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Ray M. Hutcheson

April 25, 1949 ~ March 16, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Ray Hutcheson Obituary

Mr. Ray M. Hutcheson, 74, of Adrian, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2024, at his residence following an extended illness.

Mr. Hutcheson was born April 25, 1949, in Swainsboro to the late Buford Hutcheson and Melba Darley Hutcheson. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bobby D. Hutcheson, O.C. Hutcheson, David Hutcheson.

Ray was born number 6 of 10 children.  He grew up on the family farm where he learned to drive the mule (four legged), tractor, and old pick-up truck.  He helped work the farm with his brothers and sisters because he was always a hard worker.  Being sort of the middle child, he helped look after his younger brother and sisters.  He attended Adrian school and began working at a young age.  He enjoyed childhood games, fishing, and swimming in the “Hoopee.”  As a teenager he was always getting into mischief with his older brothers.  He was raised by simple parents on a simple farm and grew into a very loving and simple man. 

Ray married at a young age and raised a wonderful family.  His greatest love was his children and grandchildren.  He was blessed with a large family and loved spending time with them.  He was a big Atlanta Braves fan and was looking forward to the upcoming season.   He enjoyed planting his gardens and giving away most of it to family and friends. 

Ray made his living by working in the cabintry business for most of his adult life.  He worked for several different cabinet shops and was part owner of one at one time.  He retired from American Door and Drawer because of health problems at the age of 72.  He was loved by so many and will be greatly missed. 

Mr. Hutcheson is survived by his wife, Shelby Hutcheson of Adrian; sons, Tony (Stephanie) Hutcheson, Cheney Hutcheson (Morgan White) both of Swainsboro; daughter, Sherri (Mike) Chance of Millen; brother, Billy (Maudell) Hutcheson of Dublin; sisters, Betty Henry Hudson of Adrian, Sue (Herman) Strange of Metter, Shirley Hudson of Swainsboro, Jan Brantley of Dublin, Faye (Chesley) Flanders of Summertown; grandchildren, Lance Hutcheson, Elaina Rae Hutcheson, Mariska Hutcheson, Blaze (Breanna) Chance; great-grandchildren, Bennett Chance, Anna Blais Chance; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Faye Hutcheson, Phyllis Hutcheson, Linda Hutcheson; special people in Ray’s life; Marie Brown, Tiffany Lamar; several nieces, nephews, and many friends.   

Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Monday, March 18, 2024, in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverend Mark Hardin officiating.

Interment will follow in Corinth Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., Sunday, March 17, 2024, at Chapman Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Lance Hutcheson, Mike Henry, Jamie Henry, Tal Henry, Mitchell Powell, Dion Hutcheson, Kevin Hutcheson, Jason Hutcheson, Matt Henry, Ches Flanders, Chance Flanders, Shannon Brantley, Wade Hutcheson, Dale Hutcheson, and Stan Couey.

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March 17, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chapman Funeral Home
427 North Main St.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

Funeral Service
March 18, 2024

1:00 PM
Chapel of Chapman Funeral Home
427 N. Main St.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

Interment following funeral service
March 18, 2024

Corinth Memorial Cemetery
1325 Corinth Church Road
Meeks, GA 31049


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