Benjamin “Ray” Smith, 54, of Elloree, S.C. passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Ray was born on March 20, 1965 in Orangeburg, S.C. He was the son of Arthur Smith, Sr. and the late Berdine Knight Valentine. He was a long-time iron worker and welder. Ray loved coon hunting and fishing. He was predeceased by his mother, Berdine Valentine; step-fathers, Floyd Danztler, John Valentine and a brother, David B. Smith.
Survivors include his father, Arthur Smith, Sr. of Cope; brother, Arthur Smith, Jr. (Robette) of Elloree and sister, Ann Hutchins (Ken) of Johnston.
Memorials may be made to Orangeburg Coon Hunters Association Youth Hunt; C/O Doug Shuler, 151 Gransplace Lane, Santee SC 29142