Bishopville -- Funeral services for CW3 Hollis Monroe Ray, U.S. Army Retired, age 79, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 at the Chapel Norton Funeral Home, Bishopville. Rev. Homer Hinson will officiate. Visitation will be Monday 5-7 pm at the Funeral Home. Burial will be Tuesday at 2:00 at the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia.
Monroe was born in Cassatt, a son of the late Wiley & Bonnie Arrants Ray. He was retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service. He was a member of the Sumter Masonic Lodge No. 364 AFM and York Rites. He loved gardening and fishing.
Surviving are one daughter, Jennifer Ray, Bishopville; one son, Matthew Ray, Wildorf, MD; one granddaughter, Mandy Williams, Waldrof, MD; three great grandlchildren; three sisters, Nora Ray, Hartsville, Rosa Hinson, Camden and Irene Ray Hall, Hartsville; two brothers, Joe Ray, Bishopville and Ben Ray, Augusta, GA. He was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Cecil and Daniel Ray.
Memorials may be made to the Cedar Creek Baptist Church Van Fund, 1635 Cedar Creek Road, Hartsville, S.C. 29550 or to DeKalb Baptist Seniors, P.O. Box 2122, Camden, S.C. 29020 Norton Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ray family.