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Faye Williams

Doddsville, MS

Bettye Faye Gleason Ray Williams of Doddsville, MS, age 83, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 surrounded by family after a long illness. Faye was born in Greenville, MS to John H. and Bettye Eastland Gleason. She attended school in Ruleville, MS graduating from Ruleville High School.She was active in high school activities and enjoyed being a majorette and playing the piano. Faye was also a member of the Delta State Band while attending Delta State Teacher's College. She married Emmett R. Ray in 1953, and three children were born to this marriage. The family with sons, Cliff, Clay, and Clint were soon traveling to duty stations ranging from Honolulu to Newport, RI and a few places in between. This marriage ended in divorce in 1977. She later married Everette K. Williams. Faye was always active and usually held a job or three while running an efficient household. Retiring from the FHA after 23 years, she started again at Bolivar County Hospital in the business office, and she stayed busy with home and family until illness slowed her down. Preceded in death by her husband; son, Clint; brother, John "Jack or Bubba" Gleason, and nephew, Don O. " Skip" Gleason, Jr. She is survived by sons, Cliff Ray and wife, Ramona of Eagle Lake, TX, Clay Ray of Merigold,MS; grandchildren, Matthew Ray and wife, Melissa of Alleyton,TX, Stuart Ray of San Antonio, TX, Chelsea Ray Smith and husband, Hunter of Lubbock, TX; great-grandchildren, Seth and Becca Ray and Chase Smith; brother, Don O. Gleason and wife, Claudia of Oxford, MS; sister-in-law, Bettye (Bradley) Gleason of Clinton, MS and a host of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 10 at the Ruleville Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Humane Society of the United States online or make a check payable to HSUS and send it to The Humane Society of the United States, Department: Memorial Donations, 1255 23rd Street NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037 or donate to a local shelter of your choice.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on June 8, 2017
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