The Rev. Donnie Ray Snipes, 73, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Lancaster Convalescent Center. Rev. Snipes was born March 26, 1939, in Lando and was a son of the late Ray Von Snipes and Gertrude Bishop Snipes. He attended Lando and Lewisville schools. He later completed his GED while serving in the military. Rev. Snipes was a retired millwright with Bowater. He was a Church of God minister and a member of Lancaster Church of God. Rev. Snipes is survived by his wife, Sandra Baker Snipes; a son, Keith Snipes and wife, Sharon, of Lancaster; one daughter, Darlene Hyatt and husband, Alan, of Lancaster; five grandchildren, Misty Greer, Ray Hyatt, Shana Ratliff, Travis Snipes, and Kayla Hyatt; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, the Rev. Charles Lemuel Snipes; and a sister, Geneva Strack. Funeral services are 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, at Lancaster Church of God, 1437 Great Falls Highway, officiated by the Revs. Donald Hawkins, Gerald Starnes, Doug Martin and Thomas Gillium of S.C. Church of God general overseers with interment at Greenlawn Cemetery in Great Falls. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 15, at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home, 26 Underwood Ave., Great Falls, and from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Lancaster Church of God. Memorials may be made to Midstate
, 3223 Sunset Blvd., Suite. 100, W. Columbia, SC 29169 or to First Pentecostal Holiness Church building fund, P.O. Box 256, Lancaster SC 29721. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.dantzlerbakerfuneralhome.com.