Ray S. Hewett, 71

NOV. 2, 1941-NOV. 21, 2012

November 23, 2012

Ray Steven Hewett, age 71, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Winchester Medical Center.

Born Nov. 2, 1941, in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Clarence Reed and Nettie Jane Michael Hewett.

He was a member of Love Assembly of God in Berkeley Springs. He was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from U.S. Silica in Berkeley Springs. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a New Orleans Saints fan since the late 1960s.

Ray was a member of Junior Order U.A.M. Council 117, Alderton-Dawson Post 60 American Legion, and Berkeley Springs Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1483.

Ray is survived by his wife, Barbara E. Moss Hewett; two sons, Jamie Steven Hewett, Strasburg, Va., and Shannon Reed Hewett, Hancock, Md.; four sisters, Ruby Fields of McConnellsburg, Pa., Jo Ann Werdebaugh of Summerfield, Fla., Eva Little of Gladstone, Mich., and Sylvia Johnson of Wells, Mich.; two grandchildren, Koleman Hewett and Karragan Hewett; seven nephews; and three nieces.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Hewett.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Love Assembly of God, 42 Buzzard Acres Lane, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411, with Pastor Dave Kidwell officiating. Burial will be in Highland Church Cemetery, with military graveside rites by Tri-State Honor Guard.

Family will receive friends Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 95 Union St., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411, and one hour prior to the services at the church. The Junior Order Lodge will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Berkeley Springs Rehabilitation & Nursing Activities Department, 456 Autumn Acres Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411; or to Love Assembly of God, 42 Buzzard Acres Lane, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Online condolences may be expressed at

The Herald-Mail Articles