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Genevieve ( Etheridge) Ray

June 13, 1935 — November 17, 2021

Genevieve ( Etheridge) Ray

Ms. Genevieve (Ethridge) Ray, age 86, of Lake City, passed away peacefully on November 17, 2021, at Solaris Nursing and Rehab in Lake City. She was born on June 17, 1935, in Andrews, SC, to Clyde and Myrtle Ethridge. After marriage to her husband, Arthur “Frank” Ray, in 1955, the couple moved down to Florida. They spent several years in the Green Cove area before moving to Trenton and finally Lake City, 10 years ago. She was a faithful housewife who loved quilting, sewing, and baking. She was a member of Union Baptist Church. Ms. Genevieve was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Frank, her parents, Clyde and Myrtle Ethridge and her son in Law Les Walsmith.

She is survived by her daughter, Cathy Walsmith of Trenton; her son, Arthur “Bud” (Carol) Ray of Lake City; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Nita McGee and Mary Nelson both of Green Cove Springs, Mardie Hanson of Penney Farms, and Gertie Hines of Orange Park; a host of extended family also survive.
A graveside service to honor Ms. Genevieve’s life will be held on Friday, December 3, 2021, at Gateway Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lake City. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Watson-Milton Funeral Home, Trenton. 352-463-8888.

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