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Jimmy Ray Sluder

December 3, 1941 — July 7, 2015

Mr. Jimmy Ray Sluder, 73 of the Oakman community, went to be with his Lord on July 7, 2015 at his home. He was born in Gordon County on December 3, 1941, the youngest child of Rev. Lewis Charles Sluder and Emma Hollifield Sluder. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings; brothers, Earnest, Clyde, Clem, and Jordan Sluder, and sisters, Hazel Ratcliff, Vesta Hammontree, Jeanette Shephard, and Lona Fowler.

Jimmy is survived by his wife, Barbara Gibson Sluder; son, Charles Andrew Sluder; and sisters, Ruby Ratcliff and Geneva Brown. Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

Jimmy lived life to the fullest, touching all those he met along the way. He was a retired textile worker. He was an avid wood carver of walking canes and hiking sticks, a farmer, and nature lover. He loved to travel and take photographs of nature scenes. He never met a stranger.

Jimmy was a Christian, with church membership at Fairmount First Baptist Church, where he served as a mentor and deacon for over forty years.

Funeral services to remember the life of Mr. Jimmy Ray Sluder will be held Saturday, July 11th at 3:00 PM from the Fairmount First Baptist Church. The eulogy will be delivered by Rev. Rick Langston and Rev. Michael Yancey. Music will be arranged by Dan and Katie Sluder. The closing prayer will be by Rev. David Chatman. The committal service will be led by nephews, Rev. Wayne Fowler and Tim Ferguson.

Interment will be at Gaines Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

The Sluder family will receive friends at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home on Friday, July 10th from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Fairmount First Baptist Church, for the hearing impaired system, or to the church building fund.

Condolences may be left online at Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy Ray Sluder are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.

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