George Sylvester Wray

Born: Sat., Dec. 7, 1935
Died: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sat., Aug. 19, 2017
Location: Callaway Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Aug. 20, 2017
Location: Bairds Baptist Church

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George Sylvester “Bud” Wray

George Sylvester “Bud” Wray, age 82, of Bairdstown, passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017 at his residence with his loved ones. Born in Macedonia on December 7, 1935 he was the son of the late Whitfield and Eula Crane Wray. He was a lifelong resident in the Bairdstown Community where he attended school in Maxeys.  On May 22, 1954 he married the former Dorothy Harriett McCannon.  His working career began with Mary Leila Cotton Mill, then he worked for a trailer plant in Union Point and at the Wallace Dam.  He retired in 1996 from Chipman Union in Union Point.  He was a faithful member of Bairds Baptist Church in Bairdstown where he served as a deacon.  He enjoyed bird and coon hunting with his bird dogs and coon dogs.  He also enjoyed riding horses.

Bud was a devoted family man and is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Dorothy Wray of Bairdstown; his children, Kay Askew, Gil Wray (Crickett), Elaine Wray, Joe Wray (Stephanie), Brenda Wray, and Tim Wray (Rhonda); siblings, Helen Clark, Betty Adkins-Glover and Pat Roberson (Mercer); 14 grandchildren, Shannon Ruark, Tricia and Johnny Askew, Whit, T.J., Will and Tara Wray, Nick Thurmond, Ethan Smith, Trevor Wray, Jody Kotch, Chelsey Moody, Jessie Wray Colquitt and Dottie Wray; 19 great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.  Bud was preceded in death by his sisters, Bessie Mathis and Ruth Herrington; and a brother, Eugene Talmadge “Gene” Wray.

Funeral Services will be held, Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Bairds Baptist Church, 42 Bairdstown Loop, Union Point, GA 30669 with Rev. Danny Holdridge officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday night at Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669.  Serving as pallbearers are grandsons: Johnnie Askew, Whit Wray, T.J. Wray, Will Wray, Nick Thurmond, Trevor Wray and Ethan Smith.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Walker, Jack Crane, Ralph Crane, Kopas Ogletree and Jim Russell.  Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements.  Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Lynn Bryan Kitchens
   Posted Sat August 19, 2017
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Lean on God, he will give you comfort during this difficult time.

Charles Bryan, Lynn, Jennie, Matt, Katie, Wesley & their families.
Bill & Helen Yearwood & Family

Barry and Teresa Churchwell
   Posted Sat August 19, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to the Wray families.
May the warm and cherished memories shared be of comfort.
Keeping each of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Peggy s arthur
   Posted Sat August 19, 2017
Extending deepest sympathy to the wray family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Peggy and billy arthur

Lane and Robin Smith
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017
Sending our love and prayers to the family during this difficult time. May God carry each of you in the days ahead!

Wanda Mcannon
   Posted Sun September 03, 2017
To All the Family:

I pray that God will hold you all in the embrace of love and be with you each and every day. Bud was a good man and he always made me feel like one of the family. Our family is sad today but God's family is cheering for another loved one who has come to his Heavenly home. God bless and keep you all