Elisha Dale Gray(1933 - 2013)

Elisha Dale Gray

Selbyville—Elisha Dale Gray, age 79, of Selbyville, DE, formerly of Bishopville, MD, passed away at his home on Monday, January 28, 2013.

He was born September 26, 1933 in Friendship, MD and was raised in Fenwick Island, DE. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard aboard the cutter Mohican out of Norfolk, Va., for four years. After serving his country he returned back home to his wife Hallie Ellen Bunting to whom he was married for 41 years. He worked as an insurance salesman for Peoples Life and later as an independent contractor for an insurance firm.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elisha and Dolores Gray; his wife Hallie and a sister, Delores Warren. He is survived by four children, daughter, Sharon; son, Charlie and his wife Erin, daughter, Cheryl and her husband Mark, and son, Mark and his wife Garnett; four grandchildren, Colleen, Chas, Jared and Ryan; a sister, Linda Stephenson; five brothers, Ronald McCabe and wife Gloria, Richard Gray and wife Bonnie, Robbin Gray and wife Angela, Larry Gray and wife Chris and Jerry and wife Madeline.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Zion United Methodist Church in Saint Martin's Neck, Bishopville, MD, where friends may call after 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations in Dale's memory to the Zion U.M. Church, c/o Sandra Venable, 11213 Beverly St, Bishopville, MD. 21813.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com.

Published in The Daily Times on Jan. 30, 2013