Elizabeth Ray

Elizabeth Diane Ray (Ward)

Wednesday, August 23rd, 1972 - Monday, September 14th, 2020
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Elizabeth Diane Ray, age 48, of the Miller Creek section of Swords Creek, Virginia passed away Monday (September 14, 2020) in a Kingsport, Tennessee hospital. Born August 23, 1972 in Tazewell County, Virginia, she was a daughter of Norman Eugene Ward and the late Betty Jane Street Ward. A lifelong resident of the area, she was a member of Perkins Chapel in Swords Creek, Virginia. She had formerly been employed as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service and as a scale house operator for E. Dillon & Company.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by one brother, Rev. Randall Ward.
Survivors, in addition to her father, include her loving husband of thirty- two years, Wayne Ray of the home; son, Aaron Ray and companion, Hollie of Clark’s Valley, Virginia; one daughter, Stephanie Ray and companion, Dewayne of Honaker, Virginia; two grandchildren, Jadyn Ray and Kayson Johnson; former daughter-in-law, Tiffany Ray; two brothers, Richard Ward and Jeffery Ward; three sisters, Susie Fields, Patricia Hess and Melissa Harris and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM Wednesday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Claude Ray, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Ray-Plaster Cemetery at Call Valley, Virginia with Rev. Steve Ray officiating.
Pallbearers will be Mark Ray, Dewayne Harris, Jonathan Short, Chris Spangler, Tyler Johnson, Jonathan Harris, Michael Casey and Carlos Peck.
The family will receive friends at Honaker Funeral Home from 12:30 PM-2 PM on Wednesday.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm
    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm
    Honaker Funeral Home
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 2:00pm
    Honaker Funeral Home
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Claude Ray, Jr.
  • Interment

    Ray-Plaster Cemetery


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Posted at 05:39pm
Aunt Diane was a wonderful, strong, woman with a huge heart! You will be greatly missed by all. Love and prayers to my family during this difficult time.

Donna Shelton

Posted at 09:22pm
Love, Wayne and Donna Shelton
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