Funeral ser­vices for Raymond Lee Albert, age 62, are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at Bethel Union Baptist in Ran, Love County, Oklahoma. Bro. Lawrence Anderson will officiate. Born November 9, 1950, Raymond was the fifth child born to the late Judge and Vernie (Clay­ton) Albert. He grew up in the Ran Community and attended Marietta schools before enlisting in the U.S. Army. Following two tours in Vietnam, he was honor­ably discharged. He lived the majority of his life in Love and Carter Coun­ties.

He departed this life Monday, February 4, 2013, while a patient in the Oconnor Hospital in San Jose, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Verna Mae Albert and a brother, Charlie Albert.

He leaves to forever cherish precious memo­ries, two brothers, James Albert, Marietta, and Andy Joe Albert, Anadarko; five sisters, Mary Allen, Dal­las, Texas, Edna Albert, Decatur, Texas, and JoAnn Mitchell, Betty Lou Knox and Blondie Davis, each of Okmulgee; and many nieces and nephews. Mili­tary grave rites will follow in Ran Cemetery.

Viewal will begin at 10 a.m. this morning. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 this evening at Kirk Funeral Home. Services are entrusted to the care of Kirk Funeral Home.