Obituary: Ray Martin DeMonia

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Ray Martin DeMonia of Cullman, Alabama passed on Wednesday September 1, 2021 at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi after suffering a cardiac event. 

Ray DeMonia was like no other. Ray, a native of Cullman, Alabama was well known for DeMonia’s Antiques and Auctions where he spent 40 years in the antique business and traveled the country gathering antiques and sharing his wealth of knowledge. He served as auctioneer annually for the Cullman Rotary Club fundraiser auction as well as the Annual Draw Down Auction for the Hospice of Cullman County Inc. for over 20 years. 

Ray was proceeded in death by his parents: LaBelle and Clifford DeMonia and brothers-in-law: Roger Meyers, Jim Young and Jim Osborne.

He is survived by his wife: Patricia O. DeMonia; daughter: Raven Marie DeMonia; grandson: Liam; brother: David DeMonia; sister: Denise DeMonia; brothers-in-law: Jack (Carolyn) Osborne, Freddy (Dolores) Osborne and Charles (Janice) Osborne; sisters-in-law: Jane Young, Marie (Jim) Martin, Helen Meyers and Jan Osborne and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. 

A celebration of life for Ray will be announced at a later date. 

A lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Cullman Rotary Club or Hospice of Cullman County. 

In honor of Ray, please get vaccinated if you have not, in an effort to free up resources for non-COVID related emergencies. Due to COVID 19, CRMC emergency staff contacted 43 hospitals in 3 states in search of a Cardiac ICU bed and finally located one in Meridian, Mississippi. He would not want any other family to go through what his did.