Helen Carol (Ray) Clough

helen (ray) clough

February 14, 1947 ~ November 10, 2020

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Horse Shoe, NC

Helen (Ray) Clough, 73, of Horse Shoe, died Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Mission Hospital.

Born in Asheville, she was the wife of Donald Clough of Horse Shoe, and the daughter of the late Ernest Atwater and Dorothy Mae (Moore) Ray. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Carlis Matthews, and a sister, Esther Ray Rollins.

Helen was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and attended Boylston Baptist Church. She loved bird watching and enjoyed crocheting angels at Christmas for friends and family.

In addition to her husband of 15 years, she is survived by a daughter, Carla Owen of Horse Shoe, a son, Daniel K. Matthews (Anna) of Moore, SC; two step-daughters: Linda Lawrence and Sylvia Nobles; a step-son, Carlis “Pete” Matthews, Jr; five grandchildren: Ayslynn Faye Matthews, Mary-Angel Ramirez, Gavin Elwin Matthews, Sadira Ackermann, and Aaron Brown; and two sisters: Adele Ray of Horse Shoe and Ernestine Wells of Elliston, VA.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11 AM Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Etowah with Rev. James Burress officiating.


Graveside Service: November 14, 2020 11:00 am - February 20, 2024 12:00 pm

Pleasant Grove Cemetery

Etowah, NC

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  1. To Don Daniel Anna Gavin Mary and To Carla and Sadira I’m so so sorry for your loss I knew Helen a really long time she was a friendly and good neighbor I love you all and miss you all my prayers are with you and the family

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