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Reeves Funeral Home

3308 North Main Street, Hope Mills, NC

OBITUARY

Linda Fahnley Ray

March 14, 1941May 20, 2019
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Linda Fahnley Ray, 78, passed away Monday, May 20, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Miriam Fahnley, her husband, James K. Ray, and her sister, Virginia Zaverelli. Left to cherish Linda’s memory are her children; Kim Harfst (Steven), Laureen Olson (Brian), Scott Craig (Stevie), Sandy Swindle (David), Patricia Fuller (Dale), Deborah Trasente (Michael), Christina Canady, and Susan Ray. Mrs. Ray also leaves behind 23 Grandchildren, 22 Great-grandchildren, and her siblings, Rhoda May, William Fahnley (Elaine), and Wanda Barchard. There will be a Visitation for Linda Fahnley Ray on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home in Hope Mills, NC. The Funeral Service will be Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, with the burial immediately following at Cumberland Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville, NC.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 24, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 25, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, May 25, 2019

Memories

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Patty Fuller

May 25, 2019

Linda married my Dad over 40 years ago and accepted FIVE new daughters into her life as if each and every one of us were her own. (This May qualify her for sainthood!)

Linda watched her family of 8 grow to over 40 grandchildren/great grandchildren. The twinkle in her eye was just as bright for each and everyone of them.

The family dinners, always followed by coffee, will forever stay with me, Linda was a great cook, my favorite... scotch-a-Roos. And the fact that the kitchen floor will get swept after each and every meal.

Linda, you will be truly missed, but I know you are at peace.

Love you always!
Your daughter,
Patty

Chris Taylor

May 24, 2019

Linda was always a light and always fun to be around. After Scott and Stevie were married she met my children and ALWAYS treated them like family. Holidays, birthdays or any family get together she always made it a point to treat them like her own grandchildren. She was a great person and an amazing lady!!! We will always love and miss you Grandma Linda....

Scott Craig

May 24, 2019

A son doesn`t need to deserve his mother`s love,
he doesn`t need to ask for it.
A Mother`s love for her son is always unconditional.
A man who has succeeded in life,
was brought up by a woman,
who made him believe himself.
A man that Love's others,
was shown love by his mother.
Love you Ma!

Sandy swindle

May 23, 2019

I have 40+ years of memories I could share of Linda. A woman who fell for my dad, two people blessed with second chances at love and life who took on the challenge of making two families into one. A woman who raised a huge family, held a special career helping others and always held dear her family and friends. I will miss her very much and pray she knows how much I love and appreciate her. This picture sums up how I want most to remember her...all of us together, all of us laughing at who-knows-what as usual, at one of our favorite places on earth, surrounded by each other and our own families. Rest in Peace now. We love you❤❤❤

Wanda Barchard

May 23, 2019

Here is a photo of Linda and Rhoda going over memories at a family reunion at Bill's in Walpole, MA in the mid 1990's.

Wanda Barchard

May 23, 2019

This is one of the yearly family photos that grampa Fisk took. Linda looks glamorous center stage between myself and Ginny!

Michael Zavarelli

May 23, 2019

My favorite memory of my aunt Linda was when I was a child, she was fun made ketchup sandwiches for my brother
, and one time she offered macaroni salad singing a cute jingle she made up. “Would you like some macaroni salad”? She sang. I never forgot that. She will be missed.

Wanda Barchard

May 21, 2019

Linda was the life of family reunions. She had one of the best laughs, that made everyone else lighten up!
I will never forget my first time babysitting Kim & baby Laureen in Billerica. I was sure they were finally asleep and watched just one 30 minute shpw. I piked my head in to check on the girls and Kim was gone! She had climbed up into Lin's cupboard and got into stash of Avon blue eyeshadow! Soap & water wasn't cleaning it.
Linda just laughed when they came home. No fuss. I was amazed there was no blow up. She was an incredible mom, says me - her baby sister, who will miss her so much.

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