Link, Rheba Light

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On November 19, 2010, our dear mother, Rheba Light Link, of Check, took her Savior’s hand and left her earthly family to claim her reward in heaven. Rheba Light Link was born October 20, 1914 in Floyd County, Va. to Henry Jacob Light and Tempie Elizabeth Vest Light.

She is the last surviving member of her family of nine siblings: Lacie (Archie) Vest, Harlie (Arlin), Hubert, Hulen, Roy (Norma), Carson (Hazel), Doy (Arlie), Clara and Louise. Many beloved nieces and nephews on the Link and Light side have been an important part of her life.

On December 18, 1932, Rheba married Joseph Conner Link. They were married 31 years until Joe was taken from her and the family by a heart attack on November 18, 1963. To this union there were eight beloved children: Joan (Harless) Akers, Betty ( Ike) Reynolds, Mary (Cleve) Richardson, James (Peggy) Link, Danny Link, Brenda (Carl) Hungate, Paul Link, Allen (Pat) Link, and foster daughter, Joyce (Chris) Whittaker.

Also left to cherish her memory are beloved family friends, Nancy Altice and Linda Pollard. Also preceding her in death were daughters-in-law, Darlene Link, Brenda Jenks and Karen Shepherd and sons-in-law, Ike Reynolds and Cleve Richardson. Rheba was called Granma by 29 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren, and 25 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, November 22, 2010 at Gardner Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Griffin officiating. Interment will follow at the Iddings Cemetery at Terry’s Fork. Friends may call at Gardner Funeral Home on Sunday after 12 p.m. where the family will be from 3 to 5 p.m. There will be no night visitation.

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