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Carl Reaves (Ray) Marrs was the eldest son of Wiley Brooks Marrs and Maude Elsie Golden. He was born 10 Nov 1911 in Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee.

He played the steel guitar with other musicians, and held patents for steel guitar improvements. He died of heart failure 29 Sep 1986 while in Artesia, Eddy Co., New Mexico "on a gig" playing the Steel Guitar in a band. He is buried in Frohna, Perry Co., Missouri.

His last known residences were Lake Sherwood and Marthasville, Warren Co., Missouri.

Ray married Cecelia Margaret Friel 24 Nov 1937 in Waterloo, Monroe Co., Illinois.
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