Viola J. Gray (85) of Yale

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Published on May 25 2013 12:15 pm

Viola J. Gray, 85, of Yale died at 6:20pm Friday, May 24, 2013 at Newton Rest Haven in Newton.

Funeral services will be 11am Wednesday, May 29, at Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton with Rev. Stephen Willis officiating.  Burial in Yale Cemetery.  Visitation will be held one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Viola was born on September 1, 1927 in Posey, IL the daughter of Walter and Cora (Foster) Hillard.  She married Ralph Gray and he preceded her in death.  Viola worked at Newton Rest Haven and was a homemaker, wife and mother.  Viola enjoyed cooking and gardening.

Viola was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Earl Gray; brother William Hillard and a sister Julia Hillard.