Funeral services for Ivan Rawles, Jr. of McCarley were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4, in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in Poplar Springs Cemetery near Kilmichael, with military honors. Rev. Phillip Cook officiated the services.
Visitation was Thursday, October 3, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., at Oliver Funeral Home.
Mr. Rawles, formerly of Winona, died at his residence near McCarley on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. He was 68 years old.
Mr. Rawles was born on June 10, 1945, in Clare County, Michigan, to Ivan M. and Thelma Gruno Rawles. He was a self-employed carpenter and a member of North Winona Baptist Church. He was a U. S. Army veteran and an avid bird hunter and fisherman. Mr. Rawles was a dedicated family man, who adored his grandchildren and loved cats. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Luella Rawles and Margie Melton.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Rawles of McCarley; daughter, Caroline Beck (Ricky) of Winona; sons, Mike Rawles (Jennifer) of McCarley, Ricky Rawles (Laurie) of Winona, Ivan "Bubba" Rawles (Heidi) of Grenada, and Danny Holmes of Winona; sisters, Marion Reel (Allen) of Huntsville, Betty Jordan of Flint, Mich., Virginia Palmertree (Kimble) of Kosciusko; brothers, James Rawles (Sharon) of Prescott, Ariz., Frank Rawles (Connie) of Owasso, Mich., Richard Rawles (Mae) of Winona, and Gary Rawles (Julia) of Southaven; eight grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Destiny Wolfe.
Pallbearers were Wendell Holmes II, Delvin Bradley, Bobby Kendricks, Bryan Holmes, Jamie Rawles, Michael Palmertee, and David Lee Bailey. Honorary pallbearers are Timothy Holmes and Snuffy Garrett.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
An online guestbook is available at www.ofhwinona.com.