Phillip G. Ray

Published 12:10 am Thursday, September 29, 2011

NATCHEZ — Services for Phillip G. “Chainsaw” Ray, 54, of Natchez, who died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, in Newellton, La., will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Laird Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bo Swilley and the Rev. Paul Trosper officiating.

Burial will follow at Arlington Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Mr. Ray was born June 14, 1957, in McComb, the son of Doyle Lee Ray and Faye East Ray.

Email newsletter signup

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, J.W. Roberts; one brother, Roy Ray; and one daughter, Mellisa Faye Ray.

Survivors include his wife, Lynn Ray; three daughters, Kristie Simmons and husband, Skylar, Kimberly Ray and fiancé, Michael, all of Natchez, and Katrina Trosper and husband, Paul, of Winona; and four grandchildren, Colette and Ryan Simmons, Gabriel and Caleb Trosper.

Online condolences may be sent to