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Mrs. Judith L. Smith

Mrs. Judith L. Smith was born on May 8, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois to Hosea L. and Ruby D. Cage, who preceded her in death. Judith was affectionately known as “Judy” to all her family and friends. Judith departed this life on October 11, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland. She was 53.

Judith met and married (the late) Willie E. Smith in 1977. Their union was blessed with four children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and four siblings: Denise, Charlotte, Edward and Alvin Cage.

She leaves to cherish her memories five children: Judith (Jovon) McLean, June (James) Brown, Joi Lee, William Smith and stepson, Mark (Kelly) Yoakum; seven grandchildren: Destiny, Brandon, Jayden, Ka’Miah, Keriale, Nia and Nya; siblings: Hosea (Gloria) Cage, Jr., Michael (Linda) Cage, Lynwood (Carol) Cage, Maurice Cage, Elaine Cage, Herbert (Brenda) Cage and Dora Cage; and a host of other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.









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Mr. Franklin L. Jefferies, II

Franklin L. Jefferies, II was born November 4, 1981 in Gainesville, Florida, the first born of Franklin and Marilyn Hooker Jefferies. He entered into glory on Friday, October 10, 2014.

Lee, as he was called by family and friends, was educated in the school systems of Alachua County, Florida and Richland County, South Carolina. It can clearly be said of Lee that he was enthusiastic about life. His smile and laughter were infectious. He was kind and helpful to his friends; and they were as numerous as the stars in the sky.

He was a loving son and a devoted brother to Bradford. It would be difficult to find anyone to say otherwise about the content of his character. Lee participated vigorously in childhood sports, both football and basketball. He was a competitor who liked to win, but was also a team player who rejoiced in the triumphs of his teammates. It was during these formative years that Lee learned the value of friendship over any personal aspirations he had. He was an avid fan of the Florida State Seminoles, Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Lakers. He often spoke of being a head chef. Lee was a member of the Family Worship Center COGIC and continued to practice his Christian beliefs when he was unable to attend services. He briefly attended Victorious Believers COGIC.

Lee leaves a shining monument and memories of his life in the hearts of his parents; brother, Bradford (Stephanie); and nieces, nephews and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. He will be missed but will not be forgotten.





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Ms. Lillian Hollins Thompson

Lillian Hollins Thompson departed this life to be with the Lord on October 13, 2014. Lillian was the daughter of the late Mae Lillie Savage, who preceded her in death. She was born in June 1934 in Richland County, South Carolina and was one of two daughters born to Mae Lillie.

Lillian was raised in a loving Christian home and accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at a young age. She was baptized as a member of Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church in Winnsboro, South Carolina. She later relocated to Newark, New Jersey where she attended Mount Calvary Baptist Church and subsequently Saint Andrews Episcopal Church, where she actively participated as a Sunday School Teacher and in other ministries. She completed her high school education in Newark and attended Essex County College where she obtained an Associate of Science degree. Lillian worked for the New Jersey Public Service Transportation for several years, after which, she commenced employment with the Essex County College where she served faithfully for over twenty-five years until her retirement. Lillian was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for a number of years.

Lillian had one son, Kevin DeCarlos Thompson, to whom she was a devoted mother. She also had a long-time companion, Eldridge Battle, who preceded her in death.

Lillian was adventurous, had a thirst for knowledge and often endeavored to try new things. She was quick-witted, no-nonsense, but at the same time compassionate and caring, often nurturing both children and adults with whom she came in contact as a neighbor, landlord, church member and friend. Although she would not claim her skills, Lillian was a great cook, and her green bean casserole and stuffed shells were in great demand. She loved crocheting, gardening, basket weaving, reading, conquering crossword puzzles and most of all, spending time with her beloved granddaughters. After an illness, God called His daughter home to rest — from labor to reward, from trials to triumph. She spread her wings and flew away to a restful place, where suffering would be no more.

Lillian leaves to cherish her memory her loving and devoted son, Kevin DeCarlos Thompson (Jacquelyn); five adoring granddaughters: LaQuita Zahava, Auriel DeCarla, Kéja Quiauri, Jaclyn Mari, and Jai’lyn Amari; a dear sister, Alberta Hollins Walker; nephews, Edwin Walker, and Kyle Walker (Linda); niece, Pamela Cromartie; great aunt, Beatrice Graham; and a host of other relatives and friends.



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Mr. Marvin Edmond Magazine, Sr.

The Homegoing Service for Marvin Edmond Magazine, Sr. will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 17, 2014 at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home (2930 Colonial Drive, Columbia) with burial at Serenity Memorial Gardens. The visitation for Mr. Magazine will be held this evening from 7-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Marvin was the third son of the late Adell and James W. Magazine. He passed away on Friday, October 10, 2014 at his home. He was 51.

A graduate of A.C. Flora High School, Marvin was employed with Grant Electric for many years until his passing.

He is survived by two sons, Marvin Magazine, Jr. and Terrence Hunter; four sisters: Denise Magazine Ford, Lydia King, Whitney Magazine and Charlene Summers; a stepsister, Vivian Martin; two brothers, Lonnie Summers and Terrell Magazine; two grandchildren, Taylor Magazine and Tray Hunter; four aunts: Rebecca Johnson, Doretha (Kirby) McGee, Eveta Frazier and Corine Ellison; and a host of other loving relatives and caring friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.











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Mrs. Hattie L. Woodard

Mrs. Hattie L. Woodard was born November 20, 1927 in Eastover, South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of the late John and Henrietta Goodwin. She entered into eternal rest on Monday, October 13, 2014 at the age of 86.

She was a member of the Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, where she served on the Auxiliary Board. She enjoyed sewing, listening to Gospel music and reading the Bible daily.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Nathaniel Woodard, Sr.

Mrs. Woodard is survived by two sons, Nathaniel (Mary) Woodard, Jr. of Stone Mountain, Georgia and John Woodard of Columbia, South Carolina; six daughters: Spencer L. (David) Scott of Columbia, South Carolina, Virginia (Johnny) Brown of Columbia, South Carolina, JoAnn (Bobby) Collins of Rock Hill, South Carolina, Deborah Coleman of Columbia, South Carolina, Loretta (William) Powell of Woodbridge, Virginia and Otelia Woodard of Columbia, South Carolina; one sister, Leola (Johnny) Squire of Columbia, South Carolina; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.






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Mrs. Susan W. Wilder

Susan W. Wilder was born in Alcolu, South Carolina on August 18, 1931. She was the second of five children born to the late Susanna and William Wilson.

She was educated in Sumter public schools and she went on to obtain a Bachelor of Art degree in Education from Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina. She married the love of her life, (the late) Herbert Ulysses Wilder, from Sumter, South Carolina. Their union was blessed with three daughters. Susan worked for Head Start Community Action where she served for more than thirty years as teacher and later as head teacher of the program. She became a Seventh-day Adventist over 35 years ago.

Susan was incredibly passionate about so many areas of her life. She loved spending time with family; but the apples of her eye were her grandchildren: Alexis, Cedric, Aaron, Sarah, Jevon, and Jordan. She was a master in the kitchen. She appreciated and loved tasty, healthy foods, which led her to become a connoisseur of cuisine. Her cooking was enjoyed by all those who entered her home. She would often say, as the saying goes, “I want my home to be known as the house by the side of the road.” Susan loved and adored the Lord. She spent most of her life dedicating her time to winning souls to Christ. Along with her sister, the late Wilhelmina Waldon, they brought countless souls to the up-building of God’s Kingdom.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, William and John Wilson, and a sister, Wilhelmina Waldon.

She is survived by her daughters: Mrs. Deidre (Rayner) Edwards, Mrs. Brenda (Charles) Bruce and Dr. Hope (Melvin) Reed; one surviving sister, Mary Green of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; her six grandchildren; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and other family and friends who will miss her dearly.




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Ms. Rosa Lee Samuel

Rosa Lee Samuel was born February 2, 1950, in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of the late Rachel Green-Hill and the late Ollie Hill. She entered into eternal rest on Tuesday October 7, 2014 at the age of 64.

Rosa attended the public schools of Richland County. Throughout the years, she was employed by Richland County School District One and Veolia Transportation Services as a Bus Driver.

Rosa was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles and Matthew Hill. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt.

She leaves to cherish her precious memory: three daughters: Gloria Stewart of Columbia, South Carolina, Latoya Wilson of Charlotte, North Carolina and Marilyn (April) Samuel-Rhodes of Elgin, South Carolina; a stepdaughter, Ronda (Colen) Hayes Simms of Columbia, South Carolina; grandchildren: Antoni0 (Lakeshia) Hills of Great Falls, South Carolina, Carnell Stewart of Gastonia North Carolina, Terri and Deja Samuel, both of Elgin, South Carolina and RayQuawn Walker and Vernon Raysor Jr., both of Charlotte North Carolina; five great-grandchildren; a sister and brother, Barbara A. Bethel and Ralph (Jenett) Hill, both of Columbia South Carolina; four nieces: Janice Baker, Tracey Bethel and Stephanie Hill of Columbia South Carolina and Uneda Anderson of Hopkins, South Carolina; three nephews: James (Tamara) Bethel of Columbia South Carolina and Joseph Hampton and Matthew Hill both of North Carolina; a great-nephew, Ronald Baker Jr., and two great-nieces Tamika (Brian) Spigner Felder and Ebonie Baker; a sister-n-law Valeria Etheridge; two cousins that were dear to her, Kenneth Ruff and Damien White; her best friend; Joyce McCloud; and a host of cousins, friends and adopted children, all of whom will miss her dearly.



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Mrs. Shirley Mae Davis Sanders

Shirley Mae Davis Sanders was the fourth child of six children born in Columbia, SC on November 17, 1949 to the late Matthew J. and Jessie L Davis. Shirley was called to her Heavenly Home on October 6, 2014.

She attended Richland County Public Schools, a graduate of C. A. Johnson High School, Class of 1968.

Shirley later married Louis J. Sanders and to this union three children were born. After finishing her education, she was employed with Anchor Continental for 29 years. After leaving Anchor, Shirley decided to improve her quality of life by identifying and pursuing her gift from God; she earned an Associate Degree in Medical Assisting from South University at the age of 55. Shirley began her new career with Amedisys Home Health Care and worked there until her untimely death. While working there, she provided home health care to many clients who enjoyed her contagious smile, gentle touch and her pleasant conversations. Shirley’s clients looked forward to seeing her on a regular basis.

Shirley was a very loving and caring person, always placing others before herself. She had a caring heart, a glowing personality and was forever willing to go the extra mile for those in need. She was an awesome mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Although she will be greatly missed, we take comfort in knowing that she is absent from the body and is now present with the Lord; her spirit lives on.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. Matthew J. Davis and Mrs. Jessie L. Davis; her husband, Louis J. Sanders, Sr. and her sister Ms. Elnora Portee.

Though the presence of one so loving and dear to our hearts is no longer here, her warm and precious memories will forever live on in her daughter, Lorna Katrina (James) Wilson of Columbia, SC; her sons, Louis J. ‘Scooter’ Sanders, Jr. and Cornelius Dante Sanders of Columbia, SC; her sisters, Wilhelmina and Ophelia Davis of Columbia, SC; her brothers, Edward L . Davis of Washington, DC and Cornelius Davis of Columbia, SC; her aunts, Nessie Washington of North, SC, and Easter Bell (Ronnie) Samuel of Columbia, SC; her grandchildren, Cornelius D. Sanders, Jr., James Tyvon Wilson, Arionna Sanders, Bailey Griffin, Tyler Wilson, and Kynnedi Sanders; a special friend Thomas (Bubba) Shaird; and a host of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.


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Mr. Gary Dean Kelley

Gary Dean Kelley was born November 28, 1953, in Wichita, Kansas. He was the beloved son of Ollivette Kelley Handcox and the late Harvey T. Kelley. He entered into eternal rest on Friday, October 3, 2014.

Gary attended L’oveture Elementary School in Wichita and Chofu Elementary in Tokyo, Japan. After his family’s return to the United States, he attended Hopkins Junior High in Columbia, South Carolina and Central High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Upon graduating high school, Gary joined the United States Navy and served briefly during the Vietnam War. After his military service, he became an employee of the Midlands Center. His long-term professional career was as a local and long distance truck driver until an unfortunate motorcycle accident in 2006.

Gary was a very caring and loving family man. He was a free spirit that enjoyed traveling and had a zest for life.

Gary was preceded in death by his brothers, Donald T. Kelley and Darrell E, Kelley Sr., his stepfather, William L. Handcox.

Gary leaves behind to cherish his memory his companion, Nancy Person; children Nicole (William) Bryson Baker, Eric (Lisa) Kelley, Latoria (Alfonza) McCutchen; his mother Ollivette Handcox; brother Cleo Kelley; sisters Debra (Eugene) Webber, Sheila K. Langston, Harvetta R. Taylor, Gail Kelley, and Vickie Crittenden; grandchildren and a host of loving nieces, nephews and caring friends.





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Deacon Allen Johnson, Jr.

Deacon Allen Johnson, Jr. was born on August 11, 1934 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the beloved son of the late Allen Johnson, Sr. and the late Julia Ann Coleman Johnson. He departed his earthly life on October 3, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland. He was 80.

Allen attended the public schools of Richland County. Throughout the years, he was employed by David Teague, Billie Gray Construction, WOLO-TV 25 and WOIC radio station. He became self-employed, working independently as a landscaping contractor.

Deacon Johnson was a member of Zion Chapel, where he served on the Brotherhood Ministry, as a member of the Senior Jubilee Choir and their Treasurer, Chairman of the Cemetery Committee, on the Baptism Ministry and as a leader of the Wednesday night Prayer Service.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilhelmina Jenkins Johnson. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend.

Allen left to cherish his memories three daughters: Miranda Johnson, Dorothy Johnson and Karen (Roosevelt) Thompson, all of Columbia, South Carolina; two sons, David (Carol) Johnson and Charles Johnson; six grandchildren: Dr. Darren Thompson of Washington, DC, Ebony Thompson, Corie Johnson, Courtney Thompson, all of Columbia, South Carolina, Daven Johnson of Boone North Carolina and Joshua Johnson, also of Columbia; one great grandchild, Kahari Guinyard of Columbia, South Carolina; a sister, Mamie Veal of Columbia, South Carolina; two brothers-in-law, Daniel Lee Jenkins and Frank Bell, both of Norway, South Carolina; two sisters-in-law, Jessie Jenkins of Neeses, South Carolina and Elizabeth Collins of Blackville, South Carolina; close family friends, Lillian Alston of Columbia, South Carolina and Arne Harris of Rock Hill, South Carolina; and numbers nephews, nieces, other relatives, his beloved church family and friends.



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Mr. Christopher Tarrell Rush

Mr. Christopher Tarrell Rush, the son of Vicki Rush and Deacon Richard Coard, was born May 12, 1988 in Columbia, South Carolina where he was reared by his mom and dad, Mr. Tracy Carter. He departed this life on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at McLeod Hospital Systems in Dillon, South Carolina. He was 26.

Chris was a graduate of Wil Lou-Gray Academy in West Columbia, South Carolina. At early age, he was given back to God by his beloved parents at Mt. Joy Holiness Church in Ulmer, South Carolina.

Chris “Sunshine” was employed with several fast food restaurants. But his passion was working on cars and repairing homes. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed his music and just laughing and joking around with friends. He was a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Chicago Bulls and the Carolina Gamecocks.

He was preceded in death by his niece, JhaNyla Victoria Carter; grandmothers, Peggy Lee Johnson and Mammie Sue Carter; and grandfathers, Johnny Lee Coard and Tommy Collier.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories: three children, Jovohn Allen Jones of Columbia, South Carolina, Mahliyah DiAsia Rush and Mahkai De’Shawn Rush of Summerville, South Carolina; his parents, Vicki Rush of Columbia, South Carolina; Tracy (Diane) Carter of North Augusta, South Carolina and Richard (Angela) Coard of Columbia, South Carolina; two sisters, Stacy Marie Carter and Christal Coard, both of Columbia, South Carolina; his grandfather, Kenneth Lee rush of Jersey City, New Jersey; grandmothers, Lucy Rush of Greensboro, North Carolina and Oneal Coard of Manning, South Carolina; his great-grandmother, Evangelist Ida Mae Brown of Columbia, South Carolina; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.






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Mrs. Isabell Robinson

Isabell Robinson was born on July 13, 1930 in Springfield, South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of the late Samuel Baxter and Latte Benjamin. She departed this life to be with the Almighty God on Monday, September 29, 2014.

Affectionately known as “Buck,” Isabell was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and wife, as well as a loving aunt to all her nieces and nephews.

She was married to (the late) James C. Robinson. Their union was blessed with seven children: one daughter, Delores Robinson, and six sons: Charles, Herbert (Daisy M), Donald (Darlene), Kenneth (Olar), Phillip and Ronald Robinson.

Isabell is survived by her children, twenty-one grandchildren; thirty-five great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; and a host of other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.









Ms. Judy Chandler Moore

The Homegoing Service for Judy Chandler Moore will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (1129 Congaree Church Road, Gadsden) with burial in the church cemetery. Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home (2930 Colonial Drive).

Judy was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late James and Rosetta Chandler. She passed away at her home on September 28, 2014. She was 64.

She is survived by her children: James, Adam (Anita), Joshua (Terri) and Naomi Moore; siblings: Allen, Louis and Jean Chandler; six grandchildren and other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.






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Mrs. Bessie F. Barber

Ms. Bessie Ruth Fludd was born November 11, 1940 in Lone Star, South Carolina to the late James T. and Mamie Rowena Fludd. She passed away September 27, 2014.

Bessie was educated in the public schools of Calhoun County, graduating from St. John High School. She married her high school sweetheart, (the late) William Ennis Barton; and from that union, Deborah, Anthony and Audrey were born.

In 1958, Bessie moved to New York, where she met and married the love of her life, John Thomas Barber. This union was blessed with the births of Natalie Marie, Deadra and Jonathan.

Bessie continued her education and received her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from Touro College. She worked for Miracle Makes, Inc. as an Early Childhood Educator and Administrator for more than 20 years. She was a dedicated professional who loved her “children” and staff. Bessie just loved people. She was hard but fair, opinionated but straightforward — and would lend a helping hand, a listening ear and provide sound advice to all.

Bessie loved Jesus and worked out her –salvation at St. Paul Community Baptist Church of Brooklyn, New York, under the leadership of Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood, where she worshipped until 2007. She then relocated to Columbia, South Carolina. She attended Second Baptist Church in Aiken, South Carolina under the leadership of Reverend Douglas A. Slaughter. In 2011, she was led by her husband to attend the New Laurel Street Missionary Baptist Church in Columbia, under the leadership of Reverend Charles B. Jackson, Jr., where she was honored to serve as a member of the Pastor’s Aide ministry. Her commitment to service was evident as she “always took care of the pastor.”

Bessie was preceded in death by her sister, Rosa Carr; brothers, Elliot and Charles Fludd; and her beloved daughter, Natalie Marie Barber.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, John T. Barber; children: Deborah Barton of New York, Anthony (Ashley) Barton of South Carolina, Audrey Barton of Washington, Deadra (Derrick) Faulkner of New York, Jonathan Barber of South Carolina, Maurice Barber Florida and Pearline Green Georgia; eight siblings; Joseph Fludd of Pennsylvania, James H. Fludd of South Carolina, Earnest Fludd of California, Mary F. Shuler of New York, Texia Thorne of South Carolina, Hattie Davis, Naomi Williams both of New York and Vergia Fordham of South Carolina; her sister-girlfriend of 35 years, Gearaldine Jenkins of New York; sixteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends who will miss her dearly.



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Ms. Sarah Lee Maloney Lawhorn

Sarah Lee Maloney Lawhorn was born In Blythewood, South Carolina on October 31, 1938 to the late Mr. Willie Maloney and the late Annie Mae Tidwell. Sarah was called Home on September 26, 2014. She was 75.

“Tutt,” as she was affectionately known, grew up in Blythewood, South Carolina, where she attended Richland County public Schools. After finishing her education, she worked for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health as a Mental Health Specialist. She was also employed with the Babcock Center as an MR Specialist, working with residents with disabilities and special needs. She retired after 30 years of dedicated service but continued to work in the community as a Home Share provider and volunteering at Rouse Community Care Home.

