James Lacy Moore (1879-1949), who served as Mayor in the 1940s, lived at several Ray City addresses over the years. In 1910, J. Lacy Moore and his family lived in a house on Jones Street. Their neighbors were Lorenzo D. Carter, and Benjamin Palmer.
At the time he registered for the draft for World War I, Moore gave his permanent address as Rural Free Delivery Route 1 (RFD-1), Ray City, GA. By the time of the 1920 census, the Moores had a farm place on the Valdosta and Ray City Road next to the farm of his father, James Burton Moore. Lacy Moore was farming there on his own account. In 1930, Lacy and Hattie Moore were living in town in Ray City; they owned a home valued at $2500.
- James Lacy Moore ~ Mayor of Ray City, GA 1942-1944 (raycityhistory.wordpress.com)
- Harriet Swindle Moore ~ First Lady of Ray City (raycityhistory.wordpress.com)