Ray Earl Whited, age 68, formerly of Bryant, Ala., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. He enjoyed spending time with his loving family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Mary Diane Whited; parents Willie and Cora Whited; 11 brothers and sisters, Gordon, Frances, Edward, Nellie Mae, Anna Ruth, Rema, Rena, Nancy, Lois Sue, Willie Houston and Mamie. Survivors include his daughter, Desiree Nichole Whited; stepdaughters, Lula Lee "Missie" Higdon and Edwina Rae Sar Velez; stepson, John Arthur Padgett; sisters, Cora Belle Upton, Jane Ousley, and Helen Norris; brother, Martin Young Whited; six stepgrandchildren, William, James, Jon, Allie, Katelyn and Cassie; and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. EST Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in the Bryant Chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Rev. Sam Whited officiating. Burial will follow in Whited Cemetery. Visitation will be held noon-9 p.m today; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Please leave your memories and prayers at www.moorefuneralhometrenton.com. Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Bryant, Ala.