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Ray Lester Clinebelle, Jr.

Current Location:: Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, United States
Birthplace: Oak Hill, Fayette County, West Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Ray Lester Clinebelle, Sr. and Lois Margaret Clinebelle
Husband of Private
Father of Private and Private
Brother of Private and Private

Occupation: Accountant
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Immediate Family

About Ray Lester Clinebelle, Jr.


  • Son of Ray Lester Clinebelle, Sr.,(1976-1998) of Rainelle, WV and Lois Margaret Miles Clinebelle (1925-2011) of Grandview, WV.
    • Brothers:
      • James David (J.D.) Clinebelle (1951- -)
      • William Randolph (Randy) Clinebelle (1953--)
  • Ray is married to Emory Ann Frazier Clinebelle. They have two sons, Joel Radford Clinebelle (1974--) and Robert Ray Clinebelle (1976--), and one grandson, Ethan (2005) and two granddaughters, Grace (2008) and Caroline (2016). Ray and Emory reside Raleigh, NC. Emory was born on the Frazier Farm and raised in Knightdale. Ray and Emory have resided in the Eastern Wake County area since 1970. They enjoy grandchildren, gardening, and traveling.

April 2013 Retired CPA/ABV, CVA, CFE, CITP

Some personal life time lines and events:

  • Born at Oak Hill Hospital, Oak Hill, Fayette County, West Virginia, on December 21, 1947

Lived At:

  • Oak Hill, West Virginia: Thompson Street - 1947-50; Summerlee Road - 1950-1953; 117 Riner Avenue - 1953-1956
  • Miami, Florida - 27th Avenue and 24 Street - 1956 Sept-Nov
  • North Miami, Florida - 139th Street and 17th Avenue - Dec 1956-1959
  • Jefferson City, Tennessee - Aug 1959- July 1962
  • Ft Worth, Texas - Treehaven Road - August 1962- July 1963; 7204 Rockdale Road - August 1963- June 1966
  • Jefferson City, Tennessee - (Carson-Newman College) 1965-1967
  • Chesapeake, Virginia - June 1966- June 1967
  • Lancaster, South Carolina - June 1967- September 1968
  • Jefferson City, Tennessee - (Carson-Newman College) September 1968- June 1970 finish college
    • He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration with double majors in Accounting and Economics from Carson-Newman College (now University) in Jefferson City, Tennessee.
  • Knightdale, North Carolina - July 1970- September 2002
  • Eastern Wake County/Raleigh, North Carolina - September 2002-present:

Worked at:

  • Norfolk Parks and Recreation - Youth Corp, Norfolk, Virginia - 1966;
  • Springs Maid, Grace Bleachery, Dye Department 2nd shift, Lancaster, SC - 1967-1968;
  • Alpha Baptist Church, Church Music and Adult and Youth Choir Director, Alpha, Tennessee - 1968-1970;
  • Carson-Newman College, Assistant Student Government Treasurer, Jefferson City, TN - 1969-1970;
  • Keith Purkey, CPA PT-bookkeeper, Morristown, Tennessee - 1968-1970;
  • Richard Byrd, CPA Staff Accountant, Raleigh, North Carolina - 1970 August-November;
  • A.T. Allen & Co. Accountant/Auditor, Raleigh, North Carolina - 1970 November - 1975 November
  • NC Medical Peer Review Foundation, Inc. Comptroller - CPA, Raleigh, NC- 1975 December - 1977 December;
  • Ray L Clinebelle Jr. CPA, self-employed, Knightdale, NC - 1977 December - 1980 May;
  • Ray L Clinebelle, Jr. CPA, P.A., shareholder, Raleigh, NC - 1980 May-1992 May;
  • Clinebelle, Miller CPAs, P.A., shareholder/manager, Raleigh, NC 1992-1997;
  • Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P., Partner. Raleigh, NC - 1998 January - 2013 April (retired).
     **Certified Public Accountant - NC (1976-2013), FL (2008-2013), AL (2008-2013) (Retire and inactive 2013)
     **Accredited Business Valuation (ABV) (AICPA)
     **Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) 
     **Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) (ACFE)
     **Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) (AICPA)
     **Accredited Studies in Business Valuations - AICPA 1995
     **Accredited Studies in Financial Planning - AICPA 1990
     **Accredited Studies in Government Auditing - AICPA 1993
 ** Ray had over forty three years experience in public accounting.  He was actively involved in providing fraud investigation services.  He has testified in US Federal Court and performed investigation reports involving credit union fraud, municipal airport fraud, government contract fraud and commercial business fraud. He has provided business valuation services for acquisitions, gift and estate tax planning, estate administration, and buy-sell agreements. Experienced in Tax, audit, forensic audit, business valuation services, consulting services, Information technology audits. Credit Unions, Trust Departments, Third-Party Administrators, Not-for Profit Organizations, Government Contractors, Small Businesses, General Construction Contractors, Manufacturing, Personal Financial Planning, 

