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Monte Gray

September 18, 1948 ~ January 1, 2021 (age 72)


Monte Gray, age 72, of Athens, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021, at his residence.

He was a native and longtime resident of Athens, and was a son of the late Herbert “Red” and Ruby Jean Jones Gray.  He was preceded in death by son Michael Gray.

Monte was a welder with Heil Trailer International for over 30 years.

He is survived by his

Wife Linda Louise Ruckle Gray of Athens;

Daughter Monica Gray Benjamin of Sharpsburg, GA;

Sons Chris Gray of North Augusta, SC, and Jeremy Gray (Christy) of Warrenville, SC;

Brother Elbert Carlton (Kaye) of Oak Ridge, TN;

Beloved cousin Elaine Gray of Athens;

9 Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews.

A graveside service will be 1:00 PM Wednesday January 6 in Idlewild Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 3rd from 2 PM until 3 PM at Ziegler Funeral Home.

If you are unable to attend the graveside service, please sign the online registry at

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Monte Gray.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Monte Gray, please visit our floral store.


January 3, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

January 6, 2021

1:00 PM
118 CO RD 104
ATHENS, TN 37303

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