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Bertha Francis "Nancy" Ray Obituary


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“Dearest Ray Family: Grace be unto You and Peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. I WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Cobina Timmons & the Knaff Family - TN

“May God be your comfort during this most difficult time. Bertha was indeed a special lady. She had a gift of loving and helping those with special...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Vicki Blanchard - Lenoir City, TN

“May God be your comfort during this most difficult time. Bertha was indeed a special lady. She had a gift of loving and helping those with special...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Vicki Blanchard - Lenoir City, TN

“To the Ray family my thoughts and prayers are with you.May God comfort and strengthen you during this time of sorrow. Much Love To All Of You! ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Cynthia (Cindy) Latham - Augusta, GA

“Although your hearts are heavy with the sorry that you all bear, may all of you be comforted to know how deeply others care. Our deepest and...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Corliss Anderson-Thompson - TN

“I am so sorry that you have lost a very special lady. Remember that Miss Nancy is having a great time rejoicing with the LORD. You all are in my...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Earnestine W Johnson - Harriman, TN

“Your mother and my mother Evelena Rucker were the best of friends. I remember her sitting on the front porch with mother talking for hours. I"m...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Clydean Liggett - Decatur, TN

“Whenever I would come home to Harriman and see Aunt Nancy around town I’d get the biggest hug ever. There is a poem that I carry that reminds me of...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Rev. Oran & Mrs. Sharon Bazel - CO

“May God be with you and your Family , during your time of sorrow. Love , Peace and Joy All our Love ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Mr. and Mrs. James C. Gallaher Jr. and daughter - CT

“I can't imagine how loud Aunt Nancy, and Aunt Annie are right now in Heaven. I almost want to think they are spreading the white table cloth's...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Melinda S. Bertram - Harriman, TN

“U HAVE OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS CLARENCE WELLS AND THE STUBBS FAMILY ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: JIMMIE STUBBS - kingston, TN

“A lovely lady with a heart of gold who always had just the right words to say. No doubt about it, heaven's gain is our loss but take heart we that...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Mickey Sheldon - Coalfield, TN

“I cannot recall one second where Aunt Nancy was not there for me to either pick me up when I was down or to give me direction whenever she saw that I...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: James Ray - Virginia Beach, VA

“I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you all. Aunt Nancy was very special to me and she will always hold a special place in my heart....Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Ann (Moore) Caldwell - TN

“Our prayers are with you and your family. Bertha was such a sweet lady and was loved by many. We witnessed this first hand at the hospital as all...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Tami Ladd - TN

“What a wonderful God we have; He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of every mercy and the one who so wonderfully comforts and...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Rev. Leon & Connie Baker - TN

“Sorry for the loss of your mother. Just remember that she is in a better place. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Marlene you know where I'm...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Cheryl Miller - Oak Ridge, TN

“So sorry to hear the passing of your mother. May the Lord bless and keep you during this time. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Melva Boyd - TN

“Tina, Felicia, Lorretta, Bertha, Marlene, Curtis Ray and Leroy. I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. I feel like Bertha was my...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Susie Standridge - Harriman, TN


Bertha Francis "Nancy" Ray of Harriman ended this life and went to be with the Lord February 1, 2013 on her 80th birthday. Family was the most important thing to Mrs. Ray. She was a mother to all and will be dearly missed. Preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Rev. Henry Ray Jr., daughter Shirley and son John Henry.

Survivors
Brother J.D. (Lorine) Goins
Daughters Felecia (Horace) Moore
Tina (Rev Roy) Boyd
Loretta Hopper
Bertha Pendergrass
Marlene (Edward) Phillips
Sons Curtis Ray
Harold (Brigitte) Ray
V. LeRoy Ray
Great aunts Minnie Love
Jeanette Gallaher
17 grandchildren 36 great grandchildren

Funeral 2PM Wednesday at Bazeltown Baptist Church where the body will lie in state for 1 hour prior to service. Pastor Joseph L. Weaver and Associate Minister Rev. Judy Simmons officiating. Interment in New Bazeltown Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bazeltown Baptist Church Building Fund.