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Sally Gray Obituary
Sally Malloy Gray, a well known Ardmore author and recorder of local historical information, died Friday, October 1, 2010, in the local hospital after a sudden illness. Daughter of the late Samuel E. and Ida King Malloy, she was born January 13, 1923, at Ava, Missouri. An Ardmore resident most of her adult life, she came here from Stillwater, Oklahoma, where she had attended Oklahoma State University. She and Roger K. Gray were married January 15, 1952, at Ardmore; he died April 10, 2007. Formerly a reporter and member of the editorial staff of The Daily Ardmoreite, Mrs. Gray was an author and worked with the Ardmore Historic Preservation Board and the Ardmore Main Street Authority, where she helped form the Walking Tours of Downtown Ardmore. She was known for her extensive knowledge of Ardmore and the surrounding area. She had written a local history entitled, "Territory Town, the Story of Ardmore." A member of St. Philip's Episcopal Church, she enjoyed gardening, reading, genealogy and history. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Robin Gray, Ardmore; two daughters: Shannon and Gary Barker, Madill, Oklahoma; and Terry Fitzgerald, County Kerry, Ireland; grandchildren: Bret Turner, Madill; Christy and Daithi Fitzgerald, County Kerry, Ireland; a great-granddaughter, Haylee G. Turner, Madill; and a great-grandson, Killian Fitzgerald, County Kerry, Ireland; two sisters: Laverne Meriwether, Oklahoma City; and Mary Lou Herring, Fort Worth, Texas; and her faithful companion, her pet dog, Agnus. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Malloy, and a sister, Lorene Cabe. Memorial services will be in the First Presbyterian Church, conducted by Dr. Rick Baggett and Rev. Bill Leveridge, at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 5, 2010. They will be preceded by private interment in Rose Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to CASA, the Southern Oklahoma Women's Shelter, or the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. A time of visitation and support for family and friends will be Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory.

Published in The Oklahoman on Oct. 4, 2010
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