Ray McElveen


NEW ZION — Ray McElveen, 73, widower of Susan Gibson McElveen, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in a Columbia veterans hospital, after an illness.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Floyd Funeral Home Chapel in Olanta, with burial in New Town Free Will Baptist Church cemetery.

The family received friends on Wednesday at Floyd Funeral Home.

Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Henry Dallas McElveen and Dolly Smith McElveen. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a Mason, and a member of Beulah Lodge No. 259. He was formerly employed by Avon Dale Manufacturing Co. for many years and retired from Daniels Construction Co. as an electrician.

Ray McElveen was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby McElveen.

Survivors include a son, Wendell Ray (Tina) McElveen of Alpharetta, Ga.; a daughter, Tracie Hopkins of Woodstock, Ga.; a brother, Laverne Dallas (Cathy) McElveen of Scranton; a stepdaughter, Helen Huggins of Myrtle Beach; an “adopted” sister, Julia Lee Springs of Lake City; a best friend, Lois Ann Hardy; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be made at www.floydfuneral.com.


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