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Jerry Raley

Hephzibah, GA – Jerry Raley, 52, husband of Karen J. Raley, entered into rest Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Doctors Hospital.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 9, at 3:00 PM from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors.
Mr. Raley, son of Leona Franks Belanger and the late John B. Raley, was born in Augusta. He worked with the Department of Defense serving as Troop Support and Security for seven years in Afghanistan and Iraq.
In addition to his mother and his wife, he is survived by his son, Jerry Raley, Jr, of Augusta; his stepson, Chris Kelso, of Cullman, AL; his brothers, John R. Raley, Don Raley, Eddie Raley, and Nicky Gilmer; his sister, Linder McFall; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 600 Parkway North, Newnan, GA 30265.
The family will receive friends Saturday, from 2:00 PM until the hour of the service at the funeral home.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill RD, Augusta, GA 30906.

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4 responses to “Jerry Raley”

  1. I’m Free
    Author: Unknown

    Don’t grieve for me for now I’m free.
    I’m following the path God laid for me.
    I took his hand when I heard him call.
    I turned my back and left it all.

    I could not stay another day,
    To laugh, to love, to work, or play.
    Tasks left undone must stay that way,
    I’ve found that peace at the close of day.

    If my parting has left a void,
    Then fill it with remembered joy.
    A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
    Ah yes, these things I too will miss.

    Be not burdened with times of sorrow:
    I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
    My life’s been full I’ve savored much,
    Good times, good friends, a loved one’s touch.

    Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,
    Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
    Lift up your heart and share with me,
    God wanted me now, he set me free.

    Dear Family:
    We are sorry we can’t be with you in this time of grief. We wish we could, We have even talked about it. So our prayers are with you on this day and the days ahead. Love Douglas Jr. and Christina Franks

  2. Dear Karen and Family,
    I have you and your family in my throughts and prayers in this time of lost.Just know that Jerry in heaven watching over you and your family and friends now. I always will remember Jerry as a good man with a smile on his face willing to help anyone. He will truley be missed.
    Debbie Underwood

  3. I am blessed to have known Jerry. He always found a way to make people smile. I know he will be missed by those closest to him. It breaks my heart to know that such a great guy has been taken from us so early in life.

    May you rest in peace, Jerry. Thank you for all the smiles you have brought to so many people. I will smile when I think of you.

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