She was preceded in death by her loving brother, Alfonzia Maloney, Sr.

Tutt was a very loving and caring person, always placing others before herself. She had a caring heart and a glowing personality, willing to go the extra mile for those in need. She was an awesome mother, sister and friend. Although she will be greatly missed, we take comfort in knowing that she is resting safely in God’s arms.

Though the presence of one so loving and dear to our hearts is no longer, her warm and precious memories will forever live on in her daughter, Mrs. Willie Annette Green of Columbia, South Carolina; her nieces: Sandra Maloney Minor of West Columbia, Sheila Maloney Green, Gloria Maloney, Melissa Maloney, Tammy Maloney, all of Columbia, South Carolina and Patricia Roseborough of Ridgeway, South Carolina; her nephews, Alfonzia Maloney, Jr. of Columbia, South Carolina, Daniel Maloney of Columbus, Georgia, Andre Green and Walter (Charlene) Robinson, Jr., both of Columbia, South Carolina; a very special friend, Mr. Simon Lee Dawkins of Ridgeway, South Carolina; loving friends: Charlene Rouse, Betty Nick, Virginia Johnson, Hannah Crump and Jason Wages, all of Columbia, South Carolina; and a host of other nieces, nephews and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.




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Mrs. Marie Williams Simon

Born on St. Patrick’s Day 1957 in Bethune, South Carolina, Marie Williams Simon was the only child of David and Irene Williams. She departed this earthly life on September 27, 2014. She was 57. Marie grew up in a little white house on a hill in Bethune, where she lived with her parents and her Grannie Mel.

While growing up in Bethune, she met and fell in love with the first two loves of her life, God and Alphonso Simon, Sr. Marie and ‘Phonso both graduated from Bethune High School in 1975. Marie moved to Columbia soon after, where she would go on to earn her Associate Degree at Midlands Technical College. ‘Phonso followed Marie to Columbia. They married on April 14, 1978, and made Columbia their home, starting their family soon after.

Marie loved helping others, sharing her love of God and talking with people. Over her lifetime, she served others as a cosmetologist, and later through her work for the State of South Carolina with the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Corrections. After she retired from the State, she was a dedicated homemaker.

Marie was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, and grandmother. She was always quick to lend an ear and offer encouraging words and prayer for anyone who needed it, whether she had known you for fifty years or for just a brief moment in the grocery store checkout line.

Marie has gone on to heaven to join her parents, Irene and David, who both passed away in 2007.

Marie is survived by her husband of 36 years, Alphonso Sr.; their two sons, Alphonso Jr. and Cerenzo Trevon; and her grandson, Cerenzo Trevon Simon, Jr. (affectionately known as Wookie).




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Mr. Migeal Akil Ravenell, Jr.

Born December 18, 1990 in Columbia, South Carolina, Migeal Akil Ravenell, Jr. was the son of Mr. Michael Meetze, Sr., Ms. Latasha Nelson and his stepfather, Migeal Ravenell, Sr. He departed this life on September 18, 2014. He was 23.

Migeal, affectionately known as “Magoo,” attended Richland County public schools. To his family, he was more than a brother and more than a son; he was our shining star, our hope of not just “getting over” but of making it out. Although Migeal was taken too soon, he will be in our lives and hearts always.

Those left to share and cherish his memories include three sisters: Miss Kara Nelson, Miss Jakeria Tucker, both of Columbia, South Carolina, and Aqueshia Massie of Texas; four brothers: Mr. Kenyatta Bryant, Mr. Stamariyon Wise, Mr. Michael Meetze, Jr. and Mr. Damont Meetze, all of Columbia, South Carolina; maternal grandfather, Mr. Billy Middleton of Columbia, south Carolina; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Sherril Middleton of Columbia, South Carolina; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Christina Lucas of Columbia, South Carolina, maternal grandfather, Mr. Alfonso Moore; maternal great-grandfather, Mrs. Mary Lee Moore of Columbia, South Carolina; maternal great-great grandmother, Mrs. Racheal Green of Columbia, South Carolina; four aunts: Mrs. Rhonda (Ronald) Weeks of West Columbia, South Carolina; Ms. Sharon Meetze, Michelle Meetze and Lisa Hogan, all of Columbia, South Carolina; three great aunts: Mrs. Racheal Hayes, Sonya Barnes and Latoya Barnes, all of Columbia, South Carolina; nephew, Mr. Alexander Cecil of Columbia, South Carolina; and a host of other loving family and dear friends.








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Mrs. Jessie Roberta Jones Sims

Jessie Roberta Jones Sims was born December 29, 1952, in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Thomas Joseph Jones and Ida Lou McKelvin-Jones. She departed this earthly life to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at her home in Columbia. She was 61.

Jessie attended the public schools of Richland County, graduating with the A.C. Flora High School Class of 1972. She also attended Midlands Technical College in pursuit of Certification in Medical Billing and Coding before she became ill.

She was united in Holy Matrimony to Larry Sims on February 11, 1982 for 32 wonderful years. Jessie worked and retired from Fort Jackson as a civil service worker after 35 years of dedicated employment. Jessie joined Mount Moriah Baptist Church in 1998 where she served on the Usher board and as a Deaconess. Reading, eating, traveling and shopping were some of the activities she enjoyed during her spare time. She was well-known for her great spelling abilities.

She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, Deacon Larry D. Sims of the home; children: Toni J. (Jeremy) Faulkner of Charlotte, North Carolina, Tracey A. (Terrance) Martin and Shenetta M. Sims, both of Columbia, South Carolina; grandchildren: Jessyka and Jeremy Jr. of Charlotte, North Carolina, Brit'ny of JBER, Alaska and Tre` and Bryce, both of Columbia, South Carolina; an uncle, Nathaniel (Nell) McKelvin; and a host of nieces and nephews, all of whom will miss her dearly.

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Mrs. Druetta Peay Goodson

Druetta Peay Goodson, affectionately called “Dret” by her family and friends, was born on July 8, 1924 in Fairfield County, South Carolina. She was the eighth of twelve children born to the late Mose and Nancy Ford Peay. She was united in Holy Matrimony to (the late) Robert Goodson.

Drutetta made her transition to be with the Lord on September 16, 2014.

Druetta accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and was baptized at the historic Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Ridgeway, South Carolina. Upon relocating to Columbia, she united with Saint John Baptist Church. When she and her late husband returned to Columbia after several years in New York City, she returned to Saint John Baptist Church, where she served faithfully until her health declined. She was a member of several auxiliaries at Saint John, including the Naomi Missionary Circle and the Gist/Reid/Jordan/McLawhorn/Laury Family Ministry Unit. She had many interests, among them sewing and raising flowers.

Druetta was loved and adored by many who will cherish the memory of her smile, her infectious laugh, her wisdom, her generous spirit, her humor, her candor and her humanity. She leaves a legacy of faith, devotion, service and love. She touched so many lives within the Booker Washington Heights Community and her family.

She was preceded in death by four brothers: Lewis, Allen, Nick and Robert Peay, and by four sisters: Isabel P. Smith, Mary P. Dreher, Mozelle P. Hudson and Ernestine P. Whitaker.

She is survived by two sisters, Thelma P. Brown and Elnora P. Montgomery; a brother, Willie E. Peay; several cousins; and a host of nieces and nephews.




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Ms. Brandy Rene' Wagner

Born in Columbus, Georgia, Brandy was the daughter of Willie Cotton and RaeAnne Wagner. She passed away on September 13, 2014 at Providence Hospital in Columbia. She was 31.

Brandy is survived by her daughter, Dyamond Wagner; her mother, RaeAnne Wagner; a brother, Tramell (Trey) Wagner; uncle, Don Michael Wagner; aunts, Angelette (Kenny) Wagner-Mathis and Katherine Wagner; a nephew, Jaylen Wagner; cousins: Corey Wagner, Kevin Walton, Don M. Wagner, II, Benjamin Senega, Keithan Mathis and Lilly Wagner; special friend Howard Strozier; and other loving relative and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.

Ms. Audrey Naomi Wages

The Homegoing service of Audrey Naomi Wages will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Bethlehem. Her body will be placed in the church sanctuary at 12:00 p.m. 

Born in Columbia, Audrey she was the daughter of the later Willie and Mary Gadson Wages. She passed away on September 12, 2014 at Duke Medical University, Durham, NC.

She was employed with Fairfield County School, McCrorey-Liston Elementary for 22 years. She was a faithful member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Audrey is survived by her brothers, Willie (Willette) Wages of Columbia, SC and Melvin Wages of Raeford, NC; devoted sisters, Marie and Cynthia Wages of Columbia, SC; a loving aunt, Mae Alice (Samuel) Brown of Ninety-Six, SC; 11 nieces and nephews: Mechelle (Hobby) Johnson of Atlanta, GA, Demetres, Brandon, Demarcus, Melanie, Willie and Eboni Wages, Kelia and Natasha Allen, and Jermarion and J’abriel Wages; grandnieces and grandnephews: Makalya Green, Jada, Jaydon and Mason Harrison, Jeremiah Carter, Isaiah, Destiny and Bryson Wages; special god-brother, Minister Albert Thompson; and two goddaughters, Tajha Boulware and Zoie White.




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Mrs. Elease Bennett

Elease Bennett, affectionately known as “Bunny,” was born October 15, 1941 in Elgin, South Carolina to the late James Dixon and Irene Carter Tucker. She departed this life on September 12, 2014 at Providence Hospital in Columbia. She was 72.

She was educated in the public schools of Kershaw County. She was employed with the South Carolina Department of Mental Health for many years until her retirement. Elease was a dedicated member of Mt. Sinai A.M.E. Church, where she sang on the choir until her health declined.

Bunny was a very loving mother, sister and friend. She never met a stranger. Everyone who met her loved her. She had a beautiful heart. Although she is no longer with us, it is through her love of life and experiences that she leaves with us many wonderful memories.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Bennett, Sr.; brothers: Sydney, Floyd, Cleveland, Harold and Robert; two sisters, Lucile and Vermell.

She is survived by her two sons, Albert Jr. and Rondell Bennett; daughters: Theresa (Cliff) Lee, Brenda Bennett of Tampa, Florida, Joyce Bennett and Shelbra (Ronnie) Bennett; a special son, Ronnie Lee; a brother, James (Ann) Dixon; four sisters: Lillie Bell Dixon June of Newark, New Jersey, Lillie Bell Adams of Elgin, South Carolina, Johnnie Mae Guilder of West Columbia, South Carolina and Bertha Mae Belton of Winnsboro, South Carolina; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a special son, Ronnie Lee; special cousins, Catherine Counts and Janie Belton; and a host of aunts, nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.








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Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas Wider

Elizabeth Thomas Wider was born in Eastover, South Carolina on May 1, 1936 to the late James “Jimmy” and Sarah Pope Thomas. She departed this life to be with the Lord on Friday, September 12, 2014 in the comfort of her home.

Elizabeth attended the public schools in the Lower Richland community. She married Leroy Garfield Wider on April 18, 1957. Elizabeth worked for over 30 years in the bridal industry as a Bridal Consultant. She was employed by the Bridal Boutique in Columbia, South Carolina for over 25 years and the House of Bridal in Sumter, South Carolina for five years.

Elizabeth joined Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church and confessed Christ at an early age. She was devoted to serving MPBC faithfully all of her life until her health failed in December 2012. She served in many leadership roles, including Chairperson of the Deaconess Board. She also served faithfully as a member of Emma Butler Tent #144. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, traveling, reading the Bible, praying and visiting the sick.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: Ernest, Joe and Henry; two sisters, Maggie and Rosa and a son, Larry.

Elizabeth leaves to cherish precious memories, her loving husband of 57 years, Leroy Garfield Wider of Eastover, SC; seven children. Mattie (Thomas) Dowdy of Eastover, SC, Theadore (Lynette) Thomas of Charleston, SC, Barbara (Ernest) Jones of Columbia, SC, Evelyn (Patrick) Jones of Eastover, SC, Leroy S. (Chirlon) Wider of Hopkins, SC, Donald (Brenda) Wider of Eastover, SC and Beyonka Wider of Columbia, SC; an adopted daughter, Renu Singh of Hopkins, SC; a sister, Cora Washington of West Columbia, SC; a brother, James Thomas of Philadelphia, PA; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives and friends.



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Mother Ethel Lillian Hayes Davis

Mother Ethel Lillian Hayes Davis was born February 21, 1930 in Eastover, South Carolina. She was a beloved daughter of the late Howard and Olive Goodson Hayes. She passed away on September 12, 2014 at Providence Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. She was 84.

Ethel was educated in the public schools of Richland County. In 1947, Ethel married (the late) Leo Scott, Jr. She was widowed in 1954 when he passed away. In 1956, Ethel met the (the late) Bishop Henry Hayes Davis. They were united in Holy Matrimony in 1962. Their union was blessed with seven children. In 1965, Ethel and her family relocated to Baltimore, Maryland. She was employed for 27 years as a domestic engineer for Attorney Marion (Emily) Wolfson and for Dr. Robert Goldman, retiring from both jobs in 1992.

In 1984, Bishop and Mother Davis were called to the ministry full-time after their pastor went home to be with the Lord. Mother Davis was a dedicated worker with her husband, Bishop Henry Hayes Davis at The Holy Name Church of Jesus in Baltimore, Maryland for 32 years. Mother Davis loved the Lord Jesus! Her motto was, “If God can’t do it, then it can’t be done…the Lord will change your life, I’m praying for you!” She was First Lady of the Holy Name Church of Jesus, Mother of the Church, a licensed missionary, head of the Usher Board and sang with the choir for many years.

After the passing of her husband the late Bishop Henry Hayes David, she continued to be cared for by her daughter, Patricia (Jerome) Woodberry. Ethel resided at the Old Court Estate Senior Apartments. She was well known to her neighbors as Mother Davis and always greeted everyone with a big beautiful smile and hugs. In September 2013, she moved back to her home in Columbia, SC where she lived with her daughter, Hazel (Daniel) Thompson. She was well loved and given excellent care by them and her granddaughter, Jackie Richardson.

She enjoyed cooking, baking cakes, sightseeing and admiring God’s creation. She liked shopping and love to wear sunglasses!

Mother Davis leaves to cherish her memory, three sons; Romeo (Susie) Hayes of Columbia, SC, Bryant (Renee’) Davis of Ashburn, VA and Daniel (Joann) Wilson of Hemmingway, SC; three daughters: E. Hazel (Daniel) Thompson of Columbia, SC, Patricia A. (Jerome) Woodberry and Janie L. (Talley) Jones, all of Baltimore MD; seventeen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; a sister, Polly A. Murphy (Bishop Willie) Cunningham of Columbia, SC; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Hayes and Early Mack, both of Columbia, SC; a special cousin, Willie Hayes of Columbia, SC; best friend, Mother Dorothy Singletary of Baltimore, MD; spiritual children, Elder James Jenkins and Diana Jenkins; godchildren: Elder James Jenkins, III, Elder Denis Addison, Deacon William Ellison and Janie Hilton, all of Baltimore, MD; the Citadel of Hope Church family; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bishop Henry Davis, and a son, Henry Allen Davis.


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Mrs. Eva Mae Macon

Eva Mae Macon, 90, of Columbia, South Carolina quietly passed away on September 9, 2014 at her son’s home. She was born on September 12, 1923 in Vance, South Carolina to the late Annie Bell Jamison. Eva graduated from Booker T. Washington and was married to (the late) Andrew Macon.

After graduation she became an accomplished seamstress, later retiring from Oxford Sewing Factory. She made costumes, uniforms for the school district and beautiful prom dresses. Eva gave her life to Christ at an early age at Rock Hill A.M.E. Church in Vance.

After later moving to Columbia, South Carolina, she changed her membership to Bethel A.M.E, where she served on the Usher Board until her health declined. After retiring, Eva continued her service by nurturing children. She was affectionately known as "Granny" and "Mother." Her passions were sewing, cooking, gardening and caring for children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Macon, and children: Annie Bell Day, Harry Macon, Peter Day and Bobby Day.

Eva leaves to cherish her memory: Mervin (Georgia) of Columbia, South Carolina, Gertrude of Irvington New Jersey, Beverly and Paul, also of Columbia, South Carolina, Edmond of Charlotte, North Carolina, Larry (Betty) of Hollywood, Florida and Minnie, Denise and Jerry, all of Columbia, South Carolina; adopted daughter, Henrietta Pinckney of Columbia, South Carolina; a sister, Jackie Williams of Columbia, South Carolina; 21 grandchildren; 41 adopted grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Louise Washington of Miami, Florida; daughter-in-law, Evon Day; lifelong friend, Anna Washington; special friends, Mary Mitchum and Annie Lee Pearson; and a host of nieces, nephews, church members and friends, all of whom love her and will miss her dearly.



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Ms. Martha Williams

Martha Williams was born on August 15, 1924 in Ehrhardt, South Carolina to the late Henry and Nettie Williams. She and her twin sister, Mary, were the youngest of her many siblings. She passed away on September 6, 2014 at the age of 90.

As an adult, Martha moved to Brooklyn, New York, where her two beautiful children were born. She loved her family; and they loved her equally. Her love was evident in the way she cared for her family. She was affectionately known to everyone as “Nana.”

After the passing of her son, Henry, Martha went to travel with her daughter, Geneva Williams Mitchell who was in the United States Army.

Martha is preceded in death by her parents; her son, Henry, her daughter, Geneva, eleven brothers and sisters. Although she watched her family preceded her in death, she never lost her faith or her caring heart.

Left to cherish precious memories of Martha are her grandchildren, Nicole Mitchell and Lonnie Mitchell, Jr.; her beautiful great-grandchildren: Russell Drakeford, Jr., Tiamo Henry Mitchell-Drakeford; great-great grandchild, Alexander Malik Mitchell; and many nieces and nephews, who all loved her and will miss her dearly.






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Donald Clay Webb, Jr.

Donald Clay Webb, Jr., or “Don,” as he was known to family and friends, was born April 8, 1982 at Reynolds Army Hospital in Fort Sill, Oklahoma to SGM (Ret.) Donald C. Webb, Sr. and Teresa Wiley Webb. He was the second of three children. He departed this life on Sunday, September 7, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was 32.

Don attended the public schools of Richland County. He was a member of Reconciling the World Ministries in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was the owner of Webb Logistics Trucking Company.

On May 13, 2002, Don married the love of his life, the former Sakena Armstrong of Columbia, South Carolina. He was the father of four children: NaToria Gooden of Columbia, South Carolina, Destiny, Zaire and Mila Webb of the home.

Memories of Don will forever be cherished by his parents; his brother, Christopher A. (Adrian) Webb of Atlanta, Georgia; his sister, Denita Webb of Columbia, South Carolina; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruby Webb-Goodine of Seneca, South Carolina; his father-in-law, Mr. Howard Armstrong; sister-in-law, Jamila Armstrong; and brother-in-law, Tarrik Armstrong of Columbia, South Carolina. He was also blessed with uncles: Reverend Dr. Danny R. (Melissa) Webb of Greenwood, South Carolina, Henry H. Webb, James W. Webb of Seneca, South Carolina and Gregory G. Wiley of Long Island New York; aunts: Bridgett “Gail” White, Sharon (Reverend Samuel) White and Barbara (Charles) Dawson, all of Seneca, South Carolina; and his godparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfonzo (Mila) Jones of Columbia, South Carolina, all of whom loved him dearly.








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Mrs. Geraldine Kennard

Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Geraldine was the daughter of the late John and Anna Fair Williams. She passed away on September 10, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland. She was 60.

She was a member of Refuge Temple Church. She attended Hanberry High School in Blythewood, South Carolina.

Geraldine is survived by her children, Shanita Williams and Johnny O. Cobb; a granddaughter, Imara Smith; siblings, Addie L. Williams-Richmond, Jonnie (Howard) Jones, Stanley Williams, all of Columbia, South Carolina, and Esther Anderson of Panama City, Florida; aunts, Pauline Butler and Helen Mosby; and many nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.

She was predeceased by her husband, Isiah Kennard of Chicago, Illinois; a brother, Bernard Mosby and her grandmother, Charlotte Mosby.








