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John Thomas Rawls

June 26, 1934 - November 6, 2018

AHOSKIE, NC – John Thomas Rawls, age 84, passed away, November 6, 2018 at the Accordius Health and Rehabilitation at Creekside Care of Ahoskie, NC.


Mr. Rawls was born on June 26, 1934 to Hercy G. Rawls and Dessie Blowe Rawls in Hertford County, NC. John worked with C&O Railroad dumping coal cars on ships for transport to Europe. He enjoyed his work and saving money. John spent time away from work in his home and other times with his special friend, Sallie Ann Barber.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by, two brothers, Chester and Felix Rawls, sister, Carrie Rawls Morris, and special friend, Sallie Ann Barber.

John is survived by a brother, Jessie Raymond Rawls and wife Shirley of Yorktown, VA, niece, Arlene Rawls Raiford of Ahoskie; and two nephews, Keith Rawls and wife Debbie of Colerain, NC, Richard Rawls and wife Jo of Yorktown; along with numerous great nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018, 11:00 am at the Ahoskie Cemetery, Ahoskie, NC, with, Rev. Anita Thompson officiating.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Rawls family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018

Time: 11:00 am


Ahoskie Cemetery

First Street
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Rev. Anita Thompson will be officiating

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