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Mr. Roy Gene Ray, 81

Mr. Roy Gene Ray, 81, of Baxley passed away peacefully Dec. 26 surrounded by his family.
Mr. Ray was born in Appling County to the late Mr. Charlie Joe Ray and Chleo Woodard Ray. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Charlie (CJ) Ray, Nolan Ray, Johnny Ray, Franklin Ray, sister Chleo Whitehurst, Oletha (Lee) Patterson, Bertha Hall, daughter Mellissa Minichella, grandchildren Charlie Gene Wenner and Margaret (Maggie) Minichella.
Mr. Gene was a jack of all trades. He was an entrepreneur and started many businesses throughout his life. He loved to watch westerns and go to flea markets, most importantly he was a loving husband and father.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Ray of Baxley; son Walter Lynn Ray (April) of Aiken, S.C.; daughter, Paula Ray of Baxley; grandchildren, Mark Bryant, Jimmy Minichella, Rachael Baker, Ava Baker, Jared Gravat, Nolan Ray, Hannah Ray; great-grandchildren, Cadence Copley, Christa Copley, Chylie Copley, Wesley Crow.
A graveside service was held Dec. 30 at Hazlehurst Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. James Jordan officiating.
Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge.

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