Thursday, August 2, 2018

Prentice Eugene Ray

Prentice Eugene Ray, 64, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 3, 2018, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville, Mississippi, with Rev. Gerald Butler officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 12:00 p.m. until service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Butler Cemetery in Noxubee County.

Mr. Ray was born on November 22, 1953, to Alfred and Mavis Franklin Ray. He answered the call of his country by serving in the Mississippi National Guard.

Prentice is survived by his daughter, April Burton, of Macon, Georgia; his sister, Mary Higginbotham, of Noxapater, Mississippi; and his four granddaughters: Selena Burton, Elizabeth Atkinson, Courtnie Burton, and Breanna Burton. Prentice also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Mr. Ray was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Monroe Ray and David Ray.

Pallbearers will be James Higginbotham, Brian Rogers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Mr. Ray may be given to Nowell Massey Funeral Home to help defray funeral expenses.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at