08/19/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Mildred 'Pop' Wilder Rawls Steiger

Mildred Wilder Rawls Steiger
(21 Dec 1910 - 23 July 2007)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have sad news this morning.  Mildred "Pop" Wilder Rawls Steiger, mother of    Charlotte Rawls Bowry ('59),   Lee Rawls (Ferguson HS - '65) and  Tom Rawls (Ferguson HS - '67), passed away on July 23, 2007 at the age of 87.

   I remember Mrs. Rawls so well from my days at Trinity Methodist Church.  She was a darling tiny little woman, but when she flashed that frequent smile of hers, the whole room glowed in its warmth.

 From the Daily Press - 08/19/07:

         Mildred 'Pop' Rawls Steiger

  NEWPORT NEWS - Mildred 'Pop' Rawls Steiger, 87, went to be home with her Lord on Monday, July 23, 2007. She was born in Clayton, N.C., on Dec. 21, 1919, to Joseph Norman Wilder and Mattie Lorraine Dodd. 'Pop' worked with her husband, Ash, in the insurance business for many years. She enjoyed playing bridge, golf, and bird watching. She was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Newport News, for more than 50 years. 'Pop' was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Ashburn LeRoy Rawls Sr., and by her second husband, George James Steiger, after 10 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Pearl Wilder Young, and by her son-in-law, William Thomas Bowry Sr. She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte Rawls Bowry, and sons, Ashburn LeRoy Rawls Jr. and his wife, Anne, and Thomas Alfred Rawls and his wife, Jean. Also surviving are her grandchildren, William Thomas Bowry Jr., Matthew Ashburn Bowry, Lori Rawls Parvaiz and her husband, Omar, Christopher Ashburn Rawls and his wife, Ginny, Stephen Wilder Rawls and Mark Thomas Rawls, and the children and grandchildren of Jim Steiger. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Peninsula Funeral Home, officiated by the Rev. Edward H. Wright and the Rev. Elizabeth A.S. Wright, former pastors of Trinity United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends after the service at the funeral home until 1 p.m. The family would like to offer its appreciation to the staff at The Arbors and The Newport for the loving care which they provided for the past several years. In lieu of flowers, a gift to a favorite charity would be appreciated by the family. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on 8/19/2007.
Guest Book

It has been my pleasure to know "Pop" and some of her family over the past 40 years. My condolences to you all on the passing of this lovely woman--one of my favorite patients from Dr. Mirmelstein days. Love, Lettie
Lettie MacCleery (Newport News, VA) - August 19, 2007
Contact me

   Our deepest sympathies are extended to her friends and family at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol


NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat


Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 9 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?

"Servant of God, Well Done!" midi courtesy of http://www.norbry.net/midi/archive/hymn/ - 01/13/06

"Servant of God, Well Done!" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/e/servogod.htm - 01/13/06

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05

Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Back to NNHS Newsletters - 2006

Back to NNHS Newsletters - 2007

Return to NNHS Class of 1965