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Raymond 'Ray' R. Russell, Jr.

November 4, 1941 — August 1, 2019

Raybon – Raymond "Ray" Rufus Russell, Jr., 77, of Raybon passed away Thursday night (August 1, 2019) at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross after an extended illness.

Born in Macon, GA his parents were Raymond Rufus Russell, Sr. and Susan Denson Russell. He is also preceded in death by 2 children, Connie Smith and Eric Smith; and a brother, John D. Russell.

Raymond was the owner of Golden Isles Seafood Market in St. Simons Island and a member of Twin Rivers Missionary Baptist Church. He loved hunting, fishing, woodworking, and cutting up with everyone.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Janice Russell of Raybon; 3 grandchildren and their spouses, Jason S. & Melinda Smith of Augusta, Tom & Amanda Kennedy of LaGrange, and Clifton & Ashley Johnson of Augusta; 9 great grandchildren and one on the way; a sister-in-law, Kennie Russel of Bonaire; a niece & her spouses, Heather & Neil Whitaker of Perry; a nephew and his spouse, Heath & Stacy Russell of Maryland; and also many devoted family and friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday afternoon (August 3, 2019) at 4PM at Twin Rivers Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Jack Sinclair and Rev. Rusty Bryan officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service starting at 3PM.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Brantley County Senior Center and Twin Rivers Senior Sunday School Class.

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

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