Raymond Ellise Hood

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Raymond Ellise Hood, 71 of Rector, passed from this life on Thursday April 10, 2014, at the St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born on August 3, 1942, in Bowling Green, Ky. to William Doc Hood and Mammie (Baskeville) Hood. Raymond was of the General Baptist belief, and worked as a truck driver. He loved fishing and spending time with family and friends.

Raymond was preceded in death by his father, William "Doc" Hood.

He is survived by his loving wife: Delores (Black) Hood of Rector; three sons, Mike Hood of Rector, Carney Ray Hood of Rector and Greg Hood of Texas; two daughters, Shirley Ammon of Alabama and Peggy Lappen of Texas; four brothers, Lonnie Hood of Marmaduke, Dennis Hood of Kentucky, Roger Hood of Texas and Ricky Hood of California; two sisters, Louise Bickle and Sharon Ezell, both of Texas; his mother, Mammie Hood of Texas; numerous grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held Saturday April 12, 2014, at the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Marmaduke. Funeral Services were held Sunday April 13, 2014, at the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Marmaduke with Bro. David Floyd officiating. Interment followed at Harvey's Chapel Cemetery in Marmaduke.

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