Ray Wilson Huff
Wrens, GA – Ray Wilson Huff, 89, loving husband of 63 years to Mary Pennington Huff, entered into rest Tuesday night, December 25, 2012 at University Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 3:00PM Friday, December 28, 2012 at Wrens Baptist Church with Rev. J. Scott McKinney and Dr. James M. Ford officiating. Interment will follow in Wrens Memorial Gardens.
One of five children born in Warren County to the late Elsie McGahee Huff and the late Silas Huff, Ray attended business school in Atlanta and for many years sold insurance. Proudly serving his country as a paratrooper in the Army in WWII, he was a patriot and member of American Legion Post 229, and loved to talk about his experiences and travels in the service. Until his decline in health, Ray was an active member of Wrens Baptist Church—teaching RAs, Jr. dept, and Walter Jacobson Sunday School class—and was made Deacon Emeritus earlier this year. He was also a member of Woodmen of the World and the Masons, and served for 25 years as a volunteer fireman with the Wrens Fire Dept. Ray loved his family, his church, his community and his country. He was a selfless man with a servant’s heart who touched many lives and will be greatly missed.
Ray was also preceded in death by all of his siblings, Elton Huff, Agnes McDonald, Marguerite Pearce and Joyce Huff. Other survivors include his son, Charles W. Huff (Carol); two grandchildren, Lori Smith (Scott) and Cathy Magwood (Danny); four great grandchildren, Jeremy Smith, Katelyn Magwood, Riley Magwood and Brayden Magwood; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Oliver Gay, Mike Hildebrand, Ricky Huff, Scott Huff, Randy Smith and Brian Whitaker. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be American Legion Post 229 and Walter Jacobson Sunday School Class.
Faith — Hebrews 11: 1-3, 6
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen.
For by it the elders obtained a good report.
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed
by the word of God, so that things which are seen were
not made of things which do appear.
But without firth, it is impossible to please him: for he
that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he
is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Hope — I Peter 1: 3-9
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which
according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a
lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that
fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation
ready to be revealed in the last time.
Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be,
ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of
gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found
unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
Whom having now seen, ye lovc; in whom, though now ye see him
not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.