January 16, 1935 ~ May 21, 2020

Born in: Athens, Georgia
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Dorothy Anne Griffeth Ray

Dorothy Anne Ray, 85, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on May 21, 2020. She was a native of Athens, GA.

She was the daughter of Leila Mae and John Roy Griffeth. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Walton Ray. Survivors include her daughter, Felicia Anne Stamey (husband, Kerry Stamey), son Walton Lee Ray, along with granddaughter Katherine Stamey Hoge (husband, Wynn Hoge) and granddaughter Samantha Stamey; she is also survived by her great-grandson Hudson Hoge. Due to the current COVID situation, the family will have a private graveside service at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Commerce, GA; later, there will be a Celebration of Life service at Sugarloaf United Methodist Church, where she was an active member. The Rev. Steven Usry will officiate the service.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the “All In Campaign” to Sugarloaf United Methodist Church, 1795 Old Peachtree Rd, Duluth, GA 30097.

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  1. Anne was a beautiful Christian woman who influenced so many with the depth of her faith. I was blessed to call her my friend.

    • Sweet sweet Lady! An honor to know her and I look forward to seeing her and my
      Mom in heaven. Praying for you and your family. Love and Blessings.

  2. CandleImageAnne was a light to all of us in our Friday Women’s Bible Study at Sugarloaf UMC. She will be greatly missed, but know she is enjoying the fruits of a well lived life in Heaven!

  3. Miss Anne was such an inspiration. She was going through so much herself. But she would call and send cards when I had things going on. That meant so much to me. I always looked forward to seeing her at the Friday Breakfast Bible Study. She would add her knowledge, experiences and her strong faith in God to every lesson. I will miss her greatly!

  4. Anne and I were not friends for long. But I will always remember her cards and phone calls. She was such a sweet Christian person. I will cherish our friendship. She will be great missed by me and everyone who knew her.

  5. Enjoying Sunday School with Ms. Anne was life changing for us. She was generous in sharing her wisdom, life experience and always with a smile. Forever in our hearts.

  6. CandleImageI have looked up to my Nana my whole life. She was so beautiful and her faith was so strong. I miss her and love her so much.

  7. CandleImageOur hearts ache because we lost you, but you brought joy and happiness when it was needed most. I will never forget our visits together when we lived on the same street. We didn’t know we were neighbors for several weeks! I remember the time you let me use your washer and dryer when mine tore up, or the times you tried to give me some of the food Felicia had filled your freezer with, or our visit to the Varsity here in Athens for a hot dog. Know that you were loved. May God ease your family’s hearts at this difficult time.

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