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Dawson Bill Ray

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                         Name: Dawson Bill Ray

                         Branch of Service: U.S. Army


                         Rank: SGT

                         Dates of Service: 1/4/1941-

                         Theater of Service:


Dawson Bill Ray was born on April 3, 1913, in Unicoi, Tennessee; his parents were Stephen Lewis Ray (1886-1960) and Cora Alice (Shelton) Ray (1891-1938).  In 1941, Bill married Hilda Marie Shelton (1911-1995), and after the war, Bill and family moved to Scottsville, Virginia, where Bill was employed by the C&O Railway Company.  Bill passed away on March 28, 1976, in Charlottesville, Virginia, and is buried beside his wife, Hilda, in Scottsville Cemetery, Scottsville, Virginia.

Obituary, Bill Ray
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Bill Ray, 62, of Scottsville died Sunday in the Towers Hospital

He was a retired C&O Railroad employee and a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hilda M. Ray; one son, Albert Lee Ray of Newport News, VA.; one daughter, Ms. Oma Gayle Ray of New York City; two brothers, Tony Ray of Jonesboro, Tennessee, and Harry Ray of Mars Hill, North Carolina; three sisters, Mrs. Lola Resse of Greenville, Tennessee, Mrs. Oma Carter of Limestone, Tennessee, and Mrs. Bethel Shelton of Marshall, North Carolina; a step-mother, Mrs. Nettie Ray of Farmville, Virginia; one half-brother, Doyle Ray of Farmville, Virginia; one half-brother, Doyle Ray of Knapolis, North Carolina; two half-sisters, Mrs. Eloise Foster and Miss Catheleen Ray, both of Farmville.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 31, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Thacker Brothers Funeral Home in Scottsville with internment in Scottsville Cemetery.

The family will meet with friends at the Funeral Home on Tuesday night from 7-8:30.

Dawson Bill Ray Gravestone, Scottsville Cemetery

Dawson Bill Ray and Hilda Shelton Ray Gravestone, Scottsville Cemetery

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