Hazel T. Ray, 98, Mt. Zoar Latham Rd, died at 5:29 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Crofton of natural causes.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, at West Mt. Zoar Baptist Church, with Rev. Don Mock, Rev. Earl Grace, and Rev. Hilda Bentley officiating. Burial will follow at Ray Family Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home in Crofton. Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton is in charge of arrangements.
A native of Joaquin, TX, she was born March 28, 1916, the daughter of the late Jessie Banks and Rosa Stevenson Taylor. She was a member of West Mt. Zoar Baptist Church. She was a retired school teacher and was the libranian at Crofton Elementary School for many years. She was a Kentucky Colonel, Kentucky Corn Island Storyteller, Past President of the Kentucky Poetry Society, a member of the Hopkinsville Christian County Public Library Board, Past President of the Friends of the Library, and a member of The Mother of a Son of the Daughters of Texas.
She is preceeded in death by her husband, William Ben Ray.
Survivors include her sons: Robin Ray (Brenda) of Hopkinsville, Tucker Ray of Hopkinsville, Mark Ray of Jacksonville, FL, Shan Ray of Hopkinsville; her daughters: Kay Ray Putty of Crofton, Maia Lea Ray of Hopkinsville; her sister: Mary Taylor Glasgow of Tucson, AZ; her grandchildren: Crystal, Lance (Lori), Kandy (Greg), Banks (Heather), Brent, Stefan, Paul (Dawn), Olivia (Brent), Jaime, Nathan, Christopher, and Summer; her great grandchildren: Krystina, Kassidy, Trevor, Tara, Ashley, Amber, Houston, Skylar, Livi, Tanner, Morgan, Jacob, Olivia, Junia, Sebastian, Morgan, Ben, Will, Kinley; and her great great grandchildren: Salem, Makayla, Gabriel
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hopkinsville Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St, Hopkinsville, KY 42240, or West Mt. Zoar Baptist Church, 7800 Mt. Zoar Rd., Hopkinsville, KY 42240.