William Earl Ray (1940 - 2014)

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William Earl Ray

Nashville, TN

Past Master William Earl Ray, Rock City Lodge #272 (P. H. A.). April 28, 2014.

Survived by devoted wife, Etta Marie Ray; devoted son, Robert (Pamela); grandchildren, Robert Anthony II, Jamila Annriea; sisters, Anna Elizabeth Shelton, Joanna (Thomas) Hackett, Lottie Marie (Lee) Williamson; brothers-in-law, Irwin (Laurine), Harold (Elnore), Arnold (Faye), Thomas, Nathan (Phyllis) Simpson; sisters-in-law, Linda (Alvin) Roland, Katherine Simpson, Rosemary Thompson, Sheila (Nathaniel) Beauchamp; niece, nephews, cousins, friends; special friend, Melvin Brown.

Public viewing Friday, May 2nd, 1-6 p.m., chapel. Family visitation Saturday, May 3rd, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., funeral to follow, Cleveland Street Baptist Church, 608 Cleveland St. Dr. Donald Snead, Pastor. Interment Monday, May 5th, 10 a.m., Middle TN Veterans Cemetery.

Smith Brothers, 706 Monroe St., 615-726-1476.


Funeral Home
Smith Brothers Funeral Directors
706 Monroe St. Nashville, TN 37208
Funeral Home Details
Published in The Tennessean on May 2, 2014