Originally created 06/27/99

Mr. Robert Gray



HEPHZIBAH -- Mr. Robert Frank Gray, 79, of 2507 Georgia Highway 88, died Friday, June 25, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday at DeLoach Funeral Home, Hephzibah, with the Rev. Guy Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Hephzibah-Vance Cemetery.

Mr. Gray, a native of Jefferson County, had lived in Richmond County most of his life. He had retired from Babcock & Wilcox Co. as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of South Augusta Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Survivors include his wife, Hattie Louise Baxley Gray; a son, Bob Gray, Hephzibah; three daughters, Bobbie Ann Hammond and Yvonne Farris, both of Hephzibah, and Sheila Fuller, Martinez; three brothers, Buford E. Gray and J.C. Gray, both of Augusta, and James M. Gray, Blythe; three sisters, Nellie Piazza, New Orleans, Marian Askew, Videlle, and Sara Barthelemy, Chicago; and 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Pee Wee Ciccio, Danny Ciccio, Frankie Ciccio, Robert Mark Byrd, Harold Whitmore and Jeremy William Bennett.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The Augusta Chronicle June 27, 1999