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H. Ray Lyda, 87

H. Ray Lyda, 87

H. Ray Lyda, 87, of Edneyville, NC passed away Monday, January 12, 2015.
He was a life long resident of the Edneyville Community in Henderson County.
He graduated from Edneyville High School, served in the U.S. Army and graduated from Clemson College.
He was a teacher and coach at Edneyville High School where his 1956 Boys Basketball Team finished 3rd in the Class A State Tournament. He also was principal and coach at Dana High School.
He retired from teaching and became a full time apple grower.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John T. And Pearl Brown Lyda, a brother, Thurman Lyda and a daughter, Christina Marie Lyda.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Christine Orr Lyda; a son, Russell Lyda and wife Teresa; grandsons, Nathan Lyda and wife Amanda and Todd Lyda; great grandchildren, Ava and Isaiah Lyda; two brothers, Ellis and Boyd "Oop" Lyda; a sister, Doris Mauldin and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Thursday night from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Edneyville United Methodist Church on Bearwallow Road.
A graveside service will be held Friday at 3:00 PM at St. Pauls Community Cemetery with Rev. Dan Blackwell and Rev. Walt Christian officiating.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793