OBITUARY: Nellie (Reynolds) Rawls


Nellie Rawls, age 92 of Springfield, Tennessee, died Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at the home of her daughter, Sandy Carney.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, July 30, 2021, at the Rock Springs Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Rock Springs Cemetery with Kendall Carney, Jeff Hodge, Blaine Swieder, Clint Mayo, Trey Parks, Dylan Parks, Timmy Casteel, Brody Carney, and Colton Mayo serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the Robertson County Funeral Home on Thursday from 4-8 pm and again on Friday from 9-11 am at Rock Springs Baptist Church.

Mrs. Rawls was born May 28, 1929, in Eureka, KS to the late Floyd Reynolds Sr and Margaret Proctor Reynolds. Her husband, Richard Rawls, son, John Smith, brothers, Richard Reynolds and Bill Reynolds, and sisters, Edna Pauline Reynolds, Pat Slagle, and Pamela Parks also preceded her in death. She was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School. Nellie loved to read the Bible and witness to others. She had a fondness for word search puzzles, crocheting, sewing, and gardening.

She is survived by her daughters, Sandy Carney of Springfield and Janice Hodge of Greenbrier, TN; brother, Floyd (Beulah) Reynolds Jr. of Cedar Hill, TN; sister, Peggy Creekmore of Cottontown, TN, brother-in-law, Larry Slagle, grandchildren, Kimberly Carney, Kendall Carney, Jeff (Sherri) Hodge and Jennifer (Clint) Mayo and nine great-grandchildren.

Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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