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“When my parents moved back to Arkansas in the 60's, some of my best memories are of sitting out on the Oakley's screened in porch with my parents and...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: janie graves parker - marlborough, MA

“Mr.Oakley was a customer at The Prescription Store--When he come in I had to stop and take some time for a visit-over the years he become a good...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Brenda Smith - Thornton, AR

“Reba and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother Rayburn. He graduated with my brother and Raymond always considered him one of...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Bobbye Kellogg Bryant - Houston, TX

“Sorry to hear about Rayburn. I got to visit with him in Jan. and he was not doing well at all, but he still had the funny personality that he always...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Bobbie & Ken Lacewell - Bryant, AR

“Reba, I am so sorry about Rayborn, your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Mildred Green - Maumelle/Fordyce, AR

“Sincere sympathy and will see you all at visitation, your in our prayers ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Randy and Beth Peek - Warren, AR

“FAMILY, PLEASE ACCEPT OUR CONDOLENCES ...WE BOTH WENT TO SCHOOL IN FORDYCE WITH RAYBURN BACK IN THE FIFTIES. PRAYERS FOR ALL THE FAMILY. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: RONDELL & JANE HARRISON - AR

“Reba & Imogene, I was so sorry to hear about Rayborn. He was a great friend & neighbor. We liked to reminisce, about the good old days, schooland...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Billy Wells - Westcliffe, RI

“Reba, Jean & family, we are so sorry to hear about Rayburn. He always had his smile every time I saw him. We will be praying for you all. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Rex & Brenda Robinson - Fordyce, AR

“I am so sorry about the passing of Rayburn. I know he suffered a lot and is in a better place now. My husband Roy Ray loved the Oakley family and...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Janell Ray - Fordyce, AR

“I knew Mr. Oakley thru working for Marvin O'Mary and always enjoyed visiting with him. May God give you peace and strength in the days ahead. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Danny & Judy Watson McManus - AR


Thomas Rayburn Oakley, 74 of Fordyce, died Saturday, August 25, 2012 in Little Rock. He was born June 23, 1938 in Dallas County, Arkansas to the late Floyd and Thelma Scoggins Oakley.

He is survived by his sisters, Sarah I. Stankevitz and husband Stan of Little Rock, and Reba Jones and husband Richard of Southaven, Mississippi; three nephews, Keith Stankevitz of Little Rock, Tim Stankevitz of Bryant, and Van Jones of Lakeland, Tennessee; one niece, Tammy Jones of Southhaven, Mississippi; three great nephews, and one great niece.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 PM until 8 PM at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Graveside services are 10 AM Wednesday at McDonald Cemetery near Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.com.

Funeral Home
Benton Funeral Home
501 West 4th Street Fordyce, AR 71742
Tel. (870) 352-3131

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