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Jewell Williams Ray, 89, the daughter of the late James Elton Williams, Sr. and Martha Smith Williams, was born on March 25, 1928, in Hoover and passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Greenville, SC.
Gravesite services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 7, 2017, at Hopewell Cemetery.
Jewell is survived by her daughter, Sandra Ray Spann of Greer, S.C.; grandchildren,
Scott Spann and wife Heather of Charleston, S.C., Holly Watkins and husband Jonathan of Loveland, Colo.: great-grandchildren, Caroline Spann and Andrew Spann of Charleston; sister, Barbara Feagle and husband Hugh of Mobile, Ala.; brother-in-law, Jere Taylor of Lebanon, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Sybil Williams of Cullman; and 26 nieces and nephews.
Jewell was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Orvel Ray; parents; two sisters, Dolly Williams Taylor and Marie Williams Poole; and brother, James Elton Williams, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made for "Alabama's Jewell" to Seventh Street Baptist Church in Cullman.
Published on April 3, 2017
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