Mrs. Frances Gray, 80, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at her residence. She was born on March 19, 1942, and was the daughter of the late Henry and Ina Barber Gaines.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Willie Pearl Mills, John Gaines, Charles Gaines, and Janie Gaines.

Affectionately called “Toot,” she graduated from R.A. Clement High School in Cleveland, N.C.

She leaves to cherish the memory of her life her husband, James Gray of the home; her children, Kathy Gray (Tony) and Kent Gray(Marsha); her grandchildren, Monica Gray and Algernon Reid; and her great grandchildren, Kingston Reid, Zhuri Reid, and Zevyn Reid. Her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law are Isabell Gray (Clarence), Claudia Gray, Gene Gray (Naomi), Laura Lee (Emory) (deceased), Ruth Little (deceased), Louise Green (Willie); and special nieces, Virginia Montgomery and Arlene Wilds (deceased); nephews, Steve Keseler, and Joe Kesler; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Rutledge & Bigham Mortuary is serving the Gray family.

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