JEFFERSON Johnny Carrington Johnny Ray Carrington, 75, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2013, in Jefferson, GA after a long illness. Ray was born on July 29, 1937 in Strayhorn, MS to C.A. and Agnes Carrington. He retired from Westvaco after 30 years of faithful service. A longtime resident of Gwinnett County, Ray was a founding member of the Gwinnett County Gideons Association. He was a deacon and taught Sunday school for many years. Ray was a loving family man and blessed everyone who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Faye Carrington and Gaye Townsend. Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Linda, five children, Cindy Carrington of Baton Rouge, LA, Teresa Carrington of Jefferson, Lori Patterson and husband Russ of Braselton, GA, John Carrington and wife Cristina of Loganville, GA, and Alan Carrington and wife Christy of Saint Marys, GA, sister Shirley Jennigs and husband Lamar of Benton, AR, brother C.A. Doc Carrington and wife Marcia of Hendersonville, TN, twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6-9pm on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Eternal Hills Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 4, 2013, in the Eternal Hills Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ben Garner officiating. Burial will follow at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimers Association. Please join us in celebrating Rays life by visiting Eternal Hills Funeral Home, 770.972.3155.