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Mr. Ray Sellers, Sr., 67, died Sunday night (March 4, 2018) at his residence in Pebble Hill after an extended illness. A native of Columbus, Ray served two tours in the Vietnam War with the United States Army. The medals he received for his service were the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal. Ray lived most of his life in Waycross as a mechanic and truck driver. He was formerly employed by John King Ford, Guerdon Industries, and Transit Inc. In his later years, he owned and operated R&S Trucking and Ray’s Automotive. Ray was also a very active and devoted member of Waycross Holiness Baptist Church. Ray is preceded in death by his parents, Leonard Sellers and Floye Patterson Sellers; his wife, Sandra Denise Manning Sellers; and two sisters, Virginia Kirkland and Mary Alice Metts. Survivors include three children, Sonya Bennett (Joe), Ray Sellers, Jr. (Tonja) and Tonya Dixon (Carey) all of Waycross; 8 grandchildren, Hannah Bennett, Emily Bennett, Bryce Bennett, Coleman Dixon, Jackson Dixon, Raygan Dixon, Rayce Sellers and Grayton Sellers; four siblings, William “Bill” Sellers (Sharon), James Sellers (Rebecca), Vivian Hummell (Ed) and Brenda Carter (David); sister-in-laws, Jane Miller and Shirley Doze; brother-in-law, Donald Manning; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held 6 p.m. Thursday (March 8, 2018) at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends 4 until 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com.

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