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Raymond Hartford Barnhill

May 14, 1948 ~ July 7, 2019 (age 71)

Sumter, SC…Raymond Hartford Barnhill III, age 71, beloved husband of 28 years to Wanda Kolb Barnhill, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at his residence.

Born in Wilson, NC, he was a son of the late Raymond Hartford Barnhill Jr. and Dorothy Lewis Morgan.  Raymond served seven years as a member of the U.S. Army.  During his service, he received several commendation letters for job well done in aviation school and aerial fire ranges.  Achieving the rank of Sergeant, he also received many declaration medals and badges as well.  After his time in the service, Raymond worked as an electrician and eventually owned his own electrical company, Chapman Electric, here in Sumter.  Raymond loved his family and will be remembered as a very loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his wife Wanda, he is survived by a step father, James Morgan of LaGrange, NC; a daughter, Wanda J. Barnhill of Alabama: two step daughters, Rhonda Talbert Brendidge and her husband Alan of Alabama and Tiffany Vaughan and her husband Jerry of Monks Corner;  two step sons, Steve Mahaffey and his wife Tammy of Alabama and Johnathan Kolb of Rembert; one adopted son, William McCray of Georgetown; one brother, Dempsey Harris Jr. and his wife Sue of Jacksonville, NC; three sisters, LaRue H. Sutton of LaGrange, NC, Greta H Sutton and her husband Clifton of LaGrange, NC and Gwendolyn C. Wells of Sumter; seven Grand children, Shane Barnhill, Brandon Barnhill, Brittny Treadway, Dylan Treadway, Jonathan Kolb, Brandon Kolb and Kaydron Crowder and four great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step mother, Marjene Barnhill and a brother, Jerry Barnhill.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the residence.

You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family’s guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.

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