Willie Raven, age 76, of Lake Village, died Saturday, February 4, 2012, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was born August 12, 1935. He was a retired custodian and a member of St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church in Arkansas City.
Survivors are 3 sons, Tito Raven of Conway, Dontai Brown of Arkansas City, and Kenball Thorne of Ft. Smith; 4 daughters, Merrecka Brown of Arkansas City, Dornichio Raven of McGehee, Ranasha Davis of Arkansas City, and Laura Davis of Monticello; 2 brothers, George and Isaiah Raven both of McGehee, 26 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Wake is from 5:30 P.M. to 7 P.M. Saturday February 11, 2012, at Bishop Funeral Home in Lake Village. Funeral services were 12:00 P.M. Sunday, February 12, 2012, at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church in Arkansas City with Rev. Michael Wolfe officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens in Arkansas City under the direction of Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.