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VOL. 129 | NO. 155 | Monday, August 11, 2014

Tigers Athletics Announcer Ray Mullins Dies at 66

By Don Wade

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Ray Mullins, the public address voice of many University of Memphis athletic teams and the “Mighty Sound of the South,” died on Saturday, Aug. 9. Mullins was 66.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Ray’s family,” Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen said in a statement. “Ray was a remarkable man and a great announcer for many athletics teams and the band. Ray will be dearly missed by all.”

Mullins was the public address voice for more than 20 years for the “Mighty Sound of the South,” introducing the pregame and halftime shows at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

Mullins also was the public address voice at FedExPark for baseball games and at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex for men’s and women’s soccer. During his time as a public address announcer for Memphis athletic teams, Mullins also did volleyball and women’s basketball.

“Ray was a wonderful person, loved the Tigers and made the FedExPark experience one of a kind,” said baseball coach Daron Schoenrock. “He will be greatly missed by everyone associated with Tiger baseball and we are keeping his family in our prayers.”

Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Ave. The funeral will be Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 11 a.m. at Ridgeway Baptist Church, 2500 Ridgeway Road.

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