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Ray Alvin Barger

Oct. 24, 1924 to Nov. 26, 2010

Ray Alvin Barger, 86, of Drexel Rd. in Morganton died Friday, November 26, 2010 at Autumn Care of Drexel. Born October 24, 1924 in Catawba County, he was a son of the late Zenas E. Barger and Lela Bolick Barger. Ray was a very active member of Trinity Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He loved gardening, his family, and his church.Ray is survived by his wife, Lucy Mull Barger of the home; daughters, Sandra Walker and husband, Melvin "Bud", and Kathy Crowe and husband, Boyce, all of Morganton; grandchildren, Melita Whisnant, Shelly Hunt, Kelly Crowe, Angela Lassiter, and Kristina Barger; and great-grandchildren, Juliana Whisnant, Alex Whisnant, Sydney Hunt, Ethan Hunt, Katelyn Lassiter, Sarah Lassiter, and Kaleb Crowe.In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Barger; two sisters, Nina Barger and Marie Barger; and an infant baby brother.Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 29, 2010 at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Moneyham officiating. Burial will follow at Burke Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at Sossoman Funeral Home where the body will remain until placed in the church thirty minutes before the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 3333 Trinity Church Rd., Valdese, NC 28690, or to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690.

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