Mr. Howard Cecil Ray

Mr. Howard Cecil Ray, 87, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2012, at Mississippi State Veteran’s Home in Kosciusko, Mississippi.

Visitation was at Flower Ridge United Methodist Church in Louisville, Mississippi, on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Funeral services were held at Flower Ridge Church at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday with Rev. Larry Haggard and Rev. Scarlet Sheppard officiating.

Interment will be in Flower Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born on December 11, 1925, Mr. Ray was a member of Flower Ridge United Methodist Church. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Delta State University and his Master’s degree from Mississippi State University. He was a retired school superintendent in Immokalee, Florida. He answered the call of his country by serving in the United States Navy during World War II.

Mr. Ray is survived by his son, Ted Randall Roebuck of Immokalee, Florida; two grand- children, Joshua Wade Roebuck and Amanda Jean Roebuck Paul and husband, Matthew; one great-grandchild, Ella Roebuck; and by his sister-in-law, Mary Darby and husband, Paul, of Noxapater, Mississippi.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie Mae Ray; his parents, R. F. and Mary Lee Hodges Ray; and his brother, Tabor Ray.

Memorials may be given to Flower Ridge United Methodist Church, c/o Lynda Reed, 1841 Enon Road, Louisville, MS 39339.

Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS handled the arrangements. You may sign the guestbook at PAID OBITUARY