Catherine Lillian Rauls

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mrs. Catherine Lillian Rauls, 90, of Paragould, formerly of the Leachville and Buckeye community, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Beulah Wilson Dowdy. Mrs. Rauls was a graduate of Hornersville High School, a former longtime member of New Providence Baptist Church at Buckeye and a current member of Freewill Baptist Church in Jonesboro.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Joel Winfred "Wink" Rauls in 2006.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Rauls and wife Earlene of Paragould, Dr. Steve Rauls and wife Kristie of Manhatten, Kan., Stan Rauls and wife Sarah of Little Rock; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Horner Cemetery in Hornersville, Mo., with Rev. Kenneth Winningham officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville.

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