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Ethel C. Rawls

May 18, 1930 — December 16, 2022

Pomaria

Ethel C. Rawls

Ethel C. Rawls, 92, widow of Bobby H. Rawls, of Pomaria, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2022 surrounded by her loving family.

Born on May 18, 1930, in Pomaria, she was the daughter of the late Robert Arthur and Ida Wicker Cromer. She retired from Old School Manufacturing, was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church, and Woodmen of the World.

She is survived by daughters, Barbara R. Ruff of Newberry, Judy R. Long (James) and Vickie S. Clanton (Mike) all of Pomaria; sisters-in-law, Ella Margaret Rawls of Pomaria and Gay A. Rawls of Prosperity; grandchildren, Brad Ruff, Tammy Morris (Chad), Greg Stewart (Tara), Sherri Ruff (William Griffin), Wendy Shealy (Kevin), Jason Ruff and Robbie Stewart; great-grandchildren, Morgan Folta, Brianna Stewart, Lauren Ruff, Sam Morris, Morgan Shealy, Amanda Morris, Emily Ruff, Jennifer Shealy, Bailey Stewart, Peyton Ruff and Lee Wessinger; great-great-grandchildren, Raelynn Wessinger, Jocilynn Ruff, Jaxon Wessinger, Skyelan Duncan and Lyric McCormick.

Mrs. Rawls was predeceased by a granddaughter, Terri Ruff, granddaughter-in-law, Lauri M. Ruff, son-in-laws, Larry D. Stewart and A. Powell Ruff, brothers, Walter Cromer, Thomas Cromer, Hagood Cromer and Otto Cromer.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at New Hope United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jessie Rogers and Rev. Albert Cox. Burial will follow in Graham Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. The family will be at the home of Brad Ruff, 3304 St. Philip's Church Road, Newberry, SC. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Active pall bearers will be Todd Lever, Lonnie Stoudemire, Steve Wicker, Neal Rawls, Johnny Riddle, and Don Rawls.

Honorary pall bearers will be her nieces and nephew and Annie Rose Stuck, Julia Rikard, Rosemary Bedenbaugh, Venola Covington, Leoris Jumper, William Lever, John and Judy Amick, Jimmy and Melba Graham and Dianne Graham.

 

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, December 19, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

McSwain - Evans Funeral Home

1724 Main St., Newberry, SC 29108

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Starts at 3:00pm (Eastern time)

New Hope United Methodist Church

3777 New Hope Road, Pomaria,

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Burial

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

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