"Uncle Worth" was the brother of my grandfather, Robert Luther Ray. His full name was Columbus Worth Ray. He was born in Hickman County Kentucky on August 2, 1880 and died on June 24, 1967 in Creal Springs, Illinois (Nursing home). He left no natural children but was loved by his friend, Mary Beeson's children and grandchildren as if he were their own father and grandfather. Mary is buried beside him in Thistlewood Cemetery, Mounds Illinois. He lived in Mound City Illinois for 50 of his 86 years. He lived in Columbus, Kentucky in 1917, as he gave the information and signed it on his brother, William Alvis Ray's death certificate.
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