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Rena “Reva” Ray Radford, age 97, Odom Branch Road, Erwin, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Brookside Rehabilitation and Care in Burnsville, N.C.
She was born in Yancey County, N.C., to the late Richard and Lillie Fox Ray.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Coath Radford; one daughter, Mary Alice Park Whitson; two brothers, Shelby Ray and Leroy Ray; one sister, Ruby Wilson.
Survivors include one brother: Bis Ray and wife Edna, Burnsville, N.C.; two sisters: Dorothy McKinney, Spruce Pine, N.C., Margie Banks Griner and husband Buddy, Hendersonville, N.C., and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 14, in Evergreen Cemetery. The Rev. Bernie Jones officiated.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Radford family through a complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at
Robert Ledford Funeral Home and Chapel was in charge.