Sylvia Brown Ray Costa, age 79, of Bean Station, passed
away March 21, 2013. She was a
member of Rutledge Baptist Church and was a retired Hamblen County
schoolteacher at Fairview Marguerite, John Hay Elementary and Meadowview Middle
She was preceded in death by Bob Ray. Survivors include her sons Mark (Peggy)
Ray of Rogersville and Rob (Lisa)
Ray of Bean Station; daughter, Amy Ray Taylor of Russellville; grandchildren Corrie
Ray, Kayley Ray, Gordon Ray, Catey Laura Ray, and Clay Taylor; and brother, Tip
Brown of Newport.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Karen
Manning, Becky Rogers, staff at Emeritus and Dr. Worley of Jefferson City, and
Interim Home Health and Smoky Mountain Hospice for their special care.
A memorial service will be held in the chapel at
Smith-Reagan Funeral Home at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2013, with Rev.
Jack Ritter officiating. The
family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday prior to the
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American
Smith-Reagan Funeral Home of Rutledge is in charge of