Agnes Davison Ray, 82, of Royston, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at her residence.
She was born in Franklin County on August 2, 1925, the daughter of the late Frank Harbin Sr. and Tee Jacks Harbin. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Elberton and served on the outreach committee, the Women of Evangelism Church Committee and as chairman of the Communion Committee. She was also a member of the Elberton Civic League, the Elberton Historic Society, Elberton Baptist Church S.A.M.S. Club, the Friendship Club of the Elberton First United Methodist Church, and the Elberton Elk’s Club. While living in Royston, she was a former Girl Scout Leader, former Boy Scout Den Mother, and was a member of the Royston Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School Teacher, leader of the G.A.’s, and director of Vacation Bible School. In 1966, she was awarded Homemaker of the Year in Franklin County. Mrs. Ray was preceded in death by husbands, John Rolland Davison, and Henry Doyle Ray; a grandson, Brad Chapman; and sister, Mary Fain.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Rodger and Shelby Davison and Mayes and Jean Davison, all of Royston; daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Buck Chapman, Hartwell; grandchildren and spouses, Lisa and Matt Brearton, Tyler Davison, Hanna Davison, Keyes Davison; great-grandchildren, Eli Brearton and Lila Kay Brearton; step-daughters and spouses, Diane and Mike Dougherty, Stone Mountain, Lori and Jim Timms, Waco, and Barbara Findley, Kennesaw; step-children, Kelly and Kimberly Dougherty, Danny Watkins, Makaylah and Heath Timms; brothers, Frank Harbin Jr. and Sam Harbin, both of Lavonia; and a sister, Virginia Adams, Royston.
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 15, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with Pastor Elizabeth Birkholz officiating. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20 Forest Ave., SW, Elberton, Ga. 30635, or to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, Texas 75034.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.