Cory Chester Bay

RICHLANDS - Sgt. Cory Chester Bay, USMC, 33, of Richlands, died on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at his residence.

He was an active duty Marine receiving numerous awards and commendations including the Purple Heart.

He is survived by his wife, April McManus Bay; three daughters, Mari Bay, Taryn Bay and Paytun Bay; father, Ronald C. Bay; mother, Vicky Cline of Havelock; and siblings, Brandy Bay Smith, Todd Weaver and David Weaver.

Graveside and interment with military honors was held on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in the Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with Chaplain Paul Rodgers officiating.

Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in the Protestant Chapel aboard USMC Base Camp Lejeune with Chaplain Paul Rodgers officiating.

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Arrangements are by Morgan Funeral Home, Inc., Jacksonville.

Published in Sun Journal from Feb. 6 to Feb. 9, 2014