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Texas Mary Drawdy Raulerson
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Birth: Feb. 4, 1885
Death: May 21, 1934

Wife of Lewis M. Raulerson.

Name: Texas Raulerson
Death: 1934 - Orange, Florida, United States
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The Okeechobee News Obituary May 25, 1934
Mrs Raulerson Dies suddenly At Orlando
Death Followed Operation In Orlando Hospital; Community Shocked
Late Monday afternoon this community was shocked with the news that Mrs Texas M Raulerson, wife of Lewis M Raulerson, had died suddenly and unexpectedly following an operation at the Orange General Hospital in Orlando, Only a comparatively few people knew that she was ill. Death came about 6"30 p.m. while her daughter Mrs Beulah Pitts, was giving her a blood transfusion, both laying side by side at the time on the operating table. And at her bedside was her distraught and praying husband, son Charlie and sister, Mrs W. E. Raulerson. Mr Raulerson, Charley and Mrs Pitts had gone to Orlando early Monday to be there when the operation was performed, but Dr. Crist, the operating surgeon had determined to operate as quickly as possible and did so at 8:30 a.m., instead of at 9:30.
The operation was of a most serious nature. And, it might have been successful had it not been for the terrible loss of blood. following the operation which lasted two hours, Mrs Raulerson came out from under the anesthetic in the afternoon, but so weak she could hardly talk. she recognized her husband and children with a smile and a shake of the hand. soon afterwards she was taken back to the operating room for blood transfusion from her daughter, but it was of no avail. The operation was performed by Dr Crist, a noted surgeon, after Mrs Raulerson had consulted with other physicians, each of whom advised the operation.
The community is saddened. The husband and children are grief-stricken. But a good Christian woman, a good wife and a most excellent mother has gone to her final reward to await the day that will unite her again with her husband, children and numerous friends. Six years ago she united with the Primitive Baptist church, in which faith she was reared. Her Christian activities extended far beyond that of her church membership. Almost everyone in every walk of life has been the recipient either of her gentle kindness or consoling words, or if in need, of her charity of both heart and goods.
Mrs Raulerson was born Feb. 4, 1885 in Desoto county, near Joshua's creek. She was the daughter of Mr and Mrs G W Drawdy, Sr. and moved with her parents to this section when she was a girl, where she met and married Lewis Raulerson May 20, 1901. Immediately after their marriage they moved to the place now occupied by her husband and children. On this place was born eight children of this union of happy married life. One, Robie L., the first born died when small. The children left to mourn her untimely departure are: Hiram, Mrs Beaulah Pitts, Roy, Charles, Mildred, Myrtle and L. M., Jr. besides these close relatives four brothers and three sisters had preceded her into the Great Beyond, and three sisters living are Mrs W. E. Raulerson, Mrs F. M. Mobley and Mrs R. L. Brewer. Mrs Brewer and Mrs Mobley were both ill in bed, but both attended the funeral service, under great mental and physical strain. Little L. M. Jr., also was ill.
Rev. Ben Crawford, pastor of the Local Primitive Baptist church, and his brother Tom, preached the funeral services. Both of these consecrated men left the bedside of their father in Jacksonville, who is not expected to live, to help in the last sad rites and to console the family. The funeral services began at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the church. The church was packed and crowded, possibly 500 people were outside who could not get in to hear the services. Following the body to the cemetery was 124 cars loaded with sorrowing friends and relatives, numbering perhaps 500 people.
We have never before seen so many beautiful floral offerings. They came from nearly every family in town and from friends everywhere. Many floral offerings arrived even after the funeral from sorrowing out-of-town friends. The room in which the deceased lay was banked with wreaths and bouquets. It required two trucks to carry them to the church and grave, and then scores of beautiful floral designs were left at the residence.
The funeral oration was delivered from the 46th Psalm. Following the services hundreds of people filed through the church and paid their last sad respects to the deceased. Laying in a casket, banked with beautiful floral offerings, she looked as natural in death as in life. She looked as if she had just dropped off to a sweet sleep with a smile almost hovering on her face. At the church the songs,"In the Land Where We Will Never Grow Old," "Sweet Rest," and "How Beautiful Heaven Must Be," was rendered low and sweet by the choir. The Rev. Crawford, Miss Alice Polk and Miss Lois Clements sand, "My Savior's Love." At the graveside "shall We Gather at the River," was rendered. The singing was beautiful. The first three hymns were favorites of Mrs Raulerson's.
The pall-bearers were Cary and Gene harden, W W Potter, Hughlin Walker, C E Simmons and R P Fletcher.
In many ways it was one of the saddest deaths in the community, coming so suddenly and unexpectedly as it did. Only immediate members of the family and very close friends were aware that Mrs Raulerson had any ailment. She looked the picture of health. She, however, went to the operating table bravely, hopefully, and fully conscious of the danger of the operation And, as bravely she passed on to her reward with her Redeemer.
Lewis Raulerson and his wife have been inseparable. Her passing has left him with a void that cannot be filled. The husband and wife loved and were devoted to their children and this devotion and love was reciprocated. They enjoyed an unusual sweet harmonious family life. they will miss her. the community will miss her. Friends and relatives here and elsewhere will mourn her departure, but they will know that she is resting with her Father in the Mansion prepared for her, awaiting the coming of those who now miss and deplore her going. To Lewis Raulerson and his children we extend our wholehearted sympathy. May God bless and comfort them.
Those who attended the funeral from out of town were: Mrs. Parker Anderson, Mr and Mrs Mell Bass, Roscoe Bass, Fred Montsdeoker, Avon Park; Mrs B E Alsobrook, Mary Lee Alsobrook, Lake Placid; Eddie Alsobrook, Hicora; Mr and Mrs J D Bird, West Palm Beach; Mrs Geo. Drawdy, Dozier Drawdy, Mr and Mrs Lee Coats and family, Mrs Olmstead, Mrs Sheffield, Mr and Mrs Storman and daughter, Ft Pierce; Mr E L Ley, Ft Meade; Mr and Mrs Wm. Collins and Miss Theresa Dupree, Frost proof: Mr and Mrs Polk and daughter, Alice, Bowling Green; Mrs Whidden, Mrs Crawford, Bradley Jet.; Mr and Mrs Hubert Clements, Mrs Osie Raulerson, Mrs Eva Benton, Stuart; Mr and Mrs J N McJunkin of Ft Lauderdale and others. (Janis) 
 
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 Parents:
  George Washington Drawdy (1849 - 1909)
  Emily Thompson Drawdy (1848 - 1927)
 
 Spouse:
  Lewis Marion Raulerson (1881 - 1941)*
 
 Children:
  Robbie L. Raulerson (1902 - 1908)*
  Hiram H. Raulerson (1903 - 1980)*
  Beulah Ann Raulerson Pitts (1905 - 1971)*
  Roy R. Raulerson (1906 - 1945)*
  Mildred Raulerson Bass (1915 - 1995)*
  Lewis Marion Raulerson (1924 - 1978)*
 
 Siblings:
  Andrew Jackson Drawdy (1868 - 1912)*
  Smith Jackson Drawdy (1875 - 1918)*
  George Washington Drawdy (1877 - 1925)*
  Merida Drawdy Raulerson (1879 - 1979)*
  Texas Mary Drawdy Raulerson (1885 - 1934)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Okeechobee
Okeechobee County
Florida, USA
 
Created by: Ken & Nancy
Record added: Mar 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25212132
Texas Mary <i>Drawdy</i> Raulerson
Added by: Janis
 
Texas Mary <i>Drawdy</i> Raulerson
Added by: Janis
 
Texas Mary <i>Drawdy</i> Raulerson
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