Mr. Raven Byron Shemwell

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“Uncle Raven would be exactly what I would say be the definition of the perfect Uncle. Growing up my favorite times would be to go to Uncle Ravens...Read More »
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“Our prayer go out to Aunt Louise and Doug in the loss of Uncle Raven. He was a wonderful man who I respected and loved. He always had time to talk...Read More »
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“I would like to say in our family Uncle Raven was someone we all loved. He was the only Brother of our Mother. She taught us to respect and love our...Read More »
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Raven Byron Shemwell, 88 of Benton, Kentucky died on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at Marshall Co. Hospital in Benton, Kentucky. He was a veteran of the US Navy serving in World War II. Mr. Shemwell worked in the CC Camps. He was retired from Penwalt, and was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church where he served as a Trustee.

Born Wednesday, October 22, 1924, he was the son of the late Byron Shemwell and the late Roda (Brewer) Shemwell.

Surviving are wife, Virginia Louise (Reeder) Shemwell, Benton, KY, and son, Doug Shemwell of Benton, KY, and sister, Freda Wyatt of Benton, KY.

He was predeceased by sisters, Dorothy Doom, Bernice Irene Minter and Anna Louise Shemwell.

A Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Collier Funeral Chapel located at 211 West 5th St. Benton, Kentucky 42025 with the Rev. Rodney Wallace and Rev. David Brasher officiating.

Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Benton, KY.

Visitation will be held between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Collier Funeral Home on Saturday, January 19, 2013.

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