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Billy Ray Geddings


DALZELL – Billy Ray Geddings, 81, widower of Betty Elizabeth Black Geddings, died Friday, July 31, 2015, at his home.

Born in Anderson, he was a son of the late Graham Geddings and Thelma Kolb Geddings.

He was a member of Concord Baptist Church and served as a deacon. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 175. He was a retired U.S. Air Force technical sergeant, and later retired from Suburban Propane Gas Company.

Survivors include two sons, Billy Ray Gedidngs Jr. of Sumter and Michael L. Geddings (Pat) of Columbia; a daughter, Pamela Elizabeth Schwent (Bryan) of Dalzell; a daughter-in-law, Nancy McLeod Geddings of Sumter; a sister, Jimmy Joe Young of Camden; six grandchildren, Terri Anne Morris (Henry Allen Morris), Jason Lee Stonehocker (Danielle), Dawn Marie Timmons (Erik), Billy Ray Geddings III (Claire), Stephen Christopher Geddings and Michael Geddings; 12 great-grandchildren, Katelyn Nicole, Austin Graham and Logan Allen Morris, Cameron, Justin and Tyler Stonehocker, Ashley and Caleb Timmons, and Alyson, Cooper, Aaron and Taylor Rae Geddings.

Funeral services for Billy Ray Geddings will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, at Concord Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gene Mosier officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery.

Grandsons and other family members will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, at Concord Baptist Church, and other times at the home of Billy Ray Geddings Jr., 1865 Hideaway Drive in Sumter.

Memorials may be made to the Concord Baptist Church Building Fund, 1885 Myrtle Beach Highway, Sumter, SC 29153.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sumterfunerals.com

Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and Crematory, 221 Broad St. in Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.


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