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    Sunday, February 18 2018
    Martha Anne McDowell Rawlings

    Posted by: Clarke & Staples Funeral Homes, Inc. AT 07:04 pm   |  Permalink   |  17 Comments  |  Email
    Condolences to you all. My your good memories get you through this time.
    Posted by Virginia and Ron Frost on 02/20/2018 - 09:00 PM
    So sorry for your loss. Mrs Rawlings always looked out for me at Roy C Jenkins when i first started out in the heating business 30 years ago as a snot nosed know it all kid. She helped me a lot. Rest in peace mam.
    Posted by Tony Bradford on 02/20/2018 - 09:15 PM
    The world has lost one sweet, classy lady, but heaven has gained a sweetheart. Her presence could fill a room. I know you have heaven on it's toes and everyone is rejoicing to have you home. Gene and Michael, I am so sorry to hear of your mama's passing. Glad she was with you Gene, but she was so missed here in Danieltown. Your families have my love and sympathy.
    Posted by Carolyn P Chavis on 02/20/2018 - 09:19 PM
    Sorry to hear this. She, Walter and mom and dad were such great friends.
    Posted by Sandra Clary Griffin on 02/20/2018 - 09:30 PM
    Dear Gino, Karen &family We are so sorry for your loss and you'll be in our thoughts and prayers. Dale & Terri
    Posted by Dale and Terri Spieth on 02/20/2018 - 10:02 PM
    Martha Anne you have been in my life since the late 1970's. My sister Karen married your great son Gino. I will miss you. Luv Ron Hust and Barb Lofgren.
    Posted by Ron Hust on 02/20/2018 - 10:03 PM
    It was an honor and a great pleasure to have known you. Rest In Peace, Martha Anne.
    Posted by Paula Bliven on 02/20/2018 - 10:09 PM
    We would like to extend our sincere sympathy in your loss. May God be with each member of her family in the months ahead without her. Her suffering is over and she is rejoicing with her Lord and Savior.
    Posted by Barbara & Billy Hudson on 02/21/2018 - 06:56 AM
    I am sad to hear of Martha's passing but so glad that I got to visit her with my daughter and her husband on one of my visits to Virginia. Her smile was always so welcoming and I know she is being welcomed in Heaven.
    Posted by Carolyn Rawlings Massey on 02/21/2018 - 01:02 PM
    What a blessing to have been able to share in the magic of Martha Ann and Walter. I got to see what true love means in sickness and in health. She was truly the best therapist Walter ever had! She made sure that Walter didn't miss out on life. I will truly miss her visits to Virginia, but I know that she and Walter are cherishing the love they had here now without limitations! I will always be grateful for our time together! Love always!
    Posted by Rhonda Maitland on 02/21/2018 - 03:46 PM
    My thoughts are with you all. I have very fond memories of your Mom, at Perseverance , and at ballgames through the years. She was very special to me and my family.
    Posted by Betty Mae Featherstun Daniel on 02/21/2018 - 08:55 PM
    You may not remember me but I am chip Cheely sister. I used to play with y'all when we're little. I am so sorry to hear about your mother . I love her and ask about all the time.
    Posted by Pamela Koepke on 02/22/2018 - 12:51 AM
    Love & prayers for the family.
    Posted by Karan Richardson on 02/22/2018 - 08:01 AM
    You will be dearly missed. You were always like a second mother. Rest in peace and rejoice with all your family and friends that have gone before you.
    Posted by Rick Hastings on 02/22/2018 - 09:36 PM
    Martha was one of the sweetest and most giving ladies I have ever known...what a loss...My deepest condolences.
    Posted by Jackie Hudson on 02/23/2018 - 07:14 AM
    Martha Anne was such a sweet and caring lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Posted by Louie & Linda (Gard) Love on 02/25/2018 - 10:13 AM
    Martha Anne was such a sweet and caring lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Posted by Louie & Linda (Gard) Love on 02/25/2018 - 10:13 AM

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    Martha Anne McDowell Rawlings, 87, passed away February 18, 2018 in Southaven, Mississippi. Martha was born on July 25, 1930 in Rawlings, VA. She married Walter Eugene Rawlings on October 22, 1949 at the Dundas Baptist Church. They were married 58 years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Rawlings, in 2008, her nephew, Bobby (Mac) McDowell in 1987 and her brother C.B. McDowell in 2012, of Alberta, VA. She is survived by her son Walter E. Rawlings, JR “Gino” and his wife, Karen, of Nesbit, MS, Michael Rawlings of Richmond, VA and his fiancé, Vivian Bergolc of Solon, OH. She leaves behind one granddaughter, Stacye Trout, and her husband Cal Trout and one great-grandaughter, Ava (7 months), all of Charleston, MS. Caregivers and friends include Terry Van Story and Irene Stevenson. Martha was beloved by many friends and family members. She was the “go-to friend” depended on by so many in her community. She was beautiful, feisty and fiercely loyal. Visitation will be held at Clarke Funeral Home in Kenbridge, VA on Saturday Feb. 24, 2018 from 5 until 7 pm. Graveside services will be at 1 pm Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 at Perseverance Christian Church Cemetery in Dundas, VA. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the Perseverance Christian Church. Online condolences may be made at

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