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Roye C. Avent

January 1, 1943 — May 13, 2016

Horn Lake,



73, was born January 1, 1943 in Hickory Valley, TN and passedaway May 13, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital – DeSoto in Southaven, MS. Mr. Avent was an Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He coached little league baseball and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Avent was a member of First Baptist Church in Horn Lake and Steamfitters Local Union 614. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Paula Cates Avent; two sons, Steven Avent and his wife, Yvonne and Scott Avent; one sister, Nell Marie Smith and her husband, Jim; four grandchildren, Allyson Rice, Baylee Ann Avent, Seth Avent, and Jackson Avent; one great grandchild (on the way), Ross Carter Rice; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings. Visitation will be Sunday, May 15 fro

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m. at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven. Burial will follow in Hinds Chapel Cemetery. The family requests that any memorials be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
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