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James Robert Ray

July 5, 1943 June 16, 2023
James Robert Ray
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James Robert Ray, Sr., 79, passed away on June 16th, 2023. He was born in Barnwell, SC on July 5th, 1943 to the late James Ernest Ray and Mary Elizabeth Cope Ray.

He was a Christian man who loved his family. He was very grateful and content with all the blessings he was given. He was a self-taught programmer who enjoyed playing the guitar, singing, drawing, writing poetry, and collecting coins.

He is survived by his son, Jim (Dana) Ray, Jr. of Elgin, SC; daughter Rhonda (Mac) Jeffords of Columbia, SC; brothers Farrell Ray, Albert Ray, Graham Ray, Wayne Ray, and Tony Ray; grandchildren Nichole Jeffords, Austin Jeffords, Jamie Ray, and Alysa Lane. He is preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Edith Renew Ray; brothers Murrell Ray and Timothy Cope Ray; and sister Anna Sue Cavelo.

A visitation will be held Thursday, June 22nd, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Friendship Baptist Church, with funeral services to follow at 12:00 PM. Rev. Farrell Ray and Rev. Jim Parnell will be officiating. Mole Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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