Cheryl C. Ray, 70, of Sevierville, Tennessee, formerly of Mentor, Ohio, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2023.

Born Feb. 14, 1952 in Mexico City, Mexico, she was the daughter of the late Dorothy and Clyde Coutant and grew up on the Dixie Girl, a schooner sailboat that was docked in Stuart, FL, during the school year where she made all-state as a clarinet player and was the high school salutatorian.