Ray Littleton Perkins, Jr. age 88, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2009 in Rome, Ga.  He was born February 26, 1921 in Floyd Co., Ga. son of the late Ray Littleton Sr. and Nora Busby Perkins.  He served in the US Marine Corps.  He was a former employee of Burgess Used Cars and was a Baptist by faith.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Denton Perkins; son, Johnny Ray Perkins, grandson, Matt Perkins, and son-in-law, Kenny Shelton.

Survivors include two daughters: Rose Marie Shelton and Jeannie Leyva both of Summerville; three grandsons: Christopher Shelton, Dalonega, Ga., Bryan Shaw, California, and Kevin Leyva, Summerville; granddaughter, Valeri Leyva of Summerville; four great-grandchildren also survive. 

Graveside and interment services will be conducted Monday, September 7, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Trinity Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Mr. Perkins will lie-in-state on Monday, September 7, 2009 where the family will receive friends from noon until 1:30 p.m. at Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home.

Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home has charge of funeral services for Mr. Ray Perkins, Jr. who passed away on Saturday.