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Mr. Frank R. Boyd, III

Frank R. Boyd, III – beloved husband, proud father, devoted grandfather and trusted friend, died Saturday August 30, 2014 while vacationing in Rapid City, South Dakota. Frank was born to the late Frank R. Boyd, Jr. and Eloise Spry Boyd on December 15, 1946 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the oldest of four children. His family and the people drawn to him by his generous and giving spirit expanded his family to great numbers throughout his life.

Frank attended C.A. Johnson High School in Columbia, South Carolina, graduating in 1966. In 1967, while enrolled at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina, he was drafted into the United States Army. He was a Vietnam War veteran and recipient of both the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantry Badge (CIB). In 1971, he enlisted in the United States Air Force retiring with Honors in 1989 as Master Sergeant. He was a life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans and a 32° Mason. His military career afforded him the opportunity to fulfill his greatest desire to travel extensively throughout the world and to develop his lifetime passion of photography.

His life philosophy was reflected in the words of John F. Kennedy, “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.” He dedicated himself to the betterment of humanity through service and education. While stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, he received numerous awards: the Sertoma Club’s Service to Mankind Award; the Cosmopolitan International (Distinguished Service Award); the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Community Service Award; the American Institute for Public Service (Jefferson Award); the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology’s Mines Award for Outstanding Public Service; and the South Dakota Governor’s Volunteer of the Year Award for public service to the community and state.

His passion to help underprivileged children and homeless adults was evident when he organized and directed South Dakota’s first “Coats for Kids” program, generating more than 20,000 donated coats for the needy. The concept spread from city to city, and upon his retirement, he turned it over to the Salvation Army, where it remains active today. Additionally, Frank organized and directed numerous underprivileged children’s community events, tutored members of the Rapid City Boys’ Club, organized volunteers to assist in the annual KOTA Care and Share Food drive and volunteered to serve meals to the elderly on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Frank also started the Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. honoring those that were involved in the "Tuskegee Experiment," the Army Air Corps program to train African Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft during World War II. Upon retiring in Columbia, he provided a role model for helping others and strived to share the lesson he learned from his parents, that it is better to give than to receive.

Upon his retirement from the United States Air Force, Frank pursued his lifelong dream of returning to college. He attended the College of Charleston, graduating with a B.A. Degree in Communications in 2001 and began his lifelong devoted affection for his alma mater.

Frank always introduced his wife as “my bride” and affectionately called her Suzie. Other family members who will remember him as “Ronnie” and whose futures will be lit by the glow from the light of his love for them are: his daughter Ki’Yena; grandson Brock; a sister Alfreda (Jimmy), his brothers, Tanda and Darrell: “a special” niece, Tammie; nieces: Alicia, Ondria and Jasmine; a nephew Darrell “DJ”; aunts: Mary, Edith and Nancy; and a host of other loving family members, friends, colleagues and C.A. Johnson classmates, all of whom will miss him dearly.



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Mr. KeShawn Devon Corbin

KeShawn Devon Corbin was born October 1, 1979 in Columbia, South Carolina to Terry L. Corbin and Regina R. Cornelius. KeShawn was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 31, 2014.

He was predeceased by his grandfathers, Charlie Corbin Sr. and Daniel J. Richardson. KeShawn attended Richland County public schools and worked at various places throughout South Carolina. He worked as a residential relocation specialist and as well as other endeavors.

KeShawn was a loving son, father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He was loved by all who were blessed to have known him. His cheerful spirit and affectionate laugh would brighten anyone’s day. KeShawn’s favorite moments were watching and playing basketball and spending quality time with his family and friends. He celebrated life to its fullest. He was a kind and generous soul who was always willing to provide assistance whenever one was in need. He always went the extra mile to help family and friends.

KeShawn, also known as Key, Lil’ Keebie or Lil’ Worm, also had a love for money. He always said, “Cash rules everything around me.” A phrase he truly believed in; so much that he had it tattooed on his back. His passing has left a void in the hearts of those who loved and befriended him. Our lives will be forever changed by knowing him. He was deeply loved and in return will be greatly missed.

KeShawn leaves to cherish his memories: his loving parents, Terry Corbin “Pinkie” and Regina Cornelius; three sons: KeShawn Corbin, Jr., K’Shawn Corbin of Charlotte, NC and KeShawn I. Corbin of Columbia, SC; two grandmothers, Gertrude Corbin and Annie Richardson of Columbia SC; three sisters: Sheneka Corbin Boyles of Manassas VA, Demeeka (Terrance) Cobb of Hinesville, GA and Latoria Cornelius of Columbia, SC; seven uncles: Charlie Corbin, Jr., Michael Corbin, Jerry Richardson, Dwight Britt, and Antonio Cockfield of Columbia SC, James Alvin Lorick of Sharpsburg, KY and David “Buggy” Wilson of Charleston SC; six aunts: Bernice Mitchell, Joann Britt, Valarie Cockfield, Patricia Corbin and Betty Corbin, all of Columbia, SC, Teresa Wilson of Charleston, SC and Michelle Lorick of Sharpsburg, KY; his former wife, Perfect C. White; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.



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Ms. Sylvia Ann Whitener

Sylvia Ann Whitener, affectionately known as “Cookie,” was born August 6, 1953 to loving parents, Suber and Edith Whitener, Jr. She departed this life on August 31, 2014.

A lifelong member of Cleaves Memorial CME Church, Sister Cookie will always be held as a valued servant. She was educated through the public schools of Richland County School District One and later attended Midlands Technical College, receiving her certification as a Nurse’s Assistant. She was employed as a home health care professional for many years.

Cookie was a loving and dependable sister to her younger siblings. She never met a stranger. She made everyone she encountered feel like not only a friend, but like family. Cookie possessed a heart of gold, a comedic spirit and a counselor’s ear. She would give of herself although she may have been going through her own storm. As she is no longer with us, it is through her LOVE of life and experiences that she leaves us with many wonderful memories.

Sylvia is survived by her daughter, Shanna C. Whitener; parents, Suber and Edith Whitener, Jr., her 103-year old grandmother, Mrs. Marion L. Marshall; sisters and brothers: Gloria J. Bookman, Paul R. Whitener, Bernice E. Blanding, Bernard S. Whitener, Terri L. Whitener-Barr, Michael D. Whitener (all of Columbia, South Carolina) and Audrey Thorton of Georgia; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and many, many friends.

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Mr. Charles Rubin Anderson

Mr. Charles Rubin Anderson entered this world on February 28, 1955. He was the beloved son of the late Mr. Willie Anderson and Annie Mae Taylor Anderson in Columbia, South Carolina.

Mr. Anderson was educated in the Richland County school system, graduating from Booker T. Washington High School. A gifted musician, he availed himself as a drummer to many local acts and traveled the state, sharing his gift along the way.

His talents also lead him to meet Tina, his future wife. They were married on December 29, 1979. They went on to share 34 years of marriage. Their union was blessed with two beautiful children. With an eye for detail, Charles worked on many local projects in the construction industry until his untimely passing.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Tina Renee Anderson; his wonderful children, Timothy Lamont (Felicia) Anderson, Mrs. Brittany Danielle (Minister Felix Mulan) Moore and Derrick Belton, all of Columbia, South Carolina; a host of grandchildren; three brothers: Nathaniel (Alma) Anderson, Frank Anderson and Anthony (Mary-Ann) Anderson; two sisters, Loretta Taylor and Cynthia (Sammie) Spears; an uncle, Charles (Jeri) Taylor of Detroit, Michigan; an aunt, Myme Murphy of Jacksonville, Florida; and many nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and dear friends.







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Mr. Henry Lyles

Mr. Henry Lyles entered this earthly life on March 15, 1947, and his vessel departed this life, quietly and peacefully, on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, South Carolina. He was a twin to Harold and the second born to the late Mary Lyles Harrison and James Thompson.  After courageously battling an illness for several years, Henry’s final days were spent surrounded by family and friends who loved and adored him.

In early years, according to the scriptures referenced in Acts 2:38, Henry received his water baptism, and was a long time member of Rock Hill A.M.E. Church, until he moved to Columbia, South Carolina. Henry Lyles attended Fairfield County public schools and was a graduate of McCorey Liston High School. He was employed at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health for over 25 years.

Mr. Lyles also worked at the University of South Carolina for several years. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife, Mrs. Lealia Wilson Lyles. The union of their happy marriage was crafted and designed by two good forgivers. Henry was a dedicated caregiver to his wife during her time of illness in which he honored his vows diligently in sickness and in health.

Those who will forever cherish his fond and precious memories are his legacy which includes one son, Walter (Helena) Wilson who begat Brandon and William; one daughter, Doris Nixon, who begat Delvin, Kelvin, Elexis and Erika, who begat a great- grandson, Christopher, all of Columbia, South Carolina. His loving memories will also be treasured by his six brothers: Harold (Ann) Lyles of Jenkinsville, South Carolina, Kirkland (Sharry) Harrison of Columbia, South Carolina, Melvin (Patricia) Thompson, Michael E. Thompson, Larry D. Thompson and Reverend Terry Leon Thompson, all of Jenkinsville, South Carolina; two sisters, Vivian H. Summers and Dr. Vera Harrison, both of Columbia, South Carolina; two aunts, Viola Lyles of Winnsboro, South Carolina and Fannie Lyles of Hartford, Connecticut; and a host of nephews, nieces, and many others loving relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.

He was also preceded in death by his three brothers, Norman Stanley Harrison; James Curtis Thompson and Ray Thompson.



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Mr. Charles Willie Ringer

Charles Willie Ringer was born on May 15, 1960 in Chapin, South Carolina to the late Robert and Clara Ringer.

He attended Irmo High School and was reared in the ministry of Hopewell A.M.E. Church.

Several years later, he befriended his next door neighbor, Bridgett. As a result of their union, three amazing children were brought into the world: Brittany Charlotte, Travis Dexter and Gregory Ryan. Despite life’s various challenges, his family was always his number one priority. Whatever interests the children desired, he supported them fully. He had an amazingly gentle spirit which was followed by an infectious smile. Because of these attributes, he never met a stranger he didn’t get along with.

Charles was the type of man that made himself available to whomever was in need. He was employed with Lexington Richland District Five for 28 years. During that time, he was a great mentor to the children he came across at the schools. Not only did he enjoy mentoring, Charles also had an overwhelming love for sports, the Panthers and Gamecocks being two of his favorite teams.

His memory will be cherished by the love of his life, Bridgett; his three loving children: Brittany (Kerry), Travis (Shauntol) and Gregory; his grandchildren: Cameron, Kerry Jr., Kaleb and Makynli; godchildren, Katelin and Courtney Geiger; his siblings: David Lewis Ringer, Roger Allen Ringer, Cheryl Jean (Jimmy) Smith, Frances Ann Stone, Mildred Ruth Ringer, Elease Burkett, Ruby Mae (Melvin) Rosser and Robert (Pamela) Ringer; and other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Clara Ringer, and by a sister, Earline Ringer.




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Mr. Carl Richard Preston, Jr.

Carl Richard Preston, Jr. was born Friday, August 3, 1956 in Newark, New Jersey to Carolyn McDaniel Preston and Carl Preston, Sr. Growing up on Ward Street, he was the oldest of four siblings: Jan, Kenny, Donna and Jackie.

As a member of the Park Avenue Boy Scouts, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout at the age of 13. "Ricky," as he was known, was educated in the Orange, New Jersey school system, where he soared as a member of the Glee Club. He graduated in 1974 from Orange High School. In addition to his love of cars, he loved to sing. His first major accomplishment was becoming the youngest person to be inducted into the North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club under the leadership of its founder, Delores Benjamin-Tillery. He served his magnificent voice for 30 years.

On August 27, 1977 he married Linda Holt from Orange, New Jersey.

While attending Middlesex County College, Ricky began his professional career with Howard Savings Bank as a Bank Teller. His strong work ethic and interpersonal skills were quickly recognized by management, resulting in a promotion to Lead Trainer of the technology systems. He served in this capacity until he retired after 17 years of service due to loss of sight.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Linda A. Preston; his mother, Carolyn E. Johnson; his father, Carl R. (Miriam) Preston, Sr.; his siblings: Janet Lee Preston, Kenneth (Vicki) Preston, Donna Preston, Jacquelyn (Joe) Holt Paige, Robin Reid, Leslie (Larry) Smith and Darryl Boyd; nieces and nephews: Preston Brant, Janell (Rikki) Industrious, Ayyub Preston and Kaila Holt; and many great nieces and nephews, his goddaughter and other loving family members and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.



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Ms. Darlene Smalls Bolton

Ms. Darlene Smalls Bolton, or "Dimples" as she was affectionately called by her brothers, was born July 25, 1959. She entered her heavenly rest on August 27, 2014. She was the seventh child of Janie L. Smalls and the late Herbert Smalls.

She was educated in the public schools of South Carolina and worked as a Certified Assistant Dietary Manager at Brian Nursing Center in the St. Andrews community and continued this career path throughout her life. She went on to receive her Nursing Certification from Midlands Technical College and was pursuing a degree in Business Management.

Darlene accepted Christ as her Savior in 1980. Once united with the body of believers at North Star Christian Center, she served the Lord in dance as a member of the praise dance team, as well as a leader of a small group prayer circle and as an usher.

She was united in marriage in 1985. This union was blessed with the births of three beautiful daughters. Darlene was known for her terrific sense of humor and her ability to recall stories about events from her childhood. To her family and friends, she was the life of the party.

Darlene was preceded in death by her father, Mr. Herbert Smalls, Sr., and a brother, Mr. Herbert Smalls, Jr.

She leaves to cherish her memories three daughters: Miss Charlene L. Bolton, Miss Frankie L. Bolton and Miss Brittni L. Bolton, all of Columbia; one loving grandson, Mr. Jacory D. Patterson of Columbia; her mother, Mrs. Janie L. Smalls; ten siblings: Ms. Janie M. Smalls, Mrs. Sarah L. (William) Anderson, Mr. Robert Smalls, Mr. Ernest (Renee) Smalls of Virginia, Mr. Melvin (Denise) Smalls, Mr. Lester (Jackie) Smalls, Mr. Gary (Serivia) Smalls of Japan, Mrs. Shirley (Gerald) Karriem, Mrs. Brenda (Stanford) Bradley and Mr. Darrin L. Smalls, Sr.; and numerous, loving nieces, nephews and a host of other loving relatives and friends.




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Mr. Tony Williams

Mr. Tony Williams was born on July 14, 1961 in Camden, South Carolina. He was the beloved son of Mr. Walter Williams, Sr. and the late Edna Mae Williams. Mr. Williams entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Will, as he was affectionately called by family and friends, was educated in the public schools of Kershaw County in South Carolina, graduating in 1978 from Camden High School, Camden, South Carolina. After graduation, Will enlisted in the United States Army. After 24 years of honorable service to his country, he retired in 2003.

Will dearly loved the Lord and his family. He met many friends during his time in the military. He was a family man and a great provider. Though he is no longer with us, his loving and kind spirit will forever live on in the hearts and lives of all who loved and knew him.

Those left to cherish his memories are his loving and devoted wife of 31 years, Ethel Moore Williams of Hasting, Oklahoma, two loving daughters, Shamekia Williams (future son-in-law, Lamar Walker) of Lithonia, Georgia and Latasha (Gabriel) Williams of Hasting, Oklahoma; a devoted son, Tony Williams, Jr. of Las Cruces, New Mexico; two grandsons who cherished their PaPa, Gabe and Cameryn Walker of Lithonia, Georgia; three brothers: Walter (Thomasena) Williams, Jr. of Elgin, South Carolina, Larry Williams, Darrell (Donnetta) Williams of Charlotte, North Carolina; four sisters: Lisa (Larry) Johnson of Lugoff, South Carolina, Carolyn Paige of Greenville, North Carolina, Charlene Brown of Jamaica, New York and Aretha Williams of southern California; six uncles; five aunts; three sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving relatives and dear friends, all of whom join the family in sharing the grief caused by his departure, but rejoice that he is now resting in the arms of Jesus.


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Mrs. Viola G. Morant

Viola G. Morant was born April 15, 1936 in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Robert and Mary Green. Viola attended Booker T. Washington High School in Columbia. She married Charles Morant, Sr. on July 1, 1956. She was baptized at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Columbia, South Carolina. In 2003, Viola became a charter member of Word of God Church and Ministries.

She was predeceased by eight brothers; four sisters; her son, Roland W. Morant; and a daughter, Mary Lee Morant.

She leaves to cherish precious memories her loving and devoted husband, Charles Morant, Sr.; seven children: Charles Morant, Jr., Sandra “Gale” Morant, Frank (Sheila) Morant, Cynthia (Bill) Williams, Jacqueline Morant, Shelia (James) Jones and Albert (Iris) Morant; a stepson, Alphonso (Vicki) Moten; eighteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; adopted children: Sue Lakin, John and Betty Farley, Billy Jefferson and Mildred Moore; an adopted grandchild, Euqan Knighton; and close friend and special cousin, Mary Williams. She is also survived by her in-laws, Jake (Barbara) Morant, Marshall Morant, Robert “Goose” Morant, Yvonne Sanders, Dorothy Morant, Irene McKnight and Peter (Bessie) Morant; three special nieces: Tonya Green, Madeline Green and Peggy Caldwell; and a host of other nieces, nephews, family and friends.







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Mr. Richard Hall, Sr.

Richard Hall, Sr. was born on March 12, 1922 in Eastover, South Carolina. He was the son of the late John and Hattie Austin Hall. Deacon Hall departed this life on August 23, 2014 at the Heartland Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility in Lexington, South Carolina. He was 92.

Richard was educated in the Richland County public school system. Shortly thereafter, he enlisted in the United States Army, spending most of his tour in Europe during World War II. After serving in the military, he became a welder at Allcraft Steel, Owen Steel, and later (retiring from) Fluor Daniel Construction Company as an ironworker. He was married to Ida Mae D. Hall. Richard was Chairman of the Deacon Board at Spiritual Way Church of Christ 7th Day.

He was preceded in death by: his daughter, Loretta Hall; sons, Robert Lee McTeer and Earl Lee Hall; sisters, Elizabeth Greene and Dorothy Riley; brothers: John, Nathaniel, Eugene and Benjamin Hall; and a grandson, Leroy Hall.

Left to mourn Mr. Hall’s passing are his wife, Ida Mae Dwight Hall; his children: Richard (Carolyn) of Columbia, South Carolina, Leroy (Connie) of Hopkins, South Carolina, Robin (Michael) Richardson and Andre’ Hall of Columbia, South Carolina; stepchildren, Melissa Dwight of Fort Mill, South Carolina and Michael Dantzler of Eastover, South Carolina; a sister, Odessa Williams; sister-in-law, Georganna Hall, both of Eastover, South Carolina; twenty grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; a step-grandchild; brothers-in-law: Nathaniel Dwight, Howard Dwight, Edward Dwight and Elliott Richardson, Jr.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives.




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Mr. Rudolph Hammock, Jr.

Rudolph Hammock, Jr. was born in Columbia, South Carolina to Lila Hammock and the late Rudolph Hammock, Sr. He departed this life on August 25, 2014, after a long illness.

He joined the Zion Baptist Church family at an early age. He was very active with Zion’s Brotherhood and Ushers and with the City-wide Brotherhood. He was selected Zion’s 2011 Man of the Year. He attended the public schools of Richland County School District One. He was a graduate of C.A. Johnson High School’s Class of 1967. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving proudly on the USS Bond Hammond. After his enlistment, he attended Midlands Technical College where he took drafting courses. He was employed by SCE&G as a Draftsman for over 20 years. After failing health, he went out on disability. He later returned to Benedict College to complete his education.

Rudy, as he was known, volunteered with the United Black Fund and was very dedicated to community service. He was active in the Piney Grove community where he served as a Scout Master. He later joined the 100 Black Men where he diligently worked to carry out their mission and selected man of the year.

Surviving are his loving wife, Virginia Hammock; mother, Lila Hammock; children: Rudolph (Courtney) Hammock, III, Arve’ (Al) Carter of Charlotte, North Carolina, Octavia Beadle of Columbia, South Carolina, Barry Mason of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Queon Hammock Jones of Columbia, South Carolina; four sisters: Mary Elizabeth Freeman of New Jersey, Rudine Boyd, Deborah (Harold) Summers and Linda (Ronald) Davis; two brothers, Kenneth and Ronald Hammock of Columbia, South Carolina; his grandchildren: Autumn Hubbard, Summer Hammock, Asia Hammock, Jade Hammock of Charlotte, North Carolina and Jazzman Mason of Atlanta, Georgia; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.



