Raymond Pitchford

Raymond Pitchford

Raymond Quincy Pitchford, 74, of Crossett died July 27, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was a machine operator for 43 years for Georgia Pacific and was a member of Beech Street Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for 45 years.

Mr. Pitchford was born on October 3, 1939 and was the son of the late R.Q. and Mattie Pitchford.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, James Pitchford.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Pitchford; three daughters, Cindy Rutland (Daryl) of Wetumpka, Ala., Sheila Woods (Tommy) of Crossett, and Paula Stanley (Roma) of McGehee; a sister, Sue Pitchford Daniels (Gene) of Aurora, Colo.; four grandsons, Dwight Bain (Jennifer), Russell Bain (Lauren), Jonathan Woods, and Morgan Stanley (Kayla); two granddaughters, Natalie Woods Harrison (Chris), and Carrie Stanley Skender (Justin); and five great grandchildren, Langston Bain, Ellie Bain and Conner, Alicia, and Madelyn Harrison; along with several nieces and nephews and two special daughters, April Hester Deer and Patty Coody.

A Celebration of Life will be held July 30 at 11 a.m. at Beech Street Missionary Baptist Church located at 500 Beech Street in Crossett with Bros. Donnie Dubose and David Watkins officiating. Burial will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.

Pallbearers will be Monty Kilcrease, Ronnie Terrell, Kenneth Stark, Bobby Vickers, Doyle Blankenship, Jr. and Bruce Blankenship.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Red Wells, Marty Phillips, Jim Bob Godwin, Mike Hollis, Henry Carter, Mark Wells, James Nealey and Prentice Hughes

Visitation will be held July 29 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Medders Funeral Home, located at 1564 Hwy 52 West in  Crossett.

Memorials may be made to Beech Street Missionary Baptist Church of Crossett.