(Nashville, Tn-12.16.13)  It is with the greatest of sadness that I send them press release of the passing of country music legend Ray Price.  Bill Mack issued this info that Ray passed away at 4:43PM-CST at his home in Mt. Pleasant, TX, and left in perfect peace.  Ray was 87 years old.  I find it very difficult to issue the information because of my close friendship with Ray.  His body will be at the RESTLAND FUNERAL HOME IN DALLAS and as I receive funeral arrangements, I will pass them on.

I offer my prayers and condolences to his wife and son at this most difficult time of their lives.  Ray had fought cancer of the pancreas for over two years, and I know the Good Lord felt it was time for him to come home and have no more suffering of this dreaded disease.  I feel in my heart that he has been welcomed to his heavenly home and is spending time with the Master of his life, and I sure that “For The Good Times,” is being discussed. 

Please keep Ray’s family in your thoughts and prayers as I know you are and will.  What a tremendous loss to the world of music, not just country music, but all music.

Marty Martel

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