Funeral services for Edwin Austin Ray, age 85, of Centerville, Texas formerly of Buffalo and Jewett are set for 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at the Buffalo Funeral Home in Buffalo, Texas. Rev. Travis Bo Davis will officiate. Interment will be in the Sardis Cemetery. Buffalo Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation hours will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 pm until 8 pm.
Mr. Edwin Ray was born in Allen, Texas on August 2, 1922 to T. L. and Mable Putnam Ray. He served in the U.S. Marines. He was a car salesman in the automotive business, and he operated a service station in Jewett, Texas for several years. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Ray passed away Monday morning, October 22, 2007 in Centerville, Texas.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine Ray of Buffalo, Texas; step-son, Ray Gaskin of Buffalo, Texas; nephew, Mike Davis & wife Nelda of Jewett ; great-niece Keligh Ryder and husband, Ravis, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, cousin, Blondie Taylor & husband, Bud, of Arlington, Texas; aunts, Lady Long of Denton, Texas, and Pauline Putnam of Gatesville, Texas; step-grandchildren, Alisa Gaskin of Buffalo, Texas, and Heather Blackburn and husband Randy of the Woodlands, Texas; step-great-grandchildren, Melodie Ferguson, Kelsea Ferguson, Dylan Blackburn, & Joshua Blackburn.
The pallbearers are Thomas Opie, Dave Guiton, Boyd Reeder, Robert Haynie, Bill Hargrove, and Bill Vaughn.
The honorary pallbearers are Winston Ferguson, L.G. Ware, Bobby Ray Harris, John Runnels, and Billy Ray Thomas.