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Irene Ogburn Gray passed away on August 3rd in the loving arms of her family.
Irene was born at 3318 Davis Street on October 1st, 1920 to the late Claude and Abbie Flowers Ogburn. The Ogburn's were faithful members of 5th Street Methodist.
Irene was an honor graduate of the "new" Meridian High School class of 1938.
Irene was preceded in death by her husband Bob Gray, granddaughter Brooke Gray, siblings; Bessie Smith, Ina Maye Bishop, and William Ogburn, sons; Bobby and Gary Gray, nephew Dr. Al Bishop, and lifelong friends; Ora Lee Shannon Oliver, and Loletia Cooper Soule.
Irene is survived by her sons Bill (Jill) of Jackson and Joel "Hoke" (Meg) of Wooster, Ohio, along with 15 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will begin at Noon on August 12th, at Wells Methodist Church in Jackson with graveside services to follow at 4 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Meridian.
The family requests memorials be made to Wells Methodist Church or Rose Hill Cemetery.
Published on August 5, 2017
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