The Midtown Neighborhood and Atlanta recently lost one of its true historians with the passing of Muriel "Bamby" Ray on July 28, 2012.
Ray was diagnosed with a very rare inoperable cancer in March just after an Italian vacation. She died at her home in Midtown.
According to her obituary on Legacy.com:
Bamby began her work as a historic preservation consultant working on many historic properties in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. At the time of her death she was actively working on City Hall East. Bill and Bamby with their children lived all over the world including Hawaii, Germany, Hong Kong and the Philippines. She is survived by her husband Bill of 55 years; sons Bill Ray and Gus Ray; and a daughter Karen Ray. The family request donations be made to the Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, NW, Atlanta GA 30305 (www.atlantahis torycenter.com) There will be a private family service in North Carolina.
It is also believed that at a later date there will be a memorial service in town, possible at Manuel’s Tavern.