Obituary of Adolphus Ray
LUGOFF - Adolphus Ray, 76, of Lugoff, husband of Mattie Catoe Ray passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2010. He was born in Camden, South Carolina to the late Bessie and Purdy Ray. He was a member of Foxhill Baptist Church and was an ordained minister. Adolphus was a family man and his greatest joys were reading his Bible and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He never met a stranger and always had a kind word for all. Adolphus retired from the United States Army after 23 years of dedicated service to our country and received two Purple Hearts as a combat veteran of the Korean and Vietnam War. After retirement from the United States Army, he owned and operated Dr. Tire of Columbia for 23 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Nick Ray, and four sisters, Ruth Fuller, Lucy Lowder, Edna Boggs, and Tennie Atkinson. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Mattie Catoe Ray; sister, Mittie Stefanaci of New Jersey; son, Wayne Ray and his wife, Charlene of Lugoff; four daughters, Diane Dillon of Dalzell, Kathy Felder and her husband, Carl of Pontiac, Rosemarie Sturkie and her husband, Dave of Bishopville, Judy Currier and her husband, David of Lugoff; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and his ever faithful companion, his poodle “Tidbit.” The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Rev. Al Gibson and Rev. Peter Shoars will officiate.
2/25/2010, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Powers Funeral Home
2/26/2010, 11:30 AM, Powers Funeral Home