Charles Gray

Charles GrayCharles E. Gray, 77, of Lewistown died at 1:45 p.m. Oct. 21, 2007, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born June 13, 1930, in Lewistown Township, Fulton County, the son of John and Evaline Echerd Gray. He married Lila L. Wood on July 1, 1950, in Canton. She survives.

Also surviving are five daughters, Linda (and Jimmy) Rock of Canton, Cheryl (and Jimmie) Albritton of West Peoria, Nancy (and Joe) Ferretti of Farmington, Chris (and Ron) Phillips of Lewistown and Jenny Pratt (and Bryon West) of Lewistown; one son, Jerry (and Krista) Gray of Lewistown; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Lewistown United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Bunnage officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown.

Memorials may be made to Lewistown Fire and Rescue Department.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/24/2007