Wilton H. Bray

Published 6:09 am Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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Wilton Holmes Bray, 90, of Elizabeth City, died April 18, 2020 at his residence.  A native of Camden County, he was born November 7, 1929 to the late Joe Bray and Mary Holmes Bray and was the husband of Virginia Mathis Bray. He served his country honorably in both the US Coast Guard and the US National Guard. He retired from the NC Department of Transportation as the county engineer; was an active member of Berea Baptist Church; a member of Hall Masonic Lodge #53 AF & AM; and the EC Bodies York Rites and OES Chapter #44.

In addition to Virginia, his wife of sixty-seven years, Wilton is survived by daughters Barbara Andrews (Richard) of Raleigh and Mary Grace Luton of Elizabeth City; son Dr. Joseph C. Bray of Saint-Leger-sous-la-Boussiere, France; grandchildren Adrienne Andrews Morgan, Brent Andrews and Austin Luton; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by  brother James Bray.

A private service will be held at 11 a.m. on April 22 at Berea Baptist Church, officiated by Reverend Jason Wise. Family and friends may join the service via Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/bereaone.org/. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery. Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City is serving the Bray family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Berea Baptist Church, 2033 North Road Street, Elizabeth City. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com.

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