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Jimmy Ray Counts

d. November 4, 2019

Jimmy Ray Counts, 80, of Prosperity, died Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on January 28, 1939 in Prosperity, he was a son of the late C.B. “Red” Counts and Nell Long Counts. He was a US Army veteran, a graduate of Furman University and retired from Shakespeare Composite Structures. Mr. Counts was a very active member of Bethel Baptist Church where he had been involved with many church activities and committees over his lifetime including 35 years as treasurer.

He is survived by a sister, Rachel Counts of Prosperity; brothers, Wayne B. (Mary Grace) Counts of Americus, GA, Gene L. Counts and Von L. Counts both of Prosperity and a number of nieces and nephews including Alice Counts and Ronald B. (Gina) Counts both of whom were reared in the home and great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. Mike Townsend. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2503 Bethel Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.


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