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In Memory Of Our Poets

Charlotte Rawls (Thorington) (1938-2016) - Class Of 1956

Charlotte Rawls Thorington, of Montgomery, died Saturday, February 6, 2016, of pneumonia. She was 77. She was predeceased by daughter Lane Roberts Thorington of Montgomery; her sister, Corella Rawls Johnson, of Gadsden; and her parents, Francis Collier Rawls and Leila Roberts Rawls, of Montgomery.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Jack Thorington Jr., and by their daughter and son-in-law, Brooke Thorington Atkins and Michael Floyd Atkins, and grandson, Davis Rowe Atkins, all of Auburn. 

Other survivors: brother, Francis Collier Rawls Jr. (Pam), of Huntsville; brother-in-law, William Roscoe Johnson, of Gadsden; niece Ashley Johnson Mason (William) of Raleigh, North Carolina; nephew Francis Collier Rawls III (Janette) of Madison; niece Susan Rawls Mullinax (Steven) of Clanton; sister-in-law, Marion Conover (John), of Huntsville; niece Helen Conover (Rob Minor) of Huntsville; nephew John Conover (Kelli) of Huntsville; and nephew Jack Conover (Suze Kemper) of Austin, Texas.

Charlotte was born April 14, 1938, in Montgomery. She graduated in 1957 from Sidney Lanier High School and in 1960 from Auburn University, where she was a member of Mortar Board, Who's Who, and Cwens (Vice President), and was named Most Outstanding Freshman Woman. She was the first female freshman ever elected to student government at Auburn. Her social sorority was Alpha Gamma Delta (First Vice President).

Charlotte was a statistician with the State of Alabama and served as the financial secretary for 19 years at Trinity Presbyterian Church, where she was a member for more than 58 years.

A memorial service will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Montgomery at noon on Friday, February 12. The Reverends Michael Howell and Patrick Curles will preside. Visitation will precede the service at 11 a.m.

The family requests no flowers.

Gifts in memory of Charlotte may be made to:
Trinity Church Building Fund
1728 S. Hull St.
Montgomery, AL 36104
or to the charity of your choice.

Honorary pallbearers are the Charlotte Ministry, the Bloodworth Sunday School Class, and Blynn Pippin. Remains to be interred privately with family.

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Feb. 10, 2016.