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Paul Strait Jr.

ROCK HILL -- Mr. Paul Gill Strait Jr., 81, of 830 Patton St. died Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at his home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Whitesell Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry Broughton officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of York, S.C., Mr. Strait is a son the late Paul Gill Strait Sr. and Ollie McCoy Strait. He retired from the Celanese Corp. Mr. Strait was a World War II veteran, where he served in the Navy and was a lifetime member of the VFW, where he was a past Post Commander. He also was a member of the American Legion, the Elks Lodge and a member of College Park Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Brackett Strait; his three sons, Eddie Strait, Roger Fisk Jr. of Dacula, Ga., and Bill Rayfield of Columbia, S.C.; four daughters, Debra J. Mulhollen of Hampton, Va., Cindy Brown of Rock Hill, Brenda DeMarco of Fort Mill and Bennie Lynn Clawson of McConnells; two sisters, Margie Strait Pryor and Sara Strait, both of Rock Hill; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 2115 Ebenezer Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732.