2013-01-09 / 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.

The service was Jan. 9 at Grove Hill Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Lonnie Byrd officiating. Burial was in the Grove Hill Cemetery.

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

Honorary pallbearers were 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 directed.


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