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Memorial services for Cecil R. ""Ray"" Scarborough, 86, of Willoughby, will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Willowick, 31433 Vine St., Willowick. The Rev. Robert P. Mieden will officiate. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the church.Ray passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at his home.Born Jan. 19, 1927, in Natchitoches, La., he had lived in Lake County for the past 55 years.Ray served in the U.S. Army during World War II, as a military policeman and a member of the Mule Artillery in Germany. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Private First Class on Nov. 28, 1946.Ray was also a member of First Baptist Church of Willowick for more than 50 years. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding his bicycle.He was a machinist by trade, retiring after 40 years of service at the former TRW Valve Division in Cleveland.Survivors are his son, Harold F. Crumb of Loveland, Colo., daughter, Jeannie A. (Daniel J.) Stiebig of Vidor, Texas; grandchildren, Ruth Stiebig, Daniel Stiebig, Timothy Stiebig, Miriam Noling, Laura Noel and Douglas Crumb; great-grandchildren, Christian, Emily, Austin, Paxton, Miranda, Chase, Logan, Ashley and Kaston; sister, Virginia Noakes; and brother, William (Yoshiko) Scarborough. He also leaves several nieces, nephews and their families.Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Marian, in 1994; parents, William Cecil and Maggie Lou (Berry) Scarborough; and brother, James Scarborough.Private interment will be at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in Chester Township  .Arrangements entrusted to Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, Willoughby.

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