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Mary Ann Jones Raney

November 26, 1945 ~ October 22, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Mary Ann Jones Raney Obituary

On Sunday evening, October 22, 2023, Mary Ann Jones Raney, 77, resident of Blue Mountain, departed this life at Resthaven Assisted Living Center.

Funeral Services honoring the life of Mrs. Raney will be at 1 PM, Wednesday, October 25 in the Heritage Chapel of Ripley Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Bass officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 25 from 11 AM to 1 PM at The Ripley Funeral Home. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery near Blue Mountain.

Born November 26, 1945 in Osceola, AR, Mrs. Raney was the last surviving child of the late Sam and Orilla Henson Jones.  In Tippah County on December 12, 1968, she married her beloved husband, the late Harry E. Raney who preceded her in death on August 17,1984.  A homemaker, John Wayne fan and avid quilter, Mrs. Raney's physical limitations did not hinder the joy she received from sewing and creating beautiful quilts and quilt tops for her family. She enjoyed the outside by watching her chickens scratch, was delighted in the beauty of nature and the loyal  companionship of her canine, "Rosco". Daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Mrs. Raney did her best to fulfill the important roles of her life. All who knew her look back fondly on a life well lived.

Memories will continue to be shared by two daughters, Lori Ann Bass (Ronnie) of Ripley, Billie Ruth Barber (Rickey) of Corinth, one son, Charles R. Raney (Susan) of Blue Mountain, two granddaughters, Mary Lavon Cisson and Susan Barber, six grandsons, Derek Raney, Rickey E. Barber, Todd Barber, Billy Barber, David Barber and Neil Bass, and fourteen great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Earwood, a stepson, James Raney, a sister, Birtie Taylor, two brothers, Robert L. Jones and Miron E. Jones, two sisters in law, Mary H. Jones and Willene Jones and brother in law, Willie L. Taylor.

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October 25, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Heritage Chapel of Ripley Funeral

Funeral Service
October 25, 2023

1:00 PM
Heritage Chapel of Ripley Funeral


New Hope Cemetery, Ripley