Dora ‘Louise’ Gray


February 16, 1936 - May 28, 2020 

Dora ‘Louise’ Gray, 84, of Edgemont, S.D., passed away May 28, 2020, at Monument Health Rapid City Hospital in Rapid City, S.D.

Louise was born February 16, 1936, in Mississippi, to Percy C. and Carrie T. (Williams) Thorn.

She and her high school sweetheart, Reverend Marion Walker Gray, dated all four years of high school and were married on August 6, 1955 at Briar Hill Baptist Church in Florence, Miss.

She is survived her sons, Nathan (Janna) Gray of Nampa, Idaho; Charles (Trisha) Gray of Florence, Miss.; Marion (Darlene) Gray, Jr. of Pearl, Miss.; daughters, Deborah (Adrian) Harrison of Branson West, Mo.; Sandra (Brian) Childers of Edgemont; brother, Sidney (Betty) Thorn of Florence, Miss.; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Louise is preceded in death by her husband, Marion; parents; brother, Sonny Thorn; and great grandson, Aiden Walker Naranjo.

Services will be held in late summer.

A memorial has been established in Louise’s name to benefit the Edgemont Baptist Church.

Fall River County Herald Star

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