Ray Dean Mauney Sr., 78, of Gainesville passed away on Nov. 27, 2013, after a two-year battle with cancer. Born in Cherryville N.C. on Oct. 3, 1935, Ray was the son of the late Floyd and Mona B. Mauney.
He graduated from Cherryville High School in 1953 and attended Wake Forest University on a baseball scholarship. In 1957, he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi, an Honorary Business Fraternity. After Graduation he enlisted in the United States Army
and served his country six months of active duty and five and a half years of Reserves.
A resident of Gainesville for over 50 years, Mr. Mauney worked as a controller and general manager for Mansfield Oil Co. for a number of years. In 1980, he served as vice president and chief financial officer for Mr. B's in Winder, Ga., a position he held until his retirement in 1990. A member of the First Baptist Church in Gainesville, he was very active with the Gainesville Lions Club, the Elks Club
, Chattahoochee Country Club and the Paul E. Bolding Post No. 7 of The American Legion.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Marianna Houser Mauney of Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Ray D Mauney Jr., and Lisa of Clermont and their daughter Lauren; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Klay Simpson of Johns Creek and their sons, KJ and Carter Simpson; sister and brother-in-law, Marie and John Nestlerode of Cherryville, N.C.; brother and sister-in-law, Joel and Joan Mauney of Shelby N.C.; sister-in-law, Eloise Mauney of Cherryville N.C.; a very special "MeMe" Evelyn Haynes Kephart; and a number of nieces; and nephews.
Mr. Mauney is preceded in death by a son, William Nelson Mauney; sister, Ruth Mauney; and two brothers, Harold and Robert Mauney.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the First Baptist Church on Green Street. Dr. Bill Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends in the Church Parlor following the service.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Cherryville, N.C. The family will also receive friends after the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the First Baptist Church, Ministry of Caring, 751 Green St., Gainesville GA 30501 or to the
, 2565 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite 114, Gainesville GA 30501. Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at littledavenport.com
Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, GA. 30501, is in charge of arrangements.