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Raymond Cline

Raymond Cline

Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:23 pm

 The Messenger. 12.10.08

Completed arrangements are being announced for Raymond B. Cline, 84, of Union City. He died Dec. 9, 2008, at Union City Manor Nursing Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with the Revs. Jerry Leggett and Phillip Pinion officiating. Burial will follow in Troy’s Terrace Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home 6-8 this evening.

Pallbearers will be Ricky McMullen, Randall Ricketts, Charles Seitz, Bill Thornton, Lee Thornton, Mark Cline and Robert Thornton.

The family requests that memorials be sent to Agape House in Martin.

He was born Dec. 8, 1924, in Memphis, son of the late Mark Edward and Violet (Bass) Cline. He married the former Frances Long Jan. 24, 1964. She survives. He was a retired employee of South Central Bell and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving from 1942-45 as a gunner’s mate second class.

He was a member of Broadway Baptist Church in Southaven, Miss., and of the former Bella Vista Country Club in Memphis.

He is also survived by two daughters and his son-in-law, Nita Mangum of Nashville and Linda and Herman DeBoard of Martin; two sons and his daughter-in-law, Larry and Sabrina Cline of Memphis and Gary Cline of Tunica, Miss.; his sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Joe Stovall of Olive Branch, Miss.; his brother, Edward Cline of Tulsa, Okla.; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Christopher Cline of Memphis, Scottie Cline and Michael Cline, both of Southaven, Kasey Mangum of Nashville, Matt Mangum of Dresden, Cristie and Randall Ricketts of Martin and Rebeca and Charles Seitz of Fulton; four great-grandchildren, Alex Ricketts and Katie Ricketts, both of Martin, and Andy Seitz and Ella Seitz, both of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home Web site:

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