Bobby Ray Alexander

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Mr. Bobby Ray Alexander, 74, of 523 W. Montgomery St. went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Landrum Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Clayton, Ga., he was the son of the late J.W. Alexander and Lurleen Heffner Alexander and was formerly married to the late Shirley C. Alexander. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was a retired firefighter and meat cutter. He was a former Mason, Shriner and a member of the VFW and the Senior Center of Gaffney. Mr. Alexander was a member of Grace Baptist Church, where he served as an usher.
Surviving is a son, Ricky Alexander and wife Nicole of Blacksburg; a daughter, Bobbie Calvert and husband Brent of Gaffney; a brother, Alton Alexander of North Myrtle Beach; a sister, Brenda Alexander of Rock Hill; and two grandchildren, Kelly Fowler of Gaffney and Casey Fowler of Myrtle Beach.
Mr. Alexander was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Alexander.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Grace Baptist Church with the Rev. Alan Peeler officiating. Interment followed in Chester Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, P.O. Box 2148, Gaffney, SC 29342.
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Published in The News & Reporter on Dec. 11, 2013
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