MAYFIELD — Ernest Ray Atherton, 68, of Mayfield died at 4:04 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2013, at Green Acres Healthcare Facility.
He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. He was retired from General Tire and was co-owner of Clark Feed until 2009.
He is survived by his wife, Vera Lee Clark Atherton; his mother, Mildred Wyatt Atherton of Mayfield; two daughters, Amanda Duke of Mayfield and Terri Thorpe of Benton; one brother, John Edd Atherton of Grand Rivers; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leland Hicks Atherton.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield with Rev. Glenn Cope officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. Monday, October 21, 2013, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the: Green Acres Healthcare Activities Fund, 402 W. Farthing Street, Mayfield, KY 42066.