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Elaine Stevens Ray

February 21, 2012

Elaine Stevens Ray

Elaine Stevens Ray, age 74, passed away, Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Elaine S. Ray was born Sept. 6, 1937, in the Mississippi Delta to Mattie Lee Prestridge Stevens and Wade Stevens. She was a machine operator for Artex International for over 30 years. Elaine Stevens Ray was a member of First Pentecostal Church. She loved working outside in her yard and with her flowers. Elaine Stevens Ray married Willie Louie Ray May 5, 1956, in Eupora.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at 1 p.m. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Bro. Stan Blaylock officiating, and assisted by Bro. Dathan Lambeth. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Eupora. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband Willie L. Ray; her daughter, Linda Gail Koleski (Don) and her son, Thomas W. Ray; all of
West Point; three grandchildren: Chelsey Byrd (Chris), Madison Ray, and Brandi Smith. Six great- grandchildren; Ronnie Kay Byrd, Justin Byrd, Zack Byrd, Cody Traylor, Casey Traylor, and Carey Traylor; her sister, Betty Hamby (Eddie) of Hamilton. Those preceding Elaine Stevens Ray in death were her grandson, Jacob Ray and her brother, Carl Stevens.
Pallbearers are Jimmy Busby, Randy Rico, James Rico, Michael Ray, Wayne Ray, and Eddie White.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 or to Mt. Zion Cemetery Care Fund, c/o Dorothy Ray, 1132 MLK Jr. Drive, Eupora, MS 39744 or donor's choice.
Visitation is today, from 5 - 8 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home.
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