Lorene Ray


CLEARWATER, Fla. — Mrs. Lorene Blackerby Ray, daughter of the late Ernest and Etta Blackerby, died April 5, 2013. She was born on December 24, 1926 at Grapevine, Ark., and spent the last 23 years retired and living in Clearwater, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oren Clennon Ray and sister, Ernestine Clement.

Survivors include son, Michael (Susan) Ray; daughter, Teena Marks; grandchildren, Christina (Howard) Holbrook; Jamie Lee Marks; and Donald Marks; great-grandchildren, Jonathon Holland, Joshua Holland, Katie Holbrook, and Madison Holbrook.

Visitation will begin 12:00 noon, Saturday, at Fuller Hale-South Funeral Chapel, followed by the funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Brother Doney Blackerby will officiate. Interment will follow in Clement Cemetery at Grapevine.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Sylvan Abbey Methodist Church, 2817 Sunset Point Rd., Clearwater, FL 33759, attn: Lorene Ray Memorial Fund.

Online condolences: FullerFunerals.com