Neill W. Ray Remembered by School Board
Contributed by Kathleen Haynes
Contact Myrtle Bridges May 28, 2008
October 11th 1899 to Mrs. Laura Ray, City [Fayetteville, NC]
I send you herewith a copy of resolutions of respect for the memory of our late friend your
beloved husband, adopted by the Trustees of the Graded School, with whom he was so long and
so pleasantly associated and in whose counsel his admirable judgement was always highly prized.
Permit me to express my own sorrow for the loss of my friend, whose kindness and wise counsel
I shall not cease to remember.
Very Truly Your Friend,
W. N. Tillinghast.
To the Trustees of the Fayetteville Public Graded and Normal School for Whites.
Gentlemen, your committee appointed to draft suitable resolutions touching the death ofour late
fellow member Neill W. Ray, respectfully submit the following.
In Neill W. Ray we recognized a man faithful in every relation of life, brave to do, strong to
suffer, patient to wait whenduty called, therefore:
Resolved that while we lament his loss in our councils we thank God for the privilege we have
had of association with such a man.
Resolved 2nd, that a page in our book of records be inscribed to his memory.
Resolved 3rd, that a copy of this paper be sent to his family and that it be published in the
October 6, 1899 James M. Lamb
John B. Broadfoot
James W. McNeill
From the minutes W. N. Tillinghast, Sec'y
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