Sylvia J. Ray, 59

December 31, 2008

SEPT. 9, 1949-DEC. 29, 2008

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Sylvia Jean "Sal" Ray, 59, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at Winchester Medical Center.

Born Sept. 9, 1949, in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of the late Dayton Calvin Michael and Margaret Eliza Kyne Michael Rankin.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She was a 1968 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School.

She worked as assistant manager at 7-Eleven convenience store in Berkeley Springs.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, James William Ray, at home; one daughter, Marcy L. Ray-Keithly of Berkeley Springs; two sons, James T. Ray and Anthony W. Ray, both of Berkeley Springs; one sister, Margaret A. Michael of Berkeley Springs; three brothers, Dayton J. Michael of Berkeley Springs, Roger Lee Michael of Las Vegas and Leroy L. Michael of Mt. Gilead, N.C.; two grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Carl Warner Rankin.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs. Pastor Jack Hiles Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral home will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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