Bennie Gray Jr.

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bennie C. Gray Jr.
COURTLAND—Bennie Charles “BC” Gray, 82, died Oct. 18, 2009, at Southampton Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Southampton County, a son of the late Minnie Story and Bennie Charles Gray Sr. “BC” was predeceased by two brothers, Eppa and Raymond Gray, and five infant siblings.
An Army veteran of the World War II, he was a retired equipment operator and a member of the Courtland Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mildred Ann Tomlin Gray; four daughters, Connie Gray, Margie G. Davis (Bill), and Betty G. Davis (Lew), Lorrie McClenny (Tom); three sons, Wayne Gray (Peggy), Randy Gray (Sylvia), and Mickey Gray (Tammy); one sister, Carolyn Jernigan; one brother, Bobby Gray; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and his sidekick, Sport.
A graveside service was conducted Tuesday at Riverside Cemetery, Courtland, with the Rev. Dr. Roger Crump officiating.
The family suggests memorials be made to American Diabetes Association, PO Box 1132, Fairfax, VA 22038; or American Cancer Society, c/o Ms. Kathy Worrell, 717 Fairview Drive, Franklin, VA 23851; or a favorite charity.
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The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Bidwell, the staff of Southampton Hospice, and especially, Terry Blythe for the care given to Mr. Gray.