Eugene Talmadge Wray

Born: Mon., Sep. 12, 1932
Died: Mon., Feb. 1, 2010

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Eugene Talmadge “Gene” Wray, age 77, of Bairdstown, died Monday, February 1, 2010 at Athens Regional Medical Center. He was born on September 12, 1932 in Maxeys, Georgia to the late Whitfield Wray and Eula Crane Wray. He grew up and attended school in Maxeys while working on a farm and later worked at the sawmill. During the Korean War, he served his country in the United States Army. After the war he worked in the pulpwood industry, drove a school bus and was a motor grade operator for the Greene County Road Department. For over twenty years, he worked in the maintenance department at Mary Leila Cotton Mill, which later became Wellington Puritan Mills. For the next five years, he was the night watchman for Wellington Puritan. He is survived by two daughters, Debra Ann Aaron and husband Keith of Lexington, GA and Tammy Michelle Williams of Bairdstown, GA; two sons, Terry Eugene Wray and wife Carol of Bairdstown, GA and Rodney Wray and wife Michelle of Bairdstown, GA; sisters, Bessie Mathis of Watkinsville, GA, Helen Clark of Maxeys, GA, Betty Adkins-Glover of Macon, GA, Pat Roberson and husband Mercer of Stone Mountain, GA; a brother, George S. “Bud” Wray and wife Dorothy of Bairdstown, GA; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Herrington. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the McCommons Chapel with Rev. Danny Holdredge officiating. Interment will follow at Bairds Baptist Church Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night and 1:00 p.m. until time for the service on Wednesday at McCommons Funeral Home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Brenda Lindsey
   Posted Mon February 01, 2010
You are in our thoughts and prayers Brenda Lindsey

Lynn Bryan Kitchens
   Posted Tue February 02, 2010
Prayers for the family at this difficult time.

Ann Worthen
   Posted Tue February 02, 2010
May God be with you through this tough time. Bud, Dot and family you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Terry, Carol and family you will also be in my thoughts and prayers. Love Ann

Wanda McCAnnon
   Posted Tue February 02, 2010
You all will be in my prayers.

Robert Dowdy
   Posted Tue February 02, 2010
Deepest sympathy to the Wray family. Robert & Annette Dowdy

Brian and Pam Vaughn
   Posted Tue February 02, 2010
Dear Family, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Brian and Pam Vaughn

Dale Temple
   Posted Thu February 04, 2010
Bessie, I am so sorry I just learned of your brother's passing. May you find peace in knowing he is now with God. God bless you and your family.

Pamela English Smith
   Posted Sat February 06, 2010
Michelle & Rodney, You have my deepest sympathy for your loss.Please let me know if I can help in any way. I'll see you soon. Cousin Pam