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Wilson Hadvor "Happy" Ray
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1914
Russell County
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 2003
Tazewell
Tazewell County
Virginia, USA


Wilson H. "Happy" Ray, 88, of
Tazewell, formerly of Bishop,
died Feb. 7 at Tazewell
Community Hospital in
Tazewell.
Born March 10, 1914 in
Russell County, he was a son
of the late John Wesley Ray
and Nora May Ball Ray.
He was a retired coal miner,
member of the UMWA and had
served as treasurer of the
Jacob's Fork Local.
In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by his
wife, Ruby Thelma LaForce
Ray; one daughter, Judy
Decker; one sister, Ruth Neel;
two brothers, Thurl Ray and
^Raymond Ray; and one grandson.
Survivors: son, Jimmy W. Ray
and wife, Joyce, of Harve De
Grace, MD; one daughter,
Vivian Waldron and husband,
Allen, of Crystal River, FL;
brother, Bobby U. Ray of
Pensacola, FL; grandchildren,
Rhonda Ray Drupieski, Teresa
Ray Jackson, Jimmy W. Ray
Jr., Christina Ray Woody and
Eric Cooke; and eight greatgrandchildren.
Graveside services were conducted
Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. at
Grandview Memory Gardens
Mausoleum in Bluefield, VA,
with the Rev. Kenny Fields officiating.
Peery & St.Clair Funeral
Home, of Tazewell, was in
charge of arrangements 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Wesley Ray (1892 - 1968)
 
 Spouse:
  Ruby Thelma LaForce Ray (1920 - 1977)*
 
 Children:
  Norma Jean Ray (1944 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Grandview Memory Gardens
Bluefield
Tazewell County
Virginia, USA
Plot: 5-102-B-1
GPS (lat/lon): 37.22923, -81.3275
 
Created by: Vernon Miller
Record added: Jul 24, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114301932
Wilson Hadvor Happy Ray
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Wilson Hadvor Happy Ray
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Wilson Hadvor Happy Ray
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 Added: Jul. 29, 2013
 
 
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