Raymond Manees

Raymond P. Manees

September 7, 1940 - February 11, 2019
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Raymond P. Manees of Vilonia, passed away peacefully in St. Andrews Nursing Home on February 11, 2019, at the age of 78. Raymond was born on September 7, 1940, in Little Rock, Arkansas to Claude Manees and Raebelle Milam. When Raymond was one year old, his mother married Travis Ellis who raised him as his own.  He served in the Marines during the Vietnam conflict. He enjoyed wood working, and going to the house boat on the lake and drinking coffee. He loved his momma, family, and all his friends. One of the last big things he did in his life was make a trip to Omaha, Nebraska to watch the Razorback college world series with his nephews, Trey, Kyle and several buddies. He often reflected on this trip and how much he enjoyed it.  Raymond is survived by two sons, Kenneth Williams and Russell Pinkard; one daughter, Amie Manees Roberts; two brothers, Travis Ellis (Sharon) of Conway; Anthony "Tony" Ellis (Sharolette) of Conway; one sister, Joyce Dovers of Vilonia; two grandchildren, Marc Sellers of Little Rock; Crystal Sellers of Vilonia; numerous great-grandchildren, as well as a host of extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, two sisters, a grandson, Zachary Sellers;  two nephews, Jesse, and Monty Ellis. Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM Friday, February 15th, 2019 at Vilonia First Assembly, with visitation one hour prior, also at the church. Bro. Don Rasco will be officiating. Burial will follow at Marcus Hill Cemetery in Enola. Pallbearers will be Austin Reddig, Frank Montgomery, Kelby Powell, Kyle Wyatt, Morgan Ellis, Roger Dovers, Stuart Bagwell, Trey Wyatt, Triston Wyatt, and Chloe Dreher. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Vilonia Funeral Home 1134 Main Street Vilonia, AR 72173. Sign the online guestbook at
Friday February 15, 2019 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Vilonia First Assembly of God 851 US-64 Business Vilonia, AR 72173
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Friday February 15, 2019 10:00 AM Vilonia First Assembly of God 851 US-64 Business Vilonia, AR 72173
Marcus Hill Cemetery Marcus Hill Road Enola, AR 72047
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Karla Hayes

Posted at 12:00am
I miss making biscuits and gravy for Mr. Ray; that was his standing breakfast order during the week.  Praying for his family until we are reunited in heaven.    

Mary Alice Tatom Maulden

Posted at 12:00am
praying for the family, mary alice tatom maulden 

Jim Smith

Posted at 12:00am
So humbly sorry for your loss.

Joyce dovers

Posted at 12:00am
I love you and already miss you. I am so fortunate that I had the opportunity to do things and take care of you. I have the memory of all the things that we did together. Going places with our aunt and uncle. You are at peace now with your mother and dad. God has plans for you. Love you big brother

Uncle Buck and Aunt Sue Milam

Posted at 12:00am
Our thoughts are with the Ellis ,Manees families.  Raymond (ray ray) as he was called sometimes was a kind of different person, willing to help if he could.  Our respect to him for making good his promise in the last few years of his life.  He wanted to live free under the trees.  He will be missed.

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