Annie Bell Ray Tant
August 18, 1939 – June 27, 2020
Pilot Community – Annie Bell Ray Tant, 80, died Saturday. She was born in Nash County to the late Clifton Joseph & Nellie Francis Medlin Ray. She worked for Measurements Group, later Vishay. She was kind and sweet with a charming & warm smile. She was preceded in death by her infant son (Ricky), brother Bobby Ray & grandson Christopher David Lewis.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, David Lee Tant of the home, daughters, Wanda Kyles (James), Debbie Allen (Robert), siblings Boyce Ray (Katherine), Brenda Jones (Ed) all of the Pilot Community, Rex Ray (Sue) of Archer Lodge, sister-in-law, Marie Ray, grandchildren, Kim Lewis, Lori Allen, granddaughter-in-law, Caroline Lewis, great grandchildren, Rebecca Price, Keagan Price, Hailey Whipple, Addison Lewis, Liam Lewis, Kiley Winstead, & Jacob Winstead.
Flowers welcomed, or memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Funeral 3 pm, Wednesday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. Facebook/stricklandfuneral.com Graveside 10 am, Thursday, Williams Family Cemetery. Full obituary at www.stricklandfuneral.com