Our beloved Raymond Franklin Avery was born December 13, 1950, in Newton County, Georgia to the late Mr. & Mrs. Huey (Lenora) Avery, Jr.
At an early age, he joined Springfield Missionary Baptist Church. Growing up, he attended Newton County Public Schools. He retired from Reeves Lumber Company in Locust Grove, Georgia. Franklin loved playing basketball with his nephews and cousins, he always helped the family with any and every need.
Raymond departed his earthly life on July 21, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Huey (Lenora) Avery, Jr.; three brothers, Mr. Willie G. Avery, Mr. James R. Avery and Mr. Dan W. Avery and a special friend, Ms. Emma L. Heard.
He leaves to cherish his memories, sisters, Mrs. Sarah Heard, Elder Linda Avery, Elder Ella Avery, Ms. Magnolia Norman, Ms. Clara Avery, Ms. Dorothy Terrell, Ms. Angel Cooksey and Ms. Stacey Avery- Robinson; brothers, Mr.& Mrs. Charlie L. (Mary) Avery and Mr. Huey Avery III; aunts, Ms. Hazel Smith and Ms. Corrine Banks; uncles, Mr. John L. Avery and Mr. Frank Shy; special relatives, Ms. Stacy Marks, Mr. Keith Marks, Mrs. Meko Smith, Mrs. Tonya Aikens and Mr. Tony Heard; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 12 p.m. at Springfield Missionary Baptist Church, at 4606 Springfield Drive, in Newborn with Rev. Jerry Stokes officiating.