Luther Austin Rawlins Sr. 
- Born: May 14, 1882, , Dodge, Georgia, USA
- Marriage (1): Cora Wesley Bond  on May 27, 1900 in , Dodge, Georgia, USA
- Marriage (2): Annie Graham  on April 19, 1941 in , Dodge, Georgia, USA
- Died: May 20, 1964, , Dodge, Georgia, USA at age 82
- Buried: Eastman, Dodge, Georgia, USA
Woodlawn Cemetry, Eastman, Georgia lot 424
This is a brief history of Luther A. Rawlins (Grandaddy Luke) and Cora
Wesley Bond Rawlins, written in May 1988.
Luther A. Rawlins was born May 15, 1882. His father was George W.
Rawlins; mother, Drusilla Horne Rawlins. Drusilla was born March 7, 1858
and died March 30, 1925.
Luther had six brothers; Walter, Sam, Bill, Isaac, Charley and Auther;
one sister, Drucilla (Aunt Della). Luther was a farmer and a carpenter.
He married: Cora Wesley Bond around 1900. Cora was born October 19, 1875. This made Cora about seven years older than Luther. Her father was Lumpkin Bond; mother, Martha Johnston (born May 28,18 53, died March 1941). Martha's parents were Pinkney and Carrie Davis Johnst on. Cora had two brothers, Gus and Thomas; three sisters, Lummie, Carrie and Eva. Cora's father was killed in a sawmill accident when they were small children. Cora taught school. Cora and Luther has twins (boy and girl); also, another boy who died at birth. Seven other children: Othnilie, Austin, Jack, Neila Mae, Etta, Bill and Evelyn.
Othnilie married G. F. (Bud) Murkerson. They have two girls, Mildred and
Madean (Dean); three grandchildren, Wendell, Carole and Randy; seven
great-grandchildren, Jody, Jamie, Jay, Jerry, Stacy, Sandi, and Sharon;
one great-great grandchild, Joshua. Bud and Othnilie operated Gas &
Grocery store. Dean was killed in a plane crash.
Austin married Berta Giddens. Their children are David, Peggy and Russell. Eight grand children, Davy, Judy, Diane, Kelly, Ashley, Amber,
Any, and Leigh; one great-grandchild, named Austin. Austin was a carpenter contract
Jack married Irene Pirkle. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 6, 1981 at their church, Zebulon Baptist Church. They operated Dry Cleaners in Eastman.
Etta married Britt Jones. Their children, Charles, Joyce, Billy, Emily,
Betty, Buzzy, Bob and Elaine. They have eleven grandchildren, Keith, Paul,
Greg, Holly, Jennifer, Jay, Clay, Lauren, David, Robert, Josh, and John. They have four great-grandchildren, Wendi, Charley, Jill and Jessica.
Neila Mae married Willie Johnston. Their home was in Snellville, GA.
They married Sept ember 21, 1952.
Bill married Alice Joiner. Two daughters, Barbara Ann and Billie Faye; four grandchildren, Cindy, Mark, Wes, and Kristy. Bill retired from Railroad and Graham Motor Parts Co.
Evelyn married Ray Giddens. They have one daughter, Martha Raye; two
grandchildren, Mike and Andrea (Andi). They have been married 47 years.
Evelyn worked at C & J Manufacturing Co. for about 18 years.
Luther married Annie Graham in April, 1941
Britt married Ebbie F loyd Ussery.
Alice married John Braswell.
Cora Bond Rawlins Oct. 19, 1875 - Sept. 5, 1938
Tony Hall Nov 21, 1924 - Nov. 21, 1952
Dean M. Sasser Feb 10, 1930 - July 10, 1960
Luther A. Rawlins May 15, 1882 - May 20, 1964
Etta R. Jones Dec 10, 1912 - Jan 4, 1966
Harris Giddens Mar 28, 1914 - Dec 19, 1966
Charles Jones Feb 13, 1930 - Jun 23, 1969
Willie Jo hnston Sep 19, 1888 - July 7, 1969
G.F. (Bud) Murkerson Oct 7, 1895 - Feb 16, 1971
Annie Graham Rawlins Jan 19, 1892 - Mar 25, 1977
Bill Rawlins July 3, 1916 - July 5, 1977
Ebbie Floyd Jones Mar 16, 1978
Othnilie R. M urkerson Jun 17, 1903 - Jan 15, 1979
Austin Rawlins July 22, 1905 - Jan 11, 1984
John Braswell Aug 3, 1925 - May 11, 1984
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Carpenter contractor.
• Picture. Bef Mar 11, 1956. Seated is Idella (Rawlins) Giddens. Back row L/R Luther Rawlins & wife Annie (Conner), William Rawlins, Charlie Rawlins & wife Grace (More), William's Rawlins wife Etta (Newman) and Arthur Rawlins and his wife Hattie (Peacock)
Luther married Cora Wesley Bond  [MRIN: 3519] on May 27, 1900 in , Dodge, Georgia, USA. (Cora Wesley Bond  was born on October 19, 1875 in , Dodge, Georgia, USA, died on September 5, 1938 in , Dodge, Georgia, USA and was buried in Eastman, Dodge, Georgia, USA.)
Luther next married Annie Graham  [MRIN: 3520] on April 19, 1941 in , Dodge, Georgia, USA.