11/05/1938 - 08/17/2022
Rachel Alvina Choate, 83, of Advance died Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at Saint Francis Medical Center.
She was born November 5, 1938, at Greenbrier, daughter of Marcus and Mildred Hendrix Ladd.
She was most noted for her Love of God, teaching and reading. She was a member of Ladd Chapel General Baptist Church. She received her Masters in Education with a Remedial Reading Certificate. She retired from Zalma School District after teaching for 25 years to take care of her father and mother. But she never retired from teaching Sunday School. She always loved teaching Bible Studies and no matter what church she was in ended up teaching a class. After starting to take count she recorded reading the Bible through 47 times. She would sit for hours studying Bible maps, dictionaries, concordances and different versions of the Bible.
Survivors include her daughter Kim (Randy) McElroy of Advance Sister Ruthann (Carol) Blanton of Advance a niece, Shawna (Vance) Read and a great-nephew, Calen Reed.
Preceded in death by her parents, brother Loren and sister Shirley.
Visitation will be help Monday, August 22 between 11 am and 1 pm at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance. Rev. Dusty Whittley and Rev Eric Lemons officiating.
Burial will follow in the Balch Cemetery near Greenbrier.
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