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Mr. Antwan "Twanie" Fileds

Born in Lincolnton, Georgia, “Twanie,” as he was known, was the son of Lula Ann Banks Alexander and the late Cecil T. Fields. He passed away on August 22, 2014 at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. He was 44.

He was a member of Rock Ford Church in Mt. Carmel, SC and had been employed as a construction worker.

He is survived by his mother, Lula Ann Banks Alexander; his children: Deontre (Shawndarie) Wilson, Kevin Fields, Shardae Fields and Regina Fields; sisters, Gina Banks and Seleama (Wayne) Jules-John; brothers: Andre (Nikki) Fields, Anthony Fields and Antonio Fields; eight grandchildren; ten nieces and nephews; seven great nieces and nephews; five aunts, one uncle; three great aunts; one great uncle; and many other loving relatives and friends, all of whom love and will miss him dearly.










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Mrs. Helen D. Carpenter

Helen D. Carpenter, 96, of Columbia, South Carolina, has taken her final journey into the arms of her savior, Jesus Christ.

Helen was born in Pomaria, South Carolina on August 19, 1918. She was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School and continued on to receive a degree in education from Benedict College.

She was married to George Davis Carpenter, who preceded her in death.

Although Helen had no children of her own and outlived her blood relatives, she adopted those she called her family. She is survived by Peggy Kearse, the Davis Family, Ruth Davis, Fred Grooms, William Davis, and her beloved cat, Bootsy, who was in every way a member of her family.











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Mrs. Diane Rowe

Born in Ridge Spring, South Carolina, Diane was the daughter of the late Fred and Eula Holmes Rowe. She passed away on August 21, 2014 at Pruitt Health (formerly UniHealth) of Columbia. She was 66.

Diane was a graduate of Ridge Spring-Monetta High School. She was formerly employed at the Matador Inn and at the Days Inn on Parklane Road in Columbia as a domestic worker for 25 years. She was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church and Crescent Hill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Melissa Ann Wilson.

Left to cherish her precious memory are: her son, Lamont Wilson; seven grandchildren: Doreatha Lide, Robert Lide, Lorenzo Wilson, Aaron Dean Dicks, Shanetris Diane McFadden, Andre Lamont Wilson and Trey Loren Harris;; two great-grandchildren, Caelyn Dillion and Lorenzo Wilson, Jr.; siblings: Bobby R. Rowe, Thelma Oakman, John Rowe, Roosevelt Rowe and Cleveland (Mae Helen) Rowe and other loving relatives and dear friends.









Mrs. Byrtle L. Brown

The homegoing service for Mrs. Byrtle L. Brown will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Antioch A.M.E. Zion Church (1136 Antioch Church Road, Eastover) with burial in the church cemetery. 

Byrtle was born in Columbia, SC to the late Charles and Rosa Lee Jacobs Wilson. She passed away on August 24, 2014 at Magnolia Manor in Columbia. She was 62.

Byrtle was a member of Antioch A.M.E. Zion Church in Eastover and had been employed with Schneider Electric.

A loving wife and mother, she will be greatly missed by all. Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband, Willis Brown; her children: Joe (Yolanda), Whitney and Nicholas Brown; five brothers: Steward (Gwen), Phillip (Janice), Anthony (Sally), Charles and Larry Wilson; four sisters; Vermell (Samuel) Chavis, Carolyn (Stanley) Brawley, Rena (Clyde) Trapp and Maggie Ray; two aunts, Maggie Faulkner and Claudell Jacobs; and a host of other loving relatives and dear friends.



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Mrs. Angela King Goodwin

Angela King Goodwin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 7, 1966 to Ronald M. King Sr. and the late Jacqueline L. King. After touching so many lives, God chose one of his best, “Angie,” to join him in his Heavenly Home on August 13, 2014.

Angie grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, graduating from A.C. Flora High School in 1985. She attended Midlands Technical College and went on to become an administrative assistant in the lab and worked her way to a Health Screening Specialist at Health Works of Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital. She was a dedicated employee for 19 years.

She was preceded in death by her loving grandmother, Beatrice King Hunter; her mother, Jacqueline L. King; and brother, Gregory E. King, Sr.

Angie was a very loving and caring person. She had a happy-go-lucky smile that was beautiful to everyone who met her. She will always be known for being the life of any party. There was never a dull moment when Angie was in the room. She loved nothing more than to be in the presence of her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. Although she will be missed greatly, we take comfort in knowing that she is resting safely in God’s arms.

Though the presence of one so dear is no more, warm and precious memories will live on forever with her husband, James Goodwin; her two children, Jasmine Wactor and Jailon Williams; her two grandchildren, Tahlil and Tymiere Jones, who affectionately called her “Mi-Mi”; her father, Ronald M. King, Sr. of Columbia, South Carolina; her two sisters, Sonya King and Deidre (Antonio) Miller, both of Columbia, South Carolina; her brother: Ronald (Christine) King, Jr. of Norfolk, Virginia; four stepchildren: Debra, Ashley, Kymberly, and Christopher Goodwin; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, loving friends and in laws, all of who will dearly miss her.







Mr. Thomas "Nat" Dewey Morgan

Thomas “Nat” Dewey Morgan 69, of 2304 Highway 378 East, McCormick, SC, and husband of Elizabeth Cannady Morgan, died Monday, August 18, 2014 at the University Hospital in Augusta, GA.

Thomas was born in Parksville, SC, October 6, 1944 to the late Thomas Robertson and Carrie Bell Morgan. He was a member of Cedar Springs Baptist Church in Plum Branch, SC for many years and later joined Antioch Baptist Church in Saluda, SC. “Nat”, as he was affectionately known, was one of the popular lead singers of the Flying Clouds of S.C.

He leaves to cherish his memories his beautiful wife, Elizabeth “Lizzie Bell” Morgan, three daughters: Geraldine Holmes of Stone Mountain, GA, Kimberly Alexander of Atlanta, GA and Kasey Morgan of Greenwood, SC; and three sons: Jeffery Morgan of Lithonia, GA, Craig Morgan of Charlotte, NC and Ranji Morgan of McCormick, SC.

He was preceded in death by one son, Eric “Ric” Morgan. 

Family and friends will celebrate the life of Thomas “Nat” Morgan at Antioch Baptist Church (9609 Highway 178 S. Saluda, South Carolina, 29138) on Saturday, August 23 at 1:00 p.m. The interment will be held at Cedar Springs Baptist church, 1836 Highway 283, Plum Branch, South Carolina 29845.




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Mr. Marvin Antwon Mayes

Mr. Marvin Antwon Mayes was born March 15, 1980 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the beloved son of Nathaniel and Diane Mayes Kennerly. Marvin was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the young age of 34.

Antwon was educated in the public schools of Richland County. He attended C.A. Johnson High School and graduated from W.J. Keenan High School in 1999. At an early age, he was baptized at New Hope Baptist Church in Columbia. He was previously employed as a cook with Johnson Food Service at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. At the time of his passing, he was employed at Otis Spunkmeyer, a division of Artyza Corporation. There were many sides to Marvin.

Some knew him as “Twon” or “Stanka.” To us, he was our “Boosie”.  He was a kind, affectionate, loving person with a very giving spirit. Marvin had a love for music, fishing, cooking and playing pool. He really valued and enjoyed family time; and his children were his everything.

Those left to cherish his life, legacy and unending love are his parents, Nathaniel and Diane Mayes Kennerly; a very special friend, Precious Sumter; his children: Marvion Mayes, Mar’Quavius Mayes and Ca’Miya Sumter; his siblings, Micheal (Carla) and Willie (Tylea) Mayes, Jessie Jenkins and Shanice Sharpe; nieces and nephews: KeAsia and KeAndre Jones, Kiya Mayes and Christopher, Shameka and Shandrika Johnson; grandfather, Slater Oree; uncles: Marvin, Arthur, Alvin and Bernard Oree; aunts: Ruby Lee Lesure, Annie Mae Corley, Catherine White and Frances Kylor; special family members: Adam Britt and Vichy Sumter, and Antonio and Brandon Sumter; as well as a host of cousins and other, loving supportive relatives and dear friends.







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Dr. Isaiah Reid

Isaiah “Ike” Reid was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on December 11, 1929, to the late James and Margaret Selden Reid. He was the fifth of 12 siblings.

He grew up in the Taylorsville Community of Portsmouth where he was an active boy scout, became an accomplished swimmer and received his early Christian training at First Baptist Church where he accepted the Lord as his Savior.

Isaiah received his early education in the Portsmouth public school system. He moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1951. He served in the United States Army (1951 – 53) earning the rank of CPL E-4, and spent one year in the Far East during the Korean War. While serving, he earned several medals, including the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Immediately following discharge from the Army, Isaiah enrolled in extension courses at Harvard University sponsored by the Massachusetts State Education Department. He went forward in intensive preparation and study, earning a Bachelors of Science in Health and Physical Education and a Masters in Education, Health and Physical Education from Boston University. He earned a Doctor of Education, Education Administration and Organizational Behavior from Cornell University and was a Post Doctorate Fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Education and MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Ike became a prominent educator whose distinctive career was marked by education, training and development. He was a prominent educator and has served public and private education very well. He taught in Fall River, Massachusetts from 1959-61, and Buffalo, New York from 1961-65. He further served as an administrator in Elmira, New York from 1967-70.

He served as Director of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at State University College at Buffalo, New York, Professor of Educational Administration, College of Education at the University of South Carolina and Chairman and Professor, Department of Educational Administration at South Carolina State University. Dr. Reid produced numerous presentations, workshop and conferences’ including the Summer Institute which was established in partnership with Cornell University and South Carolina State University. He prepared hundreds of doctoral level students by providing them with strategic and leadership skills necessary for management and administrative success. In addition, he consulted with various mental health programs and school systems across the country, directed veterans’ educational training, and was a director in the Peace Corps.

Ike held memberships in numerous national and regional civic organizations, such as the American Association of School Administrators, National Conference of Professors Educational Administration, Southern Regional Council for Educational Administration and Phi Delta Kappa. He authored and was involved in numerous professional publications focusing on the improvement of teaching and learning for students and educators. He received awards, certificates of appreciation and support from numerous community, civic and professional organizations.

Isaiah was the “Impossible Dreamer,” a great debater, a deep thinker, professional, highly motivated and encouraged others to “think outside the box.” He viewed himself as a visionary leader who was committed to high quality service and education. He sincerely believed that all students were capable of learning.

Isaiah was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters and 5 brothers: Priscilla Arnetta Reid, Willie Reid, James Marshall Reid, Margaret Hughes, John Joseph Reid, Charles Morris Reid, George Henry Reid and Muriel Lee Brown.

A devoted family man, his survivors are his wife of 59 years 11 months and 17 days, Bettie Tomlinson Reid; five children: Michael Anthony (Bonita), Cheryl Ann Pitts, Evelyn Edwards, Richard Craig and Robert Kevin; two brothers, Daniel Louis and Thomas Alexander; and one sister, Aurelia Jeanetta; 12 grandchildren: Derek, Alaina, Byron, Jr., Adrian, Marques, Marlon, D’Ante, Isaac, Lonnie, Leigh, Christian and Briana; five great-grandchildren: Alissa, Noah, Nathaniel, Adrean and Damian; as well as a host of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and many relatives and friends.



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Mrs. Eugenia Grant Green

Mrs. Eugenia Grant Green was born in Allendale, South Carolina. She was to daughter of the late Samuel and Lillie Mae Grant. Eugenia was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Mr. William Green. She departed this life Sunday, August 17, 2014.

Mrs. Green received her education in the public school system in Allendale County. She was employed as a domestic assistant until her retirement. She was received in fellowship with the Temple Zion Baptist Church where she served on the Temple Zion Musical Choir. She was a dedicated member for many years to her church family. Eugenia depended entirely on her God and Savior Jesus Christ.

Mrs. Green leaves to cherish her loving memory a devoted cousin, Attorney Bernard E. Thompson of Annandale, Virginia; and many devoted relatives and friends all of whom will miss her dearly.

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Mr. Lee Wesley Jennings, Jr.

Mr. Lee Wesley Jennings, Jr. was born January 13, 1945 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the beloved son of the late Lee Wesley Jennings, Sr. and Mary Neil Bethel. He departed this earthly life on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was 69.

For a number of years, Mr. Jennings was a member of Chris Mission Church in West Columbia, South Carolina. For years Lee enjoyed coaching several sports, from Pop Warner Football to Little League Baseball. Although his physical presence is no longer with us, his spirit of love, joy and peace will live on in the lives and hearts of all those who loved and knew him.

Those left to mourn Lee’s passing and cherish his memories are his wife of forty-five years, Geraldine Sligh Jennings; his children, David Wesley Jennings and Dareline (Marvin) Jennings-Bracey, both of Columbia, South Carolina; another son, Kevin (Beth) Stokes of Charleston, South Carolina, and another daughter, Tracie (Reverend Anthony Perry) Miller of McBee, South Carolina; his sisters, Thelma (Oliver) Jones and Haritte (Erskin Brimfield) Jennings; brothers: Bobby Jennings, Charles Jennings of Miami, Florida and Theodore Pagan of Columbia, South Carolina; brothers-in-law, Robert Sligh and Richard Sligh; sisters-in-law, Dorothy (the late Allen) Dantzler and Annette (James) Jackson, all of Columbia, South Carolina, Scharline Hart of Sterling, Virginia and the late Beatrice Sligh (King) Dennis; seven grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Norman Pagan.

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Mr. Moses Hall, Jr.

Mr. Moses Hall, Jr. was born on February 21, 1933 in Irmo, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Moses Sr. and Eva Richardson Hall. He departed this life on Friday, August 15, 2014 in the comfort of his home.

Moses, or “Moke” as he was affectionately known, attended Booker T. Washington High School. He went on to attend trade school where he learned to be a brick mason, which he turned into a successful career for more than fifty-five years. A proud veteran of the Korean War, Moses served in the United States Army from 1951-53. He was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Irmo.

Early in life, he was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Ruby Lee Simmons of Darlington, South Carolina. Their union was blessed with five children. He was a loving father who was well respected by all that knew him.

He is survived by his children: Herlene Scott, Adrian B. (Elvis) Everett, Rudell D. Hall, Frederick C. Hall and E. Felicia Hall; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; siblings: Izell (Margaret) Hall, Jasper Hall, James Hall, Annie Mae Mills and Louise (Reverend Jessie) Burton; and other loving relatives and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby, and a daughter, Priscilla.





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Mrs. Isabelle Chisholm Toatley

Mrs. Isabelle Chisholm Toatley was born February 22, 1926 in Fairfield County in South Carolina. Isabelle was the daughter of the late Samuel Sr. and Mary Alexander Chisholm. She departed this life on August 16, 2014 at Heritage at Lowman Home in White Rock, South Carolina.

“Bell,” as she was affectionately known to her family, was educated in the schools of Fairfield County. She attended Armenia Baptist Church and later moved to the Harbison-St. Andrews area in Columbia, South Carolina. She joined Macedonia Baptist Church where served as a Missionary, on the choir, as Treasurer and on other auxiliaries.

Bell was married to (the late) John Raymond Toatley. She was predeceased by a son, Zachary Alexander Toatley; a daughter, Johnnie T. Chisholm; five brothers: Abraham, Samuel Jr., Joe Louis, Robert Lee and Bernard Chisholm; and by two sisters, Martha C. Davis and Pauline C. Mayers.

Isabelle is survived by three sons: James R. (Belinda), Tommy Lee and Calvin E. (LaVonda) Toatley; three daughters: Patricia T. (Freddie) Foust, Eddist T. Rhett and Angie T. Foust; a brother, Willie (Magdalene) Chisholm; four sisters: Elder Roberta C. Parker of Greensboro, North Carolina, Mary C. Collins and Helen C. Thomas, both of Columbia, South Carolina, and Pearlene C. Johnson of Baltimore, Maryland; eighteen grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; special caregivers: Josette Freeman, Brenda Williams (niece), Mrs. Liz Sanders and Ms. Catherine White; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and the staffs of PSC and The Heritage at Lowman Home.

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Mr. Lewis Jackson

Lewis Jackson departed this earthly life on Friday, August 15, 2014. He was born on July 4, 1923 to the late John Jackson and Annie Glover Jackson of Hopkins, South Carolina.

Lewis moved from Hopkins and went to live with his grandmother in Cayce, South Carolina. He proudly severed his country in the United States Army as a World War II veteran. He later married Mable Earle Jackson and had four children: Gloria Lewis, James and Arne’. They moved to the Greenview Community in 1950.

Mr. Jackson was a man who loved his family and God. He worked hard his entire life. During his younger years, he was known as “Greenview Jack”. He was a community activist; and he went door-to-door obtaining signatures to improve the neighborhood streets and sidewalks. He was a member of Greenview First Baptist Church and served on the Usher Board and Trustee Board for many years until his health began to decline. He retired from Moncrief Army Community Hospital and from Richland County School District Two.

Gone but not forgotten, he was preceded in death by two sons, Lewis “Bro”, and James “Chip”; five brothers: Jim, James, John, Robert and Fred; and two sisters, Corrine and Annie.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of sixty-eight years, Mable E. Jackson; two daughters, Gloria J. Owens and Arne’ C. Laury, both of Columbia, SC; seven grandchildren: Luana Owens of Douglasville, GA, Tashi Davis of Atlanta, GA, Consuela (Andre) Andrews of Columbia, SC, Toni (Torrance) Sanders of Austin, TX, and Keesha Laury, Marquita McAllister Jackson and Lakeisha Turner, all of Columbia, SC; eleven great-grandchildren; a special sister, Rosetta Bouknight; a special cousin, Patricia Ann Brown; four goddaughters: Avis Burcannon, Toni Wilson, Letha McAllister and Vivian Ann Valentine; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.





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Mrs. Glennie Wise

Glennie Wise went home to be with her Lord at 4:42 a.m. on August 11, 2014. She peacefully passed away surrounded by her family. Glennie was born August 10, 1948 in Fairfield County to Lula Mae Lawhorn Wise and the late George Wise, Sr.

She was preceded in death by her loving father, George Wise, Sr.; brothers, Walter and Curtis Wise; and a grandchild, Kyara Fitzgerald.

She was a devoted member of New Samaritan Baptist Church.

Mrs. Wise is survived by her four loving sons: Sidney “Tip” (Christine) Wise, Sr., Willie “Shank” (Tammy) Wise, Sr., Calvin “Biggie” Wise, Sr. and her adopted son, Calvin “Scooter” Wise, Jr., and by her mother Lula Mae Lawhorn Wise. Glennie adored her grandchildren: Cynthia (Michael) Draft, Sidney Wise, Jr., Marcus Wise, Tiffany Wise, Camekashai Wise, Willie Wise, Jr., Trevon Richardson, Lorenzo Wise, Tybresha Domaneck, Destiny Wise, Naketa Oliphant and Zamiah Patterson. She was blessed with beautiful great-grandchildren: Breonna Draft, Amirah Wise, Sidney Wise, Tyreke Wise, Ky’Auri Wise, Shaniya Wise and I’Asia Smalls. Glennie dearly loved her siblings: George Wise, John Wise, Sammie Wise, Margie Watson, Patricia Wise, Janis Wise, Charlene (Solomon) Davis, Darlene (Sylvester) Hallmon, Melvin Wise and Leon Wise. She was an adopted mom and grandmother to many more and was adored by many nieces, nephews and their children.

Glennie was a woman of faith, family and many wonderful friends. She loved volunteering to feed the homeless at Christ Central. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 4262 Ladies Auxiliary. Glennie retired from the Department of Mental Health. Glennie was also a dedicated foster parent for the South Carolina Department of Social Services. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. Glennie always had a smile on her face and a joke on her lips. She was a person of faith and lived her life serving others. She enjoyed life, family and her many friends. She was always there to brighten the lives of others. Glennie will be missed but not forgotten.



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Mrs. Patricia Nadine Rumph

Patricia Nadine Liverman Rumph was born October 16, 1947 at Good Samaritan Waverly Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of the late Ceven and Harriet Liverman. She departed this life on August 10, 2014 at the age of 66.

