(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)
Helen Maurice Ray, 88 years old, passed away in Eupora on July 1. Maurice was born and raised in Choctaw County.
During her life, she lived in Panama, Alaska, Oklahoma, Virginia, Alabama, and Mississippi. She was a member of Antioch Methodist Church.
She is survived by her son, James M. "Jim" Ray (Holly Rather Ray), one grandson, James Nicholas "Nick" Ray, and her brother, Mancel Shumaker.
A graveside service was held Sunday, July 5 at 2 pm at the Antioch Methodist Church cemetery in the Reform community outside Ackerman.
Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman was in charge of arrangements.