Richard Lane Rawls

September 1, 1956 - December 5, 2021

09/01/1956 - 12/05/2021

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GREENVILLE, NC – Richard Lane Rawls, age 65, formerly of Aulander, passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at the Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville, NC.

Ricky was born on September 1, 1956 to William Nello Rawls and Myrtle Lane Rawls in Ahoskie, NC. He worked as a butcher for many years before retirement. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He cherished his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He also loved to spend time fishing as long as his health permitted. Ricky was loved by many and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Futrell Rawls.

Ricky is survived by his two sons, Richard Chad Rawls and his wife Angel of Jackson, and Matthew Stephen Rawls of Virginia Beach, VA; two granddaughters, Camryn Rawls, and Kendall Rawls; grandson, Caleb Rawls; sister, Cheryl Rawls of Aulander; and special friend, Ann Turner of Greenville.

There will be a private memorial service held at the Rawls Family Cemetery, Aulander, NC with Justin Rose officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice, 920 Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834 or online by clicking here.

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


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Debbie W Martin
2 years ago

I know Libby is rejoicing and so glad to see Ricky again !!!! My thoughts and prayers are with the family; May God guide and direct you all at this difficult time

Nancy Arnold
2 years ago

Dear Cheryl & Timmy, I know your hearts are broken. Never forget our “Father” knows your pain and can sooth your hurt. Psalms 34:17,18. I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. Take care of yourselves and each other. Love you both, Nancy