Obituaries Week of 12-28-2011



WILLIAMSTON – Leroy Calvin Ray, 78, of 116 Mahaffey Rd., widower of Mary Livia Fonda Ray, died Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at AnMed Health Medical Center.
Born in St. Lucie County, Florida, he was a son of the late Hubert and Lettie King Ray. He was retired from Amoco and a U.S. Army Korean and Vietnam veteran.
Surviving are son, Herbert V. (Kim) Ray of Pelzer; daughter, Elizabeth Revis of the home; grandchildren, Victor Leigh Ray, Tiffany Mae Ray, Anna Revis, Steven Revis, Kellie Revis; three great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a son, Vincent Umberto Ray.
The family received friends 7-9 pm Friday, December 23, 2011 at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.

James Willie Brown, 86, widower of Mary Ellen Duncan Brown, died Wednesday, December 21, 2011.
He was born in Laurens to the late William Jackson Brown and Annie Pearl Sumeral Brown. He retired from Blakely’s Dairy.
He was a member of Antioch Christian Church.
Surviving are four sons, Howard Brown, David Brown, Keith Brown and Stacy Brown; two daughters, Debbie Ashmore and Sarah Davis; three brothers; two sisters; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Dec. 23 at Antioch Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Open Arms Hospice, 1836 W. Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680.

Brown Yarbourgh Roberts, 82, of Anderson, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 at AnMed Medical Health Center.
Born in Pelzer, he was a son of the late Clayto Lamar and Jewell Brown Roberts. He was a self-employed contract painter and of the Presbyterian Faith.
Surviving are his wife, Frances Buchanan Roberts of the home; daughter, Sandra R. Beasley of Starr; son, John Roberts of Anderson; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clayto Roberts of Greenwood and Smiley Roberts of Anderson; and two sisters, Sara Edwards of Greenville and Janelle McCurry of Anderson.
Graveside services were held Wednesday at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Thornwell Home for Children, 302 S. Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325.

Susan Elaine Vinson Black, formerly of Piedmont, died Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at Beystone Health and Rehab in Fletcher, NC.
Born in Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late J. T. and Gladys Vinson. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are son, Tadd Faus, of Pickens County; daughters, Cami King and Katie Black, both of Anderson County; sisters, Jane King and Kristy Anderson, both of Pickens County, and Katie Trueland, of Anderson County; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 23 at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer. Entombment followed at the Greenville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Family members are at their respective homes.

Jesse Lee Hellams, husband of Mattie Williams Hellams, died Friday, December 16, 2011. He was a member of Enoree Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Charlene Fant of Greer; two sons, Jesse Hellams Jr. of Taylors, Robert Hellams of Pelzer; two sisters, Mary Scurry of Des Moines, IL, Martha Hellams of Greenville; two brothers, Van Hellams of Greenville, Clarence Hellams of East Orange, NJ; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Dec. 23 at Enoree Baptist Church. Burial followed in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

Harvey Lyle Hash, husband of Eva Harmon Hash, of Belton, died on December 21, 2011 at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Hospital in Columbia. He was a veteran of the Korean War.
He was born in Bristol, TN to Harvey Evans Hash and Susan Cox Hash. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Williamston, SC.
In addition to his wife, Eva Harmon Hash, he is survived by daughters, Vickie Hash Short and Kim Hash Harrison; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Myrtle Hash Felty.
Funeral service was held December 24 in the chapel of Gray Mortuary, Pelzer. A committal service was held Wednesday, December 28 at the M. J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery.