Howard, Greg Harbison, and Randy Ray. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Zion Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends Monday, from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the service at 7 p.m.
Higgins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Rymer family guestbook at www.higginsfuneral.com.