Elder Arthur Leroy Ray, 89 of Winecoff School Road, Concord, NC passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the Tucker Hospice House.
He was born April 30, 1930 in Raeford, NC to the late John Richard Ray and the late Maddie Handon Ray.
Arthur was educated in the Hoke County Schools and attended Upchurch High School. He served in the US Army and was the owner and operator of a Dry Cleaner. Elder Ray was a former member of Greater St. Paul of Brooklyn, NY and St. James United Church of God in Raeford, where he had served as Chairman of the Deacon Board, Superintendent of the Sunday School, Choir President, and Church Counsel. He currently attended New Life Baptist Church in Concord, NC.
Services will be held Friday, December 20, 2019 at New Life Baptist Church, Concord, NC. Visitation will be 9:00-9:30 a.m. with funeral services at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Highland Biblical Gardens, Raeford, NC.
Those left to cherish fond memories are one son, Arthur D. Ray (Linda), Concord, NC; three grandchildren, Deshara Ray, Ursula Ray and Lincoln Collins; great-grandchildren, Javian Knight, Makayla Aydelotte; other family and friends.
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