OBITUARY

Everette Ray Bickley

July 30, 1931October 18, 2011

Everette Ray Bickley, 80, went home to be with the Lord on October 18, 2011. We will celebrate his life on Friday, at 11:00 a.m. on October 21, 2011 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 310 Gator Road, Gaston, SC with burial in the church cemetery. Officiating will be Pastor Jerry Arnold and Pastor Gary Hanks. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday October 20, 2011 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. Mr. Bickley, born in Little Mountain, SC on July 30, 1931, was the son of the late Erby and Esther Bickley. Mr. Bickley worked in construction most of his adult life. He was a graduate of B. C. High School in 1951 and attended Newberry College. He served our country during the Korean War while in the Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Bickley; son, Everett Ray Bickley, II of Moncks Corner. SC; daughters, Debbie Mackenzie of Charleston, SC, Rebecca Herlong of Tampa, FL, Regina Crouch of West Columbia, SC, Lisa Hodgin, Cyndee Bailey and Sheri Bailey all of Lexington, SC and Wendy Hall of Pelion, SC; sister, Marilyn Plampin of Little Mountain and brother, Michael Bickley of Gaston; twenty grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Patricia Noles. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 327 Pine Ridge Road, West Columbia, SC 29172.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, October 20, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 21, 2011
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Everette Ray Bickley

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October 21, 2011

We love you Becky, Our best to you and your family.
Amber Herlong
Amy Mcneill

Laurietta Bickley

October 21, 2011

Dear Ruby and family, We are sad to learn of Everette's death and are remembering the family in prayer. He was such fun and was so talented in music. Sorry that we are unable to be with you at this dark hour, but we rejoice that He is with His Lord singing in heaven's choir! Hope to see you soon.

David Drawdy

October 21, 2011

Lisa and family,trust in the Lord for he is true,find comfort in the Lord for he is good, praise the Lord for he is great now your father has gone to be with the Lord the most glorious place to be may God bless you all...... love and prayers ..David Drawdy,Charleston S.C.

Jimmy and Mary Lowman

October 20, 2011

Dear Ruby, please know that you have our deepest sympathy on the loss of Everette. We know that there is little we can say to console you but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this tragic time. We have lost a very dear friend.

Jimmy and Mary

October 20, 2011

Becky, All our love to you and your family.
Cindy Bryson
Amber Herlong
Devin Herlong
Gene and Lois Nates

Cindy Bryson

October 20, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

October 20, 2011

Grandpa Everette,

We will greatly miss your laugh and that beautiful voice singing in church. Thanks for blessing us all with your love of family. Make your special music in heaven.

We love you,
Tina, Chris and the South boys

The Staff of Caughman-Harman Funeral Home

October 20, 2011

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Bruce Bickley

October 19, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Debbie Lezenby

October 19, 2011

We can never be separated from those we love....because God leaves us with wonderful memories to hold on to and love that doesn't pass away.

Rebecca - You and your family are in the hearts of others who care about you and pray for you as God eases your sorrow and replaces it with sweet memories.

Thinking and praying for you and your family!
Love ya girl!
Debbie & Michael Lezenby