Margaret T. Rawls

Published 4:27 pm Friday, October 18, 2013

AULANDER – Mrs. Margaret Tillery Rawls of Aulander passed away quietly at her home on Wednesday afternoon, October 16, 2013. She was born as the only daughter of David and Ella Tillery of Ahoskie on April 27, 1925. Mrs. Rawls was preceded in death by her husband of forty years, Colie Rawls.

Mrs. Rawls served the Lord and Oak Grove Baptist Church for many years. She will be remembered for her quiet, humble, kind, and loving nature as well as her dedication and love for the Lord, her church, and her family.

She is survived by her twin daughters: Marilyn Smith and her husband, Wayne, and Carolyn Drew and her husband, Larry, all of Aulander. She was the loving and caring grandmother of Mickey Drew and his wife, Mindy, and their sons, Coley and Ethan of Elizabeth City; Brian Drew and his wife, Beth, and their children Emily and Tyler of Wake Forest; and Christie Duke and her husband, Jody, and their daughter, Madison of Irmo, SC. She is also survived by her two brothers, Stanley and Clay Tillery of Ahoskie, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Aulander. The interment will follow the service at Aulander Cemetery. Rev. Greg Hurdle and Rev. Bob Skeens will be officiating the services for Mrs. Rawls.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie will be handling the arrangements for the Rawls family and online condolences may be made at