Andrew Ray

Published 6:00 am Friday, February 16, 2007

Services for Andrew Ray, of Oakland, Calif., were held recently.C.P. Bannon Funeral Home in Oakland was in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Ray, 82, died Feb. 6, 2007. He was born in Brookhaven onOct. 9, 1924, to Rufus and Rosanna Ray.

He moved to California in 1950. He married Cleo Ray in 1961 andthey were married until her death in 1991. He loved his family,friends and community very much. His hobbies were fishing, huntingand sports. He was a proud, brave veteran who loved his country andfellow man. He loved the Lord and confessed Christ as his Savior atan early age.

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Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife; his daughter,Yvonne Ray; his son, Thomas Earl Ray; his brothers, Wesley Ray andEzell Ray; his sisters, Hilda Allen, Ollie Mae McCoy, Perline Kellyand Pinchenellar Stevenson.

Survivors are his sons, Andrew Ray and Johnny Ray; hisdaughters, Willie Mae Garner and Kizzy Ray; his brother, TarzonRay, of Lansing, Mich.; his niece, Annie Henderson, of Brookhaven;his nephews, William McCoy Jr., C.S. McCoy and Eddie McCoy, all ofBrookhaven; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, otherrelatives and friends.