Mr. Travis Ray DeFurr, 69, of Acworth, Georgia passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.
A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) at Providence Community Baptist Church, 38 Austin Avenue NE, Marietta, Georgia 30060. Interment will follow in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Acworth, Georgia 30101.
Due to the COVID-19 regulations and guidelines, physical distancing practices will be in place, and MASK ARE REQUIRED for those that will be admitted to the service. The number of people being admitted to the service is 40. The family is the main concern during this time of bereavement and space will be limited. We have to ensure the family is able to attend the service, so there is a possibility of some friends not being admitted. However, the service will be LIVE-STREAMED.
Travis Ray DeFurr was born in Marietta, Georgia to the late James Travis DeFurr and Lillian Hannah DeFurr on July 22, 1951. At the age of 6, after the passing of their mother, their father allowed Ray, and his sister Elnora, to be raised with their mom's sister Candace Elizabeth Hill and her husband Clarence EugeneHill, Sr.
Ray received his education in the Cobb County School System and afterwards attended Marietta Vocational Tech, where he received a Diploma in Welding. He later was employed at Coats & Clark Industry in Acworth for several years until he experienced health issues. Afterward in 1992, he was employed at Americo Manufacturing in Acworth where he retired this year - 2020 after 28 years.
Ray accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and was dedicated to spreading God's Word with anyone he came in contact with. He became a member of Bethel AME Church in Acworth and later moved his membership to Providence CBC in Marietta. Ray was a faithful member until his health started declining. Ray, and his sister Elnora, were like two peas in a pot. He was adamant about making sure she was taken care of. He was a kindhearted & giving person. Ray would give you the shirt off his back and think nothing of it. His ability did not stop him from being the great man he was.
Ray is preceded in death by his parents, James and Lillian DeFurr; adopted parents (aunt & uncle), Clarence E. Hill, Sr. and Candace E. Hill; one sister, Mazelle Lindley; six uncles, Robert DeFurr, Lawrence Webster, Hilton Echols, Hillard Echols, Felton Echols, Almond Echols; three aunts, Eula Morris, Lorene Marchman & Lucille Hill.
Ray leaves to cherish his precious memories, two sisters, Elnora DeFurr of Acworth and Renee Everhart of Douglasville; two aunts, Irene W. Sims of Douglasville, Annabelle Echols of Dallas; brother-in-law, Bobby Lindley of Acworth; adopted sister, Shelia Lavette (Darrell) of Cartersville; God Sons & God daughter, Clarence Hill,III, Brian Hill, Joshua Hill, Darius Hill, Chris Hill and Shakeela Hill all in Cobb County area; nieces, nephews, host of close cousins; close friends, Linda Benefield, Yvonne Etchinson, Charles Griffen (Sue); and special friends from Americo, Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Bryant, Arlene Wheeler and others.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.mackeppingerfuneralhome.com
Mack Eppinger and Sons Funeral Service, Inc. are in charge of the arrangements.
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