Charlene Williams Ray

Charlene Williams Ray, 84, of Elizabethtown, died Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at her home. She was a native of Bogalusa, Louisiana, and was a member of Severns Valley Baptist Church where she led the senior adult choir, worked with WMU and International Ministries, and went on several mission trips. She was attending Lee's Creek Baptist Church in Bogalusa, Louisiana when she met her future husband, Bill, who was the interim music minister. She was well known for singing with her husband at weddings, funerals, nursing homes, and Sunday school classes. She loved playing cards and dominoes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. William C. Ray; parents, George Dewey Williams, Sr. and Thelma Lossett Williams; brother, W.E. Williams; and two sisters, Mary B. Pounds and Irma Lee Dantin. She is survived by three children, Melanie (Tony) Twyman, Kevin (Cathy) Ray, and Valette (Greg) Smith all of Elizabethtown; brother, G.D. (Geri) Williams of Bogalusa, Louisiana; nine grandchildren, Colin (McKenna) Twyman, Ashley Ray (Mike) Poole, Will Steen, Nick Steen, Tyler Twyman, Arin Twyman, Jordan (Thomas) Smith, Emily Smith, and Ricki Ann Smith; and two great grandchildren, Sawyer Ray Twyman and Emersyn Rae Poole. A Memorial Service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Severns Valley Baptist Church with Dr. Ray Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Severns Valley Baptist Church Building Fund in Elizabethtown, Kentucky or Lee's Creek Baptist Church in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Condolences may be expressed online at


Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Severns Valley Baptist Church


Saturday, November 17, 2018 starting at 1:30 PM
Severns Valley Baptist Church

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