Francis E. Graye, 85, of Bishopville, departed this life on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Joseph Gray, Sr. and Sarah Briddell.
Graye served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
He was a member of Curtis United Methodist Church in Bishopville. He was also a member of the American Legion Duncan Showell Post #231 and Masonic Lincoln Lodge.
Prior to retiring, he was employed by the Stockley Center, in Georgetown, Delaware, as a warehouse manager.
He will be lovingly remembered by: his wife, Elsie M. Graye; a son, Ondrea (Betty) Graye; a daughter, Francine Graye; two brothers, Joseph (Beverly) Gray, Jr. and Robert (Sabrina) Gray; three sisters, Ethel (Wilbert) Pitts, Rosemary (Larry) Simpson, and Betty Graye; a brother-in-law, Morris (Gloria) Blake; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other in-laws, and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Shriet Blake, and a sister, Josephine Graye.
Graye will lay in repose on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, from noon to 1 p.m. at Calvary Pentecostal Church, 13325 Worcester Highway in Bishopville. The funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Golden Acres Cemetery, on Hotel Road in Bishopville.