(OXFORD) Graveside services for Raymond Chelcie Dunlap, 81, of Oxford, formerly of Newell, will be Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Cosper officiating.

With his family by his side, Mr. Dunlap died Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Stringfellow Memorial Hospital in Anniston after a long battle with cancer.

A Woodland native, Mr. Dunlap was born March 5, 1939, the son of Homer Lee and Sceleste Overton Dunlap. On June 27, 1959, he married Myrtis Eason Dunlap and was married for 55 years until her death on Feb. 8, 2015. Mr. Dunlap worked at Callaway Mills from the late 1950s until 1968. In May 1968, he worked at Bremen-Bowdon Investment Company in Bowdon, Ga., until his retirement. After retirement, he and his wife were foster parents for many years. Mr. Dunlap was a member of Crossroads Community Church. He loved to hunt, fish and garden, Alabama football and watching his grandkids and great-grandkids participate in sports.

Survivors include his twins, daughter, Robin Ann Proietty (Bernard) and son, Mickey Todd Dunlap (Timm Leyden), both of Oxford; two grandchildren, Jason McCormick (Amanda) of Windsor, Colo., and Jordan McCormick (Cierra) of Wedowee; 11 great-grandchildren, Alexa, Kennedy, McKenzie, Emma Rae, Maggie Mae, Blakely, Brianna, Caleb, Olivia, Kinley and Kaiden; and two brothers, Denson Dunlap of Roanoke and Ricky Dunlap of Opelika.

Pallbearers will be Jason McCormick, Jordan McCormick, Timm Leyden, Shawn McWhorter and Bernie Proietty.

In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Dunlap was preceded in death by his father- and mother-in-law, M.W. and Cassie Traylor Eason; brothers, J.B. and Willie Dunlap; sisters, Ida Lawson, Lillian Sheppard, Ezzie Tuton, Annie Pearl Rice, Lexa Pike, Lenner Crenshaw and Shirley Rollins; and special nephew, Gary Gene Cosper.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.benefieldfhwedowee.com.

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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