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Paul Gordon Ray Sr.

April 21, 1937 — October 31, 2023


Paul Gordon Ray Sr.

Paul Gordon Ray Sr., 86, of Seagrove, passed away on October 31, 2023, at his residence.

Gordon was born on April 21, 1937, in Stuart, VA to James E. Ray and Edith Shelton Ray Maness. Gordon served his country as a dedicated Navy veteran before becoming a beloved local Potter in the community.

In addition to his parents, Gordon was preceded in death by his stepfather, Wilmer Maness, half-sister Winnie Pierce, and half-brother Darwin Maness.

He is survived by his  wife, Patricia Cagle Ray of the home; son Paul G. Ray Jr. (Evelyn) of Seagrove; and his half-brothers Merritt Maness and Gray Maness of Robbins. Left to cherish his memory are two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2023, at 3:00 pm at Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Arnold Comer officiating.

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The Ray family is being served by Phillips Funeral Home in Star.

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Graveside Service

Sunday, November 5, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery

7912 Union Grove Church Rd, Seagrove, NC 27341

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