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Rathiel Olin Totherow

January 9, 1939 — November 28, 2023

Rathiel Olin Totherow

Rathiel Olin “Red” Totherow of Nathalie, VA passed away on November 28, 2023 at the age of 84.  He was born in Gilmer County, GA to the late Rathiel Henry Totherow and the late Grace Tilley Totherow on January 9, 1939.  He was married to the late Donna Jean Lawson Totherow.


He was a member of Baptist Faith in Brookneal, VA.  Rathiel retired from the United States Air Force and was very active for the Gideons.  He loved sharing the Gospel with those he met.   


Rathiel O. “Red” Totherow is survived by:

His Children

Kenneth D. Totherow (Lisa) of Rock Hill, SC

Alan S. Totherow (Tena) of Alton, VA

Grant C. Totherow of Nathalie, VA

Stacy L. Totherow of Llewellyn, NE

Three Grandsons

Six Granddaughters

Twenty-three Great Grandchildren

Four Sisters

Carol Blocker of Lancaster, SC

Patsy Philbeck (Norman) of Gaffney, SC

Regina Watkins of Laverne, AL

Betty Jean Varner (Joe) of Covington, GA


Sandra Simms Totherow of Lancaster, SC


***Preceded in death by***

Two Brothers


A memorial service will be held at a later date.


For memorials, please consider Gideons International, P.O. Box 345, South Boston, VA 24592, or Sentara Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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