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Obituary: Lonas Crandle Wray, 73, Cumberland Co., KY

He was a member of the Mt. Pisgah United Baptist Church and was a construction worker for Ernest Simpson Construction Co.

Lonas Crandle Wray, age 73, of Burkesville, Ky. passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at the Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, KY.

Services were held on Tuesday May 4, 2010 at the Mt. Pisgah United Baptist Church of Christ at The Bow Schoolhouse Community, with Bro. Joey Bunch and Bro. Thomas Smith officiating. Burial was in the Bow School House Cemetery.

Lonas Crandle Wray, Cumberland Co., KY (1936-2010)

He was born on Friday, August 14, 1936 in the Hegira Community of Cumberland County, KY, the son of Sam Pennycuff and Glenza A. (Wray) Wray. He died Saturday, May 1, 2010 at the Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, Cumberland Co., KY, at the age of 73 years, 8 months, and 17 days.

He was a construction worker for Ernest Simpson Construction Company and he was a member of the Mt. Pisgah United Baptist Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Nelda Arms Wray, his daughter, Teresa Ann Wray and his sister Regina Wray Hinds.Survivors include his wife, Regina Owens Wray, of Burkesville, KY, and the following:
  • His daughters and sons-in-law: Nelda Marita Wray (and Tony) Jeffries of Edmonton, KY; Patricia Lynn Wray (and Tim)Thompson of Hiseville, KY

  • His sister and brother-in-law: Shirley Kay Wray (and Barry) Barnett of Burkesville, KY

  • His grandchildren: Brandon (and Kristan) Thompson, Amanda (and Frankie) Froedge, Jessica Thompson, Tara Jeffries and Dakota Jeffries

  • His great-grandchildren: Riley Paige Froedge and Braydon Cole Thompson

  • His step-children: Lonnie Williams, of Columbia, KY, Brenda Norris, Sabra Scott and Anthony Vincent all of Burkesville, KY

  • Several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Professional Service Provided by Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, KY.

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