A memorial service for S. Marlene Cloninger Ray of Surfside Beach, formerly of Columbia, will be held at 3pm, with a visitation 1hr prior, on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Moseley Funeral & Cremation Service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Mrs. Ray passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the age of 78. Born in Belmont, NC on May 5, 1936 she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Lucille Cloninger. She was the most amazing wife, wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Marlene is survived by her husband, James Harold Ray; Children, Melba (William) Poole, Teresa (Mark) Welcker and Randy (Lisa) Ray, Jr.; Grandchildren, Lisa (Rick) Boone, Michelle (Michael) Jeffcoat, and Jennifer Turner; Great-grandchildren, Slate Ray, Anderson Boone, Lily Ray and Landon Boone; Brothers, Jackie Cloninger and Junior Cloninger; Sisters, Louise Nolen, Joyce Featherstone and Brenda Ford. She was preceded in death by her son, Randy Ray, Sr.; Brother, Sammy Cloninger; and Sister, MaryJane Beach.