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Brantley Funeral Home

6875 Cockrum Street, Olive Branch, MS

OBITUARY

Ray Avent

January 18, 1936May 22, 2020
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Arlie Ray Avent, 84, of Cockrum, MS, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020 at his home. Mr. Avent was born in Phillip, MS, to the late R.B. and Mable Avent. He retired from BF Goodrich, DeSoto County Schools, and Mt. Zion Baptist Church and also was the owner of a local convenience store. He loved the Lord and had a passion for visiting the sick. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Amy Avent and his brother, Bubba Avent. Survivors include two daughters, Angela Smith (Philip) and Allyson Brigance (Kyle), his sister, Betty Sue Coleman, and five grandchildren, Megan Skelton, Blake Milton, Wesley Milton, Anna Brigance, and Garrison Brigance. The family will receive friends Monday, May 25, 2020 from 9am until the funeral service begins at 11am, all at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 9290 MS-306, Coldwater, MS 38618. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Amy Avent, Wife (deceased)
  • Bubba Avent, Brother (deceased)
  • Angela Smith (Philip), Daughter
  • Allyson Brigance (Kyle), Daughter
  • Betty Sue Coleman, Sister
  • Megan Skelton, Grandchild
  • Blake Milton, Grandchild
  • Wesley Milton, Grandchild
  • Anna Brigance, Grandchild
  • Garrison Brigance, Grandchild

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Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 25, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, May 25, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Monday, May 25, 2020

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Biography

Arlie Ray Avent, 84, of Cockrum, MS, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020 at his home. Mr. Avent was born in Phillip, MS, to the late R.B. and Mable Avent. He retired from BF Goodrich, DeSoto County Schools, and Mt. Zion Baptist Church and also was the owner of a local convenience store. He loved the Lord and had a passion for visiting the sick. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Amy Avent and his brother, Bubba Avent. Survivors include two daughters, Angela Smith (Philip) and Allyson Brigance (Kyle), his sister, Betty Sue Coleman, and five grandchildren, Megan Skelton, Blake Milton, Wesley Milton, Anna Brigance, and Garrison Brigance. The family will receive friends Monday, May 25, 2020 from 9am until the funeral service begins at 11am, all at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 9290 MS-306, Coldwater, MS 38618. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

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