Rawlings, Maurice

Served As Physician To President Eisenhower And Joint Chiefs Of Staff

Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Maurice Rawlings
Maurice Rawlings

Dr. Maurice Rawlings, 87, of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at his residence.

He was a longtime resident of Chattanooga, and had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Dr. Rawlings was physician to President Dwight Eisenhower, and served as physician to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was an associate clinical professor of medicine for the University of Tennessee and a National Teaching Faculty for the American Heart Association.

Dr. Rawlings also served as medical director for Aventis and ZLB Bio-Science Labratories.

Dr. Rawlings was the author of several books, including, "Beyond Death's Door," "Before Life Comes," "Life Wish" and "To Hell and Back," published in several languages. His first and last publications were made into movies.

Dr. Rawlings was a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Angiology and Chest Physicians; a diplomat for the American Board of Cardiology; and served as chairman for the TVA Medical Retirement Board.

Dr. Rawlings was also a licensed private pilot, with both instrument and multi-engine ratings.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Martha Emilia Rawlings.

He is survived by a son, Maurice S. Rawlings Jr., M.D.; four daughters, Ann Elizabeth Rawlings, M.D., Norfolk, Va., Susan Rawlings Dowis, Rainsville, Al., Patricia Rawlings Prouty, Chickamauga, Ga., and Margaret Rawlings Pearce, Chattanooga; and a sister, Ruth Rawlings Miller, Clearwater, Fl.; 11 grandchilden; and four great-grandchilden.

Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family and view the memorial tribute.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, at Brainerd Baptist Church with Pastor Robby Gallaty and Harry Eustice Officiating.
Interment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 519 E. Fourth St., Chattanooga, Tn. 37403, or to Brainerd Baptist Church 300 Brookfield Ave., Chattanooga, Tn. 37411.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, at Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.


Dworkin, Ashley Rae

Ashley Rae Dworkin, 33, of Soddy Daisy, TN, died Wednesday October 22, 2014 at her home. She was born January 7, 1981 in Paducah, KY; and was preceded in death by her father, Jesse Stephen Dodson; her grandfather, Jesse P. Dodson; and grandparents, J.W. and Vivian Stapp.  Ashley was a long time resident of Dayton and lived the last three years in Soddy Daisy. ... (click for more)

Dawson, Colleen Scoles

Colleen Scoles Dawson, 53, of Rossville, died on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at her residence, surrounded by her family, after a long battle with cancer. She was the owner of Stop-N-Shop in East Ridge and Rossville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Dawson, Sr.; her parents, Lloyd and Alice Scoles. Survivors include her sons, Jerry and Albert Dawson; ... (click for more)

Huff, Polly Ann Wilburn (Rocky Face)

Polly Ann Wilburn Huff, 65, of Rocky Face, GA, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Jake and Mary Bledsoe Wilburn; and was also preceded in death by her brother, Lowell Edward Sherwood. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church and loved her pets. She is survived by her husband, Phillip Huff of Rocky Face; son, Scott Huff ... (click for more)

Campbell, Blakeleigh Faith (Summerville)

Blakeleigh Faith Campbell, infant daughter of Jazmyn Martin and William Campbell of Summerville, GA, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014 in a Rome hospital. She was born in Rome, GA on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and was preceded in death by her great-grandmother, Charlene Campbell; great-grandfathers, Donald McNeese, Roy Elrod and Lovett Martin; and an uncle, Dee Martin. ... (click for more)

Mayor Berke, Chattanooga Police Department, And Community Members Reach Out To Group Members To End Violence

The city of Chattanooga held a call-in on Thursday night, as part of the Violence Reduction Initiative. Dozens of law enforcement officials, community members, social service providers and clergy gathered to deliver a message to over 20 members of violent groups in Chattanooga. Family members of the probationers watched the call-in from another building. Although the call-in was ... (click for more)

Tribute Service For Luther Masingill Held At Historic Engel Stadium

It took a place as big as historic Engel Stadium for Chattanooga to say goodbye to their beloved Luther. Hundreds came Thursday afternoon to pay tribute to Luther Masingill who died early Monday morning after a radio career that spanned an amazing 74 years. It was clear from all who spoke that he was considered not only a radio personality, but also a role model. One after ... (click for more)