Photos of the Ray family June 9, 2003
This is some photos of my Ray side of my family. I have them thanks to my cousin Norris who sent them to us after my dad's funeral. Thank you Norris... I love you! IN addition I just got some new ones to add from my cousin Terry too.... Thanks TERRY!My Aunt Jewel Ray Autry, one of my daddy's two sisters.
She scanned me a photo of my dad.. the last time she saw him before he took so sick. He was already sick but could still get around. I love this picture Terry... thank you soo much.
Terry added these pics of my cousin Norris Woody, My Uncle Bill Ray, & Aunt Jewel.
Uncle James Ray, and Terry his daughter.
.....and my granny Eula Ray.
Please think or pray for my granny. She is currently in the hospital. They say she could go any minute. Please pass in peace Granny. I know you want to go with daddy. (she told me this when I last saw her, before she had her last 3 strokes.) I know I don't usually whine this much... but with Wensday being my birthday and this being the second in a row that I have been waiting for a phone call for a grandmother.... I am feeling slightly bleak, and more than slightly morose.
Terry also had this really good one of my baby sister Linda, Wanda, and Alex (I cut myself out of this one). I also chopped off Randy as he was on my other side.
So here is Randy my baby brother thanks to Wanda. Terry.... Since it was your pic i chopped up... I apologize.
This is My Cousin Jimmy Autry, Me, and Cousin Michael Autry, They are my two of Aunt Jewels 4 boys.
This is my Aunt Davia Ray (back to camera) Cousin Dennis Autry (another of Aunt Jewels boys), Aunt Jewel, Aunt Grace Ray Woody, Cousin Scott Ray, Cousin Jimmy.
This is my Cousin Glenda Autry, Terry Ray Burnette, Marie Woody, and Betty's mama Aunt Jean Ray.
Same three only this time with my Cousin Betty Ray Jamison.
This is my Step family. First is my sister Linda, My mom Wanda, her son Alan, and my brother Randy.
I love you ma-Wanda!
This next one is as many of us as would stand still and let a piture be taken. I don't know why mountain people still think there is something wrong with pictures... It means we wont have them down in our history pages.... *sad*
First is Betty, then Michael, Scott, Charles, Jimmy, Dennis, and Genda
Next row down is Jacob (my son with green hair) Alex (my son with orange hair) Carter with RED hair, and my cousin Marie who looks and acts like Madonna... even before Madonna became famous. That is me clutching Alex. He kept wanting to run with the other kids. My cousin Scott Ray is my Uncle Frank and Aunt Bill's son.
I thougth this was a good picture of my Aunt Grace Ray Woody (daddy's other sister) and her children.
From left to right surrounding Aunt Grace:
Marie, Norris and Diane
Terry sent a good shot of Diane, Norris, and Marie
My Aunt Davia and one of their 6 kids Tammy and Tammy's husband Coy Blevins. Now Bill and Titus were actually here... and I think Tony was too... I just don't have any pictures of them.. I didn't take my camera.... I was lucky to get these from Norris.
My dad left 3 living brothers,
Uncle Clarence is Betty Ray Jamison's dad.
Uncle James is Terry Ray Burnettes father.
Uncle Bill is my Aunt Davia's Husband.
Daddy left 2 living sisters: Aunt Jewel and Aunt Grace.
My Dad's brothers who are not still alive are:
Earl, Bobby, Frank.
This is for the memory of my daddy. Born November 17, 1940 - Died June 6, 2003.
I miss him. I loved him. He was a rough, harsh at times mountain man. He was my daddy. He was the one person who was always strong for me. He was what he said he was, and never no more or less. He was a cowboy who got his boots breaking horses. He was a sewing machine machinic that when he left the company they had a 15 year contract on his head that said he could not work for another company. He was a truck driver that pulled an 18-wheeler out of a jackknife on Marion mountain with a cop trying to stop him. He was a very unique man. My daddy was someone I admired. I have known him to beat up many people. (I am not saying this is a good thing) and I have seen him cry cuz some little kid he saw in town needed shoes.
I am proud that Kenneth Ray was my Father.
I love you daddy. I will miss you forever.
Your daughter Paula Annette Ray.