Christian Faith, Belief and Churches

  • Ray was Baptized as a believer and follower of his Lord Jesus Christ on May 26, 1957, by Rev. L.T. Merchant, Pastor, North Miami Baptist Church, North Miami, Florida;
  • North Miami Baptist Church, North Miami, Florida - 1956-1959;
  • First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Tennessee - 1959-1961;
  • Northside Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Tennessee - 1961-1962;
  • Ridglea Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas - 1962-1963
  • Parker Baptist Church, Parker, Texas - 1963-1964
  • South Wayside Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas -1964-1965
  • First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Tennessee - 1965-1967
  • First Baptist Church, Lancaster, South Carolina - 1967-1968
  • First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Tennessee - 1968
  • Alpha Baptist Church, Alpha, Tennessee - 1968 September - 1970 July
      Church Music and Adult Choir Director
  • Green Pines Baptist Church, Knightdale, NC - 1970 August - 1986 February
      Volunteer Church Music and Adult Choir Director (1970-1971; 1973-1986)
      Ordained Deacon (Oct. 10, 1971); Youth/Adult Sunday School Teacher, Finance Committee,
      Chairman of Deacon Board, Vacation Bible School Director (1973), Church Training Director,
      Pastor Search Committee
  • New Hope Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC - 1986 March - 2011 March
     Adult Choir, Deacon Board, Scholarship Committee, Church Treasurer (1995-2010)
     Pastor Search Committee (2008-2009); Wednesday night music leader for Prayer and Bible Study.
     1996 Hurricane Fran Mission trip to Wilmington, NC; 1997 San Marcos, Texas College Mission Trip Chaperone 
and worker.
  • Wake Cross Roads Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC - 2011 March - present; Dr. Lanier's Bible Class; Wednesday Night Bible Study; Adult Choir; 55+Seniors; June 2012 Livingston, Montana Mission trip; Upward Basketball Girls Coach, 1913,1914 and 1916.

Organizations and Volunteer Work:

  • North Carolina Association of CPAs -1 976-present;
     Members Benefits Committee 1979-1992, Chair 1985-1986
     Member CPA Peer Review Executive Committee 1993-2013; Chair 2005-2007
           Approved Peer Review Technical Reviewer
  • American Institute of CPAs - 1976-present Approved CPA Peer Reviewer for CPA Firms
  • Association of Business Valuation, Denver, CO - 1995-2008
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Austin, Texas - 1996-2013
  • Central Carolina Association of CFEs, Raleigh, NC - 1996-2013; Vice President 2009; Board of Directors 2007- 2013
  • Knightdale Chamber of Commerce, Knightdale, NC - 1978-2013; Board of Directors 1979-1985; 1992-1995
      President 1983-84
  • East Wake Education Foundation, Inc. 1993-1995; Treasurer
  • Knightdale Parks and Recreation Committee, Knightdale, NC - 1991-1994; Chair 1993-1994
  • Knightdale Boys Baseball Leagues
    T-Ball 1980-1981
     Instructional League BB 1983-1985
     Little League BB 1986-1990
     Babe Ruth League BB 1991-1992
  • Knightdale Recreation Coach Basketball - boys 1988-1992
  • Knightdale Knights Youth Football - 1985-1990
  • Knightdale Dragons Youth Football - 2013
  • Wake Cross Roads Baptist Church - Upward Basketball - Girls grades 1-3 - 2013, 2014 and 2016
  • North Raleigh Universal Healthcare - Lead Hymn sing for residents every Tuesday afternoon, 2017-present.

