BOWMAN – Billy H. Ray, 86, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Born in Madison County on March 28, 1927, he was the son of the late Gordon T. and Essie Bond Ray. He was a poultry farmer and a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Bowman. Mr. Ray was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Gregg Turner; one brother; and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Aldyne Hall Ray, Bowman; children and spouses, Michael A. Ray, Bowman, Mitchell S. (Kelly) Ray, Canon, Jeffery A. Ray, Danielsville, Melinda R. Turner, Elberton, and Jennifer R. (Dwayne) Yeargin, Elberton; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Boyd Ray, Bowman, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 6, at 2 p.m., at the Pruitt Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Charles Holland and James Creason officiating. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Bowman.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, June 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. The family is at home.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.pruittfhroyston.com.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, is in charge of arrangements.