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Edna Earle Russell Gray was born on July 5, 1921 in Barry and passed away Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 at Life Care Center in Haltom City surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of Elmer and Mable Russell of the Barry community.
She attended school at Barry. On Nov. 4, 1939 she married Garland Gray from the community of Black Hills (west of Corsicana). They were married for 50 years until his death on Dec. 29, 1989.
Edna was a resident of the Roane community for 45 years. She moved to Corsicana in May 1990 to be near her sisters.
Edna was a longtime member of Roane Baptist Church where she taught Bible School, Sunday School and worked in WMU. She is a member of Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana, where she worked in WMU, she sang in the Senior Adult Choir and worked at the Care Center. She also worked at Adam Hat Factory, Jim Stephenson's Pharmacy, and R & H Pharmacy in Corsicana.
She was also a homemaker. She enjoyed canning and making jelly. She is also known as the "Chocolate Pie Lady" for church functions and whenever all the children were home, there was always a "Chocolate Pie" or two on the table.
She is survived by her daughters Pat Anderson and husband Willy of Fort Worth, Sue Gray Jones and husband Tom of Cameron and son-in-law Guy Anderson of Ponca City, Oklahoma; her grandchildren Ray Anderson and wife Kim of Wichita, Kansas, Dwayne Anderson of Kyle; Debora Gooch and husband Phil of Ponca City, Oklahoma, David Anderson and wife Dondi of Ponca City, Oklahoma, Jennifer Stone and husband Bob of Arlington, Janice Cone and David of Granbury; Patricia Box and husband Allen of Edmond, Oklahoma and Kari Cazalas and husband Marc of Cedar Park; great grandchildren Adam Anderson and wife Hannah, Jason Anderson and wife Stephanie of Wichita, Kansas, Nathan and Ryan Gooch of Ponca City, Oklahoma, Christian Fearnow and Casey Anderson of Ponca City, Oklahoma, Kaila and Alicia Box of Edmond, Oklahoma, Hunter Gray Anderson of Kyle, Ian Cone of Granbury, Kate Cazalas of Cedar Park and Grayson and Samuel Stone of Arlington; two great-great grandchildren Chloe Anderson and Alice Anderson and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband Garland Gray (1989), daughter Martha Gray Anderson (2015), sisters Elzie Brown and Louise Drain, brother John W Russell (Jay), parents Elmer and Mable (Cruise) Russell, brother in law Harrell Gray and sister in law Helen Gray.
A time of visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept 18, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services are set to begin at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept 19, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Colburn and Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.
Interment will follow in Black Hills Cemetery, FM 1839 off of Hwy. 22 Corsicana.
Memorials may be given to Nuero Fibrosis www.nfnetwork.org, Alzheimer Foundation or the Black Hills Cemetery Association 2033 Glenwood Cir, Corsicana, TX 75110.
An on line guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting Edna Earle Gray obituary.
Published on September 16, 2016
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