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Cecil Clinton Gray, Sr. of Starkville proudly wore his gold jersey with the black No. 46. He was a football player for Starkville High School and served in the Navy. He did beautiful cabinets and worked at the Starkville Daily News as a route carrier. He requested his body be given to science, with no funeral or memorial. He leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Jamie Karolyn Kinard Gray and two children, son, Cecil Clinton Gray, Jr. and daughter, Elaine Gifford, both of Starkville. He also had six grandchildren: Meghan Gray, Tiffany Gray, Cody Gray, Amber Morrow, Tori Gifford and Jeffery Pickle, along with two great grandchildren, Kaylee and Joseph Morrow. He also had left six brothers and sister. He attended Midway Church of Christ in Maben. He was a loving father and grandfather.