Tifton Gazette


March 10, 2014

H.G. “Buddy” Ray

SYCAMORE — H.G. “Buddy” Ray, 62, of Sycamore died Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Ashburn. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Bethel Baptist Church Family Ministries Building. Burial followed at the Lakeview Cemetery in Sycamore.

Mr. Ray was the son of the late Otis Grady “Shorty” and Frances McCard Ray and lived most of his life in Sycamore. He was a member and deacon at Bethel Baptist Church and was retired from Flowers Baking Co. as regional sales manager. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Tim Ray, and a grandchild, Robert Shannon Lacy.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Burns Ray; his children, Cody Alan Ray, Buffy (Bobby) Lacy and Christy James, all of Sycamore; his sister, Cherry (Eric) Trevelyan of Tifton; and six grandchildren, Hunter Lacy and Emma Lacy of Sycamore, Jesse James and Noah James of Ashburn, Erik Gabriel Ray of Cordele and Lane Grady Ray of Adel.

For those who wish, please make donations to Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, 2245 Bethel Road, Sycamore, GA 31790.

You may sign the online guest book and share your special condolences and memories with the family by visiting Perry Funeral Chapel’s website at www.perryfuneralchapel.com.

Perry Funeral Chapel in Ashburn was in charge of the arrangements.

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