Ray Cannon McIntosh

FATHER:    Eddie Sherman McIntosh
MOTHER:    Quaynah Cannon McIntosh
BORN:    26JUL 1919
BIRTH PLACE:    Itawamba County, Mississippi USA
PHYSICAL:    6'4" 250 lbs., brown eyes, grey hair
DIED:   22MAY 2004
INTERRED:    Oak Grove Cemetery, Mantachie, Mississippi


Married Jean Thelma Betts of Starkville, Mississippi, 24AUG 1944 in New Orleans.
Married Lydia Ruth Hodges of Mantachie, Mississippi 18MAY 1997


DAUGHTER:       Risë Rae McIntosh born 29JUL 1945, Davis, California
SON:    Michael Duane McIntosh born 02AUG 1946, Meridian, Mississippi
DAUGHTER:       Jo Anne McIntosh born 03JAN 1950, Nagoya, Japan
SON:       Angus Murdock McIntosh born 21SEP 1953, Xenia, Ohio
DAUGHTER:       Jean Elizabeth McIntosh born 18OCT 1961, Vandenburg AFB, California
ADOPTED SON:    Lachlan Ian McIntosh
ADOPTED SON:    Nathan Hodges McIntosh born 10MAR 1990

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Note from Michael McIntosh: As a young boy growing up in logging camps in Mississippi, Ray learned to say "Calf-rope" instead of "Uncle" when a wrestling match was lost. He didn't know at the time what that meant. The Gaelic word "cabhróidh" is pronounced "KOU-roh-ee", and is the future tense of "help".


Ray Cannon McIntosh

TUPELO - Ray Cannon McIntosh, "Mac", aged 84, died Saturday, May 22, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Mac was born on July 26, 1919, in Itawamba County to Eddie Sherman and Quaynah Lee McIntosh.

Services will be held at the Good News Church on West Jackson Street, Tupelo, at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, with the Rev. Cecil Pumphrey officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery, Mantachie, Mississippi. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Lydia Hodges McIntosh; his children: Michael McIntosh of Alpharetta, Georgia; Jo Anne McIntosh of Live Oak, California; Angus McIntosh of North Canton, Ohio; Jean Burr of Charlotte, North Carolina; Lachlan McIntosh and Nathan McIntosh of the home; and eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean Betts McIntosh of Starkville, Mississippi, daughter Rise McIntosh of Jackson, Mississippi, and brother Duane McIntosh of Santa Ynez, California. He is also survived by his sister, Jeannette Nemeth of E. Jordan, Michigan; brother James McIntosh, and sister Geraldine Duncan, both of Montrose, Michigan.

Mac grew up in logging camps in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi until his family moved to Michigan. While a student in Michigan, he was active in sports, music and art. He played football for Delta State before joining the Army Air Corps just after Pearl Harbor in 1942. He served as a radio operator during World War II and Korea. He continued on as a manager at the Air Force Western Test Range for ITT after his retirement from the Air Force in 1968. He was a pastor, a family man and outdoorsman. Mac was a man of many talents and interests. He played several musical instruments, loved to hunt and fish, was a loving father and husband. He was able to put his hand to just about anything. He was known for his keen intelligence and fondness for telling stories. He had great faith and lived his life honestly and robustly. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Pallbearers will be John Wade, Gary Campbell, Robert Pumphrey, William Wilson and grandsons, Christopher McIntosh and Jonathan McIntosh.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today (May 24, 2004) at W. E. Pegues Chapel, 535 Jefferson Street, Tupelo.


Living in Aukamm, Wiesbaden, Germany from 1962 to 1964. Jo Anne, Rise, Ray, Michael; in front is Jean holding Jean Elizabeth, and Angus.
Christmas, 2003, in Belden, Mississippi. Standing, from the left, Christopher McIntosh, Rachel McIntosh, Michael McIntosh, Lachlan McIntosh, Angus McIntosh, Jo Anne McIntosh Crowson. In front, Andrew McIntosh, Ray C. McIntosh, Gillian Crowson, and Lydia McIntosh. Photo by Donna McIntosh.

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Michael D. McIntosh