Members of the community and staff of both Chipley's Public Works and Water and Utilities departments recently came together to honor retiring Water Utilities Supervisor Tim Ray.

Ray, who left his position after more than 15 years of service due to health issues, was treated to a retirement luncheon on Friday, where his former employees presented him with a plaque and other gifts as a way to thank him for his years of service and leadership. His family also presented him with a new rod and reel.