Perry Lynn Gray, 52, of Emenince, Mo., formerly of Manila, died Monday, July 25, 2005, at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton. Born in Blytheville, he was the son of the late Jerome Gray and was a longtime Manila area resident before making his home in Missouri. He was a farmer and business entrepreneur having co-founded the "Bull Bust" in Jonesboro as well as other businesses in Arkansas and Missouri. He was of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include a son, Perry Lance Gray, of Salem; a daughter, Candace Gray Pierce, of Benton; his mother, Freda Wagner Gray of Salem; a brother, Keith Gray, of Salem; a granddaughter, Gabrielle Pierce, of Benton.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Gray, and a sister-in-law, Jenny Gray.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Howard Funeral Chapel with Brother James Chipman and Brother Marty White officiating.
The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the Perry Gray Scholarship Fund. An account has been established at Heritage Bank.