Billy Douglas Ray

June 13, 2013

Billy Douglas Ray, 73, of Woodyard Road, Elberton, husband of 53 years to Scheryl Oglesby Ray, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Elbert Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Ray was born in Franklin County, September 27, 1939, to the late Steve S. and Ila Brooks Ray. He was a retired Patrol Man from Georgia Forestry Commission and a member of Victory Baptist Church.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Scheryl Oglesby Ray of the home; three sons, Keith Ray and his wife Lisa, Darren Ray and his wife Karen, and Randy Ray, all of Elberton; brother, Donald Ray and his wife Jan of Vidalia; sister, Gwen Maxwell and her husband Joe of Bowman; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services celebrating his life will be held Saturday, June 15, at 3:00p.m. in the Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. Sean Baughman officiating. Entombment will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum.

The family is at the residence on Woodyard Road and will receive friends at Berry Funeral Home from 6:00-9:00p.m. Friday evening.

Flowers are optional and memorials may be made in his memory to Victory Baptist Church.

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Berry Funeral Home & Crematory, Elberton, is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Billy Douglas Ray.