Billie Jean Ray, of Kennett, daughter of the late W.A. Harrell and Beulah Johnson Harrell, was born Nov. 1, 1921, in St. Francis, Ark., and departed this life on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at the age of 88 years, 3 months and 19 days at Heritage Nursing Center in Kennett.
Billie Jean married John Ray on April 28, 1940. John preceded her in death on June 9, 2008. She was also preceded in death by a son, David Ray and a brother, Dennis Harrell.
Survivors include one daughter, Myra McComb, of Amelia Island, Fla.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, and other relatives and many friends.
Graveside services were held 11 a.m., today, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett with Rev. Dale Rickman officiating.
McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett was in charge of the arrangements.