Ralph T. Pay, 82, of North Little Rock passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014. He served in the United States Navy and was a member of North Hills Baptist Church. He had a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and retired from Arkansas State Plant Board after 34 years of service. He was a lifelong farmer in Des Arc and Havana, Arkansas. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Elva Ramey Pay, of North Little Rock; brother, Joe Pay and his wife, Dorothy of Cabot; sister-in-law, Anna Mary Bryant, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; sister-in-law, Martha Pay, of Pasadena, Texas; and many nieces, nephews and a multitude of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Rosa Pay; four brothers, Johnny, Bill, David and James Pay; and two sisters, Mary Geer and Betty Sue Cunningham. Memorials may be made to North Hills Baptist Church, 9618 Hwy 107, Sherwood, Arkansas 72120. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Thursday at North Little Rock Funeral Home. Burial will be 2 p.m., at Havana Cemetery in Havana, Arkansas. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday at North Little Rock Funeral Home. Online obituary at www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
Published May 28, 2014