Marcella "Sally" M. Gray-Massa

Born: Mon., Jun. 4, 1928
Died: Wed., Mar. 10, 2010

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Marcella "Sally" Mae (Gregg) Gray-Massa, 81, of Ashland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday evening, March 10, 2010. She was born June 4, 1928, in Ashland, OH., the first born child of Albert E. Gregg and Mildred E. (Pryor) Gregg Wolfe. She married Joseph N. Massa on March 23, 1985.

Sally was a member and dedicated Sunday school teacher at the Ashland Church of God for many years. She also enjoyed working with the youth of the church and served as a Youth Camp Counselor for many years. In 1995, she started attending the Ashland Church of the Nazarene. She worked at the old Faultless Rubber Co. and retired from Abbott Laboratories in 1983 after 32 years.

Sally deeply loved her family. Her evening cookouts around her homemade grill were special and will always bring a smile to the faces of her grandchildren. She had a talent for drawing and she liked to crochet doll dresses, hats, and scarves. She loved animals and cared for those that were abandoned.

She is survived by and deeply missed by her husband, Joe, of 25 years: her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Alice and Richard Yergin of Wooster; 3 grandchildren and spouses, James and Tracy Yergin of Smithville, Terri and Bryan Townsend of Ashland, and Michelle and Michael Woodall of Burbank, OH.; four great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Tyler Townsend, and Twyla and Trenten Woodall; 5 sisters, Alberta Hudnut, Patricia Farmer, Mabel Harris, Nellie Carol Schrack all of Ashland, and Janet Baumgardner of Nevada; 1 brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Connie Gregg of Fredericksburg, OH.; sister-in-law, Sylvia Massa of Wilmington, Delaware; and a brother-in-law, R. Dean Harrison of Ashland.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 1st husband of 23 years, Edward W. Gray in 1966; 3 sisters, Doris Mullet, Marjorie Harrison, and Phyllis Swaisgood; infant twin brothers, Harry and Larry Gregg; and brother-in-laws, Melvin Mullet and Robert Swaisgood.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, March 15, 2010, at Heyl Funeral Home, 227 Broad St., Ashland, OH., with Rev. Barry Whitt officiating. Interment will be at Ashland Co. Memorial Park. Friends may visit with the family Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, 527 E. Liberty St., Ashland, OH., 44805. An online register book is available at

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Sharon and Reggie Baughman
   Posted Thu March 11, 2010

Barbara Fulk Kreis
   Posted Fri March 12, 2010
Mary Alice, Dick and family

So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. You were lucky to have her with you for so many years.

I remember her as such a pretty and sweet woman.

You have my sincere sympathy.

Barbara Fulk Kreis

Bill & Eleanor Hall
   Posted Fri March 12, 2010
Joe, our sincere condolences.

Cyndie Harris Heath
   Posted Sun March 14, 2010
Mary Alice & Dick, Jim, Teri, Michelle and Families.
I know Aunt Sally will be missed by all whose lives she touched. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lori Harris Hitchcock
   Posted Mon March 15, 2010
It will be the little things that you will remember,the quiet moments,the smiles,the laughter.
And although it may seem hard right now,it will be the memories of these little things that help to push away the pain and bring the smiles back again.
She will be as close as a memory,
and our God of all comfort will always be as close as a prayer.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Lori and Family

Jami Harris Whitaker
   Posted Sat March 20, 2010

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