April 18, 2014

Emily Adams Bray

Mrs. Emily Adams Bray, 82, of Dalton passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Hamilton Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Bray Jr. in 2004 and a grandson, Branton Lee Bray.

Emily was a member of the Dalton First Baptist Church and was a volunteer at Hamilton Medical Center for approximately 45 years.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Carla Bray of Dalton; daughter and son-in-law, Laura Lynn and Joseph Swafford of Lawrenceville; grandchildren, Beau and Rachel Bray of Ringgold, Rebekah Bray Cook and Blake of Dalton, Brady and Rachel Holcomb of Cumming and Matt Holcomb of Atlanta; great-grandchildren, Joseph Bray Holcomb, Charlotte Ann Holcomb, James Branton Bray and Christopher Davis Bray.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Dalton First Baptist Church with the Rev. Phillip Cannon and Dr. Bill Ireland officiating.

Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends in the atrium of the church Monday from noon to 2 p.m.

The family asks that flowers be omitted and memorials be made to the Dalton First Baptist Church Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 827, Dalton, GA 30722-0827.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at

Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton (across from Hamilton Medical Center), is in charge of arrangements.

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