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Irene Bray, Jonesborough

Published July 13th, 2011 1:19 am

Mrs. Irene Margaret Bray, age 91, Jonesborough, passed away Monday, July 11, 2011, at Lakebridge Health Care Center.
Mrs. Bray was a native of Unicoi County and daughter of the late Sherman Grover & Mittie Clyde Traylor Peterson. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bray was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry John “H.J.” Bray; a son, Sherman Bray; and three brothers, Ray Peterson, Melvin Peterson and Bob Peterson.
She was a member of Mayberry Community Methodist Church.
Mrs. Bray enjoyed quilting and sewing. She was a Supervisor in sewing manufacturing. She retired from H.I.S. Sportswear and was a former employee of Steinway Clothing Company.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis & Pete McGee, Telford; daughter-in-law, Gail Bray, Jonesborough; grandchildren, Lance Bray (Kelli), Jonesborough, Crystal McGee (John Wegner), Charlottesville, VA and Kim Foster (Tom), Jonesborough; great-grandchildren, Kaylie Foster, Nick Foster, Garrett Bray, all of Jonesborough, and Alexis Wegner, Charlottesville; brothers, Jack Peterson (Juanita “Belle”), Adrian, MI, Rotha “Tom Dick” Oran Peterson (Bernice), Adrian, MI, Herbert “Herb” Peterson (Phyllis), Jonesborough, and Paul Peterson (Rotha) Johnson City; two sisters, Lela Holder, Johnson City, and Faye Masters, Jonesborough; and many nephews and nieces.
The family will receive friends from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home.
Graveside services will follow at Mayberry Community Church Cemetery with Pastor Cathy Fowler officiating. Pallbearers will be Lance Bray, Tom Foster, John Wegner, Carlos Peterson, Jim Peterson and Richard Peterson.
A special thank you to a very special friend, Nancy Barnett.
Memorial donations may be made to Mayberry Community Church Cemetery, ℅ Joanne Saults, 897 Mayberry Rd., Jonesborough, TN 37659.
Condolences may be sent to the Bray family online at
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821