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William Franklin Rayburn

August 22, 1941 ~ December 26, 2020 (age 79)


William Franklin Rayburn, 79, was born August 22, 1941 to JP and Mable Britt Rayburn in Como, MS. He attended school in Como, MS. He married Martha Butler Rayburn on August 19, 1962 in Crenshaw, MS where they remained as permanent residents.

He leaves behind his wife of 58 years; daughters, Suzy Hawkins (Kenny) of Strayhorn, MS and Kathy O’Neal (Chris) of Hernando, MS; grandsons, Kent Hawkins of Senatobia, MS; Bryant Hawkins of Senatobia, MS and Greg O’Neal of Hernando, MS; great grandchildren, Levi Hawkins and Ellie Hawkins of Senatobia, MS; his fur baby, Rebel; brothers, Gerald Rayburn (Mary) of Collierville, TN; Otis Rayburn (Diane) of Canton, MS, Larry Rayburn (Dot) of Sardis, MS, Harry Rayburn (Josephine) of Tupelo, MS and sister-in-law, Peggy Rayburn of Sardis, MS.

For more than 10 years Mr. Franklin was the caretaker for Longtown Cemetery. He was a member of Crenshaw Baptist Church where he served for over 50 years as Deacon. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Crenshaw Baptist Church.

Services will be private, and a public memorial service will be held at a later date.

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