Sylvia Rapier

Sylvia Rapier

March 20, 1931 - December 27, 2014

Sylvia Rapier, 83, passed away Saturday.  Born March 20, 1931, in Knox County, she was the daughter of the late Marshall and Laura Rapier.

Over the years, she attended several area Church of God congregations.  A member of the Eastern Star, she served as Worthy Matron for Venice Chapter 179 in Williamsburg, Kentucky, in 1979 and 1980.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Elmer F. Rapier; two brothers: Elmer Ray Rapier and Zeke Rapier; four sisters: Myrtle Akers, Moline Carter, Pansy Smith, and Delpha Acers. 

She is survived by one brother: Johnny Rapier, several nieces and nephews, and many friends to mourn her passing.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 31, 2014, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mark Gilbert officiating.  Burial will follow in Broyles Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 P.M. Tuesday at Hart Funeral Home, Inc., located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin.


  • Brenda Wyatt Meadors
    Posted at 14:34h, 29 December Reply

    Sylvia was a wonderful neighbor in Rockhold.

  • Carolyn Long
    Posted at 17:55h, 29 December Reply

    Prayers for the family members in their time of grief. Hugs sent to my uncle Johnny and cousin Keith.

  • Laura Lynn Smith Eschman
    Posted at 08:37h, 30 December Reply

    I know my aunt Sylvia, had many photos, made of herself, and also of family. It would be nice if someone, could post some of the photos she had on here.

  • Juanita Dudley
    Posted at 16:09h, 30 December Reply

    To the Family and Friends of Sylvia,
    I am Sylvia’s “Best Friend” from the Christian Health Center. I was very sad to learn of Sylvia’s passing. I have known her 9 months and have grown to love her and her beautiful smile. I will miss her very much.
    May God’s comfort surround you during this time of loss.

  • Patricia Jones
    Posted at 16:31h, 30 December Reply

    Recalling the wonderful memories of Elmer & Sylvia. She will be

  • Bonni Sutton
    Posted at 16:39h, 31 December Reply

    I got to talk to Sylvia a few weeks ago when she was in physical therapy with my aunt Kathleen Eaton. I was so glad we met that day. I use to go to some of the churches she went to, she lived in the Chapel House with my grandmother Maxine Sutton and aunt Kathleen and the Christian health center she was at. She was a nice person who will be missed and she is in a much better place where there is no sickness.

  • Donnette Ohler
    Posted at 18:38h, 03 January Reply

    So very or ray or your loss. I only learned of ylvias passing today. He was a very special lady, I enjoyed our visits when I was working she would come into JCPenney, saying hey there cousin.. She lived her life for god always with a smile on her face.

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