Pastor Willie A. Rawls, age 64, passed away Tuesday evening, July 19th, at Ogeechee Area Hospice after a brief illness. He was a Bulloch County native. He was employed with Briggs & Stratton Corporation and also a farmer. He was a 1964 graduate of Pembroke High School of Pembroke, Ga., and was a veteran in the United States Army, serving for two years. He is pastor of Holy Divine Trinity Temple Church of Pembroke, Ga.
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He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Joann Rawls of Pembroke, Ga.; three daughters, Anne M. Johnson (Gary) of Pembroke, Ga., Joni R. Chavers (Victor) of Statesboro, Ga., and Asha E. Rawls of Jacksonville, N.C.; four sisters, Pinkie L. Mikell (Eugene), Exilee R. Pelt (Andrew) and Emma L. Robinson (Bobby), all of Pembroke, Ga., and Doreather Clifton (James W.) of Statesboro, Ga.; five brothers, Roscoe Rawls Jr. (Josephine) of Savannah, Ga., Gordan Rawls Sr. (Arlinda), Sylvesta Dean Rawls, Oliver Rawls Sr. (Charlene) and Jerome Rawls (Brenda), all of Pembroke, Ga.; four grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Pastor Willie A. Rawls will be Saturday, July 23, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, 1172 Nevils-Denmark Road, Nevils, Ga., with Bishop Isaiah Brown as eulogist. Interment will be held in Bulloch Memorial Gardens, Highway 80, Statesboro, Ga.
Family visitation will be Friday, July 22, 2011, from 7-8 p.m. at Craig R. Tremble Funeral Home, Statesboro Chapel.
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Craig R. Tremble Funeral Home, Statesboro Chapel in charge of services.
Statesboro Herald, July 22, 2011
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