Ray Van Stedman
Funeral Date: 10/26/2011

Obituary:
Ray Van Stedman, age 83, of Warren, Ark. died Saturday, October 22, at Wagnon Place. He was born November 1, 1927 in Bradley County, Arkansas a son of the late Arthur Van Stedman and Ola Blanche Ashcraft Stedman. He received his education in the Warren Public School System and was a graduate of Draughonís School of Business. He served in the US Army during WWII, was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Menís Sunday School Class and a retired employee of Potlatch Southern Retail Yard. He is survived by his wife Claudine Moseley Stedman whom he married on July 4, 1948 at Warren, Ark; 2 sons Phillip Stedman and wife Shirley, Hoschton, Ga. and Robert Stedman and wife Rosemary, Vicksburg, Miss; 1 daughter Pam Ozment and husband Gary, Warren, Ark; 1 sister Agness Forrest, Sumpter, Ark; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a sister Juanita Kinard and a great-grandson Jacob Roberson. Funeral services were 10:00am Wednesday, October 26, at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Gary Maskell officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and soloist was Amanda Ozment. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home of Warren. Active pallbearers were Kyle Stedman, James Forrest, Jerry Forrest, Charles Wolfe, Jim Hughes and Jerry Moore. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Kenneth Purvis MD, Tim Stedman, Daniel Roberson and member of Fishermanís Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church.

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Name: David(K.C.) & Tina McClain
Message: Sorry for your loss. May God Bless you and help you through this hard & painful time in your life. Your in our prayers.

Name: Donna McDougald
Message: So sorry to hear of Mr. Rays passing, please know that my prayers are with you

Name: Fran&Jimmy Reep
Message: Dear family,we are so sorry for your loss. you are in our prayers.

Name: Tim, Ana and Aukan Stedman
Message: We are so sorry for the loss! Grandpa Stedman was a great example of what it is to be a true family man (father, husband and grandfather). We will miss him greatly. Love you very much. We will see you on Thursday

Name: Janie and Lyn Grice
Message: Pam,We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to you and your family.

Name: French & Judy Wynne
Message: Pam, please know you and your family are in the thoughts and prayers of your many friends who love all of you dearly. Ray Van will be missed greatly.

Name: Gary Corker
Message: Pam, Bob, Phil and Aunt Diney, Rosileia and I are so sorry that we cannot be with you at this time. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. I am blessed to have had Ray Stedman as my uncle. May you feel the comfort of God's Holy Spirit in theses sad days.

Name: Donna Ozment - Raney
Message: Pam, we am so sorry to hear about your father. We will be thinking of you and your family and keeping you in our prayers. Mark, Donna, Jeff, Blake, and Haley

Name: Bill & Brenda Rains
Message: Stedman Family, so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mr. Stedman was a great tribute to your family.

Name: Randy and Beth Peek
Message: "There is a sacredness in tears, they are not a mark of weakness, but of power, They speak more eloquently than ten thousand words. They are messengers of overwheling grief, deep contrition and unspeakable love",W.Irving. Pam and family, sincere sympathy for your loss.

Name: Angela Marshall
Message: Pam, sorry for your loss and praying for you and your family.

Name: Kay & Bruce Brown
Message: Pam, Bruce & I are so sorry about your loss. We are both praying for you at this time. God bless you & your family.

Name: Lisa Wolfe Goodwin
Message: We have many special memories of Ray Stedman. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and valued member of our extended family. We all have many fond recollections of being with him and Claudine. Our prayers have been and will be with the family in this time of sorrow. We know he is rejoicing in heaven with my father and other family members gone before. What a celebration they must have had when he arrived!

Name: Tammy Anders-Benbrook
Message: Pam and Family, so sorry for your loss.

Name: Gary and Melissa Maskell
Message: Our love and prayers go to the entire Stedman family in your time of loss...call if you need anything! Love Gary and Melissa

Name: Guy & Joy Morgan
Message: Our thoughts are with Claudine and the entire family.

Name: Paula Herring
Message: Pam and Family, So sorry for the loss of your Dad. Your family are in our thoughts and Prayers,

Name: Rosie (Marleyne) (Baker) Barnes
Message: So sorry to hear about Mr. Steadman our thoughts & prayers are with the family.

Name: Tammy Hensley
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