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Thursday March 25th, 2021

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Mary Ruth Evans Ray

Mary Ruth Evans Ray, 82, went home to be with the Lord and family on Saturday, March 20, 2021. A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, March 25, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens with pastor Micky Alcorn officiating. Mary was born on April 17, 1938 in Buncombe County, NC; later moving to Rockingham County and graduating from Reidsville High School. Mary worked most of her life at Dan River Mills where she was a class A weaver, but her favorite job was at Walmart in Eden where she was the door greeter and will be remembered as “Sargent Mary” for her record of catching shop lifters. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Irvin Ray; son, Danny James and daughter, Sharon Ray. Mary is survived by her children, Billy James and Ronald Ray; grandchildren, Joshua Ray, Sean James and Martha James; great-grandchildren, Jayla Ray, Sophia Ray, and Braelynn James; sisters, Sarah Branch and Louise Evans; special niece, Rosetta Ward and daughter Tink, in addition to numerous other extended family.

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I'm Herman & Ina Ray's oldest daughter by the way :)

Deb (Ray) White Jun 27 2021 2:30 AM

Oh my goodness, what a shock! My favorite story that Aunt Ruth told was, that when she went on a roller coaster once, she was whooping & laughing so much, her false teeth flew out and she had to wrap them in a tissue and put them in her purse! HaHa She did have a memorable laugh/giggle. It's another case of putting off seeing someone and then it's too late. I'm sorry for your loss Billy and Ronald

Deb (Ray) White Jun 27 2021 2:29 AM

Forever in my heart.

Phyllis Briles May 3 2021 2:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Ray

Phyllis Briles May 3 2021 2:39 PM

I was known as Jean McGehee to her then.

Jean Stone Mar 24 2021 1:42 PM

I remembered her as Ruth, she was my next door neighbor for a few years when our children were small. She was a very sweet person and we had a lot of long conversations. she was a hard worker and a good Mother. so sorry for her loss.

Jean Stone Mar 24 2021 1:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Ray

Bruce Webb Mar 24 2021 7:51 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Ray

Frances Dalton Carter Mar 23 2021 3:25 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Ray

Wendy Shelton Moss Mar 23 2021 2:56 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Ray

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