September 27, 2016 ~ January 19, 2009
LINDEN Mary Alice Ray, age 92, of Keithville, LA and formerly of Linden, TX, passed away on January 19, 2009. Mrs. Ray was born in Cleveland, TX on September 27, 1916, to Virgil W. and Dora Wright Carter. She married Jewel F. Fay on November 11, 1939. They were long-time residents of Longview before moving to Linden. They were married 59 years before his death in 1999. Mrs. Ray was a homemaker and she was a wonderful cook. She avidly worked word puzzles and she loved all babies. She was active in Eastern Star in both the Hallsville and Linden Chapters, where she served in all offices. In addition to her husband and her parents, Mrs. Ray was preceded in death by her sister, Edith Kirkham and brother, Wright Carter. She is survived by her children, daughter, Sandra Ray Tesnow and husband, Ed of Keithville, LA; son, Jerry Carter Ray of Mountain View, AR, and son, Eddie Ray and wife Nancy of Longview, TX; sister, Sue Gassiott of Cleveland, TX, brother, Robert Carter and wife, Jean, of Cleveland, TX, and brother, Keith Carter and wife Ghita of Georgetown; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden. Michael Ray Bottoms, Mrs. Rays grandson, will conduct the funeral service on Thursday at 10:30 A.M. at First Baptist Church in Linden. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Linden, P O Box 179, Linden, Texas 75563 or Summer Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 8924 Jewella Ave., Shreveport, LA 71118.