James Edward “Boodle” Gray Sr. of Columbia, Sept. 19

By on September 25, 2017

James Edward “Boodle” Gray Sr., 59, of Columbia, NC died Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at the Tyrrell House. A native of Stumpy Point, he was the son of Gilbert Gray of Stumpy Point and the late Norma Jean Duncan Gray.

Mr. Gray enjoyed fishing and hunting.

James is survived by three daughters, Rachel Sue Gray Tate (Mike) of Milton, IL, Rebecca Jean Gray Birch (Roger) of Greenbackville, VA, and Sarah Frances Gray Erreguin (Juan) of Seaford, DE; a son, James Edward Gray, Jr. (Jane) of MD; eight grandchildren, Airel Hillary, Seth Hillary, Brian Hillary, Jr. (Becky), Rebekah Birch, Lil’ Roger Birch, Don Juan Erreguin, Maxwell Erreguin, and KeJay Phillips; and three great-grandchildren, Landon, Brittany, and Kinsley. He is also survived by two brothers, Glen Gray of Manns Harbor, NC and Bill Gary (Crystal) of Portsmouth, VA.


In addition to his mother, James was preceded in death by a sister, Shelly Gray.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, September 25, 2017, at Twiford Colony Chapel with Pastor Edwin Basnight officiating.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.twifordfh.com.

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