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Herbert "Hickory" Gray, Jr

 In this season we celebrate the gift of Eternal Life through birth of Jesus Christ our Lord. Mr. Herbert "Hickory" Gray, Jr. received the fullness of this divine gift, as he departed this life on Friday, December 25, 2015 at his residence.  Hickory joined his beloved wife Wanda Yarborough Gray fulfilling his marriage promise of October 12, 1963, to spend every Christmas with Wanda forever!
Mr. Gray was born the son of Herbert Eugene Gray, Sr. and Elease Tisdale Gray on July 14, 1942 in Cades.  He was a 1960 graduate of Winyah High School and a graduate of Limestone College.  He was a retired employee with Georgetown Steel.  He was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church where he served as a former Deacon and in Menís Fellowship.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, gardening, and traveling.  He was a devoted husband, loving father, cherished grandfather, and loyal friend.
He leaves behind: a daughter, Kathy Gray-Altman; and two grandchildren, Mary Katherine Altman and Matthew Gray Altman; a brother, Michael (Laura) Gray; a sister, Mary G. (Vernon) Swails; his extended family, Clara Gray-Altman, Brenda Gray, Jimmy Yarborough, Donald (Jessie Lee) Yarborough, Ken Altman; loved as his own grandchildren, John Parker Gray and Maddison Morris; a number of nieces and nephews; and his loving and faithful dog, Duke.
He was predeceased by: his parents; his wife; two brothers, John Gray and Billy Gray; and a sister, Minnie Gray. 
A Home Going Celebration will be 3PM, Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Cornerstone Baptist Church.  Interment will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation will be prior to the service from 2-3PM in the church sanctuary.
 

Online condolences may be sent to McKenzieFuneralH@aol.com

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610 S. Rosemary Ave.
Andrews, SC 29556
843 264 8632
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2156 North Fraser St
Georgetown, SC 29440
843 546-0198
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210 East George St.
Hemingway, SC 29554
843 558-1791

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