Merrill “Rayvon” Sides, 87, of Aberdeen, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 6th, 2023.


A life – long Aberdeen resident, Rayvon was born March 20th, 1936 to the late Colon Spain and Opal Lucas Sides.  He was survived by his loving wife Catherine Stewart Sides, his son, Tony Sides (Roxanne) of Aberdeen,  daughter, Pam Harrill of Indian Trail,NC,  and brother Larry C. Sides of Aberdeen.  He is also survived by his grandchildren:  Catherine Mandzy (Christian) of Hattiesburg, MS, Amanda Finnen(Casey White) of Columbia, SC, James Patrick Finnen (Casey)of Easley, SC and Danny Harrill of Stallings, NC.  Rayvon was the great grandfather of:  Kaden McVerry, Hailey McVerry, Parker Mandzy and Harper Finnen.  He is also survived by 5 step – grandchildren, and 7 step – great grandchildren.


A funeral service will be held at the Ashley Heights Baptist Church, 10351 Aberdeen Rd (Hwy. 211), on Saturday, June 10th at 2:00 pm.  The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 1:00 – 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice; Amedisys, 563 Hunts Dr., Bld 3, Pembroke, NC, 28372.


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Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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