Billy Wayne Ray, 68

Billy Wayne Ray, 68, of Clayton, NC passed Sunday, July 16, 2017. Funeral services will be at 12 noon Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Johnston Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Clayton, NC. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Clayton, NC. Visitation is from 11:30a -12noon at the church.


Billy leaves to cherish his loving memories: His wife Carrie T. Ray, of the home, Daughters: Shanta Lowand Smith (Kim), Garner, NC and Pamela Annette Marsh (Norman), Fairfield, CA; Son: Gary Edward Barbour, Clayton, NC; Seven Grandchildren: Stephanie R. Vinson (Sierra), Clayton, NC, Quentin Patterson (Briana), Sacramento, CA, George Royal, Garner, NC, Andre Marsh and Xavier Marsh, Fairfield, CA, Alexandria Joy Barbour, Clayton, NC, and Jasmine Smith, Garner, NC; Five Great Grandchildren; Akela, Janavier, Brody, Johnquell, and Kailynn; Brothers: Judson Ray (Dana) Springfield, VA, Johnny Ray (Denise) of Clayton, NC, and Michael Ray (Tony), Washington, DC.; Sister: Arnetta Faye Hinton (Ted), Clayton, NC, one paternal aunt, Darlene Watson, Smithfield, NC; a dear friend, Willie Henderson and a host of other relatives and friends.


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  • Mr. and Mrs. nathaniel L. Sanders and daughters (Tuesday, July 18 17 06:13 pm EDT)

    We wish to offer our condolences to the family of Mr. Billy Wayne Ray. We first met Mr. Ray when we moved to Clayton, 1977. We always found him to be friendly and a pleasant person to be around. Mr. Ray now no longer has to feel pain and deal with the cares of this world. Please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many as you deal with the passing of your loved one. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

  • Ann Laws McClain (Wednesday, July 19 17 07:53 pm EDT)

    On behalf of the Laws Family, I would like to extend our condolences to the Ray Family. I pray that the love of God will give you peace and comfort during this time of bereavement. We mourn with you in your loss, and pray for your strength to endure until you see Mr. Billy again!

  • Ruby Sanders Oneal (Wednesday, July 19 17 09:41 pm EDT)

    Carrie and rest of the family: Billy was ready to be offered to the Lord and the time of his departurewas at hand. He fought a good fight, he finished his course, he kept the faith. Cuz will truly be missed and I will always cherished the moment when I visited him. The family is in our prayers during these hours of bereavement and the days to come without Billy. R.I.P. CUZ

  • The Williams, Cutler & Lee Families (Friday, July 21 17 03:08 pm EDT)

    Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time. There are no words that can adequately express what he truly meant to us. We do know that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. When a love one transition’s from this life, family and friends pause to celebrate the victory of their life that will be forever cherished in our hearts.

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