Sharon Ray

Former Brown County resident, Sharon Kay Whitaker Ray, 68, of Reelsville, died of cancer Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Terre Haute.

Sharon is survived by her husband, Dan Ray; children, Rodney (Mindie) and Lori Reynolds; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Harvey (Audra) Whitaker and David (Teresa) Whitaker; and sisters, Patricia Murray, Vicki (Terry) Payne and Debbie Whitaker (Street).

Visitation was July 26 at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home in Greencastle, where friends and family gathered July 27 to proceed to Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery in Putnam County for graveside services.

Sara Clifford has been raising a family in Brown County since 2005 and leading the Brown County Democrat since late 2009. In addition to editor, she is the beat reporter for town government and writes columns, features and general news stories.