Linwood Lee Rawls

June 25, 2012


AHOSKIE – Linwood Lee Rawls, age 80, of Pine Ridge Road, died Monday, June 25, 2012.

A native of Bertie County, Mr. Rawls was born on November 7, 1931, a son of the late Annie Hoggard Rawls and Robert Earl Rawls. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Ahoskie where he served as an alternate Sunday School teacher. Mr. Rawls was a member of the Davie Masonic Lodge #39, and member and past president of the Newbern Sudan Shrine Temple. Linwood had retired as owner and business partner in his surveying business.

Left to cherish his memory is a daughter, Debbie Rawls Ross and husband Scott, of Wake Forest, NC; a son, Linwood Lee Rawls, Jr. of Norfolk, VA; and two grandsons, Justin and Cameron Ross. He was predeceased by his wife, Louise Wiggins Rawls.

The family will receive friends at the home on Wednesday, June 27, from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. A celebration of life memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Ahoskie. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Children‚??s Hospital, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

Family and friends may send condolences and sign the online guestbook by visiting

Garrett-Jones Funeral Home is serving the Rawls family.

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Sammy Vaughan
11 years ago

Linwood was a skillful surveyor and a valued member of the Ahoskie community; he will be missed. My condolences to the family.

Colleen Taylor
11 years ago

Lee, I am so sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. If there is anything we can do to help you at this time, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Johnnie Ray Farmer
11 years ago

My family’s sympathy goes out to the Rawls family with the loss of Mr. Linwood so soon after the loss of his dear wife. Mr. Linwood was a fine man who served his country in the military and he was a member of American Legion Post 102 for the past 16 years. May he rest in peace and may God bless his family.

otis jefferson
11 years ago