SHELBY-Mr. Raymond Romey Horton, 66, of Shelby, passed away at Hospice of Cleveland County on Dec. 28, 2012. A native of Gaston County, he was the son of the late Romey R. Horton and Lexie Lovelace Horton. Raymond loved God, his family and his friends. He attended Bethware School, worked at Fiber Industries and retired from Eaton Corporation.
He was a proud Marine and served in the Vietnam conflict. He was a member and Former Commandant of the Marine Corps League #1164 and a member of Friendship Masonic Lodge #388 in Boiling Springs.
He was a member of Sandy Run Baptist Church where he served as a former deacon and was also an R. A. Leader for a while.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Mozelle Arrowood, Betty Horton, Winnie Thrasher, Jewell Clarkson and Peggy Hice; and a brother, Ben Horton.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ellen Rollins Horton of the home; daughters, Susan Wood and husband Ronnie of Ellenboro, and Pam Lemons Lail of Shelby; son, Ricky Lemons and wife Terry of Boiling Springs; special granddaughter, Jessica Lail of Boiling Springs; granddaughter Ashley Parker of Shelby; grandson, John Lemons of Shelby; sisters, Sandy and Don Scates, Lona and Dean Freeman, and Becky and Harold Edwards of McConnells, S.C.; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory, and other times at the home.
Funeral Service: 2 p.m. Sunday at Sandy Run Baptist Church
Burial: Sandy Run Baptist Church cemetery, with full military rites and full Masonic rites
Funeral Home: Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, N.C. 28150 or to Marine Corps League Detachment #1164, P.O. Box 2004, Shelby, N.C. 28150
Online Condolences: www.clevelandfuneralservice.com