Anne M. Ray

November 12, 1945 - September 3, 2017
Anne M. Ray

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Anne M. Ray, 71, of Hendersonville, went to be with the Lord on September 3, 2017 while surrounded by her family at the Elizabeth House after a valiant battle with cancer. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace.

Anne was born to the late Oscar and Edna Pitts in Norfolk, VA on November 12, 1945. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Alec Ray Pitts (Hoppy) and Dwight Pitts and one sister, Rosalie Anderson.

She was an inspiration to all who met her, always putting God and her family first. Aside from spending time with her family, Anne enjoyed gardening, sewing and reading. She was a special light who will forever impact the lives of those who knew her.

She is survived by her daughters, Anita McCarty (Dave), Tammy Rogers (Rick) and Deanna Abels; her sons, Richard Ray and Robert Jon Ray (Nikki); 23 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held 2pm Friday, September 8, at Balfour Baptist Church. Rev. Joe Lund and Rev. Dan Blackwell will officiate. Burial will follow in Dana Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive guests from 6 until 8pm Thursday at Shuler Funeral Home.

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Friday, September 8, 2017
2:00 PM

Balfour Baptist Church - Directions
2502 Asheville Highway
Hendersonville, NC 28791


Thursday, September 7, 2017
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orr's Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • September 06, 2017
    Katie lit a candle:
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  • September 07, 2017
    Teresa says:
    She had a heart of gold and a beautiful spirit. I will never forget her, the love she had for her family and her faith in God.

  • September 07, 2017
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  • September 15, 2017
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  • September 15, 2017
    Anita C McCarty says:
    God blessed me with the most amazing mom anyone could have. I miss you but I know you are in a better place. I get my strength to go on from you. I feel you with me. I love you mom, you will be with me always until I see you again face to face.