Mary Hazel Ray Few, 79, of Liberty Hill passed away Tuesday morning, January 27th, nearly a year of the death of her husband, William Eugene "Coach Bill" Few who passed February 6th, 2014. Hazel is survived by sons Martin Alan, Gerald Stephen, Joel Brian, Timothy Scott, Christopher Todd, and daughter Dr. Suzanne Quinn. Bill and Hazel also have a deceased son William Eugene. Her surviving grandchildren are Chip, Brooke, Todd, Derek, Billy, Jesse, Justin, Stephen, Anna, Bobby, Timothy, Stephanie, Jouji, Madie and three great grandchildren Trent, Indee, and Leon.
Hazel is daughter of the late Jess and Vaughtie Ray of Rock Hill, SC with surviving older sister, Barbara Jean (Ray) Funderburk of Greenwood SC.
To all that knew Hazel knew that her first commitment was to her husband and his successful career. This same strength carried her through a daily journey coping with Parkinson’s in her final years of life. In spite of suffering from the degenerative disorder she accepted the circumstance with grace staying committed to serving her family.
Hazel and Bill wed January 27th, 1955 in Rock Hill, SC which began their devoted journey of life. Their fruitful life as well as faithfulness to serving friends and their community will always be remembered. Hazel touched her family and friends by continuing their faithful journey by passing on their 60th wedding anniversary, January 27th, 2015.
The family will receive visitors beginning at 1:00 pm. with funeral services at 2:30 pm., January 29th, at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in the Liberty Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would request contributions to be given to Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church in honor of Mary Hazel Ray Few.
Baker Funeral Home, Kershaw is serving the Few family.