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Willie Ray Aultman

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 30, 2015, at New Zion MB Church, Oakvale. Rev. Ronnie Mackabee officiated with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Willie Ray Aultman was born to the late Acy Aultman and Willie Mae Conley.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Jessie Conley and Leroy Aultman; sisters, Mary L. McClendon, Juanita Allen, Virgil Aultman, Berneice Aultman, Vera Aultman, Annie Mae Smith and Viola Price.

He attended the Jefferson Davis School system where he participated in football.

He was married to the late Dorothy Aultman and to this union three children were born. He worked all his adult life at Nicholas Acoustics and Specialty Company in Jackson.

He was a member of New Zion MB Church where he became an ordained member in 1985 and later became chairman of the deacon board where he served faithfully until his health began to fail him. He was vice president of the Brotherhood. He served as assistant superintendent of the Sunday school, member of male choir. He also served as the cemetery chairperson. Mr. Aultman was one of the founding members of the Oakvale Masonic Lodge #215 which launched in the 1970’s.

He is survived by daughters, Dorothy Machelle (Jamie) Abrams, Tamaka (Bernell Waters) Aultman, Tanya Evans, Mary Drummond and Pammy Buckley; brothers, David Aultman, Earl Aultman, Mozell (Marcy) Aultman; sisters, Vallie Mikell, Almedia (Robert) Jackson and Martha Watts; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.