Billy Rawls

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Billy Dale Rawls, 70, of Dothan, Ala., formerly of Malden, Mo., died Monday, May 10, 2004, at Briarcliff Health Care Center in Alabaster, Ala.

Born Dec. 29, 1933, in Corning, Ark., son of the late Louis and Rosa Hedgecock Rawls, he was a U.S. Navy veteran and attended the Abundant Life Church in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion-VFW.

On July 5, 1968, in Malden, he married Barbara St. Cin, who survives.

Survivors also include two sons, Billy Woollums, of Malden and Terry Rawls, of Sikeston, Mo.; one daughter, Julie Drayton, of Lake Placid, Fla.; two step-daughters, Sheila Grissette, of Dothan and Pam Stone, of Dillon, Mont.; one brother, Clinton Rawls, of Milan, Ill.; two sisters, Sharon Williams, of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. and Patricia Freidman, of Campbell, Mo.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Janet Lee and Sheila Rawls; one step-son, Phillip Jones and one brother, Dallas Rawls.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 12, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dale Shoup officiating.

Burial with military rites will follow at the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton, Mo.