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Joel Winfred "Wink" Rauls
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Birth: Sep. 11, 1914
Death: Dec. 2, 2006

Joel Winfred Rauls

Sept. 11, 1914 - Dec. 2, 2006

JONESBORO -- Joel Winfred "Wink" Rauls, 92, of Jonesboro, formerly of Leachville, died Saturday, December 2, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Born Sept. 11, 1014, at Leachville, he was the son of the late Joseph and Montie Lee Brannum Rauls and was a 1934 graduate of Hornersville High School.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served with the 12th Armored Division at the Battle of the Bulge, and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.

He was a lifelong Leachville area resident, a retired farmer and a member of New Providence Baptist Church.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Jeff Rauls, Norman Rauls and Henry Rauls; and one sister, Ruth Rauls.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Catherine Dowdy Rauls of Jonesboro, formerly of Leachville; three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Earlene Rauls of Paragould, Dr. Steve and Kristie Rauls of Jonesboro, and Stan and Sarah Rauls of Little Rock; one sister, Mrs. Jane Washington of Houston; five grandchildren, Doug Rauls of Austin, Texas, Jennifer Grigsby of Bono, Allison Rauls of Arlington, Va., Meredith Lee Rauls of Washington, D.C., and Emily Rauls of Caraway; two great-grandchildren, Donovan Hall and Landon Rauls; and two step-grandchildren, Jake and Lindsey Henderson.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Howard Funeral Service Chapel at Leachville with the Rev. Kenneth Winningham officiating. Burial will follow in Horner Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors Monday from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Friends may sign or view the online guest register at www.howardfuneralservice .com.
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  Catherine Lillian Dowdy Rauls (1923 - 2013)*
*Calculated relationship
Specifically: Horner Cemetery
Created by: Sandra
Record added: Aug 23, 2007
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You are still loved and missed by your girls.
- Rita
 Added: Jun. 29, 2013

- Sandra
 Added: Aug. 23, 2007

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