Mr. John Arthur Ray age 86 of Cedar Bluff passed away Monday May 21st at his residence.
Funeral services will be 1 PM Thursday May 24th at Perry Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ben James officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memory Gardens at 4 PM EDT. Thursday with Rev. Robert Ray officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.
Survivors include wife, Dorothy Parker Ray of Cedar Bluff; son, Paul McKinley (Kenny) Ray of Rome, Ga.; daughters, Myra Ray (Jerry) Holt of Rome, Ga. and Kathy Ray (Ronnie) Kilgo of Silver Creek, Ga.; brother, Robert Henderson (Betty) Ray of Pembroke, NC.; sister, Shirley Ray Fisher of Summerville, Ga.; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Ray was a native of Cherokee County and the son of the late Arthur McKinley and Julia Irene Henderson Ray and a member of Cedar Bluff First Methodist Church.
Mr. Ray was an avid gardener and enjoyed distributing vegetables to friends and family throughout Cedar Bluff. He also baked various cakes for friends, neighbors, his church and Cherokee Civitan Club.
The family will accept flowers or memorials may be made to Cedar Bluff First Methodist Church, Amedysis Hospice and Home Health.
Perry Funeral Home Directing