Funeral services for Raymond F. Varnes of Stewart will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Freewill Cemetery, also known as William Springs Church of God Cemetery, in Stewart, MS. Rev. Martin Jacks will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Richard Williams, Joe Varnes, Johnny Varnes, Junior Varnes, Chris Varnes, and Michael Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Williams, Ricky Varnes, Eddie Varnes, Dennis Bell, Ted Williams, Sammy Williams and Leonard Woods.
Visitation will be held Thursday, March 10 from noon until service time at Oliver Funeral Home.
Mr. Varnes, 84, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora. He was born on December 28, 1937 to George Lewis and Rosie Odie Brock Varnes. He was a retired employee of IBP Corporation in Winona and a member of William Springs Church of God in Stewart.
Mr. Varnes is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Retheal Woods, Nadeen Bell, Viola Williams, and Arvie Varnes; and four brothers, James Varnes, Sr., Marlin Varnes, Herbert Varnes, and Paul A. Varnes.
Memorial contributions may be made to Freewill Cemetery, 39 Bond Road, Kilmichael, MS 39747.