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Merwin Danny Ray

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HENDERSONVILLE - Merwin Danny Ray, 71, of Hendersonville died Monday, September 01, 2014, at Golden Living Center in Hendersonville.
Mr. Ray was born May 27, 1943, in Baltimore, Md., to the late Merwin Walker Ray and Edith May Ray. He was a longtime resident of Henderson County and was a graduate of Fletcher Academy. He was the owner of Rayco Dental Laboratory for over 35 years.
Mr. Ray enjoyed scuba diving and was a founding member of Hendersonville's first Scuba Club, Tar Heel Tank Totters. He will be greatly missed and in his words, "Life is a journey, not a destination," "this too shall pass." He was a longtime member of the Hendersonville Seventh Day Adventist Church.
He is survived by his two sons, Victor Alan Ray and Merwin Duwayne Ray; a sister, Linda Ray; and his two grandchildren, Jacob and Levi. He also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held 4 p.m. Thursday at Shepherd Memorial Park, conducted by Pastor Charles Ferguson. The family will receive friends the evening before, Wednesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be directed to Hendersonville Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2301 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville, NC 28791.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

Published in The Times-News from Sept. 1 to Sept. 2, 2014
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