Jimmy Ray Counts PDF Print E-mail

Jimmy Ray Counts, 80, of Prosperity, died Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on January 28, 1939 in Prosperity, he was a son of the late C.B. “Red” Counts and Nell Long Counts. He was a US Army veteran, a graduate of Furman University and retired from Shakespeare Composite Structures. Mr. Counts was a very active member of Bethel Baptist Church where he had been involved with many church activities and committees over his lifetime including 35 years as treasurer.

He is survived by a sister, Rachel Counts of Prosperity; brothers, Wayne B. (Mary Grace) Counts of Americus, GA, Gene L. Counts and Von L. Counts both of Prosperity and a number of nieces and nephews including Alice Counts and Ronald B. (Gina) Counts both of whom were reared in the home and great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. Mike Townsend. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2503 Bethel Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.



#14 Allene Dawkins 2019-11-23 11:36
I am so sorry to hear about Jimmy. Please give my love and symothy to all of the family----God's peace.
#13 Jewel Oxner 2019-11-12 23:24
Rachel I was
so sorry to hear about Jimmy Ray. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your
family. Jewel Oxner
#12 Wanda&Barry Hartman 2019-11-05 21:00
So sorry about your loss. Continued prayers for days to come. May God have his arms wrapped around you and your family.
#11 Steve & Diane Metts 2019-11-05 18:08
Steve and I have all of you in our prayers. May you find comfort and peace knowing that Jimmy is with his Lord and Savior.
#10 LUCY JACKSON 2019-11-05 14:27
#9 Angela Cooper 2019-11-05 12:58
Sending prayers for your comfort for now and in the days to come.
#8 Eddie W Norris 2019-11-05 11:19
I am sorry to see of Jims passing. I worked at Shakespeare with Jim in another part of the plant. Allways remembered him as a very accurate and proficient manager of the computer systems. I remember his father, Mr.Red, he sang in the choir at Zion Methodist Church with me. He will be missed bt many and remembered a long time! My condolences to his family! Eddie Norris
#7 Sheriff Lee Foster 2019-11-05 07:38
Our family offers our deepest sympathy and pay tribute to Jimmy. A good man. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. It is so difficult to lose a loved one, but he is in a place of Peace with no suffering or pain. Lee, Carol, Joseph, and Amelia
#6 Wayne Shealy 2019-11-05 02:36
To Jim’s family: I worked with Jim for probably the best part of 15-20 years. He handled the computer and DP at Shakespeare. I never worried about that area as Jim took care of it. A good man who will be missed!
#5 Cindy Fulmer Hall 2019-11-04 22:26
Prayers and much love to all of you!
#4 June Stepp-King 2019-11-04 22:18
Rachel and family, I am saddened to hear of Jimmy's passing. I know he had been ill, and I'm glad he is no longer suffering. May God wrap His arms around you and comfort you as only He can. June
#3 Anne & Steve Hamilt 2019-11-04 18:42
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May God give you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult!
#2 Von and Jean Hendrix 2019-11-04 17:58
Rachel, Gene and family, Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during these trying times. May God hold you close and give you a peace that passes all understanding. From our hearts to yours. Von and Jean Hendrix
#1 Tara Madray 2019-11-04 12:37
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.