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Jo Ann B. (Byington) Ray

April 19, 1933 ~ December 1, 2019 (age 86)


Jo Ann Byington Ray, 86, of Macon, passed away on December 1, 2019. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00AM at Hart’s at the Cupola with the Reverend Mark Magoni will be officiating. The family will greet friends an hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pine Pointe Hospice, 6261 Peake Rd., Macon, GA 31210 or Martha Bowman United Methodist Church, 500 Bass Rd., Macon, GA 31210.

Jo Ann was born to the late James Wright and Margaret McNair Byington. She was a member of Martha Bowman Church and retired from Robins Air Force Base. Jo Ann taught for years at Jones County and Bibb County High Schools and at Monroe Academy. She loved traveling and gardening.

Jo Ann is survived by her husband, Henry Earl Ray of Macon; daughter, Deborah Ann Rogers (Richard) of Bonaire; sons, Lamon “Buzz” Wright Deloach (Lewanda) of Haddock and Stuart “Doug” Douglas Deloach (Jackie) of Gray; 6 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and sister, Jill Woodard (Dan) of Clearwater, FL.

The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to Pine Pointe Hospice of Macon.

Please visit to express condolences.

Hart’s at the Cupola, Hart’s Mortuary and Cremation Center, 6324 Peake Rd. Macon, GA 31210 has charge of arrangements.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jo Ann B. (Byington) Ray, please visit our floral store.


December 7, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hart's at the Cupola
6324 Peake Road
Macon, GA 31210

Memorial Service
December 7, 2019

11:00 AM
Hart's at the Cupola
6324 Peake Road
Macon, GA 31210


Pine Pointe Hospice, c/o Navicent Health Foundation
777 Hemlock Street, #78, Macon GA 31201
Tel: 1-478-633-7396
Web: http://

Martha Bowman United Methodist Church
500 Bass Road, Macon GA 31210
Tel: 1-478-477-1901

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