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Raymond Ray Nowell

Raymond Ray Nowell died on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Born on June 5, 1943 in Suffolk, VA to the late Vivian and Wilbur Nowell.

He is predeceased by his parents and brothers, Wilbur “Shineboy” and John Curtis Nowell.

He is survived by his daughters, Lisa McKinney (Ed) of Windsor, Kim Smullen (Steve) of Suffolk and Jennifer Allen (Brad) of Newport News; seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. His loving sister, Joan N. Grizzard (Charles) of Danville, VA; nieces, Joni Holland (Stan) of Harrisonburg, VA, Laurie Grizzard of Zephyrlls, FL, Kelly Modlin (Ray) of Suffolk, VA and Renee Lester (John) of Danville, VA. and other family members that loved him.

A graveside service will be conducted by Rev. James Jones on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 11 AM at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.


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Joan, so sorry to hear about Rays passing. May happy memories of your brother help you during this sad time.

Helen Wyrick Karnath May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Lisa, Kim and Jennifer, So sorry to hear about the pass your dad! Prayers! Wendy

Wendy Forbes May 13 2021 12:00 AM