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Rachel Tichenor Southard

February 1, 1918 ~ October 11, 2017 (age 99)

Rachel Tichenor Southard, age 99, of Fisherville (Jefferson County), Kentucky, formerly of Lexington (Fayette County), Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at her residence.  Born Friday, February 1, 1918 in McHenry (Ohio County), Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Walter Dudley & Hazel Roper Tichenor.  She was the widow of the late Richard Barnes Southard, Sr., who preceded her in death December 6, 1992.  Rachel retired from Nursing Services at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington. 

Rachel leaves behind one son, Richard Southard, Jr. (Karen) of Fisherville; four grandchildren, Eric Southard of Fisherville, Alexandra Southard of Savannah, Georgia, Elizabeth Southard of New Albany, Indiana, and Zachary Southard of Fisherville; one brother, Joseph Tichenor of Louisville, Kentucky; a special niece, Susan Mercke of Louisville; and several other nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Dudley Tichenor; two infant brothers, William Raymond & Bennett Tichenor; and four sisters, Martha Brown, Mary Helen Grant, Jane Hicks, and Margaret Green. 

A Graveside Service will be held 1:30PM Monday, October 16, 2017 at Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford, Kentucky with Bro. Dan Russell officiating the service.  Burial will immediately follow the service. 

Memorial Contributions suggested to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Kentucky & Southern Indiana Chapter, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284.

Fox & Friend Funeral Home, Stanford, Kentucky is entrusted with Rachel’s arrangements.  Guest Book at

Charitable donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association (Greater Kentucky & Southern Indiana Chapter)
Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville KY 40205-3284
Tel: 1-502-451-4266

 Service Information

Graveside Service
October 16, 2017

1:30 PM
Buffalo Springs Cemetery
KY Hwy 78
Stanford, KY 40484

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