Loys Raney passed away January 28, 2019
Loys Raney, of Drasco, Ar. born January 31, 1925, went to be with the Lord on January 28, 2019---3 days before her 94th birthday. She was the daughter of Lucian and Estalee Martin Southerland of the Pine Grove Community near Ida Ar; and was a member of the Drasco General Baptist Church for 26 years. Loys married at the tender age of 16, but soon became the backbone of the Raney family, yet gentle as the golden thread that tied their family together. Loys and her husband Wayne, spent most of their 51 years together, working and traveling across the United States with their 3 children, before settling in Concord, Ar. in the early 1960's. Together they built and operated the Rimrock Recording Studio and Mfg. Co. until they retired in the mid-1970's.
Loys loved taking care of her yard and flowers and going to church and being with her church family and friends. She will always be remembered in the hearts of those she touched.
Loys is preceded in death by her parents. Also, her husband Wayne Raney, a daughter, Norma (Raney) Hodge and one brother, Chester Southerland.
Survivors include, one son, Zyndall Raney of Drasco, Ar; and Mary Ann Raney. One daughter, Wanda Sutherland and her husband Morris of Concord, Ar. Also,six Grandchildren: Jeff Raney, Jon Raney, Angela (Raney) Dugger, Tim Hodge, Brien Sutherland, Shannon (Sutherland) Bolser. Also, nine Great-Grandchildren, and two Great-Great-Grandchildren.
She is also survived by: Two brothers, Milburn Southerland of Tumbling Shoals, Ar. and Wildred Southerland of Ida, Ar; Two sisters, Lorece Ezell of Deland, Fl. and Alma Cannon of Drasco, Ar. Along with several nieces and nephews and other relatives and many friends.