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Ruth Anne Ray, age 68, passed away on March 30, 2011.

She was a native of Gwynn’s Island, Mathews County, and a resident of Florida since 2004. She retired from Eastern State Hospital, and worked for Bavon Post Office for a number of years.

She is survived by her husband, William Ray Jr. of Dade City, Fla.; two brothers-in-law, Ronnie and James Ray; a niece, Carol Norvel; a nephew, Charles Bensten, both of Virginia Beach, and "special" friends, Virginia McDaniel and Mary Ray.

The family received friends on Sunday, April 3, 2011, from 7-9 p.m. at Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home, Mathews. A funeral service was held Monday, April 4, 2011, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with burial in Gwynn’s Island Cemetery.

Donations may be made in Ruth Anne’s memory to the Mathews Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 723, Mathews, Va. 23109 or to the Mathews Vol. Fire Dept., P.O. Box 1130, Mathews, Va. 23109.