Peggy Ray Roark

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Peggy Ray Roark, 78, passed away peacefully December 17, 2014 in Birmingham. Peggy was the daughter of the late J.D. Ray and Ara Franklin, of Oxford. She was a caring woman and extended this nature beyond friends and family through her long career as a registered nurse. She was an active member of the Mentone community, serving as the president of the Garden Club and volunteering at the Little River Canyon National Preserve, DeSoto State Park and the MERF Community House. She is survived by her loving children, Susan Harper (Dennis), of Auburn, Gregory Roark, of Mentone, Rebecca Reid (Barry) and Amanda Haddin (Peter), of Birmingham; eight grandchildren; brothers, Larry Ray (Sylvia), of Oxford and Jerry Ray (Jean), of Anniston and five nephews. Mrs. Roark is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Tom. Interment will be held January 9, 2015 at the Alabama National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the DeSoto State Park Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, The MERF Community House or Little River Canyon National Preserve.
Published in The Anniston Star from Jan. 2 to Jan. 4, 2015