Ray, Geraldine, 1937-
Geraldine Ray grew up in Barnardsville, North Carolina, a small town near Asheville, caring for her disabled grandmother, working on the family farm, and attending all-black segregated schools. She briefly lived with her father in Cincinnati before returning to Barnardsville to care for her grandmother. She sacrificed her love of education and desire for a career to nurse her relatives and friends through several illnesses, though she also endured health problems. She married her childhood friend J. T. Ray and raised two children.--From Oral Histories of the American South biography.