William Ray BARFIELD

William Ray BARFIELD[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19]

Male 1912 - 1987

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  • Born  21 Dec 1912  Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  22 Oct 1987  Statesboro, Bulloch County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Hawhammock Church Cemetery, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William Ray BARFIELD, a son of Susan Frances Boatright and William Leander Barfield, was born on 21 December 1912 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, age 7, in his parents' household in the 1920 Emanuel County census and as age 19 in his mother's household in the 1930 census. He also was listed as a surviving son in his mother's 1953 obituary, and as a surviving brother in LeDora Barfield Brit'?s 1943 obituary, in James Brinson Barfield's 1967 obituary, and in Lora Barfield Neal's 1984 obituary. In addition, he served as a pallbearer at the funeral of Stephen Ernest Boatright. His residence was in Swainsboro, Emanuel County.

      He married Venera Neal in Emanuel County on 11 April 1936. She was born on 26 June 1909 in Emanuel County, a daughter of Lucinda and Rufus Neal.

      Venera and daughter Betty Lou were living with her parents near Twin City when the 1940 Emanuel County census was taken. They were recorded as follows: Venera Barfield, daughter, age 30, married, completed four years of high school, born in Georgia, lived in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework; had no source of income in 1939; and, Betty Lou Barfield, granddaughter, age 1, born in Georgia. Ray was not present.


      They had two daughters:

      i. Mary Ann BARFIELD
      ii. Betty Lou BARFIELD

      Ray became a member of Hawhammock Baptist Church in 1955. He served the church in a number of roles, including Assistant Superintendent of Sunday School and deacon.

      After working for the State Highway Department, Ray retired and made Swainsboro his permanent home.

      Venera died on 27 December 1983 in Emanuel County, and was buried in Hawhammock Church Cemetery, Emanuel County.

      After Venera's death, William married second Sarah Nell Ellis on 25 January 1986 in Emanuel County.

      Ray died on 22 October 1987 in Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, and was buried beside his first wife, Venera, in Hawhammock Church Cemetery.
    Person ID  I711  Boatright Genealogy
    Last Modified  11 Oct 2019 

    Father  William Leander BARFIELD,   b. 5 Jun 1872, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1924, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Susan Frances BOATRIGHT,   b. 2 Nov 1883, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1953, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Dec 1902  Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F134  Group Sheet

    Family  Venera NEAL,   b. 26 Jun 1909, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1983, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Apr 1936  Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann BARFIELD
     2. Betty Lou BARFIELD
    Last Modified  16 Apr 2011 
    Family ID  F640  Group Sheet


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