Reba C. Rawls Ranger

RawlsRANGER- Reba C. Rawls 93 of Ranger passed away on Thursday September 24, 2009 in Weatherford. Services will be 2 PM Saturday in the First United Methodist Church of Ranger with Donna DeLuca officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home in Ranger, Texas

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 7:30.

Reba C. Rawls was born September 23, 1916 to Rev. B. M. and Ida E. Callaway in Ratcliff, Texas.  Rev. Callaway was one of the first Pastors of the Methodist Church in Ranger.  She grew up in Ranger and graduated from Ranger High School and Ranger Jr. College. She married Jack A. Rawls in 1937. He preceded her in death in 1978.

She worked as cashier for F. W. Woolworth Co. and as Invoice Records Clerk for Montgomery Ward. She went to work for the City of Ranger as water department clerk and later served the City of Ranger as City Secretary. In 1963 she went to work for First Federal Savings & Loan (later known as Ranger Savings).She became Executive Vice President and served as a member of the Board of Directors. Reba also worked for the Eastland County Water Supply District as Secretary-Treasurer for the Board of Directors.  She retired her position from the District in 1999 and moved to Weatherford, Texas to make her home with her son, Jack A. Rawls, Jr. and wife, Jennie in their lovely new home.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #275, and past Worthy Matron, member and past President of Ranger Texas Gamma Beta Master and one the oldest living member.  She was a life long member of the First United Methodist Church of Ranger, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her husband Jack A. Rawls, son Jack A. Rawls, Jr., her parents, one sister Jewel Gullett and two brothers, W. O. Callaway and Hugh E. Callaway, and a daughter in law Jennie Rawls.

She is survived by grandson Jack A. Rawls III and wife, Arlene of Ranger,  grandson Thomas L. Rawls and wife, Amay,  of Weatherford, 5 great grandchildren; Michael Rawls and wife, Kelly, Mindy Gonzales and husband, Jason of Gorman, Alexandria Rawls, McKenna Rawls and Madeline Camp, 2 great-great grandchildren; Kileigh Gonzales, and Katherine Elizabeth “Lizzy” Rawls. A sister-in-law Mabel Callaway of Douglas Arizona and 2 nieces, Eloise Speer and husband, Bill of Kermit, Texas and Kathy Frasier and husband, Larry of Grand Prairie, Texas.