At an early age, she was baptized and confirmed in St. Luke Episcopal Church in Columbia, South Carolina, where she sang on the Youth Choir. She was educated in the Richland County school system, including Howard Elementary and Booker T. Washington High School. Upon graduation in 1965, she attended South Carolina Opportunity School, earning a degree in Business Administration. In 1966, she began working for Richland School District One at Carver Elementary School. After a couple of years, Patricia left Carver and began working at St. Andrews Middle School, where she remained until her retirement in 2011. While with Richland One, she earned many awards and recognitions including, being named Classified Employee of the Year. She was also acknowledged for her many years of service.

Patricia’s heart was captured by John D. Rumph, Jr. They were married on August 12, 1979. Their union was blessed with the birth of a son, John D. Rumph, III.

A very loving and caring person, Patricia spent her time volunteering in a variety of areas, including the Bethlehem Center — where she taught classes during the summer. She was well known as a baseball coach for the teams at Earlwood Park and as a cheerleading coach at St. Andrews Middle School. Extremely sociable and witty, Pat, as she was affectionately known, enjoyed meeting people and keeping them entertained. She always wore a beautiful smile. Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Ceven and Harriet Liverman, and a brother, Ceven Liverman. She leaves to cherish her memory, her son, John D. Rumph, III; (former) husband, John D. Rumph, Jr.; four grandchildren (two special grands who affectionately called her “Mee-Mee”), La’Deijah Brisbon, D’Angelo Brisbon, Ny’Asia Miller and Carson Johnson; one sister, Bernadette Williams; three brothers: John Ranzy Liverman, Michael A. Liverman, Sr. and Michael A. Liverman, Jr.; an aunt and uncle who were like second parents, Robert and Eunice Hughtes; special nephews: Kenneth Liverman, Ceven Liverman, David Williams, III and Antonio Williams; special nieces, Evie Liverman-Johns, April Liverman and Denise Williams; and a host of aunts, cousins, loved ones and dear friends.



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Little Miss Nova Washington

Little Nova Marie Washington peacefully passed away in the arms of her family on August 8, 2014 and was immediately met by angels to carry her home.

A gift for such a little while, your loss just seems so wrong, you should not have left before us, it’s with loved ones you belong. No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why. Heaven’s gain was our loss when our angel was called Home by our Lord.

Nova was the precious gift given to Luid (Gwendolyn C. Montgomery) Washington, Jr. and Allgeria Denisha Stocker, her parents. She is survived by her siblings: Latoya Washington, Ashley Rosario Washington, Acire’ Ramony Santiago and Jaylen Ahmod Lee Stocker; paternal grandparents, Luid Sr. and Pearl Washington; maternal grandparents, Phillip G. Sumter and Erica N. Stocker; maternal great grandparents, Joseph and Florence; aunts: Marrietta Kyle, Louise Simpkins, Sonya (Michael) Thomas, Tiffany Washington and Courtney Stocker; uncles: Kenneth Washington, Carlos Grooms, Jr. and Jamari Stocker; cousins, Cayden McCoy and Amir Bynum; her nephews, Tyrin Andrews and Jamari West; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and other loving relatives.







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Mr. Philip Brooks

Philip Brooks went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at his home in Irmo, South Carolina. He was born in Newberry, South Carolina on February 16, 1948 and was the son of the late Reverend Israel Brooks, Sr. and Mattie Louise DeWalt Brooks. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Father and brother, Israel Brooks, Jr.

Philip was educated in the public schools of Newberry County, graduating from Gallman High School in 1966. He earned his higher education receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics/Business Administration from Benedict College, Columbia, South Carolina and an Associate degree in Fire Science at Midlands Technical College, Columbia, South Carolina. He served honorably in the United States Army for three years, completing a tour in Vietnam and earning a Bronze Star for meritorious service during a time of combat. He was the Fleet Safety Manager with the South Carolina Department of Transportation Safety Office where he retired from in 2007. He was a devoted member of the Benedict Alumni Association and the Democratic Committee where he served faithfully.

Those celebrating his life with precious memories are his devoted companion, Betty Mozee of Pomeria, South Carolina; his sisters: Hulda A. Brooks of St. Albans, New York, Charlotte P. Granville of Newberry, South Carolina, Synita (Thomas) Revels of Utica, New York, Delphena Brooks of Newberry, South Carolina and Mattie D. Brooks of Mitchellville, Maryland; an aunt, Elnora Douglas of Newberry, South Carolina; a sister-in-law, Barbara Gallman of Irmo, South Carolina; many nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.




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Mr. Vincent Elliot Sims

On April 6, 1949, Vincent Elliot "Bay" Sims was delivered to the late John Henry and Margie Cooper Sims as a precious gift from God. On August 5, 2014, God, in his infinite wisdom, saw fit to call "Bay" home.

After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School in 1967, Vincent joined the United States Marine Corps, serving until 1976, and earning the rank of sergeant. He later joined the United States Army Reserves in 1977, and again earned the rank of sergeant.

"Bay" had an outstanding career serving our country. Vincent furthered his formal education at Benedict College. He was high-energy and always driven toward one thought or opportunity or another and will always be loved and missed for his free spirit.

“Bay" was on a continuous journey to excel. Vincent was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Margie Cooper Sims, his paternal grandparents, Frances Beatrice Butler Sims and Henry "Jiss" Sims; maternal grandmother, Mary Bruce; a brother, Verzon Sims, and a sister, Dejaris Sims.

Those left to cherish Vincent's fond and precious memories are his brothers, Victor Xavier (Clara) Sims of Durham, North Carolina and Vernal "Fella" Sims of Columbia, South Carolina; sister, Joan Eiker of Columbia, South Carolina; aunt Marion “Moot” Cooper Sims of Brooklyn, New York; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Mr. Heyward Sentel Jackson, Sr.

Born in West Columbia, Heyward was a son of Heyward Jackson and Peggy Butler Saxby. He passed away on August 5, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland. He was 28.

Heyward was a devoted father who loved spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by two beautiful children, Adante’ Sims and Heyward Sentel Jackson, Jr.; a child he was preparing to love and welcome into this world, Heaven Chantel Jackson; his parents; siblings: Pamela Moseley Williams, David Butler, Rochele Weberg, Candace Jackson, Dawn Jackson, JR Jackson, Jarrod Jackson and Nehemiah Jackson; his grandfather, Edward Furtick; and a host of aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Jessie Mae Butler.

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Mrs. Patricia Ann Graves

Mrs. Patricia A. Graves was born on February 2, 1949 to the late Richard and Christine Brown, in Marion, South Carolina. She passed away on August 4, 2014 at the WJB Dorn VA Medical Center. She was 65.

Patricia was educated in the public schools of Marion County. She was joined in Holy Matrimony to the late SSG Eddie Graves. She became a faithful member of Spring Branch Baptist Church, where she served on the Usher Board, Young Adult Choir and the Hospitality Committee. When her health began to fail she moved to Columbia, South Carolina with her children. She joined New Beginning Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina, where Reverend Gerald A. Tucker was her pastor. She served as an Advisor to the Pastor’s Aide Ministry and on the Bereavement Ministry. She was a member of OES Mt. Moriah Chapter in Marion, South Carolina for 18 years, prior to joining the OES Shining Star No. 394, in Columbia, where she continued to serve God and her community. She had many hobbies she loved, including gardening, refurbishing furniture, yard sales, fishing, cooking, entertaining and sharing. Last, but not least, she loved to share wisdom, of which she had plenty. She loved her family; doted on her grandchildren; and loved and prayed for all children.

She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Shemonia (Robert) Lee, Jr. and Mrs. Denisha (Christopher) Moody, both of Columbia, South Carolina, and Carmencita Ellison; her sons: Walter L. Ellison, Thomas E. Ellison, Derwin D. Ellison, Christopher L. (Vernisha) Ellison and Calvin C. Ellison, all of Marion, South Carolina; six grandsons: Robert Lee, III, LaQuan Hyman, Jamel Hyman, Rayson Thomas, Rodrick Lee and Hivera Green; two great-granddaughters, A’asyia Hyman and Kaliah Green; two great-grand, sons Na’Jere Green and Jele Green; two adopted granddaughters, Ava Lester (Button) and Alyandra Jamison; an adopted grandson, La’Shane Hannah; four sisters: Albertine Gause and Alice Perry, both of Marion, South Carolina, Nancy Stackhouse of Pleasantville, New Jersey and Katie Moody of Sellers, South Carolina; a brother, Howard Nelson of Huntsville, Alabama; three sisters-in-law: Idene, Gloria and Frances; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousin and friends, all whom she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by three brothers: Thomas Brown, Richard Brown, Nathaniel Brown. Her special extended family included: Raymond Gayton, Michelle and Tyrone Pugh, Michelle R. Cannon-Finch, Ernest and Theodora Byrd, Tawanna Starks, Patricia Lee, Shining Star Sisters and Brothers. Extended grandsons include: Matthew Byrd, Eric Finch, Dwaine Finch, Rodnick Shell, Marquis Shell, Roderick Starks, Antwan Shell, and the Lower Richland High School Varsity Football Team.


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Mr. John Wesley Jacobs

Mr. John Wesley Jacobs was born December 6, 1936 in Eastover, South Carolina. He was the son of Cloudell Jacobs and the late Henry Grooms. He passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland. He was 77.

“JW,” as he was known, attended the public schools of Richland County. At an early age, he relocated to Peekskill, New York, where he started his own contracting business.

While in New York, JW loved to fish and sit in his yard with family and friends. He was loving, outspoken, kind-hearted, giving and had a way to make you laugh and cry at the same time.

He was dearly loved and will be missed by all.He is survived by his mother, Cloudell Jacobs; his children: Beverly (Troy), Linda (Lloyd) and Stanley (Althea); two sisters, Lillie Fogle and Rhudine Godbee, all of Columbia, South Carolina; a brother, Samuel Jacobs of Wappingers Fall, New York; an aunt, Maggie Faulkner of Columbia, South Carolina; grandchildren: Shaun, Taki, QT, Shasta, Kandice, Kayla, Sabria, Marquita, J.R., Lloyd Jr. and Stanley Jr.; sixteen great grandchildren; and a host of loving nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Grooms, a son, Steven, and his longtime companion, Janie Mosely.








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Mr. James Louis Dreher, Sr.

Mr. James Louis “Frog” Dreher, Sr. was born July 1, 1953 in Columbia, South Carolina to Mrs. Diary Lee Gordon Dreher and the late Eddie Lee Dreher, II. His sunset was on July 28, 2014. He was 61.

He attended C.A. Johnson High School in Columbia, South Carolina. He worked as a forklift operator, with the school district and other places in South Carolina. He loved listening to music, watching Kung Fu movies, visiting with family and friends, and having a meal (especially dessert) with them.He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ora Lee (Chitty) Capers, and two brothers, Eddie Lee Dreher III and Michael O’Hara Dreher.

Those who will forever love and cherish fond and precious memories of James are his wife, Jessie Mae Scott Dreher; his son, James Louis Dreher, Jr.; daughters, Kwantwella K. (Carlos Chavis) Dreher and Katrina L. Dreher; sister, Rosemary Elizabeth (Jeffrey) Morris; brother, Larry Bernard McNeil; eleven grandchildren; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.

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Mrs. Isabell Marsh Tucker

Obituary Mrs. Isabell Marsh Tucker was born December 5, 1922 in Laurens, North Carolina. She was the daughter of parents that left her before she was old enough to know them. Isabell departed this life on Monday, July 28, 2014 at the home she had resided in for the last fifty-eight years.

Isabell was unfortunate in that she never did get a formal education. But there was no one who could count money better than she could! Under different circumstances, she could have become an accountant.

Isabell grew up in the Camden-Lugoff area, where she was raised by an aunt, Annie Woods, and a cousin, Mammie Woods. She was a caregiver for many years. She loved listening to old-school music and dancing. She even liked to fish. Isabell was one of the best dressers as anyone who knew her could attest. Sewing came easy to her. She could make clothes even without using a pattern. Pretty good! Right? Isabell was united in marriage to (the late) Freddie Lee Tucker, Sr., sharing many happy years together.

She was preceded in death by five children: Mary Allice Rhett, Blondell Tucker, Charlie Lee Marsh, Todd Tucker and Ernestine Rollins; a sister, Cora Lee Corley; a nephew, Willie Corley; and five grandchildren.

Isabell leaves to cherish precious memories: two sons, Freddie Lee (Hellen) Tucker, Jr. of Winnsboro, South Carolina and Herman Thomas (Bessie) Tucker of Irmo, South Carolina; five daughters: Joyce Tucker Holloway, Freida (Calvin) Tucker Garvin, Deborah (Lawrence) Tucker Burkett and Glenda Tucker Kirkland, all of Columbia, South Carolina; twenty grandchildren; forty-two great-grandchildren; thirteen great-great grandchildren; special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Hope Craver; and other loving relatives and friends. Isabell walks with us no more, but she will live in the hearts of all those who loved her so dearly, and will be miss by all who knew her.


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Mrs. Catheleen Rivers Roach

Mrs. Catheleen Rivers Roach was born June 8, 1919 in Orangeburg County. She was the fifth born child to the late Mack and Rosa Gladden Rivers. She entered into rest on July 27, 2014 at the Bernadine house located within the Rice Estate with her family.

Ms. Cathleen was educated in the Woodford Public Schools. At an early age, she joined St. James Methodist Church (now St. Mark United Methodist Church), in North, South Carolina. Later, Ms. Cathleen joined Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Swansea, South Carolina, and the Dennis Chapel Baptist Church of Columbia. She was married to the late Edward “Bubba” Roach, Sr., and to this union, ten children were born.

Ms. Catheleen was a sharecropper. She was preceded in death by five children, Marion Sr., Thomas, Anna Clay, Eartha Lou and Little Bubba.

Ms. Catheleen was a very soft spoken, kind and gentle-hearted woman. She had an infectious smile that was beautiful to everyone who met her.

Those left to cherish her precious memories are her four daughters: Jeanette Earvin, Joann (Daryl) Etheridge, Linda A. Roach and Lou Ellen Roach, all of Columbia, South Carolina; four sons: Edward (Gloria) Roach of Gaston, South Carolina, Johnny C. Roach of Kershaw, South Carolina, Jimmy (Christine) Roach of Columbia, South Carolina and Freddie Harley; thirty-five grandchildren; fifty-seven great-grandchildren; forty great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

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Mrs. Amy Tucker Smith

On Saturday, July 26, 2014, one of God’s precious angels, Mrs. Amy Annette Tucker Smith entered into eternal rest in Durham, North Carolina. She was born the ninth child of the late Lee and Adline McCockrell Tucker on August 17, 1944 in Columbia, South Carolina.

Although Mrs. Smith was the youngest, she held the role as the matriarch of her family. Mrs. Smith was baptized at an early age at Ridgewood Missionary Baptist Church. It was there that she found her love of music. She would sit for hours listening to the choir and band practice instead of paying attention in Sunday school.

It was her love for music in the late 1950’s that a young Amy Tucker met the charming love of her life Charles H. Smith. On November 17, 1961 they were united in holy matrimony. Mrs. Smith and her family relocated to Philadelphia, PA where she became the neighborhood childcare provider. This love was extended as she became a foster parent to many. She loved taking care of people and her enormously large family. Always having her front door unlocked and cooking big meals just in case someone stopped by, Mrs. Smith was known throughout her community as a very giving woman.

After retirement age Mrs. Smith relocated again to Durham, North Carolina. Although she enjoyed being with her family both back in Philadelphia and in Durham, there was nothing like home. Mrs. Smith always longed to return to her birth home of Columbia, SC. Mrs. Smith was the glue that held her family together. Always preaching the importance of family, Mrs. Smith made sure that her children stayed connected to all of their family regardless of where they resided around the country. Whether she was flying domestically, cruising around the world or traveling by train, bus or car, mom loved to stay on the go. Some of her favorite past times included shopping at Roses, the supermarket, playing cards, doing puzzle books, but most of all “spending money”!! She always stated that you couldn’t take it with you.

On June 4, 2013, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years. She was also predeceased by a son, Terry Smith, and two grandsons, Corey and Dion Smith.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her children: daughter, Rosalyn Rahman of Philadelphia, PA, and seven sons: Mr. Harold (Robin) Williams of Philadelphia, PA, Mr. Charles Anthony Smith of Lawnside, NJ, Mr. Steven (Yvette) Smith of Durham, NC, Mr. Bryant Yahya Smith of Philadelphia, PA, Thysone, Leteith and Jonathan Smith all of Philadelphia, PA; two brothers, Mr. Earl Tucker of Baltimore, MD and Mr. Alvin Tucker of Columbia, SC; one aunt, Mrs. Frances Harris of Baltimore, MD; four sisters-in-law: Mrs. Viola Tucker, Mrs. Sarah Tidwell, Mrs. Mildred Harris and Ms. Cynthia McCloud, all of Columbia, SC; one sister-friend, Mrs. Joyce Alexander of Philadelphia, PA; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.


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Mr. Henry Howard Scipio

Born in Lexington, SC, Henry was the son of the late Horace Scipio, Sr. and the late Estelle Williams Scipio. He resided at 304 Lakeridge Parkway in Columbia, South Carolina. He passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014. He was 63.

He received his education at Lake View High School. He spent many years as a truck driver.

Henry was also preceded in death by his brothers, Horace Jr., John, Drigger Lee and Alex Scipio.

He leaves to cherish his fond memories: a loving, devoted sister, Shirley (Nathaniel) Cannon; a loving daughter, Jessyka (Alberto) Acevedo; two stepsisters, Yvonne Reed and Gail Mack; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and dear friends.

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Mr. Theodore Dwight, Sr.

Theodore Dwight, Sr. was born March 16, 1923 in Elloree, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Jim and Ida Bookerd Dwight. On Friday, July 25, 2014 at age 91, Mr. Dwight departed this earthly life at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, South Carolina.

He was affectionately called “Gabby” by parents and siblings, “Fiddo” by his late wife and Deacon Dwight by his church family. He was educated in Calhoun County Public schools and took great pride in becoming a member and faithful Deacon at Spiritual Way Church of Christ Seventh Day in Ridgeway, South Carolina. He had many faith-filled statements: “Put God first in your life,”, “Take God with you wherever you go” and “Don’t let nothin’ worry you.” He was employed at Congaree Iron and Steel and later retired from Kline Iron and Steel Company in Columbia, South Carolina. He was a hard worker and never missed a day of work. For leisure, he enjoyed witnessing to people about the goodness of Jesus, farming, auto mechanics and fishing. Mr. Dwight was married to the late Mae Bell Johnson Dwight.

He was preceded in death by his daughters, Daisy Bell Weston and Joann Richardson; son, Theodore Dwight, Jr.; brothers: Johnny, Burley and Isaac Dwight; and sisters, Mary Dwight and Maxine Hart.

Mr. Dwight leaves a legacy of love and memories with his children, Ida Mae (Richard) Hall of Eastover, South Carolina, Nathaniel (Benita) Dwight of Huntsville, Alabama, Howard Dwight of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, Edward Dwight of Columbia, South Carolina, Daisy Bell Burris of Acworth, Georgia and Melissa Dwight of Fort Mill, South Carolina (a grandchild raised in the home); his brother, William Dwight of Blackville, South Carolina; son-in-law, Elliott Richardson, Jr. of Cayce, South Carolina; brother-in-law, Frank Johnson of Orangeburg, South Carolina; sixteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives, and caring friends; and his caregiver, Mary Harris, all of whom will miss him dearly.


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Mr. Geoffrey "Bobby" Simpson

Mr. Geoffrey “Bobby” Simpson was born November 14, 1957 in Junction City, Kansas. He was the son of Ms. Carrie Simpson, and the late Mr. Leroy Simpson. Mr. Simpson passed on July 28, 2014 in his home after a brave fight with a lengthy illness.

Geoffrey was affectionately known, by family and friends as “Bobby”. Bobby graduated from Eau Claire High School in 1975. He enjoyed careers at the Gazbah, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and Owens Steele. His infectious laughter and tenacious personality made him a people person. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. His knowledge and love for music earned him the respectful title of “Jazzy Geff,” and he was the music man at every family affair. He was a jack of all trades, and fancied himself as an expert of all. He leaves behind a myriad of memories for everyone whose life he touched.

