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Napier Funeral Home
Saturday June 5th, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Napier Funeral Home
Saturday June 5th, 2021
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Billy Ray Hipsher

Mr. Billy Ray Hipsher, 85, entered into rest surrounded by his loved ones Wednesday June 2, 2021.

Born in Artemus, KY to the late James and Jessie Hipsher, Mr. Hipsher enlisted in the United States Air Force and earned the rank of a Kentucky Colonel before becoming a Truck Driver. He was a Sunday School Superintendent, President of the Volunteer Lady’s Auxiliary, and started “Light of Hope” at Baptist Regional Medical Center before making Graniteville his home in 2004. He was devoted member of New Hope Worship Center in Grovetown, GA, and a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

He his preceded in death by his parents; son, Bobby Hipsher; daughter, Betty Paris; and 8 brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Sheila Rae Hipsher; sons, Billy Hipsher and David Brantley; daughters, Debra Hipsher, Rita Niles, Dani Chewning and Lynn Brantley; 14 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Service celebrating his life will be held at the Chapel of Napier Funeral Home in Graniteville, SC Saturday June 5, 2021 at 12 P.M. with a visitation to be held one hour prior to the service. Pastor Reagan Sommers to officiate. The burial will follow at The Historic Graniteville Cemetery.

Napier Funeral Home, Inc. 315 Main St. Graniteville, SC 29829, has been entrusted with these arrangements. To send an expression of sympathy, you may visit the guestbook at


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I am so Sorry for yall's loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Mr. Billy R Hipsher and God be with all the Family at this time . Sending Love to you All

Kim Hamilton Nettles Jun 5 2021 5:30 PM

Our condolences and prayers during this time.

Lisa and Mike Stokes Jun 5 2021 10:06 AM

God is watching over all

Melanie Jun 4 2021 7:25 AM

My condolences to Dani and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Blessings upon you and your family.

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