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Fort Smith, AR | 72901
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Van Buren, AR | 72956
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Deborah  J
Ray (Armstrong )

September 3, 1954 – December 24, 2018

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Obituary for Deborah J Ray (Armstrong )

Deborah J. Ray, 64 of Van Buren passed away Monday, December 24, 2018 in a local hospital. She was a homemaker; a devoted mother, who loved her family and Jesus, she loved to travel and spread the word of the Lord. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shaw Ray; her father, J.T. Armstrong; one sister, Sharon Dethrage.

Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Ocker Funeral home in Van Buren a family held memorial service will be held at later date.

She is survived by three sons, David Arnold, Scott Arnold and Mark Arnold all of Van Buren; her mother, Vera Gragg of Altus; four sisters, Sandy Smith of Ozark, Sherry Black of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Brenda Armstrong of Cameron, Missouri, Sue Kelly of Excelsior Springs, Missouri; three brothers, John Armstrong of Lawson, Missouri, Larry Armstrong of Altus and Rick Armstrong of Walla Walla, Washington.