On June 29, 2017, the children of Appalachia lost a voice. Mr. B. Ray Thompson passed away leaving a legacy of good works on behalf of the health and education of Clay County children through the Elgin Foundation. The Elgin Foundation has funded the dental program and reading program which has served all elementary children for over six years. Through the Elgin Foundation, Mr. Thompson's legacy will continue to reach the children of Clay County. Mr. Thompson lived the words of Psalms 115:1 "Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but to thy name give glory ..." .