Mary Elizabeth Ham Ray died Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Casey County Hospital. She was born in Hampton Beach, Virginia, October 29, 1932. After living in Texas, Georgia and Hawaii, she moved to Liberty from Key West, Florida, in 2011.
She went back to school in her 40s to achieve her goal of becoming a registered nurse, earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing from West Texas State University.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, John Pearl Ray Jr., MD; a newborn daughter, Caroline Redd Ray; brother, Brent Holland; and son-in-law, William Streeter. She is survived by her children, Anne Streeter (Liberty), Julia Williams and Susan Kent (Fayetteville, AR) and John Pearl Ray III (Lubbock, TX); brother, Robert Holland (Seattle, WA); grandchildren, Joshua Williams, Kate Williams-Moore, Kim King, Sarah Bull and Braden Bull (Fayetteville/Bentonville, AR); and great-grandchildren Kenzie King, Grace Chapman, Calliope Bull, Carmen Bull, and Shae Poppy Bull (Fayetteville/Bentonville, Arkansas).
The family wishes to thank the superior and compassionate care provided by the staff of Casey County Hospital, Liberty Care Center and Lifeline Health Care of Casey County.
Cremation rites were honored by McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.