Joann Hyde Rayfield,
Joann Hyde Rayfield, age 88, died Tuesday, March 15, 2022 following a non-COVID extended illness at Morning Pointe in Tullahoma, TN.
She was born February 5, 1934, the sixth child out of eleven children in Henryville, TN and grew up in Lawrenceburg, TN. She was known for her skill on the high school basketball court. In the fall of 1953, she eloped with her high school sweetheart, Gene Rayfield. They moved to Tullahoma in 1956 and remained there until her death.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years: Gene Rayfield; parents: Rudolph Martin and Sarah Emma Luker Hyde; brothers: Elzo, Preston, Frank, LeRoy, Rudolph, Jr., Robert, Calvin, and Alvin Hyde; sister: Peggy Hyde; daughter: Vickie Jo Rayfield; and son-in-law: Lennon Lott.
She is survived by one brother: Melvin (Janet); her children: Lynn Robinson Lott, Terry (Dian) Rayfield, and Molly Rayfield; grandchildren: Jessica (Ben) Roberts, Ryan (Candace) Lott, Alex (Chelsea) Lott, Natalie Rayfield, Jill Rayfield, Katie (Matt) Edwards, and Hunter Peek; ten great-grandchildren; and a granddog: Teddy.
Graveside services for Joann Hyde Rayfield were held Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Mimosa Cemetery in Lawrenceburg, TN. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations in Joann’s name to FUMC Henry Center Clothes Closet Shelving Fund, c/o First United Methodist Church, 208 W. Lauderdale Street, Tullahoma, TN 37388. Arrangements were handled by Tullahoma Funeral Home who is honored to serve the Rayfield family.