Sarah Faye Rankin, 95, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother went to be with the Lord on July 16, 2016 in the Frio Regional Hospital, Pearsall.  She was born on July 28, 1920 in LaSalle County, Texas to Oscar and Mary Ann Thurmond.  She was raised in Dilley, Texas graduating from high school in 1938.  She married Moody Rankin of Pearsall  on August 7, 1938.  With the exception of a few years in Houston she spent her adult life in Pearsall.

Sarah Faye was devoted to her family and loved having them around especially for holidays and her annual birthday party.

She is predeceased by her parents Oscar and Mary Ann Thurmond, her husband Moody, her sisters, Ada Nicholson, Evelyn Gilliam, Etta Newsom and Mary Frances Odom.

She is survived by her son, J.M. Rankin Jr. and wife Suzi, daughter Mary Ann Pye and husband Greg, five grandchildren, Trey Rankin (Paige), Tracey Aleman (Mike), Trent Rankin, Garrett Pye (Robyn), Page Schwertner (Brian) and twelve great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held Tuesday, July 19 2 – 9 p.m.  Family will receive friends from 5 – 8 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Pearsall.  Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Pearsall, with interment to follow in the Pearsall Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to The Texas Children’s Home, P O Box 1210, Beeville, TX 78104, Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607, Cal Farley Boys Home, P O Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174-0001 or charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, 608 East Trinity, Pearsall, Texas 78061 (830) 334-3361.

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