Ruby Bray Obituary

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In Memory of

Ruby Lawson Bray

July 14, 1930 - August 23, 2014
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Ruby Lawson Bray died peacefully at Pennybyrn on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Born on July 14, 1930, daughter of the late Raymond Odell Lawson and Lula Mae Latham Lawson, she was a resident of High Point, NC all of her life. She graduated from High Point High School in 1948 and married Bruce Bray, Jr. on April 9, 1949. He preceded her in death in May of 1998. Together she and Bruce owned and operated Bray Electric Company and High Point Electric Co. After retirement, Ruby enjoyed working at Elder Drug Company for many years. During her life, Ruby enjoyed vegetable gardening, needlecrafts, knitting, and her beloved pets. She was an...
Ruby Lawson Bray died peacefully at Pennybyrn on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Born on July 14, 1930, daughter of the late Raymond Odell Lawson and Lula Mae Latham Lawson, she was a resident of High Point, NC all of her life.

She graduated from High Point High School in 1948 and married Bruce Bray, Jr. on April 9, 1949. He preceded her in death in May of 1998.
Together she and Bruce owned and operated Bray Electric Company and High Point Electric Co. After retirement, Ruby enjoyed working at Elder Drug Company for many years.

During her life, Ruby enjoyed vegetable gardening, needlecrafts, knitting, and her beloved pets. She was an incredible cook and many friends enjoyed her hospitality over the years. She was a member of Northwood United Methodist Church and attended until her health prevented her from doing so.
Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, Bruce (Chip) Bray, III, Rayma Bray Caulfield, her husband Brian Caulfield, Bryan Keith Bray and his wife Celeste Moody Bray. She was blessed with four grandchildren who loved her dearly, Briana Caulfield Ernsting and her husband James Patrick Ernsting, Kenneth Riley Caulfield and his wife Lauren Freeman Caulfield, Brooks Elizabeth Bray and Reagan Lawson Bray. Ruby had one great-grandchild, James Gunnar Ernsting. She is also survived by her sister, Betty Barbry and her husband, James (Jeff) Barbry, and nephews, James (Jimmy) Barbry, Mark Barbry, Thomas (Tommy) Bray and David Bray and their children.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 am in Northwood United Methodist Church by the Reverend Jeffrey H. Sypole. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Sechrest Funeral Service on E. Lexington Avenue on Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the nurses and staff of McEwen House, Pennybryn for their support, compassion and loving care of their mother. Heaven has received a new angel. Memorials may be directed to Pennybryn, Northwood Methodist Church, Hospice of the Piedmont or any charity of choice.

"To the family of Ruby . I will always remember and love her always ." Carol Edwards (High Point, NC)

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