Ray Clinebelle - Heritage

  • My paternal (Clinebelle/Martin) heritage is primary German and Scottish. My maternal (Miles/Carper) heritage is primary English, Wales, Scottish, German and with a little French, and Spanish.

My Famous Heritage:

  • Capt. Thomas Hale (Haile), Sr., Franklin County, Virginia (1742-1812) a Patriot of the American Revolution (DAR #A049308) is my Maternal 4th GGF
  • Moses Waid, Henry County, Virginia (1751-1791) a Patriot of the American Revolution (Private, 14th Virginia Regiment under command of Col. Charles Lewis) is my Maternal 4th GGF
  • Johann Jacob Carper (Korper, Kerber), Lancaster, PA (1748-1829) to Botetourt County, VA and a Patriot of the American Revolution (DAR #A019558) is my Maternal 5th GGF
  • Nicholas Carper (Korper, Kerber), Sharpsburg, Washington County, MD (1749-1813) to Botetourt County, VA and a Patriot of the American Revolution (DAR #A019560) is my Maternal 6th Great Uncle
  • Johann Jacob Peck Jr, Germany (1723-1801) Immigrant to Botetourt County, VA and a Patriot of the American Revolution (DAR #A087522) is my Maternal 6th GGF
  • John McClung, Sr., Ireland of Scottish ancestry (1706-1787) Immigrant to Pennsylvania to Rockbridge County, VA, a Patriot of the American Revolution (DAR #A075171) is my Paternal 6th GGF
  • William McClung, Greenbrier County, Virginia (1738-1833), a Patriot of the American Revolution (DAR # RC 817618 and SAR # RC 162677 & 164744) is my Paternal 5th GGF
  • James McGhee, Virginia (1698-1777), a Private in the 14th VA Regiment, Patriot of the American Revolution is my 6th GGF.
  • William McGhee, Virginia (1734-1716), a Private in the VA Militia, (under Capt. John Holcombe and Col. Lawson of 4th Virginia Regiment) a Patriot of the American Revolution is my 5th GGF
  • Benjamin Fowle Borden, II, England (1675-1743) receiver of "Borden's Great Track" 92,000 acres in SW VA from King George of England, later Rockbridge County, VA is my 7th Great Grandfather
  • Jean de La Chaumette (aka Jean-Baptiste Shuemake) (1664-1728) French Huguenots is my 8th GGF
  • Sir Gilbert Gerard (1534-1593) Lancashire and Staffordshire, England; Attorney General for Elizabeth I, lawyer, landowner, politician of Tudor period, 10th GGF
  • Sir Richard Molyneus, MP, 1st Baronet of Sefton, England (1559-1623) is my 9th Great Grandfather
  • Marion MacDonald of Auchatrichatan, Scotland (1600-1678) is my 10th Great Grandmother
  • John Radcliffe (1454-1497) England is my 13th Great Grandfather
  • Richard ap Hywel sp leuan, of Mostyn Castle, Wales (1470-1549) is my 13th Great Grandfather
  • Muriel Campbell of Cawder (1498-1575) Scotland is my 15th Great Grandmother
  • Sir John Campbell, Knight, 1st Calder, Scotland (1490-1564) is my 15th Great Grandfather
  • John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (1340-1399) is my 17th GGF
  • Sir Edmund Sutton, of Dudley Castle England, (1425-1483) is my 18th Great Grandfather
  • Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scots, spouse of James I of Scotland, (1404-1445) is my 15th GGM, paternal ancestor.
  • Edward I, King of England (1239-1307) is my 20th Great Grandfather, paternal ancestor.
  • Edward II, King of England (1284-1327) is my 19th GGF, paternal ancestor.
  • Philippe IV le Bel, roi de France (1268-1314) is my 20th GGF
  • Sir Simon de Fraser, IV Oliver Castle, Scotland (1246-291)is my 22nd Great Grandfather
  • Richard de Clare, 3rd Earl of Hertford, England (1162-1217) Magna Carta Surety is my 23rd Great Grandfather, paternal and maternal ancestor.
  • William de Mowbray, Baron of Thirsk England (1172-1223) Magna Carta Surety is my 22nd Great Grandfather
  • William De Lanvaley III (1180-1217) England Magna Carta Surety is my 22nd Great Grandfather
  • Robert de Ros, 1st Lord Ros of Helmsley England (1172-1226) Magna Carta Surety is my 22nd GGF
  • Louis IX “the Saint” King of France (1214-1270) is my 22nd GGF
  • Robert de Sable, 11th Templar Grand Master (1150-1193) is my 24th GGF
  • Philip II Augustus, king of France (1165-1223) is my 24th GGF
  • William "The Conqueror" King of England (1024-1087) is my 25th GGF
  • Alfonso VI. The Brave, King of Castine and Leon, Emperor of Hispania, (1047-1109) is my 26th GGF, paternal ancestor.
  • Sancho III el Mayor, rey de Navarra (Christian Iberia) (990-1035) is my 28th GGF
  • Charlemagne (Karolus 'Magnus' Rex Francorum & Imperator Romanorum, French, (742-814) is my 31st GGF
  • Knight Frezel, Norman Knight - Progentitor of Clan Fraser (circa 1000- ) Normany, France is my 31st GGF and my wife's (Emory) 30th GGF
  • Oliver de Fraser (circa 1020) – associated with the east coast of Scotland, is my 28th GGF and my wife’s (Emory) 27th GGF.

