Cynthia Ray

Cynthia LaVurl Ray (Collier)

Wednesday, June 2nd, 1943 - Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
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Mrs. Cynthia LaVurl Collier Ray, 76, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at her home in Harmontown.

Mrs. Ray was born on June 2, 1943, in Chattanooga, TN to Jewel Maynor and Mason Collier. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed attending the meetings and social gatherings. She was a very talented seamstress who could make anything - even her own square-dancing outfits. Mrs. Ray was known as a great cook and enjoyed preparing dishes for her family and friends. She loved the outdoors, especially fishing. Her friends and family described her as “the salt of the earth” kind of lady, a very compassionate and loving individual and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving family, which includes her husband of 40 years, Ronald Ray; her daughter, Margaret Weiler of Coffeeville; her son, Eddie Hughes of Harmontown; one sister, Shirley Burger; seven grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held in the Senatobia Chapel of Ray-Nowell Funeral Home on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Senatobia Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held in the funeral home from 12-2 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2020.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 20th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Friday, March 20th, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, March 20th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Friday, March 20th, 2020 2:00pm
    Ray-Nowell Funeral Home - Senatobia Chapel
    3065 Hwy 51 South
    SENATOBIA, MS 38668
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  • Interment

    Senatobia Memorial Cemetery
    Hwy. 51 S.
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Judy Gattis Weir

Posted at 08:52pm
Shirley, I am so sad to hear that Cynthia has passed...The Collier and Gattis Families go WAY back, we all grew up together, I still have some old pictures of all of us...You and the rest of her family are in my thoughts and prayers as you all lay sweet Cynthia to rest! Hold all the memories of her close to your hearts and let them be of comfort to you all...God Bless!

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