The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 3, 2014

Obituaries — Monday, Feb. 3, 2014


Raphael Lee Hundley

Raphael (Ray) Lee Hundley, 72, of Beckley, passed away Friday, January 31, 2014, at Beckley ARH following a long illness.

Ray was born in Nicholas County, May 13, 1941; he was the son of the late Henry and Sybil Hundley.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ada M. Hundley, in 2003 and a brother, Robert (Bill), in 2012.

Ray is survived by his son, David Wayne Hundley of Beckley, with whom he resided. Daughters, Susan Stewart and husband, Danny, of Burlington, NC, and Sandra Bragg and husband, Jim, of Jumping Branch; stepdaughter, Shelby Watkins of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Cody Bragg, Jordan Bragg, Amy Neal and Stephen Watkins. He is also survived by his brothers, Curtis Hundley, Richard Hundley and wife, Shirley; and a sister, Anna Hypes and husband Stanley all of Craigsville.

Ray was of the Baptist faith, and he worked with heavy equipment and drove for various companies as a bus driver for many years until he retired. Ray loved his family and his friends. He loved to gather together and play music with his brothers and sister with whom he was part of a Gospel band, the Still Blessed, in which he played the guitar, the dobra and sang. Heaven has gained another choir member. Everyone that knew him will miss his smile, easy-going attitude, charm, and sense of humor.

Services to celebrate the life of Raphael (Ray) Hundley will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at the Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Lansing, with Pastor Tom Comer officiating. Burial will follow in the Good Hope Cemetery.

Friends may gather with the family from 1 p.m. until time of the service Tuesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to the Good Hope Cemetery Fund, c\o Mike Skaggs, HC 65, Box 16, Lansing, WV 25862.

Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, is in charge of the arrangements.

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