Raymond Smith

Published 12:26 am Sunday, December 11, 2011

Raymond “Ray” Smith died Friday, Dec, 9, 2011, at his residence. He was 58.

Born in Memphis, Tenn., he had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1967. Mr. Smith was a graduate of Mississippi State University. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He owned and operated Terra Verde Services. Mr. Smith was a member of Crawford Street United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth H. Smith of Ridgeland; his fiancée, Elizabeth J. Ivy of Vicksburg; three brothers, James Smith (Karen), of Higden, Ark., Don Smith (Denise), of Dallas, and Carl Smith of Garland, Texas; his aunt, Billye H. Dallas of Jackson, Miss.; and several nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by his father, D. B. Smith.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cedar Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Craig Barnard officiating. Visitation will be at Riles Funeral Home Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 16808, Jackson, MS 39236-6808, and to charities of choice.