Ray “Lightning” Stokes, age 81 of Cartersville, passed away on Monday, April 23,
2018 at Cartersville Medical Center.
was born in Adairsville, GA, on December 28, 1936, son of the late Fletcher Ray
Stokes, SR and Lillie Reece Stokes. He
was retired from Flowers Industries. Ray was a coin collector and avid Atlanta
Braves fan. A loving and giving man, he will be deeply missed by all of his family
and friends. He was preceded in death by
his parents; brothers, Leonard and Elmer Stokes; sisters, Daisy Milsapps, Rosie
Samples, and Magalee White.
include his loving wife, Martha Stokes of Cartersville; sons, Randy Stokes of
Cartersville and Kevin Stokes of Garland, TX; daughters, Karen (Clifford)
Skelton of Acworth and Valarie Smith of Acworth; brothers, Floyd Stokes of Ball
Ground and James Stokes of Kennesaw; sisters, Vera Ingle of Cartersville,
Waunita Milsapps of Jasper, and Louise Stokes of Cartersville; several grandchildren,
2 great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
services will be held Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 1:00 PM from the chapel of
Barton Funeral Home, Adairsville with Rev. Jim Pinkard officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory
Garden, Cartersville. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
family will receive friends Thursday from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Barton
Funeral Home, Adairsville.
Sign the guestbook and leave online condolences at www.BartonFuneralHome.net.
Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home, Adairsville, will be in charge of funeral
arrangements for Mr. Ray “Lightning” Stokes.