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Dorothy Helen (Coulson) Ray

October 13, 1924 ~ May 16, 2020 (age 95)


Dorothy Helen Ray, 95, of Poplar Bluff, MO passed away Saturday, May 16th, 2020 at The Manor, in Poplar Bluff.

Dorothy was born on October 13, 1924 to Pete and Ora Coulson, in Corning, Arkansas.  She married G.B. "Bill" Ray in Essex, MO, in 1940.

Dorothy was a member of Fellowship General Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. She enjoyed square dancing, painting, and was also a member of the RailRoad Women's Group. She worked as a nurse for many years at Kneibert Clinic for Dr. Fred Kneibert and Dr. Marvin 'Gus' Barbour.

She is survived by one son, Bill and his wife Bonnie Ray of Poplar Bluff; seven grandchildren, Ken Poteet, Pamela Poteet, David Ray, LeAnna Cochran, Sarah Blandford, Gaye Morgan, and Kenny Collard; twelve great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her spouse G.B. "Bill" Ray; two daughters, Alice Mae Poteet and Francie Collard Black; two grandchildren, Billy Joe Ray and Amy Collard; her parents, Ora and M.A. Pete Coulson; and three siblings, Melvin Coulson (Mildred: surviving), Ernest Coulson (Alberta), and one sister in infancy.

A gathering of family and friends will begin at 10:00 am Friday, May 22nd at Ash Hill Cemetery in Fisk, MO, with a graveside committal service to follow at 11:00 am. The service will be officiated by Reverend Byron Beck.

In lieu of flowers monetary donations may be sent to the Child Concern Center at 601 Poplar St, Poplar Bluff, MO or the Northside Nutrition Center at 506 E Hazel St, Poplar Bluff, MO, in memory of Dorothy.

Cotrell Funeral Service is honored to serve the family of Dorothy.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
May 22, 2020

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Ash Hill Cemetery, Fisk, MO

Private Graveside Service

Ash Hill Cemetery, Fisk, MO

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