Ray's Aunt Leatha, his mother's older sister, was like a second mother to him. The girls mother died when Clemie, Ray's mom, was still a little girl. Leatha, being nine years her senior, was more like a mother to Clemie than a sister. She was a lovely woman. Here she is with her husband, Frank aka Chubby.
This picture was evidently given as a Christmas present to their grandmother.
Another picture of Leatha holding Ray as a baby and with her little boy, Jay, at her side. She had one other son, Dale, who was quite a bit younger than Ray. I love her hairdo! As I look at this picture, I notice that Ray is wearing the shoes that I have posted last October. (Click to enlarge)