Tula Rakestraw died on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Henderson.
She was born on Oct. 21, 1916, in Trigg County to the late Thomas B. and Virginia Stone.
Tula worked in aircraft assembly during WWII and as a sewing machine operator at Carhartt and Enro. She also worked for a time at Servel in Evansville, Ind. She and Woodrow Rakestraw were married on April 12, 1947, in Henderson. Tula attended Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Rakestraw.
Tula is survived by three sisters-in-law, Blanche Driesbach and Alcy B. Rakestraw, both of Mt. Pleasant community, and Rose E. Rakestraw of St. Charles, Mo.; two step-children, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.