Farming Rural 07

Howard Oliver Ray

January 9, 1940 ~ March 30, 2022 (age 82)


Howard O. Ray, 82, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at Community Hospice Inpatient Center. He was born January 9, 1940 in Glennville, Georgia to Carnell and Helen Dawson Ray and lived in this area all of his life.  Howard was a farmer for many years and was a contractor for Ft. Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield for 15 years before retiring. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing and gardening. Howard was a member of Watermelon Creek Baptist Church and is preceded in death by his parents, wives, Willene Ray and Edith Ray and a grandson, Camron Ray.

            He is survived by:

                        Children, Vicki Ray Whiddon of Glennville, Georgia
                                        Hal Ray of Glennville, Georgia
                                        Rodney “Bob” Ray (Teressa) of Statesboro, Georgia

                        Grandchildren, Logan Ray and Kevin Howard

            Several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

Visitation will be from 6:00- 8:00 pm, Friday, April 1, 2022 at Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 2, 2022 at the chapel of Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Watermelon Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Honorary Pallbearers: Glennville High School Class of 1959

Care and Services are entrusted to Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Home of Glennville, GA

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April 1, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Homes
206 N. Veterans Boulevard
Glennville, GA 30427

Funeral Service
April 2, 2022

2:00 PM
Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Homes
206 N. Veterans Boulevard
Glennville, GA 30427

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