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Alma Elizabeth Puffenbarger Rawley
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Obituary for Alma Elizabeth Puffenbarger Rawley

Alma Elizabeth Rawley, 83, of Mt. Solon, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at her home.

Alma was born in Highland County on April 2, 1935, a daughter of the late Lucy Jane (Simmons) and John Olin Puffenbarger.

She was a member of Mount Solon Pentecostal Church.

On December 26, 1971, she was united in marriage to Guy Rawley, who survives.

Alma is also survived by a daughter, Nancy Jane Benner and husband, Jeryl, of Rockingham; son, Jeff Rawley and wife, Lisa, of Mt. Solon; five grandchildren, Tim Rawley and wife, Andrea, Justin Rawley, Phillip, Alexis, and Michael Benner; three great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Drew, and Lexie Rawley.

She was preceded in death by siblings, Eva Siron, Stella Kincaid, William and Ernest Puffenbarger, and her first husband, R. C. "Jack" Puffenbarger.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater.

A funeral service will be conducted 10 AM Saturday, Aug. 25th, at Mount Solon Pentecostal Church, with Rev. Charles David Clinedinst and Richard Watts officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Staunton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Western Augusta Weekday Religious Education, PO Box 724, Churchville, VA 24421 and/or Mt. Solon Fire and Rescue Squad, 86 Emmanuel Church Rd., Mount Solon, VA 22843.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Service - Bridgewater Location

208 South Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

funeral service




10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mount Solon Pentecostal Church

977 North River Road
Mount Solon, VA

Rev. Charles David Clinedinst and Richard Watts officiating. Burial to follow service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Staunton.

Cemetery Details


Oaklawn Mausoleum & Memory Gardens

1921 Shutterlee Mill Rd,
Staunton, Virginia 24401

Memorial Contribution

Mount Solon Fire and Rescue Squad

86 Emmanuel Church Road
Mount Solon, VA 22843

Western Augusta Weekday Religious Education

PO Box 724
Churchville, VA 24421

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