OBITUARY

Clara Ray

February 26, 1938October 16, 2019

Clara L. Ray, 81 years of age, passed away October 16, 2019.

Clara was born in Magnolia, Mississippi to Francis H. Myers, Sr. and Evia Howell Myers. She graduated from McComb High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Nick L. Ray, and became a housewife and mother. Later in life she attended Hinds Junior College and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Science. She worked for many years as a dental assistant, with the longest time spent with the late Dr. Tom Stewart of Jackson. She was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star for sixty years.

Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Nick L. Ray; her parents; and her brother, Francis H. Myers, Jr.

She is survived by three children, Sheryl, Nicky, and Charla, and she was blessed with eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Brittie Middleton, and sister-in-law, JoNell Myers, both of McComb, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson, Mississippi.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Shriners Hospitals for Children at 2900 Rocky Point Drive Tampa, FL 33607 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

  • FAMILY

  • Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Nick L. Ray; her parents; and her brother, Francis H. Myers, Jr.

    She is survived by three children, Sheryl, Nicky, and Charla, and she was blessed with eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Brittie Middleton, and sister-in-law, JoNell Myers, both of McComb, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Committal Service Saturday, October 19, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, October 19, 2019

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