Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1934 RJC

Reba Callaway Rawls REBA CALLAWAY RAWLS, 93, of Ranger, TX passed away on Sept. 24, 2009 in Weatherford, TX, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger. Reba C. Rawls was born Sept. 23, 1916 to Rev. B.M. and Ida E. Callaway in Ratcliff, TX. Rev. Callaway was one of the first pastors of the Methodist Church in Ranger. She grew up in Ranger and graduated from Ranger High School and Ranger Jr. College. She married Jack A. Rawls (RHS-1932) in 1937 who died in 1978. She worked as cashier for F.W. Woolworth Co. and as Invoice Records Clerk for Montgomery Ward. She went to work for the City of Ranger as water department clerk and later served the City of Ranger as City Secretary. In 1963 she went to work for First Federal Savings and Loan (later known as Ranger Savings). She became Executive Vice President and served as a member of the Board of Directors. Reba also worked for the Eastland County Water Supply District as Secretary-Treasurer for the Board of Directors. She retired her position from the District in 1999 and moved to Weatherford, TX, to make her home with her son, Jack A. Rawls, Jr. (RHS-1959) and wife, Jennie (RHS- 1961) in their lovely new home. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #275, and past Worthy Matron, member and past President of Ranger Texas Gamma Beta Master and one the oldest living member. She was a life long member of the First United Methodist Church of Ranger. She is preceded in death by her husband Jack A. Rawls, son Jack A. Rawls, Jr., her parents, one sister Jewel Gullett (RHS-1923) and two brothers, W.O. Callaway & Hugh E. Callaway (RHS-1931), and a daughter-in-law Jennie Rawls. She is survived by grandson Jack A. Rawls III and wife, Arlene of Ranger, grandson Thomas L. Rawls & wife, Amay, of Weatherford, 5 great-grandchildren; Michael Rawls and wife, Kelly, Mindy Gonzales and husband, Jason of Gorman, Alexandria Rawls, McKenna Rawls and Madeline Camp, 2 great-great-grandchildren; Kileigh Gonzales, and Katherine Elizabeth "Lizzy" Rawls. A sister-in-law Mabel Callaway of Douglas Arizona and 2 nieces, Eloise Speer and husband, Bill of Kermit, TX, and Kathy Frasier and husband, Larry of Grand Prairie, TX.