Aurelia Ray

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Aurelia Ray, 100, of Payson, died Jan. 1, 2002, in Payson. She was born Jan. 30, 1901, in Paris, Texas.

Mrs. Ray was a homemaker.

Survivors include five daughters, Kathyrn Davis of Payson, Betty Tarrant of Roscoe, Texas, Maudie Hollis of Crystal Beach, Texas, Mina McCoy of Philomath, Ore. and Aurelia Bledsoe of Abilene Texas; two sons, Gene Bennett of Athens, Texas and Key Bennett of Canyon Lake, Texas; one half-sister, Irene Tompson of Louisana; 23 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Willis J. Ray, one sister, Mina Thomas, and one half-sister, Lorene Walker.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan 5 at First Southern Baptist Church, 302 S. Ash.

Interment will be at Mountain Meadows Memorial Park.

Donations can be made to RTA Hospice, 107 E. Frontier, Payson, AZ. 85541 or First Southern Baptist Church, 302 S. Ash.

Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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