My Famous Cousins and Uncles:

  • Colonel Robert “King” Carter I, Virginia General Assembly, Governor of Virginia, Plantation owner of 300,000 acres and 10 million pounds in cash in the British Colonies, (1663-1732) is my 8th cousin, 8 times removed
  • General Thomas Nelson, Jr., Governor of Virginia, signer of Declaration of Independence, Yorktown, Virginia (1738-1789) is my 5th cousin 6 times removed.
  • Benjamin Harrison V, Governor of Virginia, signer of the “Declaration of Independence”, Berkeley Plantation, Charles City County, Virginia (1726-1791) is my 10th cousin 6 times removed.
  • George Washington, 1st President of the USA, Virginia (1732-1799) is my 8th cousin 11 times removed.
  • Thomas Jefferson., 3rd President of the USA, Virginia (1743-1826) is my 3rd cousin 6 times removed
  • John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the USA, Massachusetts (1767-1848) is my 9th cousin 5 times removed.
  • William Henry Harrison, 9th President of USA, Virginia, (1773-1841) is my 5th cousin 9 times removed.
  • John Tyler, 10th President of the USA, Virginia (1790-1862) is my 12th cousin thrice removed.
  • Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the USA, Kentucky (1809-1865) is my 12th cousin, thrice removed
  • James A. Garfield, 20th President of the USA, Ohio (1831-1881) is my 9th cousin 4 times removed
  • Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the USA, Ohio (1833-1901) is my 11th cousin 4 times removed.
  • Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, 26th President of the USA, New York (1858-1919) 11th cousin, 4 times removed. (Maternal side) and also (Paternal side) Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, 26th President of the USA, New York (1858-1919) 5th cousin, 5 times removed.
  • Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the USA, Virginia (1856-1924) is my 11th cousin 4 times removed
  • Dwight David Eisenhower, 34th President of the USA, Texas (1890-1969) is my 15th cousin twice removed
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the USA, Massachusetts (1917-1963) is my 9th cousin
  • Ronald W Reagan, 40th President of the USA, Illinois (1911-2004) is my 14th cousin once removed
  • Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, Buckingham Palace, London, England (1926- ) is my 10th cousin twice removed on my maternal side and my 13th cousin on my paternal side.
  • Patrick Henry Sr., American Patriot, Virginia (1736-1799) is my 7th cousin 11 times removed.
  • Sam Rutherford Houston (1st President of Texas) b. Virginia (1793-1863) is my 9th cousin, 6 times removed.
  • Stephen F. Austin ("Father of Texas") b. Virginia (1793-1836) 9th cousin 7 times removed.
  • King James I of England and Ireland, VI of Scotland (1566-1625) is my 4th cousin 11 times removed
