Sudie Virginia Raby

Friday, May 18, 2012

Mrs. Sudie Virginia Raby, of Trumann, died May 10, 2012, at the Baptist Hospital East in Memphis at the age of 81.

She was born May 9, 1931, in Harrisburg to Robert Carl Conrad and Ruby Gladys Tate Conrad. She married Genoa Raby Dec. 23, 1957. Sudie was a homemaker but also helped Genoa on the farm. She loved gospel music and played the piano and sang. She also loved traveling. Sudie was of the Pentecostal faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 42 years in 1999, and four sisters, Marie Conrad, Mary McCoy, Mildred Frady and Evelyn Tucker.

She is survived by 16 children, Ricky J. Conrad of West Memphis, Kenny Raby, Ronnie Raby and Bobby Raby, all of Trumann, Frank Raby of Jonesboro, Robert Raby of West Memphis, Martha Easter of Harrisburg, Candy Godwin of Jonesboro, Shirley Peifer of Jonesboro, Barbara Spradling of Harrisburg, Linda Cates of Paragould, Mary Costner of Harrisburg, Pat Raby of Jonesboro, Sandra Raby of Jonesboro, Peggy Hively of Calico Rock and Paulette Schmidt of Norman, Okla.; four brothers, C.F. Conrad and Raymond Conrad, both of West Memphis, Leroy Conrad of Trumann and David Conrad of Harrisburg; 36 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were May 14, 2012, at the Gregg-Weston Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Paul Elzey and Mr. Dakota Tucker officiating. Interment followed in Bolivar Cemetery under the direction of Gregg-Weston Funeral Home of Harrisburg.

Scott Harper, Daniel Raby, Aaron Easter, Jonathan Jones, Cody Raby and Matthew Godwin served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Fred Peifer, Vernon Cates, Skip Redding, Clifton Spradling, Glen Costner, Tim Easter, Ed Schmidt and Randall Godwin.

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