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Ellis Ray Williams , Class of 1947 , started at Bluefield State in 1940 . In 1943 , he enlisted in the Army and fought with the artillery in Europe through the end of the war . He then returned to Bluefield State and completed his degree . He lettered in football all four years .
Ray lives in Welch , WV , with his daughter , one of seven children raised by him and his late wife , Christine Neal Williams .

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Bluefield State Football Team , circa 1940s .
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