Obituary of Cecil M. Rawls ~ 1994

Transcribed by Joan S Dunn

Source: The Virginian-Pilot Apr 12 1994

Cecil M. Rawls, 85, a retired civil service employee, died April 11, 1994, 
in his home. 
Mr. Rawls was born in Merritt, N.C., and was a resident of Norfolk since 
1934. He was retired from the Naval Supply Center after 30 years. He had 
served in the Navy and Coast Guard and had also retired from the Naval 
Reserve after 30 years. He was a member of Gateway Freewill Baptist Church,
Atlantic Masonic Lodge (NU)2, for 50 years and Scottish Rite Bodies, 32nd 
Survivors include his wife, Minnie M. Rawls; two sons, William A. Rawls 
and C. Mac Rawls Jr., both of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Daisy Jones of 
Reelsboro, N.C., and Marie Davenport of Merritt, N.C.; one brother, Rebert 
Rawls of Havlock, N.C.; two half sisters, Irene Parrish of Washington, N.C., 
and Nellie Pigeon of Merritt, N.C.; and four grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Gateway Freewill Baptist
Church by Pastor Dale Burden. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. 
The family will receive friends in Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk 
Chapel, from 7 to 8 p.m. today.

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