Katherine Rawls
Katherine Rawls
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Obituary of Katherine Rawls

CAYCE - Katherine Raines Rawls of Cayce died August 21, 2010. A Service to celebrate her life will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 12 p.m. at Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church with The Rev. Paul Aebischer officiating. The family will greet visitors at 11 a.m. before the service. Interment will follow in Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church Cemetery. Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia will be assisting the family.Katherine""'s life was an inspiration to her family and many others. In every walk of her life, she was a faithful servant of the Lord. A devoted wife and mother, she centered her activities around her family. She participated actively in the life of Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church, as Sunday School teacher, Easley-Sox Group Leader, member and Treasurer of the Ladies Aid Society and member of the Scatter Cheer Sunday School Class for many years. She organized and directed Weekday Church School and served as the superintendent of the Junior Department of the Sunday School for 20 years. She attended and taught workshops for Church workers regarding Christian Education in the S.C. Synod at Newberry College Summer School. Katherine served as secretary to The Rev. J.S. Keisler and the Evangelism Project of the ULCA which sponsored preaching-teaching missions in the southeastern region of the Lutheran Church. She was also a Brownie and Girl Scout Troop leader. She is well known for her acts of kindness to family, friends, neighbors and church members.Katherine was born on May 27, 1915. After graduation from Columbia High School in 1933, during the depression, she secured a position as bookkeeper and was a great help in the care of her family. Katherine was the first of six children born to Benjamin B. and Sallie Dabbs Raines. She is survived by her sister, Esther Mallard (Jack) of Statesboro, GA, sisters-in-love, Rachel Rawls Davis of Savannah, GA, Doris Raines Mitchell of Columbia and Mildred Raines Johnson of Jacksonville, FL. She was predeceased by her four brothers, Andrew, B.B., Albert and Harold Raines and a brother-in-law, The Rev. Raymond Davis of Savannah. Katherine is survived by and will be lovingly missed by her daughter and son-in-law, Hank and Jan Garrison of Little Mountain; two granddaughters and their husbands, Deanie and Steve Kane of Little Mountain and Mandie and Scott McLendon of Southlake, TX. She was proudly known as """Gray-Gray""" to her great-grandchildren, Charles and Katherine Kane, and Patrick and Bailey McLendon. She is also survived by step-grandson Glen Garrison and his daughters, Alyssa and Taylor. """Aunt Kat""" is survived by many nieces and nephews; her nephews will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Ladies Aid Society, Scatter Cheer Sunday School Class and the Easley-Sox WELCA Group.She and her devoted husband, Moiese W., shared a wonderful 53 years of marriage before his death in 1990. One of their hobbies was the cultivation of azaleas and many of the yards in the Cayce and West Columbia area can attest to their talents. Their home on M Avenue was on the spring garden tour and a crowd pleaser.Her family offers thanks to God for the many blessings bestowed upon her family, for the loving memories she left behind and the family values and traditions that she graciously expects the family to continue. The family thanks the staff at Lexington Trace of Lexington Extended Care and to Hospice for their tender, loving kindness.Memorials may be made to Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church, 1000 B Avenue, West Columbia, SC 29169.Please sign online guest book at www.thompsonsfuneral.com
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