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Edward Ray

September 19, 1952 — June 1, 2022

Opelousas – Graveside services for Mr. Dwight Ray will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Bellevue Memorial Park in Opelousas, La. Brother Benny Reppond will conduct the service.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dwight Ray, age 69, of Opelousas, La.  He passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center.

Dwight loved being outdoors doing yard work.  He enjoyed homecooked food, playing Solitaire and watching Western movies.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his mother, Betty Lou F. Ray; brother, James “Jimmy” Carl Ray, of Baton Rouge, La.; his sisters, Marian Darby and husband, Felix, of Opelousas, La., Annette Ray of Opelousas, La. and Linda Ray of Opelousas, La.  He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and his faithful pet, Toby.

He was preceded in death by father, Donald Clyde Ray.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at

LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570 (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Edward Ray, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Bellevue Memorial Park

4833 LA-182, Opelousas, LA 70570

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