Rev. Dr. Ray C. Earls
A graveside service was held on March 3 at
Rev. Earls was born on Nov. 8, 1942, in
He began his ministry in the Missouri East Conference of The United Methodist Church. He later transferred to the North Mississippi Conference and served several appointments there. He married Denise M. Slobusky in 1978. Denise Earls is also a clergy member of the Mississippi Conference.
Dr. Earls was very knowledgeable in Methodist history and polity as well as John Wesley doctrine. He will also be remembered as a Bible scholar.
He and Rev. Denise Earls served in the Mississippi Conference before retiring in 2002. For the last two years Dr. Earls worked at Dicks Sporting Goods in
Other survivors include: daughter, Lynn Marie Slobusky; son Frank “Sam” Slobusky; sisters, Loretta Reid and Ann Lyon.
Memorials may be made to the Council of Bishops’ Katrina Church Recovery Appeal, Mississippi Conference UMC,