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Mr. William Thomas Raby, 85, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Select Specialty Hospital in Jackson, MS. Graveside services are 11 A.M. Tuesday, September 10 at Itta Bena Cemetery with Rev. Andrew Kappenman officiating. Visitation is from 9-10:30 A.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.
A native and lifelong resident of Itta Bena, Mr. Raby was born to T. E. and Tommie Lillian Raby December 21, 1933. He graduated from Humphrey High School and Sunflower Junior College where he excelled at football. He owned and operated Raby’s Grocery for over forty years in Itta Bena. He loved to hunt, fish and raise flowers and tomatoes. Mr. Raby was also a member of First Baptist Church in Itta Bena.
Mr. Raby is survived by his wife of 63 years, Juanice Burton Raby, three sons; Keith Raby (Gayle) of Greenwood, MS, Mark Raby (Jennifer) of Itta Bena, Terrell Raby (Kay) of Del Rio, TX, a sister; Martha Foreaker of Ft. Myer, FL, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons; Matthew Raby, Mitchell Raby, Michael Raby, Dustin Raby, Matthew Sellars and Trey Winters. Honorary pallbearers are Cody Goss and Grayson Winters
Memorials may be made to the Leflore County Humane Society, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the charity of donor’s choice.
An onine guestbook may be signed at www.greenwooddeltafh.com. Greenwood Delta Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.