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Ray Stallard dies



Ray E. Stallard died June 4.

Born in Wise, Va., he was the son of the late James and Louise Steff ey Stallard.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in World War II, and was a member of Jenkins Masonic Lodge # 856 from which he received his 50-year service pin.

He was married to the late Edith Ellis Stallard, and later married Loretta Rice Stallard, who survives him. Also surviving are two sons, James Stallard and wife Joanne, Birch River, W.Va., and Roger Stallard and wife Joan, Morristown, Tenn.; two daughters, Linda Jenkins and Alice Johnson and husband Michael, all of Jenkins; a stepson, Russell Rice and wife Debbie, Spartanburg, S.C.; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ray E. Stallard Jr., and 11 brothers and sisters.

Burial was in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens

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