Ray A. Gramlisch of Zalma, the son of the late John and Annie Sadler Gramlisch, was born Sept. 3, 1924 at Chaffee and died Oct. 13, 2001 at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Ray was a bricklayer for over 61 years, attended the Assembly of God Church in Greenbriar, and was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II. He fought in the Battle of Buldge and received four Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He was united in marriage to Lora Jones on Feb. 9, 1946 at St. Louis, she survives of the home in Zalma. He is also survived by one son, Danny Gramlisch of Advance; by four daughters, Lola Howard of Advance, Glenda Lesch and Carolyn Lesch, both of Delta, and Mary Lou Gramlisch of Zalma; by three brothers, John Gramlisch and Lester Gramlisch, both of Chaffee, and Bill Gramlisch of Delta; by four sisters, Dorothy Menz and Edna Crowden, both of Chaffee, Emma Hanlon of Delta, and Mary Ann Stoffregan of Advance; by seven grandchildren; and by six great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son; by one daughter; and one brother. Visitation was held at the Morgan Funeral Home in Advance on Monday, Oct. 15 from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services were conducted in the Morgan Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. with Rev. James Johns officiating and Bro. William Marshall assisting. Interment followed in the Morgan Memorial Park in Advance with Morgan Funeral Home in Advance in charge of all arrangements.