Matthew R. McCray, age 29, of Hayesville, NC passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018 at his home after fighting a long illness.
He was born in Cherokee County, NC to Phillip and Becky Radford McCray. He enjoyed spending time with his grandfather on the farm. Matthew loved fishing and being around his family.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Rev. Raymond McCray and maternal grandfather, Creed Radford; great-grandparents, Andrew and Edna Wike.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his sister, Kimberly McCray Davis; one brother, Brett McCray; niece, Skylar Davis; paternal grandmother, Faye Wike McCray and maternal grandmother, Frances Radford.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am, Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville. Rev. Wayne Matheson, Rev. Dallas Crowder, Rev. Aud Brown, Rev. Calvin Murphy, Rev. Kyle Cody and Rev. Derrick Tilley will officiate. Burial will be in the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dwayne McCray, Glenn Matheson, Ernest Wyke, Jason Hayes, Sam Radford and Joe Radford.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to help the family with expenses, 355 Carter Cove Road, Hayesville, NC 28904.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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