OBITUARY: Anne Elizabeth Gunter Bray, 75, of Satellite Beach, Passed Away Peacefully Oct. 3
By Space Coast Daily // October 19, 2021
was a well-respected and accomplished potter
BREVARD COUNTY • SATELLITE BEACH, FLORIDA – Anne Elizabeth Gunter Bray, 75, passed away peacefully on October 3 at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, following a brief illness. Her husband, Bill, was with her at the end. She was a longtime resident of Dunwoody, Georgia.
Anne, (Annie to Bill and several friends), was preceded in death by her parents, John Sullivan Gunter and Annie “Timmie” Sims (Waldo) Gunter; and her brother, John. She is survived by her husband of 52-years, Bill; her brother, Bruce Gunter (Mary); her nephews, John Gunter (Kelly); Matt Gunter; Bryan Gunter (Chelsy); Shane Hardy, Tyler Hardy and many cousins.
Anne was born in Savannah, Georgia on May 13, 1946, and grew up in Satellite Beach, Florida. She graduated from Satellite High School with several honors and awards, including being Homecoming Princess, Prom Queen and a member of the National Honor Society. Anne attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, graduating with honors with majors in both mathematics and English.
After graduating from Huntingdon in the midst of the Apollo space program, Anne was employed as a Data Reduction Analyst for RCA Service Company, who was responsible for all technical operations of the Air Force Eastern Test Range.
It was there that she met Bill. They were married on April 12, 1969 at St. David’s by the Sea Episcopal Church in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Later, they moved to Fort Lauderdale where she was employed as a Systems Analyst for Bendix Avionics and had the distinction of being the first exempt (salaried) female employee at the facility.
When Bill was transferred to Atlanta in 1979, Anne left the corporate world and became immersed in the arts, particularly pottery.
She was a well-respected and accomplished potter. She had her own studio, exhibited her work in galleries and participated in select arts & crafts shows. She also was a pottery instructor for over 30 years at the Spruill Center for the Arts in Dunwoody, GA.
Anne loved to travel. After being the primary caregiver for her beloved mother for many years, she and Bill traveled extensively, both in the States and Internationally. They were planning more trips once the COVID Pandemic would permit.
Anne was a wonderful, wonderful lady. There was no one that knew her that didn’t love and cherish her. A memorial service will be held at St. David’s by the Sea Episcopal Church in Cocoa Beach, FL on Wed. Nov. 3, at 2 p.m., followed by interment in the church garden. For those wishing, donations may be made to the Spruill Center for the Arts in Dunwoody.