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Rayford Haynes Pait

February 23, 1941 ~ February 29, 2020 (age 79)


Obituary posted as a courtesy to local family and friends of the Pait family.

Rayford Haynes Pait age 79, passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Born in Bladenboro, NC and was married and lived in Hartsville, SC, he was a son of the late Ralph and Leola Pait. A resident of Surfside Beach for over 40 years, Rayford was a man of few words, loved to work and spend time with his family and friends, he also loved his fur babies Cocoa and Pepper. Rayford was preceded in death by a brother, Horace Pait and a sister, Dorothy Johnson.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Carolyn Pait; children, Crystal (Paul) Groce of Bryson City, NC, Gary Pait (Elieser) of Miami, FL and Terry Pait (Lisa) of Fort Mill, SC; grandchildren, Melody (Joshua) Joyner, Chad (Alysia) Johnson, Paul (Alysaunde) Groce, Austin Pait, Ethan Pait and Olivia Pait; step grandchildren, Vanessa Groce, Jessica Groce, Stuart Swinford and Sarah Catherine Swinford; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; brothers, David Pait, Jerry (Betty) Pait, Phillip Pait and Mark Pait; sisters, Imogene Price, Rose Marinier and Phyllis (Freddy) Pait.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, March 6, 2020 at Hester family Cemetery in Bladenboro, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept 142 Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

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