MITCHELL Ruth W. Curley Wray, 87, Mitchell, went home to be with the Lord at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at White River Lodge in Bedford.
Born August 17, 1922, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Ira E. and Malinda E. (McCall) Webster. She married Ralph K. Wray January 8, 1944, and he preceded her in death August 26, 1977.
She retired from General Motors and was a member of UAW Local 440.
Curly was a member of the Woodville Baptist Church and since age 13 she had been a Sunday school teacher. She graduated from Trinity Springs High School in 1940, and had been a member of a semi-professional softball team at Crane, and was the first female truck driver at Crane during World War II. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star and the proud mother of the Wray Brothers.
Robert D. (Yvonne) Wray, Columbus
Suella L. Suzie Martin, Williams
Eddie G. (Tammie) Wray, Bedford
Delbert D. (Kim) Wray, Salem
Joe (Jill) Wray, Nashville
17 great grandchildren
2 great great grandchildren
Josephine George, Bedford
sister in law,
Wilma Webster, Bedford
several nieces and nephews
Her parents; husband; great grandson, Daniel Paul Wray; sisters, Berneice Williams, Alta Ritchey, Alberta Mattingly, and Geraldine Gerry Bridwell; and brothers, Denver Webster, Harley Webster, Haskell Doc Webster, Rex Webster, and Junior Webster, preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 5, at Woodville Baptist Church with Rev. Glenn Hamer officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church.
Memorial Gifts: Gideons International