The Union Recorder


June 11, 2014

Jewell Beatrice Ray Prescott

MILLEDGEVILLE — Mrs. Jewell Beatrice Ray Prescott, 99, passed away on June 8, 2014.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014 in the chapel of Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Home in Albany with the Rev. Warren Fox officiating. Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Prescott was a native of Jonesboro and lived in Albany where she worked as a telephone operator in the 1930s  before moving to Memphis. She and her husband were inn keepers for Holiday Inn hotels and moved from Memphis to Starkville, Miss. where they spent the past 45 years. She was the daughter of the late Robert Toombs Ray and Letha Rice Ray and was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Ernest Prescott; sisters, Kathryn McLain and Patricia Williams; and a brother, Robert E. Ray.  She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Starkville.

Survivors include a sister, Bobbie Jean Duke of Milledgeville; brother, William C. “Bill” (June) Ray of Sarasota, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

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