Raleigh "Fuzz" Palmer, son of the late Henry Walter and Minnie Bell Bush Palmer, was born in Zeta on July 23, 1922, and died at his home in Aquilla on Nov. 6, 2009, at the age of 87.
Mr. Palmer had lived in Aquilla most of his life. He was a member of the Mt. Pisgah General Baptist Church in Aquilla and was a member of the Rhythm Rustlers musical group.
On Aug. 18, 1940, he was married to Mildred Walker in Bloomfield.
Surviving are his wife Mildred Palmer of Aquilla; one son, Jim Palmer of Dexter; two daughters, Elsie Fry of Bloomfield and Kathy Hyslop of Advance; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Other relatives and many friends also survive.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Gaines; two grandchildren; four sisters; and six brothers.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.mn. Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, in the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Rev. Raymond Hanna officiating.
Interment followed in the Bloomfield Cemetery with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield in charge of arrangements.