  • Robert E Lee (CSA), Virginia (1807-1870) is my 5th cousin 4 times removed
  • Roy K Orbison, Sr., singer, Texas (1936-1988) is my 9th cousin once removed
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter is my 7th cousin
  • Glen Campbell, singer, actor, Arkansas (1936- ) 13th cousin twice removed
  • Donald “Donny” Clark Osmond, singer, actor, TV host. Utah (1957- ) 13th cousin five times removed
  • Lana Turner is my 7th cousin once removed
  • James Scott Garner (Bumgarner) Oklahoma (1928-2014) American Actor is my 11th cousin once removed
  • Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor, Ohio (1847-1931) is my 13 cousin twice removed.
  • Gene Autry, Cowboy movie/singer, Texas (1907-1998) is my 16th cousin twice removed
  • Roy Rogers, Cowboy movie/singer, Ohio (1911-1998) is my 13th cousin twice removed
  • Pat Boone, singer and actor, is my 11th cousin 4 times removed
  • Blake Tollison Shelton, American country music artist, Tishomingo, OK, (1976- ) is my 9th cousin twice removed
  • Edwin Powell Hubble, American Astronomer known for his discovery of galaxies beyond the Milky Way, Springfield, MO (1889-1953) is my 7th cousin thrice removed
  • Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart, US. Sect of Interior, Fillmore Cabinet, Staunton, VA (1807-1891) is my 3rd cousin five times removed
  • Rebecca Ann Boone (Bryan), Virginia (1739-1813) wife of Daniel Boone is my 5th cousin 10 times removed
  • Davy Crockett, Frontiersman, soldier, politician Tennessee (1786-1836) is my 7th cousin 6 times removed
  • William de Forz, Count d' Aumale, England (1175-1241) Magna Carta Surety is my 3rd cousin 19 times removed
  • Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, (1955- ) 12th cousin once removed
  • Tom Carper, Governor and US Senator - Delaware, born West Virginia (1947- ) is my 3rd cousin once removed
  • Ensign Adam Peck, Rev. War, Maryland (1753 -1817) founder of Mossy Creek, Tennessee (later Jefferson City) is my 6th Gr Uncle
  • Honorable Simon Fraser, 6th Lord Lovat (1570-1633) Scotland is my 2nd cousin 14 times removed and my wife's 10th Great Grandfather.
  • Thomas Dudley (1576-1653) England, (Governor of Mass Bay Colony) is my 3rd cousin 11 times removed
  • Sarah Palin, 9th Governor of Alaska, born Idaho (1964- ) is my 14th cousin once removed
  • Tom Landry Coach of Dallas Cowboys (1924-2000) is my 17th cousin
  • Bill Gates, Co-founder of Microsoft, Washington (1955- ) is my 12th cousin once removed
  • Joan Crawford (1905-1977) San Antonio, Texas, movie star, 6th cousin twice removed.
  • Jesse James (1847-1882) American Outlaw, is my 4th cousin 6 times removed
  • Felipe VI, Rey de Espana (2014-present), Madrid, Spain (1968- present) is my paternal 15th cousin once removed.