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Elzie Ray Raymond

February 28, 1956 ~ November 24, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old

Elzie Raymond Obituary

Elzie Ray Raymond, 67, of Center, Texas, passed away on November 24, 2023, surrounded by loved ones.  He was born on February 28, 1956, in Center, Texas, to the late Boyce Ray Raymond and Betty Lou (Parker) Raymond. 

Funeral services will be held at 2PM on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at Mangum Funeral Home with Pastor Keith Woolf officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery, San Augustine.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 27, 2023, from 5-7PM at Mangum Funeral Home.

Elzie was born and raised in Shelby County. He graduated from Center High School. He met the love of his life, Margaret Yarbrough, through his sister. The two were married on September 3, 1974, and have spent over 49 years together. They have raised 5 children together. Some of the greatest moments for Elzie have been fishing, hunting, and camping. He loved spending time outdoors. Elzie enjoyed running trot lines as well. His kind, compassionate heart led others to him. “Country Boy” as most knew him was one of a kind, never met a stranger. His laughter and jokes made others smile. He was the best husband, dad, and papaw in the world. Elzie was a truck driver for most of his life.

He is survived by his wife,

Margaret Raymond



Elzie Ray Raymond Jr. and wife Jessica

Amy Raymond

Donald Raymond and wife Katherine

Coby Hughes


Bonus Sons,

Chris Gaddy

Shane Steitler



Glenda Smith



Dustin Raymond

Kayla Donahoe

Jasmin McWorther

Morgan Allen

Jordan Allen

Nickolas Allen

Brayden Raymond

Collin Cooper

Marissa Cooper and wife Jaelyn

Mahalia Raymond



Aidan Davis

Jaylen Lloyd

Emmett Allen

Kason Hogg

Mason Alvarez

Grayson Cooper


Special Niece,

Mary Kay Williams


Pallbearers serving will be Tyler Davis, Randall Davis, Shane Steitler, Kevin Link, Stevie Wilson, Jerry Wayne Welch, Lee Craig, Jesse “Boogie” Anderson, Rick Chaddick, Chris Gaddy.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Raymond, James Raymond, Donnie Adams, and Michael Adams.

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November 27, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mangum Funeral Home
420 San Augustine St
Center, Texas 75935

Funeral Service
November 28, 2023

2:00 PM
Mangum Funeral Home
420 San Augustine St
Center, Texas 75935


Liberty Hill Cemetery
Hwy 147
San Augustine, TX 75972


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