Mary Jane Gray


Mary Jane Gray, 95, of Seymour, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at her home.

Born Oct. 8, 1919, in Harlan County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of William and Flora Nolan.

In October 1940 at London, Kentucky, she married Tom Gray, and they raised 11 children. She was retired from Medora Plastics and was a founding charter member of Faith Southern Baptist Church. Mary will be remembered by her family as a gardener, a quilter and a provider.

Survivors include her children, Bill (Margie) Nolan, Verlon Denver (Wanda) Gray, Raymond (Rita) Gray, Ronnie (Sheila) Gray, Melvin (Donna) Gray, Elvin (Connie) Gray, Carl (Beverly) Gray, Tommy Jo (Wanda) Gray, Ollie M. Knott, Nadine (Estill) Bowman and Alene (Norman) Davis; and 196 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren with three more on the way.

Besides her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by a daughter, Evelyn; brothers, Elvin, Sherman, Orville, Tony, Joe and Garfield; a sister, Nora; grandson, Stevie; a great-grandson, Landon; and two sons-in-law, Gordon “Pete” Knott and Don Reynolds.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Southern Baptist Church at 8856 N. State Road 135, Vallonia.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre, Seymour, and from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church.

Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.

Memorials can be made in Mary’s memory to Faith Southern Baptist Church or to donor’s choice of charity.

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