April 7, 2014

Larry Joe Ray

— Larry Joe Ray, 58, of Dalton, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

He was born on April 3, 1955, in Livingston, Tenn., to the late Sam and Effer Bonzella Ray. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Willard Ray, Jerry Ray and Kenny Ray; and sister, Brenda Gossett.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah Ray Bryant of Dalton; daughters and son-in-law, Andrea and Billy Derosier of Travelers Rest, S.C., and Michelle Cartwright of Dalton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Pete and Vonda Ray of Cookeville, Tenn., and Donnie and Tina Ray of Cartersville; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Faye Smith of Flat Rock, Ala., Reba Knight of Nashville, Tenn., and Anne and Kevin Sinclair of Cohutta; mother and father-in-law, Katherine and Robert Jordan of Dalton; grandchildren, Adam Ray, Jordan Ray, Adrianna Bomber and Kaila Ray of Dalton, and Bianca Bomber and Justin Derosier of Travelers Rest, S.C.; special niece and her husband, Jennifer and Tim Lawrence; special friends, Debra and Ray Long of Dalton, and Richard Kenmore of Dallas, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

At his request, there will be no memorial service.

Arrangements are made by independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave., Dalton; (706) 529-5371.

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