Juanita Gray Darby

Juanita G. Darby, 82, of Gray Court, wife of James Wilton Darby, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Born in Greenville, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Benjamin Lowell Gray and the late Rachel Holder Gray. Mrs. Darby was of the Methodist faith and a long-time member of Dials United Methodist Church. She retired from Laurens Electric Co-Operative.

In addition to her husband, James, she is survived by two sons, Jerry Wayne Darby of Gray Court, and Gene Darby and his wife, Debbie, of Fountain Inn; one daughter, Tammy Darby Baxter and her husband, Lindsay, of Texas; grandchildren, Samantha Darby (Ryan) Wood of Myrtle Beach, Gena Darby (Trevor) Howlett of Murrells Inlet, D.J. Darby of Gray Court, and Kaleen Baxter (Michael) Frasher of Texas; great-grandchildren, Darby and Matthew Burns of Taylors, McKenzie and Mason Wood of Myrtle Beach, Hayden and Hunter Howlett of Murrells Inlet, and Preston and Addison Frasher of Texas; and one sister, Viola Nash and her husband, George, of Fountain Inn.

Mrs. Darby was preceded in death by a grandson, James Creighton Darby, and a grand-daughter, Melissa Darby Burns; brothers, Charles, Benjamin and Daniel Gray; and sisters, Christine Brewer, Kate Bailey, Ruth Lancaster, and Beatrice Coleman.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Home in Simpsonville.

A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 3:30 pm at Dials United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Fran Connell officiating.

The family requests that memorials be made in lieu of flowers to Dials United Methodist Church, 11828 Hwy 101 South, Gray Court, S.C. 29645.

The family will be at the residence.

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