William Ravenell Jr.

January 14, 2021


Mr. William “Stub” Ravenell, Jr., the son of the late William Ravenell, Sr. and Susie Abraham Ravenell was born October 20, 1920 in Holly Hill, South Carolina.  He entered into eternal rest on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at his residence.

He was reared and educated in the public schools of Holly Hill, South Carolina.  At an early age, he joined Friendship A.M.E. Church.  Later in life, he joined the Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church where he served faithfully until his health failed.

Father Ravenell served on the following organizations:  Trustee Board, Senior Choir and Male Chorus. He was also named “Father of the Church.”

Father Ravenell was employed as a Mechanic and he was also a Farmer.  He enjoyed watching game shows such as “Let’s Make A Deal” and “The Price Is Right.”  He also enjoyed “The Young and The Restless.”

On June 22, 1943 he was united in holy matrimony to Ms. Miley Smalls.  This union was blessed with five children.  His wife, Miley, son, Clarence, grandson, Clarence B., and brothers, Robert, Enoch and Leroy preceded him in death.

Father Ravenell leaves to cherish his precious memories, son, Nathaniel (Betty) Ravenell of Holly Hill, South Carolina; three daughters, Dorothy Williams of Miami, Florida; Beatrice R. Hilliard of Holly Hill, South Carolina and Carolyn Ravenell of the home. Ten grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.  One brother-in-law, Johnnie B. Smalls of Holly Hill, South Carolina; Caregivers, Present/Past – Mrs. Rosa M. Starks of Eutawville, South Carolina,  Mrs. Queen Moody of Santee, South Carolina, Ms. Rebecca Washington of Eutawville, South Carolina, Mrs. Barbara Watson Fogle of Holly Hill, South Carolina, and the Late Ms. Ellen Stewart of Santee, South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Please adhere to all COVID-19 precautions and guidelines when visiting the family and funeral home.  “Due to COVID-19, the family will not be accepting guests. You may call the residence at (803) 496-5816. We, the family, thank you for your prayers and concerns during our time of bereavement.”

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January 22, 2021

11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Eutawville Community Funeral Home Chapel
440 Porcher Avenue
Eutawville, South Carolina 29048

Funeral Service
January 23, 2021

11:00 AM
Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church Parking Lot
177 Union Hill Rd
Holly Hill, SC 29059

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