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Carole Rayhons


Carole Ruth (Rogers) Rayhons, 70, of Lenox entered into peace Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at CHI Mercy Hospital in Corning.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lenox with family receiving friends from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. Burial will be in Nebo Baptist Cemetery in Nebo, West Virginia, at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Malachy Catholic School for the new addition. Online condolences may be left at

Carole Ruth Rayhons, the daughter of Aurther and Rosa (Cadle) Rogers, was born Dec. 27, 1947, in Nebo, West Virginia. She attended Clay County High School and graduated with the class of 1965. In 1967, Carole enlisted in the United States Navy, and served in Navy intelligence. She proudly served her country during the Vietnam War, and was honorably discharged in 1969.

On May 17, 1969, Carole married Laurence Leo Rayhons in Texas. The couple would be blessed with three children, Rachael, Christopher and Matthew. The couple moved to Lenox in the spring of 1975, and Carole began her life as a farmwife. She gave everything to her family, working selflessly to make sure all her family’s needs were met. She was also very involved with her church family at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

She enjoyed tending to her lawn and gardens. Carole also liked to make plum jelly and many other preserves. She also had a love for cooking, baking, scrapbooking and raising chickens.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Laurence “Larry” of Lenox; children, Rachael Reed of Lenox and Matt Rayhons and wife Kashayla of Lenox; grandchildren, Alexandrea Meinders and husband Christopher, Dusten Reed and Madison, Phoenix and Nova Rayhons; and niece, Karla Pierson and husband Mike of Blue Knob, West Virginia.

Preceding Carole in death were her son, Christopher Michael; parents, Aurther and Rosa; three brothers, John, Earl and Jerry; and two sisters, Virginia and Mary.

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