Avery B. Toney Jr.

Published 11:12 am Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Graveside services were held Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Silver Creek, for Mr. Avery B. Toney Jr., 71, who died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at his residence.  Rev. Micheal Smith officiated with Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Avery B. Toney Jr. was born to the late A. B. Toney, Sr. and Mary M. Watts.  He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church where he served as adult Sunday school teacher, chairman of the Trustee Board, Treasurer, Bible Teacher and groundskeeper.  He graduated from J. E. Johnson High School and joined the Air Force.  He served in Guam; after leaving the military, he held several different jobs. He worked at Key’s Construction and T. K. Stanley Trucking Company until he retired.

He met and married Deborah Aultman in 1995.

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He was preceded in death by four brothers, Henry Toney, Larry Toney, Cornelius Toney and Willie Toney and one sister, Nancy Toney.

He is survived byhis wife, Deborah Toney of Silver Creek; daughter, Shanda Woods of Indianola; son, RaShaan Aultman of Prentiss; four grandchildren; four brothers, Seggie Toney and Joseph (Linda) Toney both of Prentiss; Lavern Toney of Gulfport; Robert Toney of Vallejo, California; four sisters, Evelyn Semore of Las Vegas, Nevada; Earnestine (Ulysses) Jamison of Houston, Texas; Marie Toney of LaPlace, Louisiana; Mildred (Ricky) Joseph of New Orleans, Louisiana and many other relatives and friends.