2013-01-02 / Obituaries


Ethel Tucker Raffield, 90, of Grove Hill died Jan. 6, 2013.

She was born Sept. 22, 1922. She was a member of the Grove Hill Baptist Church. She was a postal clerk who retired after many years of service with the U.S.P.S.

Survivors include one daughter, Rebecca R. Hawkins, Atlanta, GA; six grandchildren, Fred Gilbert Mott Jr., James Henry Mott, Christopher Joseph Hawkins, Casey Raffield Hawkins, Frances Elizabeth Raffield and Sarah Raffield Powell; four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Raffield, a daughter, Janice Kay Coleman and a son, Jon Raffield.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Grove Hill Baptist Church from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service with Rev. Lonnie Byrd to officiate. Burial will be in the Grove Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Buster Hough, Norman Downey, Fred Mott Jr., Henry Mott, Christopher Hawkins and Casey Hawkins.

Honorary pallbearers will be the retired postal employees of Grove Hill Post Office.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.

Lathan Funeral Home of Grove Hill will direct.

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