Alvin J. Ray
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Asheville - Alvin James Ray of 76 Ramsey Rd. went home to be with the Lord on Monday November 19, 2012. A native of Portsmouth, VA and resident of Asheville most of his life he was a son of James and Betty L. Porter Ray.
Surviving are his wife, Michelle Horne Ray; children, Cordarall, Markitta, Chanelle and Gabrielle Horne; brothers, Anthony, Eric, Mickey, and Corey (Karen) Ray; sisters, Cynthia Carter (Brian), Portia Edgerton (Marvin), Kecia Ray and Stacia Sillers (Rod); nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Jennifer Ray and brother, Jerome Ray.
Service will be held Friday, 1 p.m. at Merrimon Ave. Baptist Church. Burial will be in Violet Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends an hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of Hart Funeral Service. An online memorial register is available at www.hartfuneralservice.com
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Nov. 22, 2012