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Alvin Ray Busby
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Birth: Mar. 22, 1901
Neshoba County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 1994
Lauderdale County
Mississippi, USA


April 1994



Services for Alvin Ray Busby will be held Saturday at 1:30 A.M. at Webb Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Earl Wheatley officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.

Mr. Busby,93. of Meridian,died Wednesday, April 6,1994 in Riley Memorial Hospital. The Newton Co. native was a member of Parkview Church of God and the Graphic Arts International Union.

Alvin was born in House Community near Meridian,Mississippi, and, as a young man worked as a laborer on the railroads all over the south. After he met and married his first wife Beatrice Elvira Dunnam From McLain, Mississippi, on January 14, 1923, he went to Ohio where he struggled his way through the depression and raised his three children, Alton, Betty, and Carlos. Alvin was a gentle man who was secure in his religious faith. He was the kind of man who went door to door during the Depression looking for work to support his family. The kind of man who got up at 4 A.M. to deliver his son's paper route when his son was sick.

After a divorce from Beatrice, he married Athole Linton, October 7, 1957. When he retired from his work as a bookbinder he returned to his roots in Mississippi, where he enjoyed his fishing and the companionship of his loving wife Athole. Alvin's gentleness and serenity will be missed by all who knew him,including his loyal dog Trixie,who spent most of her time on his lap.

He was preceded in death by first wife Beartice on June 9, 1974. Survivors include his wife Athole Linton Busby of Meridian;two sons;Alton Lee Busby and Carlos Ray Busby,both of Los Angeles; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 
Family links: 
  Levi Powell Busby (1871 - 1902)
  Sophie Margaret Lee (1875 - 1970)
  Athole Linton Busby (1921 - 2007)*
  Beatrice Elvira Busby Dunnam Todd (1907 - 1974)*
  Betty Jean Busby Foster (1927 - 1993)*
  Edgar Ross Busby (1896 - 1977)*
  Ethel Mary Dollar Busby Frazier (1898 - 1992)*
  Alvin Ray Busby (1901 - 1994)
*Calculated relationship
Magnolia Cemetery
Lauderdale County
Mississippi, USA
Maintained by: Alton Lee Busby
Originally Created by: TerryGoggin50
Record added: May 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52983504
Alvin Ray Busby
Added by: Alton Lee Busby
Alvin Ray Busby
Added by: Alton Lee Busby
Alvin Ray Busby
Added by: TerryGoggin50
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