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Claude "Butch" Ray

March 11, 1946 — July 19, 2021

Claude “Butch” Freeman Ray, Jr., 75, of Cleveland, departed this life unexpectedly on Monday, July 19, 2021.

He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on May 11, 1946, to the late Frances Hilliard and Claude F. Ray, Sr.

Left to honor his legacy on Earth include his wife, Judy Dills Ray; son, Randy (Carmen) Ray; stepson, Stacey Frazier; grandchildren, Michael Ray, Ashton Frazier and Lance Frazier.

A private Celebration of Life service was held at Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.

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