Graveside services for Mrs. Katie Frances Jones Ray, 95, of Rogersville, formerly of Gadsden, will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Rainbow Memorial Gardens. Her son, the Rev. Bertis Paul Ray, will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.
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Mrs. Ray passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Gadsden Regional Medical Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rayburn Franklin and Frances Emmaline Bryant Jones; brothers, Howard Jones and Bob Jones; sisters, Edna Jackson, Ruby Griffin, and Evelyn Crump; and her dear husband, William Fletcher Ray.
Mrs. Ray is survived by her sons, William F. Strickland (Fran) of Anchorage, Alaska, Fletcher Ray (Betty) of Gadsden, and Bertis Paul Ray (Rhonda) of Rogersville; grandchildren, Teresa McLaughlin, Kennie Strickland, Amy Lynn Maise and Nolan Ray; and great-grandchildren, Jacob, Luke and Anna McLaughlin, and Andrew and Julian Maise.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to McGuffey Healthcare staff.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Ray's honor to your local church.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.collier-butler.com.
Published in The Gadsden Times on May 20, 2013