Rheumel Thrailkill Markham born July 1, 1920 peacefully passed away on April 15, 2014. A graveside service was held at Pittsboro United Methodist Church on April 18, 2014.
Rheumel was the daughter of L. Frank and Berta Horton Thrailkill and was a lifelong resident of Chatham County having lived on a farm in the Seaforth community before moving to Pittsboro. She was preceded in death by her childhood sweetheart and husband, William Commie Billy Markham, Jr.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Joette Markham and Jack McDaniel, and her son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Ruth Markham.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607-6372 www.hospiceofwake.org or the American Heart Association, Eastern NC Chapter, 3131 RDU Center Drive, Suite 100, Morrisville, NC 27560 www.heart.org.