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Howard ‘Suitcase’ Ray

Howard “Suitcase” Ray, 72, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach with his wife by his side.

Howard was born in Loris, a son of the late David James Ray and Myrtis Stevens. He was predeceased by one sister, Pearl Tyler. “Suitcase” was a barber for over 50 years.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Patsy of Conway; sisters Carolyn Shelley of Mullins and Faye Alford (Paul) of Aynor; and his dog Oscar.

A private graveside service was held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.

Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.