Ray Price, a 33-year employee of Independent Building Supply Association (IBSA) and the distributor co-op's president for the past 12, died Wednesday following a brief illness. He was 58.

According to his obituary, Willard Ray Prie was born Sept. 20, 1952, in Johnston County, N.C., and worked for Strickland Lumber and Building Supply for several years before joining IBSA.

Funeral services will take place Saturday at the Johnston Union Original Free Will Baptist Church in Smithfield, N.C.