Mt. Vernon Register-News

December 7, 2012

Sandra Gray


MT. VERNON — — Sandra Jean Gray, 74, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.

She was born Monday, Nov. 7, 1938, in Parish, a daughter of Calvin and Florence (McKemie) Akin.

She married Phillip Larry Gray on Nov. 4, 1979, in Richview, and he preceded her in death on May 29, 2007.

Sandra was a nurse’s aide at Hickory Grove Nursing Home and was a member of Summersville Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon.

She is survived by a daughter, Shelby Lambert and husband James of Mt. Vernon; two stepsons, Joseph Larry Gray of Salem and Philip Scott Gray of Centralia; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Her parents, her husband and her sister, Mary Lou Wilburn, preceded her in death.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Richview Cemetery in Richview with the Rev. Don Verhines officiating. Interment will follow at Richview Cemetery in Richview.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Gray family and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 or visit for further information or to send condolences.