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Milton James Bray

Milton James Bray, 69, of Gillespie, passed away at his residence on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022 at 6:48 p.m.

He was born Jan. 15, 1953, in Wood River, to Milton Lawrence Bray and Georgia Ellen Baker Bray.

He married Tyonia G. Parker Bray.

He was a retired coal miner from Monterey Coal Co.

He is survived by his mother, Georgia Bray of Shipman; spouse, Tyonia Bray of Gillespie; children, Josh (Cynthia) Bray of Benld, Tish (Jeff) Bernhardt of Hamel, Adam (companion, Camilla Cox) Bray of Gillespie; step son, Tommy Reynolds of Granite City; grandchildren, Megan, Hanna, Bryanna, Baylee, Bentley, Colten, Ian, Courtney, Summer, Autumn; siblings, Lori (Frank) Farmer of Rochester, Rodney (Kathy) Bray of Brighton, Donna (Junior) Davis of Brighton and Beth (Craig) Schnaak of Godfrey.

Milton was preceded in death by his father.

A memorial visitation celebrating his life was held on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie.

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Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, is in charge of the arrangements.