Photo courtesy of Woody Funeral Home Huguenot Chapel

James Ray Abell

Midlothian, Virginia

Oct 18, 1951 - Oct 18, 2012

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From all that i have read you are a great person still alive in your close ones.I wish i would of met you for we could have exchange about everything. God bless you!

Shirley, I lost track of Ray after High School, and are pleased he found you. He was a handsome , sweet young man and very talented. As I read this sad news I am overjoyed of the Outstanding Endeavors & life choices,I only wish our paths had crossed again,esp. with the koi pond! God Bless You Sweetie, Jesus will wrap HIS Love around you and Comfort you..RAY had been on my mind, since I had missed him at the latest reunion...Another Lancer in Heaven...We really did love one another.. Hope...

I just read in the paper about ray abell. He was my manager at Time Photo. I enjoyed working for him and learned at about the photo business. I send my deepest condolences to Shirley and Ray's family. God bless you.
johnise dupree 804-513-0054

Ray was a good and true friend. I still have a few memories of him in my pond and will forever remember him. My wife and I loved his stories, the pig roasts he sponsored here in Atlanta, his absolute joy and passion for Koi and anyone who shared those passions.
My wife and I express our sincerest sympathy's to his family.

Shirley, Very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Love, Betty Lou & everyone from Uncle Lloyd's family.

Shirley, I don't expect you to remember me but I certainly remember you and Ray. I used to come to the koi events with Jessie. I left Northern Virginia and live in Prince George now. I was shocked when I read the paper and saw that Ray had passed. He was such a recognized expert on koi and had such a kind soul. May you and your family find peace in knowing he is with the Lord.

lived 4 houses down from Ray (during elementary and high school)and across the road from his grandparents. Hadn't seen him since about two years after we got out of high school. Neighborhood baseball, football, boxing, campouts and Friday night poker games with him and his mother are all great memories...deepest sympathy to the family....

God speed my dear friend I will miss you. Randall Haynes

He was a friend and a great mentor in Koi, Ray will be greatly missed. My condolences to Shirley his wife and his family.


James's Obituaries

ABELL, James Ray, 61, of Powhatan, passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, October 18, 2012 and began his final and greatest venture. Ray leaves behind his cherished Shirley of 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Jean Abell of Richmond. Other relatives...

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