Ray Elmore Metz, 99 of Spencer, WV, died Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at Eldercare of West Virginia, in Ripley.

He was born December 9, 1901, at Leatherbark, Calhoun County, a son of the late William and Minnie Price Metz. He was a retired carpenter.

Survivors include a son, Harold E. Metz of Barberton, Ohio and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Opha B. Pursley Metz in 1998 and four sons, Don, Gene, John and Allen Metz; several brothers and sisters.

Graveside services were held Friday, October 26 at the Liberty Hill Cemetery, Leatherbark.

John H. Taylor Funeral Home of Spencer was in charge of arrangements.