91 year old Gladys Ray Cope of Smithville died Monday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired machine operator at Kingston Timer, Order of the Eastern Star, and the New Union The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the New Union The Baptist Church. Darrell Cantrell and Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Cope was preceded in death by her two husbands, George E. Ray and Rayton Cope; parents, Ed Nichols and Mellie Fisher Chisam; two sisters, Hazel Chisam and Eula Cantrell and husband Atwood; and two great grandchildren, Zachary and Shelby Ray. Survivors include three children, Ernest and wife Elene Ray of Adams, Tennessee; Linda Ray and husband Puggy Cook of Alexandria; and Roy and wife Patsy Ray of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Melinda and husband Mark Miller of Liberty, Tina and husband Matt Gibson, and Ernie and wife Christin Cook all of Alexandria, Greg and wife Amanda Ray of Clarksville, Patrick and wife Dessa Ray, and Tracy and wife Donna Ray all of Smithville. Nine great grandchildren, eight great great grandchildren, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews all survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Union The Baptist Church or to the charity of your choice.
Gladys Ray Cope
Apr 16 2012