Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Ann Ray, 63, of  Portland,
Tennessee, will be held at 12 Noon on Thursday, April  3, 2014,
at    Anderson    –    Upper    Cumberland    Funeral    Home   in
Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the Pharris Cemetery in  the
McCoinsville community of Jackson County, TN.

  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from  4  P.M. –
9 P.M., and on Thursday from 10 A.M. until time of services.

  She   passed   away   on   Tuesday,   April  1, 2014, at  Alive
Hospice, Madison Campus in Madison, TN.

  She was born December 3, 1950, in Jackson  County, TN, to
the  late  Homer Shepherd  and  Gladys Heady Shepherd.   She
was  married  to  the  late  Michael  V.  Ray,  who  passed  away
March 29, 2008. She was an automotive factory worker,  and  a
member of the Church of Christ.

  In addition to her husband and parents,  she  was  preceded
in death by 1 Infant Sister.

  Survivors include 2 Sons: Chad Avent of Smithville, TN,  and
Michael  (Jennifer)  Ray   of   Hendersonville,   TN;  1 Daughter:
Shaunna Avent of Portland, TN; 9  Grandchildren: Hillary Avent,
Shawn Michael, Jimmy Ray, Casey Avent, Kara Robertson, Ben
Ray, Bastian, Anna Ray,  and  Abby Ray;  and  1  Brother: Dale
Shepherd of Nashville, TN.

  Bro. Jimmy Anderson will officiate at the services.
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