Hazel H. Rawls

Published 4:49 pm Thursday, December 11, 2014

Mrs. Hazel H. Rawls, 100, of the Goodhope community, died Mon., Dec. 8, 2014, at her residence.

Funeral services will be Fri., Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Meadows officiating. Interment will follow in Goodhope Cemetery.

Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Rawls; parents, John Holland and Mae Brook Hogg; son, James Donald Rawls Sr.; grandson, James Donald Rawls Jr.; siblings, Donald Ray Hogg, W.J. Hogg, John Hogg, Bruzell Hogg, Louise H. Semmes and Sara H. Spencer; and a niece, Brenda Semmes Wood.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Carol Rawls of Dozier; granddaughter, Deann (Rhon) Jones of Montgomery; great-grandchildren, Will and Mary Baker, Jack and Luke Jones and Taylor and Katie Rawls; stepgranddaughter, Jennifer “Nikki” Holley of New Orleans; sisters-in-law, Frances Hogg of Dozier and Betty Hogg of Brent; and many nieces, nephews, great- and great-great nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are nephews Jim Hogg, Johnny Hogg, Sammy Hogg, Ray Hogg, Tommy Hogg, Tony Spencer, Bryant Wood and Russ Wood. Honorary pallbearers include Rhon Jones, Will Jones, Taylor Rawls, Morgan Rodgers and Jimmy Rodgers.

She was born in Dozier on Sept.15, 1914. At 16 years old, she began her teaching career at County Line School in Crenshaw County, where she walked to her teaching job. After graduating from high school, she attended Troy Teachers’ College and Auburn University. She taught at Vigor High School in Mobile, and then returned to Dozier High School and taught for 40 years. She had a genuine love and concern for each student she taught.

She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa and the Crenshaw County Retired Teachers Association.

She was a long-time member of Searight Baptist Church.

A very special thank you to Mary Ann Knighten, caregiver, who has become a wonderful part of the family.

Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to the Goodhope Cemetery, First National Bank of Dozier, PO Box 68, Dozier, AL 36028.

Those unable to attend the services may sign the guest registry online at www.foremanfuneralhome.com. ­­