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Sarah L Ray

February 2, 1950 ~ December 5, 2021 (age 71)


Sarah Lane Ray, age 71, of McCook, NE went to be with her Lord on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at Community Hospital in McCook.  

Sarah was born February 2, 1950 in Lynchburg, VA.  She was one of two daughters born to the late James Earl and Warma (Willhoit) Lane.  Sarah grew up in Appomattox, VA and was in the first graduating class of what is now Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA where she majored in music.  

On May 26, 1984, Sarah married Pastor Walt Ray in Lynchburg.  They were married by Rev. Jerry Falwell, Sr.  In 2020, the couple made McCook their home when they began pastoring the Baptist Church.  Throughout the years, Sarah remained active in the church by playing the piano and organ. She also worked with the church choir and in women's ministry. She will be missed by all whose path she crossed and the best words to describe her are Godly, gracious, giving and kind.  

Sarah was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Earl and Warma Lane, and a brother in law, Raymond Buckliew.

She is survived by her loving husband of thirty-seven years, Pastor Walt Ray; sister, Karen Buckliew of Zanesville, OH; nephews, Bill, Ben and Eric Buckliew; cousins; and her church family. 


Visitation with Family Present to Greet Friends
December 9, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home
305 West C Street
McCook, NE 69001

Celebration of Life
December 10, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
McCook Baptist Church
329 North Cherokee
McCook, NE 69001

Burial at a Later Date

Liberty Baptist Cemetery
1270 Lee Grant Avenue
Appomattox, VA 24522

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