-Christopher “C.J.”Jay Rawls
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Christopher “C.J.” Jay Rawls, 35, a Centrahoma resident, passed away on Dec. 14, 2012, in Coalgate. He was born Oct. 22, 1977, in Denton, Texas, to Glenn Franklin and Bernice “Rabbit” (Homer) Rawls. He attended Panola school and married Brandie DeAnn Webb on Dec. 2, 1999, in Coalgate. He was a baptized at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church in Wilburton. C.J. was an artist and enjoyed drawing tattoos.
He was preceded in death by his son, Gabriel Michael Mormon Rawls; and niece Jarrah Lynn Lawrence. He is survived by his wife, Brandie Rawls of Centrahoma; children, Josh Ford of Wilburton, Samantha Ford of Coalgate, and Jessie Ford of Quinton; grandchildren Shakota and Sky Fisher of Coalgate; siblings, James Franklin Rawls and Valerie of Cottonwood, Felicia Ann Lawrence and Justin of Longtown, and Marvin Homer and Sheila of Atoka; nephews and nieces, Joseph Cooper, C.J. Cooper and Jamie Cooper, all of Atoka, Ocean Rawls and James Rawls, both of Cottonwood, and Kora Ann Lawrence, Javen Lawrence and J.J. Lawrence, all of Longtown; mother Bernice Homer with f’iance George Clark of Longtown; mother-in-law Regina Cunningham with husband Nathan of Centrahoma; father Glenn Franklin Rawls of Longtown; along with numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives.