April 20, 2021

Iris Jo Rakes, age 92, of Clintwood, passed Sunday, April 18, 2021, Mrs. Rakes was the daughter of the late John and Flora Keith and a lifelong resident of Clintwood. She was a member of Valley View Freewill Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the choir. Mrs. Rakes was a loving mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Rakes was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Rakes; two brothers, August Keith and Charles Keith and one grandson, Riley Childress.

Survivors include her son, Doug Rakes and Julie of Inman, SC; daughter, Debbie Childress and Jim of Clintwood; grandchildren, Bobby Childress and Libby, Angie Robinson and Tony, Heather Fultz and David, Sara Phillips and Kevin, Josh Childress, Morgan Rakes and Helen and Ethan Rakes and Elizabeth; great-grandchildren, Jade Fultz, Brooke Yates, Kayla Harris, Josie Childress, Kara Baynes, Aiden Fultz, Maggie Phillips, Piper Robinson, and Bella Robinson; eight great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives; special caregiver, Paytria Bolling.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 20, 1 p.m. at the Clintwood Funeral Home Chapel with Lynn Vanover officiating. Family received friends beginning at Noon. Burial followed at the Stanley Cemetery, Commonwealth Drive, Clintwood. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Services were held under the current COVID 19 guidelines set forth by the governor of Virginia. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Mrs. Rakes and family are in the care of Clintwood Funeral Home.