In Memoriam: Raymond J. (R.J.) Morgan

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Raymond J. Morgan (R.J.) went to be with the Lord on June 27, 2011, at his residence in Central. The loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather was a resident of Central for 56 years and a native of Koscuisko, Mississippi. He was employed by Harry Cash until opening his own business, Ace Plumbing and Repair Parts, in 1972. After retiring at age 80, he devoted all his time to his family. He was an avid fisherman and spent countless hours watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren play sports. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Jean Moore Morgan; four daughters, Brenda Landry and husband Jerry, Vickie Tunnard and husband Johnny, Sandra Price, and Stacie Birch and husband Brian; two sisters, Gloria Cryer and Joy Aaron; brother, Jason “Mugsy” Morgan; 10 grandchildren, Michelle Landry Durr and husband Jeffrey, Todd Landry, Brandon Landry, Rodney A. Whittington Jr., Allyson Tunnard Harris and husband Bryan, Brandi Tunnard, Sandi Tunnard, Kevin “Bubba” Dunn, Kaitlyn Birch, and Madilyn Birch; 11 great-grandchildren, Morgan Durr, Madison Durr, Alexa Landry, Skylar Landry, Carter Landry, Blacyn Harris, Braylie Harris, Dylan Joseph, Brancyn Tunnard Benoit, and Brycen Tunnard; and many friends from Chapelwood Church of God, including Bobby Durr and Henry Ouzts. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Madalyn Ann Morgan; parents Jason H. and Kathrine Morgan; sister, Bobbie Rae Morgan; and brother, Larry Morgan. The family would like to thank Dr. Freddy Abi Samra, Gilda Domingue, Jesse Walton, Dr. David Sledge, and St. Joseph Hospice for the excellent care given to Mr. Morgan. Also, special thanks to Resthaven Funeral Home for their wonderful care and services during this difficult time. His memory will be carried in the hearts of those who loved him.

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