Beaufort, SC – Master Sgt. Raymond Ira Blagg, 84, USMC, Retired, died December 15, 2005, in Summit Place of Beaufort.
Mr. Blagg was born on April 11, 1921 in Calumet, Oklahoma, a son of the late Harrison Ira Blagg and Blanche Ridenour Blagg.
He served with the USMC for over 20 years, was with the 2nd Marine [Raider] Battalion. He was awarded numerous medals including WW II Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Area w/*, American Defense w/*, Korean Service Medal w/*, Navy Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal w/6*. He also retired from civil service, where he was a letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office and a meat cutter at the commissary on Parris Island.
He was a 50-year resident of Beaufort, enjoyed fishing and woodworking. He was very proud of the doghouses, dollhouses and birdhouses at “the Lot,” Savannah, Hwy, in Shell Point and was a very devoted husband, father and doting grandfather.
He was predeceased by a brother Glenn Blagg and his wife, Vivian B. Blagg. He is survived by two daughters, Mary Lou (Charlies) Brewton of Hardeeville, SC, Ann Blagg (Jim) Lewis of Hopkins, SC; brother, Cameron Arthur Blagg of Walsenberg, CO; two grandchildren, Gregory Harrison Lewis of Columbia, Casey Brewton of Savannah, GA; great-granddaughter, Kelsey Grace Brewton of Savannah, GA. Visitation will be held 3-5 p.m., Sunday, December 18, 2005 at Anderson Funeral Home.
Graveside funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 19, 2005 at Beaufort National Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorials may be made to Beaufort County Animal Shelter, P.O. Drawer 1228 Beaufort, SC. 29901, or to the charity of one’s choice.