Left to cherish his memories are, his mother Carrie Simpson of Columbia, SC; three loving daughters: Kemberli Simpson of West Palm Beach, FL, Yashioka Simpson and Kerri-Dayna Simpson, both of Columbia, SC; one grandson, “Lil Carlos” of Columbia, SC; four sisters: Elaine Jackson of Elgin, SC, Marie (Richard) Simpson and Gail Simpson, both of Irmo, SC and Cynthia Simpson of Phenix, AL; three brothers: Kenneth (Yolanda) Simpson of Richmond Heights, OH, Frederick (Tracey) Simpson of Suffolk, VA and Charles (Jan) Simpson of Monroe, NC; four aunts; Ruby Hudson of Washington, DC, Fannie Simpson of Spartanburg, SC, Olivia Lewis of Cowpens, SC and Joyce Simpson of Spartanburg, SC; two uncles, William Kelly of Charlotte, NC and Charles Kelly of Washington, DC; seven nieces; five nephews; nine great nieces and nephews; two great-great nieces; and a host of other family and friends.



Mr. Thomas "T.J." Outing

A memorial service for Mr. Thomas “T.J.” Outing will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home (2930 Colonial Drive).

T.J., son of the late George Sr. and Ella Ashe Outing, departed this life on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia. He was 72.

T.J., a professional barber at Outing’s Barber Shop, was preceded in death by his loving wife, the late Margaret Gibson Outing.

He is survived by his children: Alicia E. Outing of Columbia, South Carolina, Leroy A. Outing of Jacksonville, Florida, Barry Carter-Stoudemire of Charlotte, North Carolina and Tina Bailey of Atlanta, Georgia, and a loving grandson, Jared-Lynn Outing, who helped care for him during his sickness.

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Mrs. Cynthia Jo Stroman

Mrs. Cynthia Jo Guess Stroman was born in Salters, South Carolina on March 2, 1959. “Jo,” as she was affectionately known, was the daughter of Mrs. Thelma Guess Dykes and Mr. William Scott. She was reared by her mother and stepfather, David Dykes. She departed this life on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the Laurel Baye Healthcare Facility in Orangeburg, South Carolina. She was 55.

At an early age, Jo moved from Salters to New York, where she attended the public schools in Brooklyn, graduating in 1977 from Erasmus Hall High School. She also attended the University of South Carolina and Rice College and worked at The State newspaper for many years.

Cynthia was a loving, compassionate, kind-hearted person to all who knew her. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior as a young adult and continued to worship faithfully until God called her home. She attended El-Shaddai Ministry under the leadership of Apostle Stephen and Pastor Denise Spencer.

Those who will forever cherish her precious memories are her mother, Thelma (David) Guess Dykes of Columbia, South Carolina; father, William (Bessie) Scott of Rochester, New York; her husband, Ronnie D. Stroman of Columbia, South Carolina; two daughters, Sheleen and Sharee Stroman, and a granddaughter, Zaryah Stroman, all of San Diego, California; a stepdaughter, Alicia Johnson, and two step-granddaughters, Alia and Ansley, all of Columbia, South Carolina; four sisters: Patricia McDonald of Brooklyn, New York, Cindy McDonald of Norfolk, Virginia, Valerie (Monty) Nixon of Woodbridge, Virginia and Betty Miller of Sacramento, California; three brothers, William (Mary) Guess of Gaston, South Carolina, John Kevin McDonald of Columbia, South Carolina and William Scott, Jr.; two brothers-in-law, Derrick (Brenda) Stroman of Augusta, Georgia and Marvin Stroman of Columbia, South Carolina; her mother-in-law, Eddie Mae Stroman; three aunts: Virgare McClary, Elouise Guess and Shirley Reed; two uncles, Hezekiah (Dorothy) Guess and Clarence Henry Guess; two young ladies very dear to her heart, Cartese Kennedy and April Barnett, both of Columbia, South Carolina; a goddaughter, Laqwan Watkins, also of Columbia, South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.

She was preceded in death by two uncles, Jessie and Leon Guess.


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Mr. Willie James Howell

Mr. Willie James Howell was born to the union of James and Geraldine Howell on August 3, 1953 in Cayce, South Carolina. God walked into His garden at Providence Northeast Medical Center on July 19, 2014 and chose one of his best, “Willie James,” to join Him in His heavenly home for eternal rest, after enduring a brief illness.

Willie was employed with Unisource as a truck driver for over 30 years of dedicated service. He was a devoted and hard working employee with a beautiful personality and friendly demeanor.

He was a beloved and devoted husband, father, brother, friend and neighbor. All who knew Willie enjoyed his wonderful conversations and admired how he enjoyed ensuring his lawn was immaculate at all times.

His wife of almost 30 years, Aurelia Jones Howell, of marriage will miss him immensely. Willie’s nine siblings, Betty, Mary(Archie), Patricia, Christine, Linda, Johnny, Lee Roger, Sherman (Karen) and Vickie (James) will miss him dearly. Mr.Willie J. Howell leaves to cherish his fond memories, his wife Aurelia; children: Willie Williams (Tierra) Howell, Aurelia Victoria (Jonathan) Chaplin, Chelsea Howell, Stefanie (Wendell) Green, Curtis Wilson, Wendy (Thomas) Ford, Tara Howell, Tina Howell, Willie J. (Tamika) Howell, Jr., Herbert (Schmeka) Owens, Tracy Sease, Todd (Ashley) Sease, Natasha Quzack and Justin Howell; and a host of loving uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, grandchildren and friends, all of whom will miss him greatly.


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Mr. Richard Entzminger

Mr. Richard Entzminger, son of the late Mr. John Wesley and the late Mrs. Carrie Spann Entzminger, was born June 19, 1924 in Blythewood, South Carolina. He was the youngest of ten children. He entered into eternal rest on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the VA Community Living Center on Warriors Walk in Columbia, South Carolina.

At an early age, he united with the Little Zion Baptist Church in Blythewood, where he was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class, a member of the Usher Board, and of both the Gospel Choir and the ZTCH Choir Union. He remained a faithful member until his death.

Mr. Entzminger also sang quartet when he was younger. Richard served in the United States Army during World War II from 1943-46, serving in the 573rd Quarter Master Service Company. He served his country proudly and received numerous awards and medals. He also worked on the farm and in the logging industry. He love to plant and work his vegetable garden every spring.

He was predeceased by six brothers: James Wesley, Simon, Sanker, Joseph, Daniel and Jacob Entzminger, and two sisters, Lillie E. Adams and Frances E. Cannon.

He leaves to cherish his memory, one sister, Mother Marie Entzminger of Blythewood, South Carolina; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Nancy Viola Bluford Entzminger of Columbia, South Carolina; and a host of nephews, nieces, other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.

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Mr. William A. Morgan

A Time to be born… William A. “Doug” Morgan, 91, was born December 11, 1922 in McCormick, South Carolina. He departed this life on Thursday, July 17, 2014. He was the son of the late Johnnie Knight Morgan and Annie Sue Morgan. He joined the New Hope Baptist Church at an early age.

A Time to Serve… He served in the United States Army, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, and was honorably discharged in 1950.

He was preceded in death by… His parents; five sisters: Bernice Morgan, Mattie L. Brown, Mary T. Thompson, Elizabeth Wright and Effie Colden; three brothers: Joe Edward Morgan, John T. Morgan and Orange Bulter Morgan.

He Leave to cherish his memories… Three sisters: Mary Ellen Gilchrist and Mary Frances (Joe P) Gilchrist both of McCormick, South Carolina, and Betty C Walker of Buffalo, New York; one brother, Wylie Morgan of Leesburg, Florida; a niece reared in the home, Mrs. Alyce (Oliver) Bell of McCormick, South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.

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Mr. Willie James Fairnot

Mr. Willie James “Big Hank” Fairnot, son of Sallie Gilyard and the late Willie Fairnot, Jr., was born November 5, 1956 in Columbia, South Carolina. At the age of 57, Willie entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 17, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his father Willie Fairnot, Jr. He continues to live in the heart of his mother, Sallie Gilyard Fairnot. He was a graduate of C. A. Johnson Class of 1974. He furthered his education at South Carolina State College (now South Carolina State University) in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

He will be remembered by his wife, Sandra “Sandy” Fairnot, sons, Douglas Fairnot and Drew Fairnot, all of Orangeburg, South Carolina, and his daughters, Kim Fairnot and Kayla Fairnot, both of Columbia, South Carolina. Willie was very proud of his brother, Troy (Willie Ann) Fairnot, and his sister, Elaine (Bennie) Walker. Willie loved his family and was especially proud of his grandchildren, Willie, Butler, Khalil Fairnot and T. J. Barnes.

You can truthfully say that he brought joy to everyone who knew him. Yes, he was joyful, giving, and caring. He helped mold most if not all of the children in his neighborhood and those all around him. In addition, he had an extremely large family composed of a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, other loving relatives and tons of friends. Everyone who knew him will remind you of his love for fishing. His days as an avid fisherman, his love of cars and his skills on the grill will never be forgotten. In fact, this set him apart from others. The big one that didn’t get away has been immortalized in a picture that his family, his supporters and his fans proudly carry around with them. “Look at this one,” you will forever hear them say. He will be deeply missed. Yes, he will be missed and loved forever.



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Mrs. Mary Bookhart-Reaves

Mary Bookhart-Reaves was born February 1, 1921 in Killian, South Carolina to the late Richard and Mattie Gilyard Bookhart. “Mother” or “Granny,” as she was called, was a sweet and very humble lady. She passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland. She was 93.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, John Henry Reaves; daughters, Earthalene Reaves-Mabry and Areatha Harrell; a son, John Reaves; and a brother, Richard Bookhart.

Mrs. Reaves leaves to mourn, her children: Ruthie Mills, Janie (Reverend James P.) Scott, Joan Johnson, Lillian Loretta Reaves and Anthony Henry Reaves, all of Columbia, South Carolina; her siblings, Luther Bookhart of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Lillie B. Bell of Columbia, South Carolina; 57 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and other loving relatives, all of whom will miss her dearly.

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Mr. Donald  Caldwell

Mr. Donald Caldwell was born November 8, 1952 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Julia Faye Delaney. He was called home to be with the Lord on July 15, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina.

He attended the Public Schools of Richland County. He attended the Job Corps where he received an air conditioning and refrigeration certification. He joined the United States Army in 1977 and served with honor until 1986. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Driver Badge, M16 Rifle Marksman, Hand Grenade and Sharp Shooter commendations.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Rachel and Lawrence Franklin Caldwell.

Those left to cherish fond and precious memories are his loving and devoted wife Delores A. Caldwell of forty-one years, of the home; one son, Donald Caldwell Jr. of Columbia, South Carolina, four daughters, Tara (Thomas) Caldwell-Anderson, Kizzie Caldwell, Shanika Caldwell all of Columbia, South Carolina and Staria (John) Caldwell-Quarshie of Columbus, Georgia; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Allen (Mary) Reese, two aunts, Margie Wray Caldwell of Columbia, South Carolina, and Doris (Ambus) Riggs of Fayetteville, North Carolina; a devoted mother-in-law, Fannie Bynum of Columbia, South Carolina; five sisters-in-law; five brothers-in law and a host of other loving relatives and friends that will miss him deeply.



Mrs. Blondell Murphy Frazier

Blondell Murphy Frazier was born on April 21, 1952, in Columbia, South Carolina. On July 15, 2014, Blondell, answered the call of her Heavenly Father and entered into eternal life.

Blondell was educated in the public schools of Richland County, South Carolina, graduating from CA Johnson High School in 1970. She was a retired employee of the Wal-Mart on Garners Ferry Road in Columbia.

Blondell accepted Christ as her personal Savior as a young adult and continued to worship the Lord faithfully until her last breath. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Frazier Sr., and her mother, Nancy Murphy Reese.

She leaves to cherish her loving memories: one daughter, Stephanie Frazier, of the home; and one son, Clarence Frazier Jr., of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Homegoing services for Ms. Frazier will be held Sunday, July 20, 2014, 3:00 p.m. at Bostick Tompkins Funeral Home (2930 Colonial Drive) with burial to follow at Serenity Memorial Gardens. Rev. Anthony A. Dicks, Sr., Senior Pastor, Friendship Baptist Church, will officiate.


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Mr. Isaac Levi Lewis

Isaac Levi Lewis was born July 24, 1966 in Hopkins, South Carolina. He was the beloved son of the late Joe Blease Lewis, Sr. and Beatrice Archie Lewis.

Isaac, affectionately known as “Ike,” was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Isaac attended Richland County public schools and worked at various places throughout South Carolina. He worked as a landscaper, in sanitation and as a “shade tree” mechanic, as well as other endeavors.

Isaac was a loving brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He was loved by all who were blessed to have known him. His cheerful spirit and affectionate laugh would brighten anyone’s day. Ike loved spending time with family and friends. He was born an ordinary man; however, in death, he was extraordinary. Though he had no children of his own, he sacrificed himself when he saved the lives of many children on that tragic day he died. Although he will be missed, we take comfort in knowing that he is resting safely in the Master’s arms. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Lula and Patsy Lewis.

Those left to cherish precious memories of Isaac are his loving sisters: Belinda (Leon) Rivers, Shirley (Charles) Gause and Beverly (Wayne) Lewis, all of Columbia, South Carolina, and Katy Lewis of Missouri; his loving brothers, Joe Blease Lewis, Jr. and Jerry (April) Lewis of Columbia, South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and dear friends, all of whom share in the grief of his heroic departure.




Mrs. Rosa Mae Bolar

The homegoing service for Rosa Mae Bolar will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Bethlehem Baptist Church (1028 Eastman Street) with burial in the church cemetery. Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home (2930 Colonial Drive, Columbia) has been entrusted with the arrangements. 

Born in Columbia, SC, Rosa was the daughter of the late John and Leila Anderson Brown. She was raised by her father and stepmother, the late Viola Boyd Brown, after the death of her mother. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday July 12, 2014.

Rosa was educated in Richland County Public Schools and was a retired school bus driver for Richland School District One. She also worked for the Department of Mental Health after retirement. Affectionately known as “Mama,” Mrs. Bolar, was a faithful member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

She is survived by: a daughter, Gladys B. (Larry) McKinnon; five sons: Henry (Margie) Bolar, John (Pamela) Bolar, Donald (Kathy) Bolar, Tommy Lee Bolar and Vincent (Amelita) Bolar; eight grandchildren: Marcus (Kenya) Bolar, Leslie (Anthony) Kinard, Terriko (Will) Weeks, Nikole Bolar, Eric Bolar, Toni Bolar, Vanessa Bolar and Leon Bolar, Jr.; eight great-grandchildren; four brothers: Roosevelt Brown, Samuel Brown, Henry Brown and Herbert Brown; two sisters: Mamie Cruse and Shirley Felder; and other loving relatives and dear friends.

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Mrs. Ravenell Wilson-Anderson

Ravenell Marie Wilson Anderson was born November 15, 1946 to the late Eli and Rebecca Wilson.

“Rab,” as she was affectionately known, was preceded in death by her husband, David B. Anderson, and her son, Johnny Lee Wilson.

“Rab” leaves to cherish her memories her children: Clifford (Linda) Anderson of Sumter, South Carolina, Dexter (Victoria) Anderson of Eastover, South Carolina; Nicole (Cortez) Anderson-Stokes of Gadsden, South Carolina; Reginald (Christy) Anderson of Eastover, South Carolina and Conrad Anderson of Columbia South Carolina; seven grandsons; five granddaughters; four great-grandsons; and her siblings: Ward (Alice) Wilson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rebecca Neal of Eastover, South Carolina, Mary E. Wilson of Columbia, South Carolina, Lottie (Tommy) Anderson of Eastover, South Carolina, Dianne (Roland) Johnson of Columbia, South Carolina, Elaine (Willie) Porterfield of Eastover, South Carolina, Patricia Randolph of Hopkins, South Carolina, Gwendolyn (Alphonso) Shiver of Eastover, South Carolina and Stanley Wilson of Great Falls, Montana.

“Rab” lived her life to the fullest. Her down-to-earth nature made it easy for others to love her and have lasting friendships.

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Mr. Gilbert Myers

Mr. Gilbert Myers was born December 6, 1952 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Arthur Myers, Sr. and Corine Myers. He departed this life on Saturday, July 5, 2014.

Gilbert was educated in the public schools of Richland County and graduated from Hopkins High School in 1970. He was an inspiration to many for defying the odds of man and surviving on dialysis for over 15 years. Gilbert had a deep love for animals, especially dogs. His hobbies were drawing, hunting and fishing.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Catherine Perry Myers; three stepchildren, Morgan, Alexis (Jacqueline) and LaShay Perry of Columbia, SC; two brothers, Arthur Myers, Jr., of Yonkers, New York and Calvin (Debbie) Myers, of Little Mountain, SC; five sisters, Ola (Charles) Evans, of Yonkers New York; Dorothy Myers, of Petersburg, VA; Cillerine (Charles) Davis, Linda Brownlee, of Columbia, SC and Cortina (Nathan) Evans, of Hopkins, SC; nine grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.

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Mr. William Arthur Kibler, Jr.

William Arthur Kibler, Jr. was born in Chester, South Carolina on March 16, 1932 to the late Arthur Sr. and Pearl Gladys Washington Kibler. He passed away on Friday, July 4, 2014 at Agape Hospice House of the Midlands in Columbia, South Carolina. He was 82.

William graduated from the Laurinburg Institute and served honorably in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He graduated from North Carolina A&T.

He was married to (the late) Della G. Kibler. Mr. Kibler was a member of Catawba Presbyterian Church, where he served as Elder. He was a strong advocate for education, especially for adults wanting to get their high school diploma. Mr. Kibler was instrumental in setting up and managing the Adult Basic Education Center at Piedmont Community College.

Those left to mourn his passing and celebrate his legacy are: his son, Kelvin (Delinda) Kibler of Pearland, Texas; his sisters: Cleo Tomlinson of Columbia, South Carolina, Mary (Willie) Henderson of Jamaica Queens, New York and Corrie (Arthur) Tucker of Charlotte, North Carolina; and other loving relatives and friends.

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Mrs. Grace Marie Ford Hudgens

Grace Marie Ford Hudgens was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 14, 1934, to the late Jonathan Ford and Catherine Jackson. She was one of two children born to Catherine Jackson.

After moving from North Carolina at an early age, Grace attended the public schools of Orangeburg, South Carolina. She began her career at the Columbia Hotel in Columbia, South Carolina, where she worked as an elevator operator. While working at the Columbia Hotel, she met and married her husband, (the late) Melton H. Hudgens, Sr. After working several years at the hotel, Grace left and began working for National Linen Service from where she retired in 1999 after 45 years of dedicated service. Mrs. Hudgens was a longtime member of Second Nazareth Baptist Church. However, in 1986, she began occasionally attending Saint James Baptist Church in Hopkins, South Carolina, where her son-in-law is the pastor.

Ms. Grace was also affectionately known as “Big Momma” and “GG”. She was well known for her sweet potato pies and lemonade. It was said more than once, that she made the best sweet potato pies and lemonade in Columbia! The pies traveled as far as Atlanta and Charlotte to the friends of her children and grandchildren, whom she loved so dearly! And then too, there was the candy and gum. She always provided candy and gum after church for so many of the little ones at Second Nazareth. To the youth at the church, she was known as “The Candy Lady.”

Grace Hudgens leaves to mourn her passing and continue her legacy: three children, Gregory Ford, Melton (Cathy) Hudgens, Jr., both of Atlanta, Georgia, and Marilyn (Rev. Dr. James W. Abrams, Jr.) Hudgens Abrams of Columbia, South Carolina; a sister, Vivian Edmonds of Charlotte, North Carolina; three grandchildren: Delton Chase Hudgens of Atlanta, Georgia, Shayla Melissa Abrams of Rock Hill, South Carolina and James W. Abrams, III (Rashanda) of Columbia; one adopted grandchild, Marcia Tidwell, also of Columbia; two great-grandchildren, James W. Abrams, IV and Tylen Hill; and three aunts: one of Denver, Colorado, one of Dallas, Texas and one of Los Angeles, California. Her life and memory will be celebrated by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.



