Mr. James Earl Ray, age 56, of Valley Head, passed away Friday April 8th at his residence.
Graveside service will be 2 P.M. Thursday April 14th at Cherokee Memory Gardens with Bro. Terry Hawkins officiating.
Pallbearers include Ricky Green, Mike Wilkins, Matt Brewer, Bobby Jo Stinson, Sammy Vernon, and Tommy Crane.
Survivors include his wife Reba Jenkins Ray; son Josh Ray of Cedar Bluff; daughter Jennifer (Stephen) Ray-Britt of Armuchee, GA; father Rudolph Crane of Gaylesville; brothers Tommy (Mary) Crane of Gaylesville and Randy Crane of Centre; 2 grandchildren Grayson Edgeman and Jaiden Edgeman, mother-in-law Jean Shutters of Gaylesville; Special son of Drew Ray of Cedar Bluff.
He is preceded in death by his sons Jonathan and Jamie Ray; sister Tammy Crane; grandchildren Kirstyn Ray, Emily Chappell, and Levi Hardin.
Mr. Ray was a native of Oneonta, the son of the late Pauline Hampton Crane, and a member of Freedom Baptist Church.
Perry Funeral Home Directing