HOSCHTON - Raymond H. Avent, 75, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013 at his residence with his family, following an extended illness.
He was born February 16, 1938 in Murfreesboro, Tenn., the son of the late Raymond and Stella Frances Avent. He retired in 1996 from the Veterans Administration where he worked his way from an entry-level clerk to the Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits during a 38-year career.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Deanna Avent; daughter, Christine Avent; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Algernon Crumpler; granddaughters, Kendal, Ava and Campbell; Yao Chin Chao, Jason Gowdy and son, Dale; and a host of in-laws, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, August 16, from the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home with entombment following at Memorial Park South Cemetery. Pastor Garry Pearl Pierce will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, August 15, at the funeral home.
Donations may be made to ALSA.org/donate, ALSA, 1955 Cliff Valley Way, Suite 116, Atlanta, GA 30329, or flowers will be accepted.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch, is in charge of arrangements.
Send on-line condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.