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Mr. Ray Charles Jones, Sr.

Mr. Ray Charles Jones, Sr., of 903 Meadow Street, was born June 12, 1954 in Columbia, South Carolina. He departed this life on Sunday July 6, 2014. He was the son of Mr. Lloyd Drayton Flemming and the late Susie Jones Williams.

Mr. Jones was educated in the public schools of Richland County. He became the owner/ operators of the original Blue Ribbon Cab Company, Dr. Ray’s Used Cars and Club Rays.

Those left to cherish Ray’s fond and precious memories are his father, Lloyd Drayton Flemming; his loving wife, Brenda Jones; his children, Ray Charles Jones, Jr., Charlene Jones McKevie, both of Columbia, South Carolina, Shemieka Jones of Portland, Oregon, Rayetta McKevie of Columbia, South Carolina, Breana (Thomas) Jones Morgan of Hopkins, South Carolina, Cyderie Cooper of Columbia, South Carolina, Kevin L. Kelly, Joseph A. Kelly, Tecarla Dunmore and Tamika N. Kelly, all of Columbia, South Carolina; sixteen grandchildren; sisters: Betty Jones of Baltimore, Maryland, Lottie (Robert) Harris of Texas, Deloris White, Belinda Jones Adams and Karen Jones, all of Columbia, South Carolina, Lois (Wilbert) Barnett of Hopkins, South Carolina, Sallie (Robert) Livingston of Columbia, South Carolina, Peggy (Benjamin) Parker of Hopkins, South Carolina and Ella (Samuel) Fox of Cleveland, Ohio; a brother, John (Wilma) Jackson of Eastover, South Carolina; aunts Maybell (Frank) Taylor, Vinne Taylor, Ida Flemming, all of Eastover, South Carolina, Mattie Holiday of Hopkins, South Carolina and Cheryl Singletary of Columbia, South Carolina; an uncle John Henry Flemming of Eastover, South Carolina; many nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law: Joan Henry, Wanda Henry, Carrie Taylor and Paula (Carl) Mills, all of Columbia, South Carolina, Paulette Williams of Maryland, Jenell (Louis) Harvey and Viola (Willie) Murphy of Columbia, South Carolina; brothers-in-law: Oliver Lloyd and Paul (Darlene) Henry of Columbia, South Carolina and Joseph (Priscilla) Henry; and other loving relative and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.

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Mr. Jarod Black

Jarod “Pat” Black was born February 20, 1959 in Lexington, South Carolina. He was the son of Freddie Holman and Rebecca A. Walker. On the morning of Sunday, July 6, 2014, he answered the call from his Heavenly Father and entered into eternal rest at his home. He was 55.

He attended Lexington High School and public schools in Washington, DC, and, for the past eleven years, was employed with Crystaline Products. Pat was united in Holy Matrimony to (the former) Demetrius Obsy. He joined St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. He was a devoted and faithful Dallas Cowboys’ fan.

Those who will forever cherish his precious memories are his father, Freddie (Evelyn) Holman of Washington, DC, and mother, Rebecca A. Walker of Lexington, South Carolina; a son, Marco Boxley of Washington, DC; a daughter, Ashley N. Black of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; three grandchildren: Marco Jr., Mike and Mariah Boxley of Washington, DC; four brothers: Stephon (Brenda) Black of Lexington, South Carolina, Todd (Tonia) Walker of Irmo, South Carolina, Forress Walker also of Lexington and Freddie L Holman, Jr. of Washington, DC; five sisters: Patricia (Marcus) Talley of Lexington, South Carolina, Gloria Holman, Iva (Nathaniel) Harp, LaDean Holman and Zenola (Tony) Holman Malone, all of Washington, DC; four aunts: Carolyn Zander of Columbia, South Carolina, Mary L. Black, Florence Hiller and Margret Holman of Lexington, South Carolina; three uncles: Johnny L, (Betty) Black, James Hiller and Stanley Black, all of Lexington, South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, many dear friends and devoted Cowboy fans.

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Mr. Robert Phelps, Jr.

Robert passed away peacefully in his home on July 2, 2014 in West Columbia (South Congaree community). Born May 2, 1960 at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida, he was the only son and middle child of the late Robert Phelps, Sr. and Henrietta Branham Phelps. From the time he was a child, Robert proved that he was a unique individual with amazing commitment and focus. He was adventurous and a bit "bossy", and was always getting himself and sisters in trouble. But as the years progressed, he became the anchor (and calming spirit) between the two tides. Because his father was in the military, he spent his elementary school years in South Carolina and California, but spent the remainder of his school time in Columbia. He attended Hand Middle School and graduated from Dreher High School in 1978. While at Dreher he played JV and Varsity football, was involved in a service organization and was part of the Governor's School one summer. He always talked about traveling and seeing the world, and for this reason, he joined ROTC in high school. He was impressed with the Army ROTC program at Wake Forest University, but really wanted to attend Winston-Salem State University. During his research he discovered both schools had very strong programs and often participated together during certain drills and activities. So after graduation he applied and was accepted to attend Winston-Salem University, Winston-Salem North Carolina. While attending college, he majored in Accounting, became a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and exhibited true leadership skills in ROTC. He was a quiet storm with a big smile and kind word for family, friends, and strangers. Every now and then that storm would break and was a force to be reckoned with. A true Phelps trait. Robert graduated from college in 1982 and began his military career as an officer in the US Army.

He enjoyed being an "Officer and a Gentleman" and thrived on learning on what it meant to be an effective leader. During this time he was an active participant in his fraternity. Robert ended his military service as a Captain and began his career in the private sector. He was a correctional officer, hotel auditor, security guard, and commercial truck driver. The stories he could weave about his experiences on each job would leave you in stitches. For the last nine years, he was employed at US Silica Company. He was a workaholic and was always willing to work shifts for his co-workers. He never complained about his job, his bosses, his co-workers, his family, friends, neighbors or life in general. He didn't buy into negativity and always had a positive outlook on people and life. He took a temporary leave of absence from his job because of health, and everyone was praying he would tackle this the same way he tackled all other obstacles in his life. GOD had other plans. That fateful night Robert went to sleep and never woke up. GOD said "Your purpose has ended, lay down your burdens and come home". And because he was an obedient child, Robert obeyed his father. His passing has left a void in the hearts of those who loved and adored him, but those persons' lives are forever enriched by knowing him. He did more living, laughing, nurturing, giving back, and doing for others in his 54 years than most people would achieve if they lived 100 years.

His legacy will live on in his son, Robert and daughter, Aleigha. His sisters Annie and Hazel will tell stories to family and friends of growing up with Robert and how proud they were to see the humble and strong man he grew up to be. His niece Grace will share with her twin brothers, David and Daniel, the funny stories and times they spent with their "Uncle Robert". His oldest nephew, Jamar, will find strength in knowing his uncle never gave up on him. To his brother-in-law Thomas, he has passed the torch to keep up the good fight and always protect the family. Although he did not visit his great-aunt Fannie and uncle Alonzo as often as he should, he always talked about them and growing up around them. He may have been absent, but he never forgot the importance of family and would always make an appearance when necessary. To the cousins, devoted friends, extended family members, co-workers, and neighbors, he will always be remembered fondly forever.


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Mrs. Nancy Ann Johnson

Mrs. Nancy Ann Johnson was born on March 24, 1955 in Columbia, South Carolina to Roosevelt and Eunice McLamore. She departed this life to be with the Lord on Friday, July 4, 2014, at her home in Columbia.

Nancy, affectionately known as “Nane,” was educated in the public schools of South Carolina and was a 1972 graduate of Dreher High School. At an early age, Nancy gave her life to Christ and became a member of The Victory Church of Lord Jesus Christ, where she served faithfully as a missionary, a member of the Pastor’s Aide, the choir, Women’s Counsel and the Daughters of Victory. Nancy was employed as a childcare teacher at the Montessori School of Columbia and at Trenholm United Methodist Church Childcare for over 20 years combined. Nancy was well known for delicious cooking and, most of all, for taking care of everybody’s children. Her remarkable love and care for children was amazing. Everyone knew that if “Mrs. Nancy” had a hand in rearing their child, it was a good chance that they were potty-trained before they were one year old, had a nickname and had manners that were out of this world! Nancy had a way to tickle everyone’s funny bone. Nancy was united in holy matrimony to Douglas Johnson, Sr. This union was blessed with 31 years of love and devotion and seven children.

Nancy leaves to cherish precious memories her husband, Douglas Johnson, Sr. of the home; three loving daughters: Tammy Velez, Falisha (Timothy) McLamore-Brand and Terrencia (Troy) McLamore-Adams, all of Columbia, South Carolina; four sons: Douglas Johnson, Jr., Duron Johnson, Rickey (Shandreca) Johnson and Terrence McLamore, all of Columbia, South Carolina; her parents, Roosevelt and Eunice McLamore of Columbia, South Carolina; three sisters: Mary (Jimmy) McLamore-Livingston, Louise McLamore and Linda McLamore, all of Columbia, South Carolina; seven brothers: Rommie Lee McLamore, Roosevelt McLamore, Jr., Ronnie (Cynthia) McLamore, Bruce (Carlene) McLamore, Keith McLamore, Reginald McLamore, all of South Carolina, and Willie James (Linda) McLamore of Long Beach, California; grandchildren: Brandon, Tia, Vic, Jordan, Ethan, Evan, Caleb, Marquis, Jarquis, Benjamin, Taylor, Terrance Jr. and Tyree; her mother-in-law, Laura Bell Johnson of Bamberg, South Carolina; five sisters-in-law: Margaret Johnson, Sara Johnson, Debra Johnson, Lareatha (Robert) Harwood and Mattie (Larry) Myers, all of Bamberg, South Carolina; three brothers-in-law: Jack (Minnie) Johnson, Henry (Sallie) Johnson, of Bamberg, South Carolina, and Harold (Linda) Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and a host of other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.

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Mrs. Jean J. Smith

Jean Smith, of 7232 South Lake Marion Circle, was born October 13, 1939 in Emporia, Virginia. She was the beloved daughter of the late Mrs. Jones. On the morning of Thursday, July 3, 2014, God dispatched an angel to take Jean home to eternal rest.

Jean was educated in the public schools of Richmond, Virginia. She worked in the health care field until her health declined. Jean was a loving and devoted mother. Her kind and loving ways will forever live on in the hearts of all who loved and knew her.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Vanessa Smith. Those left to cherish precious memories of Jean are her sons: Willie (Sally) Smith, Anthony Smith, both of Columbia, South Carolina, and Marvin Smith of Richmond, Virginia; nine grandsons; nine granddaughters; and ten great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved dearly.

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Mrs. Wilhelmina Mack DuBard

Wilhelmina Mack DuBard was the oldest of twelve children born to the late Willie Mack, Sr. and the late Dina Kelly Mack. She began her earthly journey on July 18, 1930. On July 3, 2014, her eternal journey began.

She was married to the late Samuel DuBard. Widowed at a young age, she reared her very young children alone and provided for them emotionally, physically and spiritually until they reached adulthood. To see their mother, they saw strength that only God could provide. She was their “SHERO!” She and her siblings shared a close bond – they were more than family, they were friends! A simple family gathering would seem like a family reunion to others. They are a large family with “super glue” love.

Affectionately and lovingly known to most as “Mina”, she was a life-long member of Cedar Creek. She faithfully attended until her health declined. She participated on several auxiliaries in the church: The ZTCH Choir Union, Musical Choir, Jubilee Choir, Pulpit Aide Society, Stewardess Board and the Women’s Missionary Society. In 2010, she was one of two ladies selected as Mother of the Year recipient. Mrs. DuBard shared a special bond with the late Vera Belcher and Mrs. Georgia Bookert. These ladies had an “I-got-your-back” relationship. While she worked in housekeeping, it was through Mrs. DuBard’s passion and profession of taking care of others that she touched so many lives. She took care of family, friends, and neighbors alike. She hardly ever sought after a caretaker’s job –her jobs sought her. Yes, the work she did spoke for her.

To cherish her legacy, love and memory are five daughters: Margaret DuBard, Dinah D. (Thomas) Hall, Mildred D. Moore, Gracie D. (Michael) Adams and Tonya D. (Gerald) Pauling; one son, Samuel (Joyce) DuBard; her sisters: Dorothy M. Allen, Elizabeth M. Darby and Benzina M. Richardson; brothers: Arthur, Sr., George, Willie, Jr. (Mamie) and David Mack; twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; six sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Mrs. DuBard was predeceased by her parents, her husband, and her siblings: James, Claude and Isaac Mack, and Beatrice M. Myers.


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Mr. Melvin Goins

Melvin Goins was born on February 26, 1949 in Ridgeway, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Walter “Buddy” Goins and Elizabeth Harrison Goins, also of Ridgeway, South Carolina. On July 2, 2014 after fourteen years of a long hard battle with cancer, he departed this life at home in the loving care of his devoted wife, Gertrude. He was 65 years old.

Melvin attended Bethel Handberry High School in Blythewood, South Carolina where he was a star running back. His dream of playing professional football ended when he sustained an injury to his knee and was drafted into the United States Army. In 1969, Melvin became a high school graduate and husband when he married Gertrude Cook of Tookie Doo, South Carolina. He served in the United States Army and Army Reserve for twenty years and retired as a Staff Sergeant. Melvin attended Bible Light Holiness Church where he severed as a Superintendent of Sunday School and President of the Men’s Department. He was known as the “Jack of all trades.” He was a carpenter, plumber, electrician, mechanic and wood worker. If he could not fix it, it was not broken. Melvin was known by many as “Mel the Handy Man.”

He is survived by his wife Gertrude Cook Goins of Columbia, South Carolina; three daughters, Renee Belton of Columbia, South Carolina, Stacey (Larry) Bobo of Irmo, South Carolina; Latoya (Eric) Henderson of Elgin, South Carolina; his mother, Elizabeth Goins of Blythewood, South Carolina; three brothers: Herbert (Dalphene) Goins of Blythewood, South Carolina, Keith Goins of Columbia, South Carolina and Kenneth (Tammy) Goins of Elgin, South Carolina; three sisters: Linda Goins of Blythewood, South Carolina, Geraldine (Anthony) Ashford of Columbia, South Carolina and Sheila (Thomas) Smith of Blythewood, South Carolina; two grandchildren, Brianna and Toleau Belton of Columbia, South Carolina; one great-grandchild, Mariah Ramirez of Columbia, South Carolina; and other loving relatives and friends.

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Mrs. Nadine E. Bowser

Nadine E. Bowser went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 30, 2014 at Palmetto Richland Hospital after a short illness. She celebrated her 93rd birthday recently, and during her last days, she was surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 24, 1921 in Chapin, South Carolina to Heber Ray and Jettie Ramey Ray.

She was married to Francis Guy Bowser on October 30, 1959 and they resided in Washington, DC and Upper Marlboro, MD for many years. After he passed away in the year 2001, she moved to Columbia, South Carolina. Mrs. Bowser was a member of Life Living Ministries.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her son, Robert Wise, and four siblings.

She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Wise and Jettie M. Bowers of Columbia, SC; eight grandchildren, Marlene (Leo) Evans of Cucamonga, CA; Gregory Wise, Gale Bowers-Nash, Lisa (Karlton) Dixon, Paula Bowers Harris, Carrol Steven (Yvonne) Bowers of Columbia, SC; Malachi Wise and Iysha Wise of Exmore, VA; ten great-grandchildren, Paurice Clarkson of Little Mountain, SC, Stephanie Sharperson (Clarence) Curry, Kierra Bowers, Ashley Page, Brodric Tred Dixon, Branson Trey Dixon, Cody Bowers of Columbia, SC; Gregory Wise, Jr. and Latrisha Wise of Antelope, CA and Brandon Evans of Cucamonga, CA; and five great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by four in-laws, Regina (Tyrone) Lindsey, Theresa Bowser Booth, Tony Bowser and Leroy Bowser of Maryland.



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Ms. Florence English

Ms. Florence English was born August 17, 1952 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of the late Sallie Katherine McDaniel. She was married to the late Bobby English. She departed this life to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia. She was 61.

Florence attended the public schools of Richland County. For 19 years, she was employed as a School Bus Driver for Richland District One Transportation. She was a member of Faith Deliverance Temple #1.

“Flo-Flo,” as she was affectionately known, was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Though she is no longer physically with us, her loving and kind spirit will forever live in the hearts and lives of all who loved and knew her.

She is survived by her four loving daughters: Sallie Marie McDaniel of Columbia, South Carolina, Vanessa (Rubin) Boyd of Atlanta, Georgia, Sylvia LaTonya McDaniel of the home and Shadai Katherine English of Orangeburg, South Carolina; five loving sisters: Joann Johnson, Sandra Jean McDaniel, Jerometha (Rodney) Davis, Mary Vivian McDaniel and LaTrice McDaniel, all of South Carolina, and Trician (Larry) Davis of North Carolina; three loving brothers: Willie N. (Rosemarie) McDaniel of Forsyth, Georgia, Frankie J. McDaniel of Columbia, South Carolina and Elmore A. (LaTrice) McDaniel of Fort Mill, South Carolina; nine grandchildren: Kwan M. McCants and Maria C. McDaniel of Columbia, South Carolina, Reginald Boyd of Atlanta, Georgia, Sageeva S. Holmes, Akiva K. Holmes, also of Columbia, Morrison Boyd, Vince Boyd, Sage Boyd and Valiya Boyd, all of Atlanta; and a host of nieces nephews, other loving relatives and dear friends.



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Mr. Dolphus Pearson

Mr. Dolphus Pearson was born December 8, 1928 in Dawkins (Fairfield County), South Carolina. He was the son of the late Mr. James Brown and Mrs. Lucy Pearson Yarborough. He was reared by his aunt, Mrs. Fannie Wheeler — who is 110 years old and living at White Oak Manor.

“Sonny,” as he was affectionately called by family and friends, attended the public schools in Fairfield County. Dolphus retired after 35 years of service as a Delivery Lineman for SCE&G. He was a faithful member of Second Nazareth Baptist Church until his health declined.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Katherine H. Pearson, his second wife, Thomasena J. Pearson, and a daughter, Betty Jacobs-Caughman.

Those who will forever cherish fond and precious memories of Dolphus are his three loving sons: Stephone D. Pearson, Anthony R. (Helena) Pearson and James A. Pearson; two loving daughters, Lesia L. Banks and Sandra Witherspoon, all of Columbia, South Carolina; one sister, Mrs. Ara Lee Turnipseed; one brother, Mr. Billy (Mamie) Yarborough, both of Columbia, South Carolina; eight grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren, other loving relatives and friends; and Brady, his companion and family pet.






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Mr. Marquise Smith

Mr. Marquise Daqwan Eugene Smith was born on October 12, 1994 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the son of Calvin R. Bryant, Sr. and Tammy D. Smith and was reared in the home of his grandmother, Gussie Mae Smith.. He departed this life on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Lexington Medical Center in Lexington, South Carolina. He was 19.

Marquise was educated in the public schools of Lexington County. He was a member of New Covenant Baptist Church in West Columbia, South Carolina. He was known for his great sense of humor, his love of basketball and for wearing his favorite color, white.

Marquise was preceded in death by his younger brother, De’Shun Rucker, Jr.

Marquise leaves to mourn his passing: his parents Calvin R. Bryant and Tammy Smith; sisters: Takis Smith, India Smith and Shanta Hendrix; brothers: Calvin R. Bryant, Jr. and Malachi and Matthew Bryant; paternal grandmother, Pauline Bryant; maternal grandparents, Nathaniel Brown, Sr. and Gussie Mae Smith; nieces, Kimora and Davionna Bryant; special friends, Lauren Haskins and Mani Johnson; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other loving relatives and caring friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.






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Mrs. Martha J. Flournoy

St. Martha Flournoy was born September 1, 1938 to the late Robert lee Johnson, Sr. and Lula Mae Jones Johnson. She was born in Sylvania, Georgia, where she and her siblings grew up and went to school. On June 19, 2014 at 3:18 a.m., Martha left this life at Unihealth (Tanglewood) Nursing Home in Ridgeway, South Carolina.

