Cy Rawls, age 33, died Friday, October 3, 2008 at Duke Medical Center. Born in Durham on February 27, 1975, Cy was a 1993 graduate of Broughton High School in Raleigh. He earned his Communications Degree from UNC – Chapel Hill where he graduated in 1997.
Cy was a devoted Tarheels fan who will be remembered for his wonderful smile, his generous nature and kind heart. His love of music was only transcended by his unique ability to befriend many, many people during his brief life.
Cy is survived by his loving parents, Susan and Frank Rawls of Raleigh, NC; his grandmother, Ruby S. Ferrell of Raleigh, NC; and his aunt, Elaine Rawls of Cape Carteret, NC; He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John H. Ferrell and his paternal grandparents, Cyrus F. and Mildred P. Rawls.
Graveside services will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, October 6, 2008 in the Jacksonville City Cemetery with the Rev. David Goehring presiding.
Friends may visit Sunday evening from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 W. Main St. in Durham.
Flowers are acceptable or contributions in Cy’s memory may be made to the Cy Rawls Benevolent Fund contact any State Employees Credit Union location or to a charity of one’s choice.
The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to the entire staff at the Robert Preston Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke for their wonderful care; and to Cy’s numerous friends who have provided unwavering support during his illness. The family shall forever be grateful for your expressions of kindness and love.