Dorothy Jean Bunnell Ray | 1932-2013

Published Saturday, August 24, 2013

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Dorothy Jean Bunnell Ray

Dorothy Jean Bunnell Ray, 81, a retired middle school teacher, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, in Corinth.

Funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at First Baptist Church of Paradise with the Rev. Chris Shelton officiating. Pallbearers include Shaun Ray, Shane Ray, Cody Leake, Derek Ray, Kristen Brasher, Kyle Ray, Ty Boyer, Carlton Leake, Brandi Ray, Alex Ray, Lauren Rushton and Halle Brecht. Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery.

Dorothy was born May 14, 1932, in Decatur to Herman and Nettie (James) Bunnell. She was married to Hubert Ray for 62 years at his death in December of 2012. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Harold Bunnell.

Dorothy graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and received her master’s degree from the University of North Texas. She retired from Decatur ISD in 2000 after 26 years of teaching.

Survivors include her sons, Ronald Ray, David L. Ray and wife, Karen, and Richard Ray and wife, Rebecca, all of Denton; daughters Pam Leake and husband, Ray, of Denton and Kim Brecht and husband, Chris, of Krum; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald Bunnell of San Angelo; sister Carolyn Shelton of Haltom City; and uncle Gordon James and wife, Marie, of North Richland Hills.

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