Ethel Gertrude Ray, 81, of Columbus, Georgia passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Piedmont Medical Center. Graveside services will be held Monday, February 3, 2020 beginning at 11:00am ET at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery with Rev. Dewayne Dean officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday, February 2, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00pm ET at Colonial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Ray was born January 6, 1939 to Luther Jackson Rusk and Frances Ann Howard in Fort Mitchell, Alabama. She retired as a nurse and a teachers aid at Achievement Academy. She enjoyed making jewelry, crafts and coloring. Mrs. Ray is preceded in death by her husband, Rowan Ray.
Surviving are her two daughters, Vicky Gonzales (JC) and Kerri Leigh Nixon (Butch); son, Rowan Ray, Jr. (Katrina); sister, Jan Senn (John); grandchildren, Cory Armstrong (Veronica), Casey Smith (Jeff), Caitlyn Jackson (Rodney), Sydney Nixon, Courtney Jones (Greg) and Brandon Ray; great-grandchildren, Kylie Ashmore, Ashlyn Smith, Riley Armstrong, Brayden Smith, Bryson Smith, Laim Pope, Caden Wahlert and Skylar Nixon.
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