Friday, January 06, 2012

George Henry Bray (1929 - 2012)

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George Henry Bray


George Henry Bray, 82, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2012. George was a native of Santa Rosa County and resided here most of his life. He served in the U.S. Army for 21 years with tours of duty in Germany, France, Korea, and the United States; after retirement from the military, George was employed by the Florida Department of Transportation. He served as President of the Chumuckla Water System for over 30 years. He was a member of Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church.

George was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Idelle Bray, and his brother-in-law, Earnest Jernigan.

George is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Gertrud Bray; his son, Dale (Caroline) Bray; and grandsons, Chris, Scott and Todd Bray of Knoxville, Tennessee; his sister, Rebecca Jernigan; nephew, Greg (Kathy) Jernigan; nieces, Julie Jernigan and Sandi (David) Coppedge; great-nephew and nieces, Ashton and Kandace Jernigan, Amy Allen and Amanda (Thim) Sowell.

Funeral service for George will be 2:00 PM Friday, January 6, 2012 at Chumuckla Community Church (formerly Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church) with Rev. LaDon Hall and Rev. Clive Knights officiating. Visitation will be at 1:00 PM prior to service. Burial will at Elizabeth Chapel Church Cemetery.

Active Pallbearers are Raymond Baxley, Andy Elliott, Keith Germann, Johnny Nobles, Lamar Nobles, Wendell Nobles, Joe Shofner, and Eddie Tribble; Honorary Pallbearers will be W.L. Bray, Pablo Falcon, Robert Germann, Copeland Griswold, Billy Kimbrough, Charles Melton, Chuck Thames, Carlton Ward and Members of the Chumuckla Water System Board of Directors. Lewis Fuenral Home is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may send condolences and share fond memories with the family at

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