Im A RAY born in Sumter Raised in Dalzell area.
The Benenhaley / Ray / Ovendine /Hood / Buckner families are all still well represented there
I would Suggest LONG BRACH BAPTIST CHURCH
The oldest surviving members mostly attend here still
The Cemetary Behind the Church is FULL of members of the family
??? Are you aware the PATRIARCH Joseph Benenhaly's name is an American renaming of
Yusef Ben Ali , a Revolutionary war Hero , Muslim that fought along side Thomas Sumter?