Neva Brummett Gray


Neva Brummett Gray, 96, of Little Rock, Arkansas, and formerly of Carthage, Missouri, died April 15, 2024, in Bryant, Arkansas. Neva was born August 5, 1927, on the family farm in Newton County, Missouri to Jacob Oscar and Artie Catherine Brummett. She attended Freedom Elementary School in the Pepsin community and graduated from Diamond High School.

She married John T. Gray, Jr. November 6, 1948, in Bentonville, Arkansas. She was a member of the Carthage First United Methodist Church. Neva was a bookkeeper at Calhoon Lumber Company for many years and later volunteered at the Crosslines Ministries in Carthage.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother Curtis Brummett, and two sisters Twyla Arnett and Hazel Grieb.


She is survived by one son, Tom Gray and husband Stephan McAteer of Little Rock, Arkansas; one daughter, Amy Gray of Fayetteville, Arkansas; one sister-in-law, Marian Hilgedick, of Ashland, Missouri; one daughter-in-law, Patty Hunter, of Frisco, Texas; and one granddaughter, Liz Gray, of Frisco, Texas. She is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces.

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the compassionate caregivers of Vitality Living Pleasant Hills, Little Rock, Arkansas; Fox Ridge Senior Living – Bryant, Arkansas; and Hospice Home Care, Bryant, Arkansas.

There will be a visitation for Neva from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 10, 2024, at Ulmer Funeral Home in Carthage, Missouri.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.