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Ray Howard Coltrane

October 10, 1926 ~ August 2, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old


Ray Howard Coltrane, 96, of Greensboro died August 2, 2023 at Whitestone surrounded by family and friends.

Graveside service will be 2:00 PM Friday, August 4, 2023 at Melanchthon Lutheran Church Cemetery in Liberty.

Born in Liberty, NC to the late Nathan and Essie Coltrane, Howard lived in Siler City until moving to Greensboro.  He worked as a vice president for many years with Oakwood Mobile Homes, Inc until his retirement. Howard became a Master Mason in the Siler City Lodge #403 on June 18, 1953. When he moved to Greensboro, Howard joined P. P. Turner Lodge #746 in 1975 where he became master of the lodge.  Howard was a charter member of MESH Lodge #771. He was a recipient of the Joseph Monfort Medal in 2000. This award is given to only three Masons per year for their outstanding service to the fraternity. Howard has coached over fifty brothers to become Masons and was considered to be a Mason’s Mason. He was a current member of the Liberty Masonic Lodge #714.

Along with his parents, Howard is preceded in death by his wife, Christine Walker Coltrane; daughter, Marie Coltrane Money; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roy, Claude (Betty), and Kelly (Imer) Coltrane; and sisters, Ruth Robert and Almer Perry.

He is survived by his son-in-law, Richard L. Money (Judy); grandchildren, Rick Money, Don Money (Melissa), and Michael Money (Maria); great grandchildren, Winter, Rebecca, Freddie, and Paige Money, and Eddie Cristobal; a host of nieces and nephews including Stephanie Coltrane Montjoy; and sister-in-law, Allene Coltrane.

Memorial contributions may be made to AuthoraCare Collective, Greensboro Campus, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405.


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Graveside Service
August 4, 2023

2:00 PM
Melanchthon Lutheran Church Cemetery
4343 Ramseur Julian Road
Liberty, NC 272978


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