Alton Ray Headley

Services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Clear Branch Baptist Church for Mr. Alton Ray Headley, 90, of Purvis, MS. He passed peacefully at Asbury Hospice House on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 surrounded by his family.

Interment will be in Clear Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.

He was a faithful member of Clear Branch Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for 60 years. He served in the Air Force, and was a printer for more than 30 years. After retirement, he enjoyed woodworking and making children’s toys. Alton was born October 29, 1930 in McLaurin, MS.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Marlene Madden Headley; his parents, Albert and Lizzie Headley; three brothers: Herbert, Robert and Jimmy Headley; and one sister: Thelma Ann Shattles.

He is survived by two daughters, Donna Boutwell (Doug) and Debbie Triplett (Freddie), all of Purvis, MS; four grandchildren,  Brent Simmons of Gulf Shores, AL, Dana DeCosta-Peiler (Keith) of Beaverton, OR, Nikki Walters (Brian) of Purvis, MS, and Cody Triplett (Kaitlin) of New Port Richie, FL; eight great-grandchildren: Tristan Simmons, Luke Walters, Charlie Walters, Jace Walters, Andie Walters, Brantley Triplett, Ayden Peiler, and Korben Peiler; one brother, Calvin “Sonny” Headley (Shirley); three sisters, Ethel Crain, Elner Jean Clary, and Margaret Letchworth (Charles), and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 PM Friday at Clear Branch Baptist Church.