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Claude N. Gray

Funeral Services for Claude N. Gray, of Jena, will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel in Many, with Rev. Randall Bryan officiating. Burial will follow in the Northwest Louisiana Veteran's Cemetery in Leesville. Visitation will begin on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at 4:00 PM at the Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel in Many.

Retired SFC Claude N. Gray, age 77, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at his home in Jena, with his family by his side. Claude was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was born on Tuesday, July 30, 1935 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Chleo Thompson Gray; daughter, Debra Gray; two brothers, Walter Gray and Ray Gray and one sister, Betty Womack.

He is survived by his wife, Vivian Gray of Jena; two sons, Bill Gray of Sherwood, Arkansas and Kevin Dean of Oak Grove; four daughters, Sandra Lutrell of Alexander, Arkansas; Karen Elrod of Plummerville, Arkansas; Carrie Otwell and husband James of Oak Grove, and Melissa King and husband Aubrey "Chopper" of Jena; one sister, Georgia McCarty of Maumelle Arkansas; ten grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

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Published in The Town Talk on Mar. 22, 2013
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