JOHN RAYMOND LOVING
87, of McCaysville
Mr. John Raymond "Ray" Loving, age 87, of McCaysville, passed away May 13, 2012 at his home. Ray was born April 2, 1925 in Blue Ridge, GA to the late William Timothy Loving and Vernie Mae Arp Loving. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, he enjoyed working at the church, fishing, and gardening. Ray and his loving wife, Dollie were married on Valentine's Day 69 years ago.
He retired from TN Chemical after working there for 42 years.
Preceded in death by his parents, one daughter & son-in-law, Patsy & Donald Pickelsimer; sisters, Ethelee Hughes, Lois Bell, and Marie Loving; brothers, Clint Loving, and Clois Loving.
Survivors include his wife, Dollie White Loving, brother, Wade Loving, sister, Kay Davis, and granddaughter, Barbara Pickelsimer Maynard & husband Daniel, nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm form the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Mann, Rev. Harold Lowery and Rev. Doug Pritchett officiating. Music was provided by Alice Griggs. Interment followed in the Copper Ridge Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Arnold Watkins, Ray Watkins, Richard Melton, Richard White, Mark Huff, and Donnie Dilbeck serving as pallbearers, and honorary pallbearers were Danny McFarland, Jerry Cole, Stanley Ritter, Jimmy Ritter, Jason Tanner, Marty Tanner, Ricky Thomas, Mike Huff, Jody Huff and Reid Mathis.
Arrangements entrusted to the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysville, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.
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