William Edward “Bud” Ray, 76, of the 100 block of Pine Lane, died Friday, November 21, 2008.
Ray was a native of Hertford County and a member of Ahoskie Free Will Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was retired as a fireman and former Fire Captain for Ahoskie Fire Department, after 27 years of service.
Survivors include a daughter, Marsha R. Perry of Colerain; his sons, Ricky Edward Ray of Gates, William Anthony “Tony” Ray of Kelford and Randy Woodson Ray of Conway; a sister, Virginia Sumner of Ahoskie; and two brothers, Charles Ray and Horace Ray, both of Ahoskie. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at Ahoskie Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Philip Tipton officiating. Burial will follow in Job Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home.
Memorial donations may be made to Ahoskie Free Will Baptist Church, Gym Fund, 500 Kiwanis Street, Ahoskie, NC, 27910.