Gracie Amons Rhynehardt

Published 3:28 pm Monday, June 27, 2016

Gracie Amos Rhynehardt of Newton died on Friday, June, 24, 2016 at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation in Hickory.

She was the daughter of the late Sherman and Rosa Bell Hairston Amos. She was born March 19, 1927 in Danbury, Va. She was married to Odell Rhynehardt Sr. for 70 years. To this union two children were born, Odell Jr., and a baby girl who died as an infant. She and her husband loved to farm, raising sugar cane and all kinds of vegetables. The Rhynehardts were known for molasses and sold them to people in many counties. She loved to cook and was employed by several school cafeterias. She became a member of the Church of Christ in 1941 and served as the preacher’s wife at the Glendale Street Church of Christ in Newton for more than 40 years.  Working closely with her husband, she helped to convert many souls to Christ. She was a mother figur” to a lot of people, always ready to give a listening ear and sound advice to anyone with serious concerns. She encouraged almost everyone she came into contact with to obey the Gospel of Christ, stressing the urgency of doing it right away.  Her favorite phrase was, “what are you waiting for?”

She was also preceded in death by: 2 brothers, Joe Pete Amos and Henry Amos; 3 sisters, Millie Rhynehardt, Nannie Sims, and Betty Amos.

Survivors: her husband, Odell Rhynehardt Sr. of Newton; a son, Odell Rhynehardt Jr. and wife Gwen of Advance; 3 granddaughters, Roslyn Cheatham and husband Joe of Huntersville, Katina Rhynehardt of Raleigh, and Tamara Acevedo and husband Angel of Huntersville; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Damon of Wintson Salem; 2 sisters-in-laws; a host of nieces and nephews; and countless other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 2 at 12:30 p.m. at Glendale Street Church of Christ in Newton.  Brother Andy Moss will officiate and burial will follow in the Redland Church of Christ Cemetery in Advance. The family will receive friends at the church 30 minutes before the service.