Nov. 22, 1918—Jan. 27, 2013
Ruth Ann (Apgar) Bray, 94, of Crossville, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Jan. 27, 2013.
Born Nov, 22, 1918, in Badin, NC, Ruth was the daughter of the late Meredith and Mattie (Oran) Waller. A memorial service will be held at First Congregational Church today, Jan. 30, 2013, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Earl Crutchfield officiating.
Mrs. Bray was a retired teacher from the Oak Ridge School System and a beloved member of the First Congregational Church.
Passionate about the arts, Ruth performed in many productions at the Cumberland County Playhouse, beginning in 1967. She was partial to shows she could appear in with her daughters, Jo and Judy, and her best friend, Alice Payne.
In addition to theater, she was an accomplished artist. Her paintings can be seen in homes around the world. A collection of portraits of ministers are displayed in the fellowship hall at the First Congregational Church.
She is survived by daughters, Jo Bray of Crossville and Judy Loyd of Chicago, IL; sister, Hazel Register of Sweetwater; and grandchildren, Robin Bray and spouse, Lori Love, Jeff Bray and Kristin Anderson and husband, Travis.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husbands Thomas Apgar and Malcolm Bray.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to First Congregational Church.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Nov. 22, 1918—Jan. 27, 2013
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