Sylvia Brown Ray Costa
Published: Friday, March 22, 2013

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 Schools. 

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 service. 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Smith-Reagan Funeral Home of Rutledge is in charge of arrangements.

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