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IN MEMORIAM:  Rayburn B. Chambers, 63;

Enthusiast Outdoorsman Retired From Kraft

Ray Chambers

ONEONTA – Rayburn B. Chambers, Sr., 63, a retiree from the South Edmeston Kraft plant, (now Chobani), passed away unexpectedly at his home on Nov. 3, 2018.

Ray was born on Nov. 24, 1954, in New Berlin, s a son of the late Charles and Lucille (Mudge) Chambers.

Ray was most notably known for his hard work ethic. He was employed for many years at the Kraft plant in South Edmeston, and eventually retired from there.

He was an avid outdoorsman that enjoyed hunting. He especially enjoyed the hunting trips that he took with his brother in Colorado. 

Ray is survived by his children, Christina (Dave Gregory) White and Ray Jr. (Jessica) Chambers; grandchildren, Devin, David, Ashley, Kristen and Lindsey; great-grandchildren, Savannah and Addyson; brother, Marvin Chambers; sisters, Jodie (Jeorge) Mills and Charlotte (Charles) McMullin and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ray Sr. will always be remembered by the stories of his adventurous life being told and retold to all who crossed his path in life, and the laughter that will come from hearing those stories will continually bring us joy as he brought to everyone’s life that he touched.

A graveside memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday Nov. 10, at Edmeston Union Cemetery. 

Funeral arrangements have been trusted to the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris.


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