Martha Rabb

Published 12:03 am Sunday, November 30, 2014

FERRIDAY — Funeral services for Martha Rabb, 82, who died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, will be at noon on Tuesday at Young’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Ray Webber officiating.

Burial service will follow at Monclova Cemetery in Waterproof under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Young’s Funeral Home

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Rabb was born on Aug. 20, 1932, in Charleston, the daughter of Orrin and Myrtle James.

Rabb was a resident of Ferriday and a member of Sevier Memorial United Methodist Church of Ferriday. Rabb graduated from Waterproof High School in 1950 and attended Northwestern State University with a degree in education. She was married to Nolan Lee Rabb Jr. and moved to Ferriday where she taught elementary education for many years. Upon the death of her husband in 1968, she took over the family cattle and farming business. She returned to teaching years later and continued her career by serving on the Concordia Parish School Board for several terms until retiring in 2011 because of poor health.

Rabb had a deep passion for education and a great love for the many children she taught over the years. She touched each child’s life in a positive was an each child loved he dearly. She also loved horses and had many cutting horses throughout her life.

The family would like to thank Camelot Leisure Living for their deep love and care they gave Rabb while she was a resident. The family also wants to thank Dr. Huey Moak for his great care and friendship to Rabb.

Rabb was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Nolan Lee Rabb III; and her sister, Jacqueline Jams Gibson.

Survivors include sons, Nolan Edward “Ed” Rabb and wife, Brenda, of St. Joseph and Claude Rabb and wife, Christi, of Ferriday; two grandsons, Cash Lee Rabb and Nolan Ryan Rabb; one granddaughter, Michelle Rabb Bauman and husband, Scott; two great-grandchildren; and brother, George James of Waterproof.

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