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2011-07-07 / Obituaries


Mary Henson Rawls of Andalusia died Friday, July 1, 2011, at Andalusia Manor Long Term Care Facility. She was born February 14, 1934 in Moultrie, Ga. to the late Cecil and Pauline Hart Henson.

Rawls graduated from Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in 1954. By her classmates she was known as “always smilingalways gay.” After marrying Joe Rawls and the birth of their sons, she was a resident of Dothan. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church in Dothan. Rawls, a registered nurseobstetrics, retired from a fulfilling nursing career at Southeast Medical Center in Dothan. She spent the last 11 years in Andalusia and was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. Not only was she devoted to her family, she was a loving, caring and compassionate person who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funerals services were 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 5 at Bethany Baptist Church. Interment was at Rawls Baptist Church Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Joe LaGrange Rawls; two sons, Michael (Shari) Rawls of Davidson, N.C. and Joseph (Deepa) Rawls of Thomasville; two grandsons, Gavin Rawls and Mark Rawls; granddaughter, Raegan Rawls; two brothers, Charles (Alice) Henson of Toccoa, Ga. and Frank (Luverne) Henson of Moultrie, Ga.; two sisters, Frances Penn of Atlanta, Ga. and Sarah (Jack) Drill of Palm Dessert, Calif.; a host of nieces and nephews.

Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home in Andalusia directed.

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