Mr. Charles William “C.W.” Ray

Mr. Charles William “C.W.” Ray, age 80, of Cedar Bluff, AL, died Monday, May 13, 2024, at Atrium Health Floyd.

Mr. Ray was born July 25, 1943, in Gaylesville, AL, son of the late Dee Lee Ray and Gussie Mae Holbrook Ray.  He attended Freedom Baptist Church in Gaylesville, and prior to his retirement, was employed with General Electric.  He was a member of the Yaarab Temple, the Rome Shrine Club, the Hillbilly Unit, a former member and past master of Alpine Lodge # 211, F&AM, and was currently a member of Cedar Bluff Lodge # 486, F&AM.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Ray was preceded in death by his brother, Sonny (Pat) Ray; sister, Evaughn (Joe Wheeler) Cavin; and brothers-in-law, Tom Mobbs and Harry Adderhold.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa Ray; son, Cassey (Megan) Ray; daughter, Mandy (Mark) Ballard; sisters, Sue Mobbs and Margie Adderhold; grandchildren, Connor Ray, Ella Ray, and Ginna Ray.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. (AL Time) on Friday, May 17, 2024, from the Mason Funeral Chapel with Pastor Terry Hawkins officiating.  Interment will follow in Weiss Lake Memorial Gardens.  Active pallbearers will be Bud Willis, Ricky Sumner, Butch Young, Eric Reynolds, Rickey Wheeling, and Jason Winters.  Honorary pallbearers will be Mack Godfrey, Jeff Ward, Anita Willingham, and the members of the Rome Shrine Club, Alpine Lodge  #211, and Cedar Bluff Lodge #486.

Mr. Ray will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M. (AL Time) until the hour of service on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

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Arrangements are provided by Mason Funeral Home- Summerville, GA.

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