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Obituary for William Hicks Ray III

William Hicks Ray, III , 56, of Van Buren, AR passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2023 in a local hospital. He had worked at Academy Sports in Monroe, LA and was a big LSU fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, William, Jr. and Shelia (Evans) Ray.

A family held memorial will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, November 10, 2023 at Van Buren 1st Assembly of God. Cremation is under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Survivors include sisters, Pamela Swan and husband Kenneth of Van Buren and Jennifer Melton and husband Travis of Vicksburg, MS; uncle, Randy Ray and wife Lisa of Simsboro, LA; aunt, Dee Kerr and husband Steve of New Zealand; nephew, Samuel Caleb Swan and nieces, Ava and Kira Melton.

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