Elzie "Ray" Barlow


Elzie “Ray” Barlow, 85, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Center.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 21, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Central Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Danny Dodson officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
Mr. Barlow was born September 6, 1931, in Shelby County, to Guy Barlow and Minnie Lovell Barlow.  He was an avid sportsman who loved gardening and spending time with his family.
He is survived by
Wife of 60 years: Marvlet Barlow of Center
Cheryl Denney and husband, Jerry, of Citronelle, Alabama
Jo Anne Russell and husband, Larry, of Huntington, Texas
Connie Mora and late husband, Gregg, of Lufkin, Texas
Kathleen Grayson and husband, Johnny, of Center, Texas
Jill Rushing and husband, Dennis, of Glendale, Arizona
Jenny Covington and husband, Richard, of Chunchula, Alabama
Kimberly Lambeth and husband, Bartley, of Citronelle, Alabama
Heather Russell of Lufkin, Texas
Katherine Grayson and Gregg Baker of Center, Texas
Grandson: Chris Mora and Lori Lavano of Lufkin, Texas
Great Granddaughter: Megan Rushing of Glendale, Arizona
Great Grandsons:
Ryan Rushing of Glendale, Arizona
Ray Lambeth of Citronelle, Alabama
Jacob Lambeth of Citronelle, Alabama
Joshua Lambeth of Citronelle, Alabama
Brylan Chase of Lufkin, Texas
Mason Baker of Center, Texas
Neita Brockman of Texas
Gloria Watlington of South Carolina
Brother: Joe Barlow and wife, Jerrie, of Center, Texas
Brother-in-law: Ben Galloway and wife, Jodi, of San Augustine
Numerous nieces and nephews
Preceded in death by
Parents: Guy Barlow and Minnie Lovell Barlow
Sisters: Sarah Hite, Alice Langford
Brothers: Tony Lovell, Franklin Barlow, Allen Barlow
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