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Services held for Ray M. Back




Ray M. Back, 86, of Blackey, died May 30 at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital.

Mr. Back was a member of the Letcher County Board of Education for 24 years. He was chairman of the board for 17 years.

Mr. Back was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret “Mag” Dixon Back.

Surviving are his wife, Beulah Back; a son, Joseph R. Back, of Blackey; two brothers, Reedus Back, of Morehead, and John Back, of Lexington; three sisters, Irene Brown, of Whitesburg, Minerva Craft, of Walton, and JoAnn Walters, of Blackey; and a grandson, Matthew.

Mr. Back was preceded in death by two brothers, Agnon Back and James Back; and a sister, Artie Campbell.

Funeral services were held June 2 at the Blair Branch Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Elder Jim Dixon Cemetery at Blackey. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


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