Jo Ann Rakes Ayers Neece

Jo Ann Rakes Ayers Neece, age 52, of Dublin, was called home to be with her family Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 after a long battle with cancer.

Born Dec. 22, 1959 in Pulaski, she was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Mary Rakes; one sister, Dinah Hancock, and one brother, Ricky Rakes.

Surviving are her husband, Mike Neece of Dublin; one son, Michael Rakes of Dublin; brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Kathy Rakes of Barren Springs; sister, Judy DeHart of Dublin; brother, Tony Rakes of Dublin; sister, Mary Ryan of Pulaski; sister-in-law, Robin Durham of Dublin; grandchildren, Mikie, Kaylee and Jordan Rakes, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Bower Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski, with Pastor Clayton Quesenberry officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin.

Visitation will be Sunday evening, 6-8, at Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski. The family will be meeting at the home of her sister, Judy DeHart, 110 Linkous Ave. Apt 201-C, Dublin.

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Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski, is handling the arrangements for the family.



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