Sgt. 1st Class James B. Gray (FORT GORDON, Ga.)

FORT GORDON, Ga. - Sgt. 1st Class James Brandon Gray "JAY G", 34, entered into rest on Sunday, May 22, 2011. James was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, where he was a member of Hills Tabernacle Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Janie L. Gray, and his grandfather, James Hill. JAY G was National President of Dominant Breed MC. Sgt 1st Class Gray enlisted in the U.S. Army on August 30, 1994. He served two combat tours, spending time in Iraq and Jordan. He has completed Pathfinder School, Drill Sergeant School, Air Assault School, and Airborne School. During his time in service, a few of his awards include: Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Badge, Humanitarian Service Medal, and the Distinguished Order of St. Christopher Medal. James is survived by his wife, Tara Michelle Gray; daughter, Breanna Tiara Gray; son, James Brandon Gray, Jr.; sister, Janet Simmons of Buffalo; brothers, Rasheed Gray, Detrick Gray, Cetrick Gray, and Jeff Hubbard, all of Buffalo; fathers, Isaac Gray and James Callens; as well as numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins. Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Gardner Grove Baptist Church with Full Military Honors. Major Mohandas Martin will officiate the service. He will lie in state from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at Arlington National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be members of the Dominant Breed MC. The family will receive friends Friday, May 27, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Elliott Sons Funeral Home. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-May 26, 2011