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      • Bethel Baptist Church
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        3257 East Cottonwood Road
        Dothan, AL 36301
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      • Bethel Baptist Church

      • 3257 East Cottonwood Road
        Dothan, AL 36301

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Hugh Wilson Raley, a resident of Dothan, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at a local hospital. He was 79 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Bethel Baptist Church with Dr. Ricky Plummer officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Sunset Memorial Park with Robert Byrd directing. The family will receive friends from 12-2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Flowers are being accepted or memorial donations may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 3257 E. Cottonwood Road, Dothan, AL 36301, or to GIST Cancer Research Fund, 3905 NE 167th Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33160.

Mr. Raley was born June 13, 1938 in Headland, AL and lived the early part of his life there. He was a graduate of Mitchell County High School and served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years. He was later employed with the U.S. Postal Service where he worked in Nashville, TN and Savannah, GA prior to working at the Dothan Main Branch. He served with the postal service for over 35 years until his retirement in 2003. Mr. Raley loved to write music, play the harmonica, sketch and draw, and of course never met a stranger. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where he was a member of the choir and Senior Adult Ministries.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Katie Raley; sons, Jason (Christy) Raley and Chris (Amanda) Raley; daughter, Cindy Peoples; grandchildren, Anna Peoples, Heather Wood, Amber Bryant, Cole Raley, Emmalee Raley, Graysen Raley, and Hadlee Raley; great-grandchildren, Jessa Foreman, Kayden Martin, Adelyn Bryant, Celia Wood, and Declan Bryant; brothers, Jackson (Paula) Raley and Parker (Julie) Raley; sister-in-law, Barbara Meeks; several nieces and nephews.

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Jacquelyn Moore Warren

Dear Katie, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
So sorry to hear of Hugh's death. As you know I live on the big
Island of Hawaii and cannot be there for Hugh's funeral,
I wish I could but my prayers will be for all of you
Love and blessings sweet lady.
Jacquelyn n

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Karen Ball

I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

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Joel, Renee and Clayton Thomley


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Terry and JoAnn Raybon

Hugh was a gentle, kind-hearted soul. He loved his
family and loved music. He will forever be missed.
We will have some really special memories to last a
lifetime. We'll see you again soon, Hugh.
Give everyone in Heaven a big hug for us!
We love you.
Terry and JoAnn

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Gary & Ann Graves

I will always remember the first time I met Hugh in Valdosta, GA. Then all the good times that Ann & I have shared with Hugh & Katie over the years. Rest In Peace old friend. May God bless Katie and all of the Raley Family.

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Vic and Jane Warren

Our condolences and prayers for all the family.

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DeeDee Shaw

Many prayers for Mrs. Katie and the family. Mr. Hugh will be missed but the memories you have of him will last forever. Love you all and will be in prayer for you all during the days to come.

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David Shuemake

Never met a stranger. Mr. Raley was a nice man, always greeting you with a smile and handshake. My condolences to the Raley family. He will certainly be missed.

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James and Janet Perry

So sorry for your loss but will be keeping you in our prayers

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LaDonna Wood Thompson

Our neighborhood will truly miss Mr. Raley shouting, "hello" across the yard and throwing up his hand. He was the kindest, friendliest individual and always willing to talk about his love for music. He lived in Circleview when we moved there in 1978. I married and moved to Atlanta, and recently came back to Dothan to help my mom. She passed recently and I moved back in her home. Nothing changed with Mr. Raley. He remained the same; talkative, friendly, always asking about my brother, Darren, that has Down Syndrome. I will truly miss looking across the yard and waving at and speaking to him!

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Anna Peoples and Jessa Foreman

Grandpa we love you and will miss you dearly. You were an angel on earth and now you're flying high in heaven as an angel with Jesus. Love you so much. XOXO

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Roger & Terry Roberts

Hugh and I were friends for about 45 years. We enjoyed many hours together writing and singing songs. I think maybe God needed to hear some real country music. Rest in Peace, My friend.

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Charles Parker

I am so sorry. Praying for y'all

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Jerry & Jearlean Petrey Stowe

We are so sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers for all of the family. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you during this time. 🙏🙏🙏

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April Butler

With deepest condolences we love you Cikia Tyson April Zion

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Juanita Pollock Sherrill

Dear Katie & Family,

Hugh will always be remembered as a fine, Christian man, loving family man and Father, he was well thought of and my deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. I am just so very sorry for your loss.

Juanita Pollock Sherrill

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John Gerleman

I worked with Hugh at the Dothan Post Office. He was a great guy. Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family. John Gerleman

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Charles (Joe) & Janet Palmer

Sorry to hear of Hugh's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Raley and her family, as well as his brothers Jackie & Parker and their families.

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Rachel Maddox

So sorry for your loss sweet Anna, Jessa, and the rest of the family. May you find comfort and peace knowing he is with our Lord and Savior.

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Pamela Nall Bynum


So sorry to hear about your father, I know how painful it is. My deepest sympathies.
Pam Nall Bynum

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