Francis N. "Brother" Rawlins

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A retired electrician, a native of Baton Rouge and a resident of Montgomery, he died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at 11:59 a.m. in Alexandria. He was 86 and a U.S. Army veteran and POW in World War II. He was the recipient of numerous medals. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visiting continues at the funeral home chapel on Thursday from noon until the religious service at 2 p.m., conducted by Kenneth Tarver and Barbara Beaumont. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Snow Rawlins; two daughters, Debra Kennard and husband Jerry, of Denham Springs, and Vicki Shows, of Verda; a sister, Mary Chauff and husband Blitz, of Donaldsonville; a brother, James Rawlins and wife Beverly, of Baton Rouge; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Sara Rawlins; son, Charles "Ricky" Reynolds; sister, Beatrice Adams; and brother, J.B. Rawlins. Pallbearers will be Jerry Kennard, Jason Kennard, Michael Allen, Jimmy Rawlins, Kevin Rawlins and Charles Newsom. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.
Published in on Oct. 21, 2009
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