An elderly Warren County man was killed and his wife seriously injured in a single-car crash on Fort Creek Road in McDuffie County on March 30, according to local authorities.
Warren County Deputy Coroner Sandy Yelton, who was assisting the McDuffie County Coroner's Office, identified the man as 83-year-old Edward Shaderick Ray, of the 100 block of Purvis School Road, Warrenton. Mrs. Yelton said Mr. Ray was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:17 p.m.
Mr. Ray's wife, Marcia R. "Peggy" Ray, is recuperating. She was treated at the scene by personnel with the McDuffie County Emergency Medical Services and firefighters/first responders with the McDuffie County Fire/Rescue Services. She later was taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta.
Mrs. Ray was a passenger in a Buick LeSabre being driven by her husband at the time of the crash, about 3:50 p.m., according to Trooper First Class Willie Ramsey of the Georgia State Patrol post in Grovetown. She and her husband were wearing seat belts.
Trooper Ramsey said Mr. Ray had been traveling west "when for unknown reasons" his car left the roadway, struck a driveway culvert and flipped.
Mr. Ray was a retired supervisor with Delta Airlines. Other than his wife of 59 years, Mr. Ray's other immediate survivors include a daughter, Marcia R. Glawe, of Decorah, Iowa; and a son, Edward L. Ray, of Warrenton.
Graveside services were held April 3 at Johnson United Methodist Church Cemetery in Warren County. Lowe Funeral Home in Warrenton was in charge of all arrangements.