Mil­dred Ray Gray

Starkville Daily News - - AROUND TOWN -

Mil­dred Ray Gray, age 91, died Satur­day, July 14, 2018 at Trin­ity Health­care Cen­ter in Colum­bus, MS. Ser­vices will be held at Memo­rial Fu­neral Home in Colum­bus at 11: a.m. on Wed­nes­day, July 18 with Rev­erend Charles Whit­ney of­fi­ci­at­ing. Visi­ta­tion will be­gin at 9 a.m. prior to the ser­vice. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Memo­rial Gar­den Park, Starkville, MS.

Mrs. Gray was born Novem­ber 3, 1926 in Stur­gis, MS to the late J.D. and Clau­dia Car­pen­ter Ray. She was a mem­ber of Grace Bap­tist Church and a prior mem­ber of Arte­sia Bap­tist Church for over 50 years.

Mrs. Gray's ca­reer at Semi­nole Mfg/Amer­i­can Trouser Corp spanned 51 years. Sew­ing for her fam­ily was her fa­vorite hobby, and she was an ac­com­plished seam­stress. She was a mem­ber of both The Na­tional So­ci­ety Colo­nial Dames

17th Cen­tury and The Daugh­ters of the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion.

In ad­di­tion to her par­ents she was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band Henry Lee “Gabe” Gray and her broth­ers, Howard Ray, Jim Ray, Ranny “Bud” Ray and her sis­ters Jeaneth Eudean Ray and Katie Rec­tor.

She is sur­vived by her chil­dren Joyce Downs (James) Bald­wyn, MS; COL(Ret) Ann Fletcher (David) Spring­field, VA; David “Red Man” Gray (Gypsy) Craw­ford, MS; and Jane Lanier (Earl) Richard­son, TX.

Sur­viv­ing sib­lings are Mae Brewer, Mack Price, Shirley Hal­libur­ton, Sy­ble La­mons, Alice Wick­wire, Aubrey Ray, and Jerry Ray.

Mrs. Gray has six grand­chil­dren: James Cole­man “Jim” Thompson, Regina Downs Bobo, Kevin Neal Downs, David Stu­art Gray, Jes­sica Win­ston Ryan, Les­lie Gray Wil­liamson, and Marygray Lanier Ste­wart; eleven great grand­chil­dren and one great-great grand­child.

Pall­bear­ers are Jim Thompson, David S. Gray, David Ste­wart, Scot Hal­libur­ton, Phillip McCarter, and Robert Lee “Bubba” Gray.

Memo­ri­als may be made to Grace Bap­tist Church, P.O. Box 9095 Colum­bus, MS 39705.

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