This past week Ray Furney, age 74, of Lawrenceburg passed away suddenly at his home. Ray and I have been friends since the 1970’s. He was a science teacher, coach, and athletic trainer at Lawrenceburg for 36 years.Ray was one of the earliest trainers I can remember at the high school level. His science training allowed him to be an athletic trainer back in those days. Today there is a specific program for athletic trainers. Ray was very instrumental in helping Lauren Hill’s family in her battle with a cancerous brain tumor. Because of his involvement with Lauren, Ray’s family asked that memorials be donated to Lauren Hill’s The Cure Starts Now. I will miss him!