George McCray was born Jan. 8, 1948, in Conway to the late Willie and Elizabeth (Dukes) McCray. 

He confessed a hope in Christ and was united with the United Baptist Church at an early age. 

He later joined the Sinai Church of God In Christ under Supt. S.D. Mitchell and was an active member until his health failed him. He went home to rejoice and be with the Lord on Saturday morning, Aug. 22, 2009.  

He leaves to cherish his fond memories his loving and devoted wife of 42 years Mary McCray; three wonderful daughters, Mary Gatewood (Darryl) of Conway, Juanita Darkis (Homer) of Lawton, Okla., and Paula Vandaveer of Conway; two grandchildren, George Blake Wright and Jasmine Darkis; seven brothers, Dr. Willie Giles (Ernestine) of Indianapolis, Ind., Henry Mason Sr. (Daisy), Joe McCray (Carolyn), Jerry McCray (Barbara), Willie McCray (Carolyn), Houston McCray (Carolyn) and Sam McCray (Ada), all of Conway; three sisters, Dorothy Bedford (Marvin), Lorene McCray and Cherry Diane Jenkins (Jerry), all of Conway; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at True Holiness Saints Center 198 Highway 286 East, Conway. Interment will follow at Sinai Cemetery.

Visitation is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Sinai C.O.G.I.C., 210 Highway 286 East, Conway.  

Arrangements entrusted to Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home, 910 Walnut St., Conway 501-327-1124 

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