Raymond South

July 19, 1947November 19, 2020

Ray South

Memorial Celebration of Life Service for Raymond “Ray” South Jr. 73 are set for 4:00 pm Saturday at Berea Church of Christ with minsters Jim Estes and Chad Bowen officiating.

Due to Covid, the family has opted for a private service with live facebook stream for the public. The service will be broadcast on the" Berea Church of Christ" Facebook page.

Ray died November 19, 2020 at NMMC Iuka. He was born July 19, 1947 in Tishomingo Co. to the late Raymond “Pete” and Bertha Bobo South. Ray is a member of the Church of Christ, attending Berea and Snowdown Churches of Christ He was a graduate of Burnsville High School in 1966, served in the US Army, was retired from Heil Co./TBEI, He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Janice South; daughter, Mary Iness South; Parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kelmer and Mary Briley; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Gloria and Ray Davis; niece Anna Davis Hill.

He is survived by his son Benjamin South; daughter Heather Richardson; grandchildren, Ashlie Richardson, Savannah Barrett her husband Greg; their father, Eddie Richardson; Sierra South, Silas South, Sayben South and Sadie Jo South; and their mother, Jennifer South; great grandchild Rowan Box; special aunt, Joann Broussard; host of other family and friends.

Memorial may be made to Pinevale Children Home 1872 CR 700 Corinth, MS. 38834

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the South family.

Arrangements are under the care of McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors


  • Pinevale Children Home


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, November 21, 2020

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Jim and Diane Miller

November 23, 2020

Ray was a good friend of the Miller family and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. May God bless and comfort you in this time of sorrow.
With love,
Jim and Diane Miller

Terrianna Timbes

November 21, 2020

Sweet Ray, I have so many fond memories that I will carry in my heart always. You were hands down one of the kindest most genuine souls that I happened to have been lucky enough to know and love. You will never truly know how much I appreciated everything that you did for my Mama. I will never forget how strong you were for not only her but me as well when Leck died. You meant, and will always mean so much to our family. We will miss you terribly! I pray that your family can find peace and comfort knowing what a precious gift from God you were. I have no doubt that your memory will continue on for generations. Miss you and love you always.

Sue Newcomb

November 21, 2020

To Ray’s Family
I am so sorry for Rays passing. He was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. He loved me as I loved him. I know the next week will be so hard on you all. Just remember remember how much Ray loved you all. Please remember that I love you and if you all need me I’m always here.

Martha Yates

November 21, 2020

Ray was the kindest man I’ve ever known. He had such a big heart, was so soft spoken, and loved dearly. He was a part of our family for about 9yrs. In that time, I loved to watch him smile and hear his laugh. He was such a genuine person and his love for my Aunt Sue was so obvious. I enjoyed being a part of their coffee time and hearing their fishing stories. He was a gentleman even then, because my aunt always seemed to catch more than him. He was so good to my granny MaryLee before she passed away and man she loved Ray. But I think my fondest memories of Ray will always be remembering how much he loved his family and the Lord. He loved his children dearly and he was the absolute best pawpaw around. There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for his family, they knew that and that touched my heart. You knew just by being around him that he loved the Lord. It was obvious because of the way he lived his life. An example for us all. He will forever be a part of our family! One of a kind!!

Gary Orick

November 21, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss.

I grew up with Ray and attended church with him when we were growing up at Berea.

Also , when we were teenagers, we run around together a lot and became close friends and that friendship has lasted throughout our entire life.

A couple weeks ago he stopped by and we talked for a long time and reflected back on our good ole days together.

I am thankful for our friendship over the years and may God bless each one of you - I know he was a great Dad and Grandfather and was proud of each of you.

Vickey Hall

November 20, 2020

Ray always made me feel like I was one of his own when I stayed over with Heather in my teen years. I will always remember how he always had a smile on his face and how much he loved his children and grandchildren. He will be missed.

Thomas and michele Everitt

November 20, 2020

Ray will always be remembered as a loving , caring, and kindhearted cousin to me and my family! Michele and I have many memories that will last forever!! We will miss ray dearly!!!! The entire family will be in our prayers forever!! Love Thomas b and Michele b Everitt


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