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Joseph S. 'J.C.' Bray Jr., 91

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By Lorrie Kinkade

Joseph S. “JC” Bray Jr., 91, Bedford, died Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at his residence in Bedford.

Mr. Bray was farmer and loved tending the land and raising Polled Herefords. He was a member of Bedford United Methodist Church. He loved cattle, the fruit market and collecting knives.

Survivors include two sons Niles (Betty) Bray, Bedford, Terry (Earlene) Bray, Bedford; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren and one sister, Frances Morgan, Middletown.

He was preceded in death by Parents, spouse Oral Lehue Bray; grandson, Kevin Bray; three brothers Terrell, Harold, and David Bray, and three sisters, Sara Rand, Marie Miles, and Elizabeth Pyles.

Services were held Friday, Aug. 13, 2008 at Ransdell Funeral Home with Dr. Harold Henson officiating. Interment was at Bedford I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Bedford.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations go to the Bedford Fire Department. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford was in charge of arrangements.