Nell Ray October 22, 1920 ~ August 12, 2012
Nell Ray, 91, of Fayetteville, AR died August 12, 2012 at Fayetteville City Hospital, her home for over twelve years.
Nell was born October 22, 1920 in West Fork, AR the daughter of Garland and Ada Carter. She married Maurice Ray on February 4th, 1942.
She was a member of the West Fork Presbyterian Church, President of the Missionary Society, Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, Daughters of Demeter, the University of Arkansas Women’s Club and secretary for the West Fork School Superintendent.
Nell loved to quilt, cross stitch, and sew. She was a wonderful cook and homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents Garland and Ada Carter, her husband, Dr. Maurice L. Ray; two brothers, Hearl and Tom Carter and two sisters, Thelma Williams and Mary Threlkeld.
Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Crider and husband, Marion of West Fork, two sons, David Ray of West Fork and John Ray of Fayetteville, two grandsons, Lane Crider and his wife, Stacy of Fayetteville, AR and Marcus Crider and his wife, Christy of Nashville, TN; one granddaughter, Kelsey Ray of Springdale; four great-grandchildren, Emma and Tuck Crider of Fayetteville and Cole and Lydia Crider of Nashville, TN; a sister-in-law, Muriel Sperduto and her husband, Ted of Springfield, VA, many nieces and nephews and her extended family at Fayetteville City Hospital.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday; August 18, 2012 at the chapel of Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Carter Threlkeld officiating.
Burial will be in the West Fork Cemetery.
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