Mrs. Etta Herring Bray, 46, wife of Samuel E. Bray and daughter of Mrs. Zora White Herring and the late Mr. Herring, died at a Norfolk hospital yesterday at 4 a.m. Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. B.W. Landolf and Miss Barbara Bray, both of Princess Anne County and Mrs. Roosevelt Davis, of Norfolk; three sons, Samuel E. Bray, Jr., of Christiansburg, and Herbert T. Bray and Russell D. Bray, both of Long Beach, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. E.S. Chick and Mrs. W.J. McCoy, both of Norfolk; two brothers, A.T. Herring, of Norfolk, and E.S. Herring, of Wilmington, N.C.; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bray was a lifelong resident of Norfolk and Princess Anne County and resided on Cottage Drive, RFD 2, Princess Anne County. The body will be taken from the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home to the Kempsville Baptist Church, of which Mrs. Bray was a member, for funeral services tomorrow at 2 p.m. The body will lie in state an hour prior to the services. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park.
The Virginian Pilot February 2, 1953
Pallbearers were J.R. UNDERWOOD, GARLAND A. HOLLAND, SWINDELL POLLOCK and KENNETH C. FENTRESS.