Obituaries

  • Thursday, June 26, 2014

Barry Ray

Barry Larand “Randy” Ray, 56, passed away on Sat., June 21, 2014 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

Born on April 20, 1958, in Georgetown, he was a son of the late Lloyd Ray and Janet Bellflower Ray Lambert. Mr. Ray was a member of Tilly Swamp Baptist Church and was the owner of Southern Metal Fabricators. He enjoyed cooking and collecting guns and knives.

Survivors include his mother of Georgetown; two sons, Brandon Ray and Justin Ray both of Conway; two grandchildren, Cassy Ray and Isabella Ray both of Conway; a brother, Ronny Ray of Pawleys Island; one nephew, Christopher Ray; and two nieces, Schyler Ray and LeeAnn Ray.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Kerry Ray.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wed., June 25, 2014 at Georgetown First Assembly of God with Rev. Scott Altman and Rev. Eddie Knight officiating. Burial will follow in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.

The family will received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Georgetown First Assembly of God.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements. www.grahamfuneralhome.org.

Kerry Ray

Kerry Lloyd Ray, 50, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

Born on April 15, 1964, in Georgetown, he was a son of the late Lloyd Ray and Janet Bellflower Ray Lambert. Kerry enjoyed watching NASCAR and going fishing.

Survivors include his mother of Georgetown; one daughter, LeeAnn Ray of Cincinnati, OH; two brothers, Ronny Ray of Pawleys Island and Barry “Randy” Ray of Conway; one aunt, Barbara Wallace of Georgetown; one niece, Schyler Ray; and three nephews, Justin Ray, Brandon Ray and Christopher Ray.

Funeral Services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 20, 2014 at Sampit Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Eddie Knight officiating. Burial will follow in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Graham Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown was in charge of the arrangements. www.grahamfuneralhome.org.

John Sherald Jr.

John Louis Sherald Jr., “Sonny”, 83, of Georgetown died on June 16, 2014 at his residence.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m .on Mon., June 23, 2014 at Bethel A.M.E. Church, with burial following at the church cemetery.

Mr. Sherald was born on June 30, 1930 in Georgetown, a son of John L. Sherald, Sr. and Ethel Buttone Sherald. He was educated in the public school system of Georgetown and graduated from Howard High School. Further study was done at A&T State University, Greensboro, NC.

Prior to having earned an honorable discharge he served his country ably in the U.S. Army.

Having returned to Georgetown he worked at Winyah Generating Plant and retired in 1993 after several years of employment.

As a devoted member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, he served on the Trustee Board, the Chancel and Men’s Choir, the Senior Usher Board, and was a leader of Class No.#18.

Mr. Sherald was married to the former Vera Harper on March 1, 1954.

He is survived by: his wife, Vera Sherald of Georgetown; two sons, Bruce Sherald of Pickerington, OH and Rodney Sherald of Pawleys Island; four daughters, Dr. Johnelle Sherald of Blythewood, Vernelle Allen, Shawn Williams and. Marcell Gilliard all of Georgetown; three sisters, Claudia Wright, Willie Lou Humes and Joann Ford, all of Georgetown.

Funeral services were entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

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