GRIFTON | Jesse Ray Strong, 48, of 230 Tucker St. died Monday, April 10, 2017. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 17, at Don Brown Funeral Home, Ayden. Burial will follow in Strong Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Torsha Maye Strong of the home. Viewing will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.