James Thomas Rauls Obituary:
Funeral Date: 1/14/2017
James Thomas Rauls, age 83, of Bogart, GA died Thursday, December 22nd in Athens, GA. Jim, or Uncle J as he was affectionately referred to by many who loved him, was born April 7, 1933 in Cleveland County, AR. He was the first son born to Vodie Rauls and Alma Terry Rauls. As a young man Jim joined the United States Navy and after his service he attended tailoring school in California where he started his life-long career of making people look fabulous. He obtained a job working for MGM Studios and had the privilege of tailoring clothing for many of Hollywood’s most famous movie stars such as Rita Haworth, Audrey Hepburn and his personal favorite, Marilyn Monroe. His family and friends loved to hear the many stories he would tell and they will be passed down to future generations in his loving memory. After his Hollywood days, Jim returned to AR and opened his own shop in Pine Bluff where one of his favorite clients was Mr. Dillard of Dillard’s Department Store. He later opened shops in Odessa,TX and Warren, AR, before moving to Georgia. Jim was a man full of magical stories and a kind, generous heart. He had a great love of animals, especially the many spoiled Schnauzers he owned as pets throughout his life. Jim is survived by two half-brothers, Bobby Lee Doss of Midland, TX and David Doss of Rison, AR. He is also survived by three half-sisters; Judy Vinson of Rison, AR, Evelyn Jones of Lubbock, TX and Syble Harrison of Tulsa, OK. Preceding him in death are his beloved parents and grandparents, his two doting older sisters; Bernice Brown and Mary G. Tiner, and his two younger half-sisters Maxine Harman and Gala Carter. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service was 10 a.m., Saturday, January 14th, at Frazer’s Funeral Home in Warren, AR with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Burial was in Prosperity Cemetery near Pansy.
|Message:||Mr.Jim was such a wonderful man. I will miss visiting with him and hearing his stories. Peace be with his family.|
|Message:||The loss of a loved one is truly heartbreaking. The bible however gives us a beautiful promise of comfort when it says "God will wipe every tear from their eyes and death will be no more." (Revelation 21:4) Our heavenly father knows the pain that death leaves behind and he promises to undo this heartbreak by bringing back to life all our dear loved ones. Also, at John 5:28,29 "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." What a wonderful day that will be, to be reunited forever. Louella, www.jw.org|