At birth, her name was put on the House of Prayer roll in Sylvania by her parents. When she later moved to Brooklyn, New York, St. Martha continued going to the House of Prayer under the leadership of Daddy Grace. While attending the House of Prayer in Brooklyn, she met her husband the late Elder Joseph B. Flournoy, Sr. In 1965, Martha moved with her husband and family to Walterboro, South Carolina where the late Elder Flournoy became the pastor by Daddy McCollough. She was a housewife while her husband worked for Southern Bell. She went on to pursue further her education while all her children were in school. She graduated from Charleston Southern University with a nursing degree. She worked many years as a nurse until she became ill. As a member of the United House of Prayer Martha was a Saint, a strong member and believer of her faith and in the bylaws. She was a true follower of all Bishops during her lifetime. She worked on the Senior Usher Board and performed her duties until she became ill. She received many certificates, pins, awards and recognitions for her hard work in the House of Prayer. She also was General Secretary in Walterboro and Scotia, South Carolina, where she also trained her daughter-in-law, St. Linda White Flournoy, whom is the General Secretary of Scotia, SC and many others to be secretaries. Martha also served as president of President, and G’ Class secretary in Columbia Mother House. She was always one of the top G’ Class workers in the Mother House and in the state. She also helped start the day kitchen before health declined.

She was preceded in death by: her late husband, Joseph Benjamin Flournoy, Sr.; two sisters, Grace Johnson and Pearl Williams; and a son, Joseph B. Flournoy, Jr.

Left to cherish precious memories of Martha are her children: two sons, Latra Alvin Flournoy of Columbia, South Carolina and Bruce Kevin Flournoy of Augusta, Georiga, and a daughter, Gwendolyn Marie Flournoy also of Columbia; one daughter-in-law, Linda White Flournoy of Scotia, south Carolina; four grandchildren: Brain Flournoy, Lakeisha Flournoy, Syita Goodwin and Chiquita Goodwin; two great-granddaughters, Ma’Khayla Flournoy and Aundreyah Flournoy; two brothers, Apostle T. Johnson of Charlotte, North Carolina and Robert L. Johnson, Jr. of Brooklyn, New York; a host of loving uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, dear church members and friends.


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Mrs. Helen A. Jones-Robinson

Helen A. Jones-Robinson was born June 7, 1939 in Wagener (Aiken County), South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of the late Gertrude Jones. She departed this life to be with the Heavenly Father on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. She was 75.

Living in Columbia all her life, Helen was educated in the Richland County public school system. In 1980, she married (the late) Willis Robinson.

She was a very kind and loving homemaker that was fond of cooking and helping others. Whenever possible, Helen attended New Williams Street Baptist Church.

“Theen,” as she was affectionately known to her family and dearest friends, was a remarkable sister, aunt, friend and “mother” to her nieces and nephews, many of whom she helped rear in her home. She dearly loved the Lord and all of her family and friends. She was deeply loved in return and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Gertrude Jones; her husband, Willis Robinson; and her sister, Vernell Goins.

Those left to cherish precious memories of Theen are her three brothers: Bruce (Julia) Jones of Wagener, South Carolina, Brodus Jones of Pelion, South Carolina and Robert Lee Jones of Columbia, South Carolina; three sisters: Shirley (Charles) Washington, Deborah Haygood and Wanda Faye Jones, all of Columbia, South Carolina; and a host of loving nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends, all whom will miss her dearly.



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Mr. Willie Rister

On June 19, 2014, Willie E. Rister got his calling to come Home. Willie Edward Rister was born on August 25, 1945 to the late Wilbert R. Davis and Frances Rister.

He was a deacon at St. Paul Baptist Church for many years. He married Ethel Rister in August of 1984 and then became a member of Kingdom Hall.

Willie graduated from Lexington Rosenwald High School in 1965. Because he loved sports, he decided to coach little league football and basketball. He even did a little bit of umpiring at baseball games. He later retired from Allied Chemical, where he was a dedicated worker for thirty years.

Willie was preceded in death by his parents, Frances Rister and Wilbert R. Davis; two brothers, Dwight and Alton Davis; and two grandsons.

Willie leaves to love and treasure his memories, his wife Ethel E. Rister; four sons: Kenneth, Patrick (Angeliet), Raymond (Farrah) Rister and Gerald Wimbush; three daughters: Regina (Willie) Niles, Tara Rister and Tammy Wimbush; a godson, Corey Mayers; two brothers, Larry Rister and Alexander Davis; three sisters, Patricia Rister, Linda Davis and Phyllis (Steve) Taylor; his aunt, Janie Bell Harris; six sisters-in-law; five brothers-in-law; nineteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and a host of uncles nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.




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Mr. William Able, Jr.

On Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Providence Northeast Hospital, God closed the final chapter in the life of William Taft Able, Jr. William began his earthly life on the 8th day of December in the year of our Lord 1929 as the child of the late William and Ada House Able in Ridgeway, South Carolina.

William was an entrepreneur in logging, landscaping, asphalting and welding. He also had a great love for gardening, fishing and traveling.

William was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Eddie Able; a sister, Elizabeth Canady; two grandchildren, Nortese and Tyrell Murphy; and a stepson, Leroy Love.

He is survived by his wife, Susie Able; sons, Lyvonne (Mary Linda) Able, Winston (Catherine) Able, William Able, III, Michael Able and James A. Able, all of Columbia, South Carolina, and Melvin (Linda) Able of Darlington, South Carolina; daughters, Bernice Murphy and Ada Kelly of Columbia, South Carolina; two stepsons, Christopher (Juanita) Love and Stanley (Andrea) Love, also of Columbia; 28 grandchildren: 33 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Janice Able of Columbia; a brother, Moses Able; four sisters, Alethia Clinton, Mildred Smith, Louise (George) Williams and Helen Wilds, all of Columbia, South Carolina; an uncle, James (Carrie Mae) Able; two aunts, Christine Able of Ridgeway, South Carolina and Bertha Gillard of Charlotte, North Carolina; sisters-in-law: Hester Able of Ridgeway, South Carolina, Charlie Mae Able, Margaret (Ollie) Acton and Mary Alice Oats, all of Columbia, South Carolina; one brother-in-law, Levi Ellison of Columbia, South Carolina; and a host of other relatives and friends.




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Mr. Thomas E. Manning, Sr.


Thomas Eugene Manning, Sr. was born in Pontiac, Michigan on August 25, 1940 to Chester Manning and the late Katie Mathes Manning Looney. He passed away on June 15, 2014 at Palmetto Health Baptist in Columbia, South Carolina. He was 73.

Thomas was educated in the Pontiac Public School System. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving from September 1961 to September 1964. He went on to further his education at Highland Park Community College where he received an Associate Degree in Psychology. He wrote a thesis to obtain his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. He continued his education at the University of Michigan, obtaining a Masters Degree in Social Work. He was employed for several years at General Motors and later employed at Insight Recovery Center. Prior to relocating to Columbia, South Carolina, Thomas was an Executive Director for the Alcohol Addiction and Recovery in Flint, Michigan. At the time of his passing, he was employed at Palmetto Health as Manager for the Outpatient Chemical Dependency Program.

He was preceded in death by his guardian, Louise; his mother, Katie Looney; a son, Akemli Williams; and his sister, Connie Williams.

Thomas leaves to cherish precious memories, his wonderful, loving, beautiful wife, Estella Richardson Manning; his father, Chester (Alice) Manning; his daughters: Yolanda Manning of Texas, Sene (Stephen) Murril and Titania (Michael) Harvey, both of Michigan; a son, Thomas E. Manning, Jr. of North Dakota; two brothers, Leon (Helen) Looney of Georgia and Charles Looney of Michigan; two sisters, Wendell Manning of California and Mae Lynn (Allen) Campbell of Michigan; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one aunt Joan (James) White; six brothers-in-law; four sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and dear friends.




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Mr. Carl Lee McGloster, Sr.

It was once written that into everyone’s life, a little rain must fall. Carl Lee McGloster, Sr., affectionately known as “Pretty,” was born into this world on June 21, 1943 in Port Gibson, Mississippi to the late Samuel and Lucy Williams McGloster. He was the youngest of five children born to this union.

“Pretty” graduated from Addison High School where he excelled both academically and athletically. He was a two-sport standout in both football and track. His exceptional academic and athletic skills earned him a college scholarship to Alcorn Agriculturual and Mechanical College in Lorman, Mississippi.

During his junior year there, he met and was instantly smitten and fell in love with this beautiful, intelligent, classy, sophisticated, yet humble, God-fearing, young lady named Betty Sue Williams from McComb, Mississippi. Shortly thereafter, they professed their love before God and were married, and began their life together. He received his Bachelor of Science degree and became a teacher, basketball coach and an official for high school and college football. He later received a Masters of Education in Secondary Education from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

After receiving his degree, Carl and his family relocated to Columbia, South Carolina in 1975 to accept employment at Allen University. After leaving Allen University, he began his long and successful career as an Employment Counselor with the South Carolina Employment Security Commission. He was there for more than 30 years until his health declined and he retired. Everyone who knew him loved his outgoing personality and love for fellow workers and community. He was a very active member of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church until his health declined. He served as a Lecture and Eucharist Minister.

Mr. McGloster was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Herbert L. McGloster and Harris McGloster.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of forty-nine years, Betty Williams McGloster; two daughters, Dexia (Gerry) Toney of Sumter, South Carolina, and Marlo McGloster of Columbia, South Carolina; three sons: Dr. Carl L. McGloster, Jr. of Newark, New Jersey, Marino L. McGloster of Columbia, South Carolina and Novell McGloster of Atlanta, Georgia; three grandchildren: Brandy Mark and Brittany Toney of Sumter South Carolina and Marino McGloster, Jr. of Columbia, South Carolina; three great-granddaughters: Mariah, Salia and Delacy of Sumter, South Carolina; one brother, Samuel L. (Cornelia) McGloster, Jr. of Bronx, New York; one sister, Gloria Masonette of Bronx, New York; one aunt, Ellen Hamlin of Port Gibson, Mississippi; two sisters-in-law, Alice Fay McGloster of Newark, New Jersey and Margie (Elder Willie) Bishop of New Orleans, Louisiana; two brothers-in-law, Marcus (Mary) Williams, of Jackson Mississippi and Aaron (Gwen) McGee of Mobile, Alabama; and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

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Mr. William Robert Shuler, Sr.

William Robert “Bill” Shuler, Sr. was born June 16, 1938 in New York, New York to the late Frederick and Evelyn Gilbert Shuler, Sr.

Bill had one sister, Helen Marshall, and one brother, Frederick Shuler, Jr. Bill attended Aviation High School and LaGuardia Community College, where he graduated with an Associate Degree. Bill, as he was known by family and friends, served in the United States Navy and Navy Reserve from 1955-1962.

He was married to Malaya Smith for two years. Their union was blessed with the births of two children, Venus and William Jr.

After leaving the military, Bill worked with the Mayor’s Action Task Force, under Mayor John Lindsey. During this time, Bill started The Apollo 8 Cadet & Drum and Bugle Corps with about 600 members. One of his most proud moments was when the Corps was asked to march for the inauguration of President Richard Nixon. While working with the cadets, Bill met and married Geraldine “Geri” Cornwell Mills. After leaving the Task Force, Bill worked for ten years as a Maintenance Supervisor and Manager at Co-op City before moving to North Carolina in 1988. There he worked tirelessly with the NAACP and was the Maintenance Supervisor for the Orange County School System. In 2008, he moved to Columbia, South Carolina where he then started the Bayview Neighborhood Association with Claire Gibson, Urica Pope and Will Beason. In 2011, Bill met Norman Goldberg and formed a friendship and band. Together they started United Network of Communities on Law Enforcement (UNCLE). However, the most important of his accomplishments was giving his life to the Lord.

Bill is survived by his wife Geraldine Shuler; son, Frederick Shuler, III; stepchildren: Donna M. (Jake) Conyers Bishop, Cam A. (Pauline) Mills, Jr., Diane M. (Jose) Guerra, Duane Mills, Crystal M. (Greg) Fitzgerald, Darryl Mills and Torrence (Sabrina) Mills; a brother-in-law, Francis E. (Diane) Brooks, Jr.; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other loving relatives and dear friends.


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Mr. Richard Miller

Mr. Richard Miller, son of the late Perry and Emma C. Miller, was born October 4, 1928 in Bowman (Orangeburg County), South Carolina. After a brief illness, he departed this life on Friday, June 13, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, SC. He was 85.

Mr. Miller attended Orangeburg County schools and the Montieth School in Columbia. He was a master brick mason until his retirement. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, where he served on the Deacon Board.

Daddy, or “Pa-Pa” as he was affectionately known, was a fun-loving person who dearly loved his children and grandchildren as much as he did a good joke. He loved to fish. After retiring, he could always be found fishing or sitting under the tree with his neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Thelma D. Miller, and a brother, Theodore Miller.

Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his legacy are his five daughters: Barbara Miller, Chris (Ben) Baker, and Rebecca, Linda and Frances Miller; three sons: Ronnie, Rickey (Bonnie) and James Miller, all of Columbia, South Carolina; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; three sisters: Sylvia (Bill) Smith of Columbia, South Carolina; Mary (Steven) Rivera of Blythewood, South Carolina and Ethyl Lee (Benjamin) Chestnut of Charleston, South Carolina; three brothers: George Miller of Columbia, South Carolina, and Rickey and Larry Miller of Charleston, South Carolina; one sister-in-law, Geraldine Dreher of Columbia, South Carolina; a great nephew, Theodore Brown; two very dear adopted children, Cheryl Roberts and Gerald Boyd; many nieces, nephews and other loving relatives, all of whom he dearly loved.





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Ms. Azalea F. Johnson

Ms. Azalea F. Johnson was born March 3, 1941 in Fairfield County, South Carolina to the late Alice Jenkins and Eugene Butler. She departed this life on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Heartland Nursing home in Columbia, South Carolina.

She attended C.A. Johnson High School in Columbia and later moved to New York City. After many years of dedicated service, she retired from the Board of Education (School Safety) in New York. After 30 years, she moved back to her home in Columbia.

She was a very kind and giving person. She loved her church family at Bethlehem Baptist in Columbia, where she was a member of the Jubilee Choir. Until her health began to decline, Azalea rarely missed a Sunday in church. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and one sister.

Azalea leaves to cherish her precious memories a loving and caring daughter, Sarah Olivia Bates of New York City; a son, Robert Gadson of Las Vegas; a sister, Elgenia Hickman, also of New York City; five aunts; a sister-in-law; and nieces, nephews, a host of other loving relatives and dear friends who will forever cherish her precious memories.


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Mrs. Claris M. Quattlebaum

Mrs. Claris Mable Quattlebaum (nee’ Hope), the youngest daughter of Jimmie Lee Hope and Maggie Lee Kennedy Hope, was born December 28, 1939 in Irmo, South Carolina.

She attended the Rosenwald School in Richland County. Claris lived in Irmo all of her life. She was married in 1962 to Olen Quattlebaum, Jr. and worked for Allied Chemical of Columbia and in the food service industry, until her retirement in 2009. She was a homemaker that was fond of cooking, growing vegetables and raising livestock with her husband.

Claris was an active member of Greater Hopewell A.M.E. Church since she was a young child. She enjoyed traveling to places like Orlando, Florida, Biloxi, Mississippi and Atlantic City, New Jersey. She enjoyed competitive card games and Bingo playing.

Claris departed this life peacefully in her sleep on June 5, 2014 after a years-long battle with cancer.

She was preceded in death by her only child, son Heyward Quattlebaum and her husband Olen Quattlebaum, Jr.

She leaves to cherish her memories a sister, Shirley Hope, and a niece Rosetta Hope, both of Columbia, South Carolina; an adopted brother, David Bryson of Columbia, South Carolina; her granddaughters: Simone, Ashleigh and Amber Quattlebaum of Irmo, South Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina; three great-grandchildren: Kees, Natalia and Judah; four nephews: Carlton, Ryan, Reggie and LaMont Metze, of Columbia, South Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina, a special sister-in-law, Carolyn Metze of Columbia, South Carolina; a special cousin, Linda Ashford of Irmo, South Carolina; and many special friends, family and neighbors, all of whom will miss her dearly.



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Ms. Wanda "Wandann" Odom

Wanda Ann Odom was born February 11, 1958 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of the late Lillie Ruth Barnes and the late Leroy Ferguson. She departed this life to be with the heavenly Father on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia. She was 56.

Wanda was educated in the Richland County public school system, graduating from A.C. Flora High School. She furthered her education by attending Columbia Beauty School. At an early age, Wanda gave her life to Christ, becoming a member of Zion Baptist Church. She later moved her membership to the New Hope Baptist Church. She loved the Lord, and diligently made her way to church, not matter what. Wanda was formerly employed with Fort Jackson and Bojangles’.

“Wandann,” as she was affectionately known to her family and dearest friends, was a remarkable mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She dearly loved the Lord, her family, children, grandchildren, friends and church family. She was greatly loved in return and will be missed by her family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lillie Ruth Odom; her father, Leroy Ferguson; her sister Pamela Odom Baker; and nephews: Toby and Alfred Odom and Jamey Chambers.

Ms. Odom leaves to forever cherish precious memories, her four sons: Lefon Odom, D’Antonio Johnson, Sr., Da’Quan Johnson and D’Angelo Johnson; three grandsons: Ya’Sheem West, Sha’Marr Odom and D’Antonio Johnson II; a great-grandson, Zaden West; three sisters: Brendetta Newton, Abegail (Kent) Thompson and Janulita Chambers; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and caring friends.


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SFC (Ret.) James Willis Sampson

James Willis Sampson was born October 24, 1948 in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was the beloved son of the late James Willis Sampson, Sr. and Betty Smith Sampson. On the evening of June 8, 2014, he received his crown of glory as he peacefully passed away at his home. He was 65.

James, known as “OO7” to family and friends, attended Campbell High School in Daytona, where he was an outstanding football player. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Army, where he served honorably until his retirement in 1991. He continued to serve in the National Guard, until his health declined. During his career in the military, James received numerous awards and commendations for his service. Always full of life, James was a man who loved his family dearly and always enjoyed spending time with them and his friends.

James leaves behind his beloved wife of forty-two years, Tok Su Sampson; his daughter, Denise (Alfred) Su-Sampson-Chavis; one grandson, Devin K. Sampson; three granddaughters: Da’Neese, Da’Ring and Da’Nia Chavis; his brother, Ronald Smith; three nieces: Fernita (Dawayne) Teal, Latonya Corley and Joy Smith; a nephew, Ronald “Butch” Smith, Jr.; a grandnephew, Dylan Smith; and a host of cousins, other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Sr. and Betty, and a nephew, Renaldo Smith. Although he is no longer with us physically, his memories will be forever cherished by those who knew and loved him.


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Deacon Henry Mack

Deacon Henry Mack was born in Augusta, Georgia on January 22, 1917 to the late Hattie Witherspoon and the late Henry Mack, Sr. He departed this life the morning of Sunday, June 8, 2014 at UniHealth Nursing Home in Columbia, South Carolina.

Henry’s mother died when he was just a toddler. Then he was sent to live with his aunt, Polly Frederick in Columbia. She reared Henry, along with other children in her home. It was a Christian home, through which Henry learned early on about God. God called Henry to salvation, a call he answered at the age of six. He would always say that he remembered church members asking, “Where is that little boy going?” when he was walking down the church aisle to the preacher. But he kept walking to be saved. This began his lifetime walk with God, and he never looked back.

Henry had some schooling in the public schools of Richland County. He desired more, but had to forfeit school in order to begin working as a young boy. He was employed in the dry-cleaning industry for most of his working years. Deacon Mack was an enthusiastic church member of Zion Chapel Baptist Church #2 from age six until the end of his life here on earth. He served as a Deacon of the church, president and vocal leader of the Senior Usher Board, president of the Christian Working Club and president of the Willing Workers Ushers’ Union for over 35 years. Deacon Mack implemented the “Black History Celebration” for the Willing Workers Union, to be held the first Sunday in February of each year. He received numerous awards and recognition from his church, other churches and community organizations. God gave him the gift of a beautiful voice, so he sang, was a prayer warrior and an excellent church leader.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mazzie Mack, and two daughters, Verneal M. James and Loretta M. Dash.

Deacon Henry Mack leaves to cherish precious memories a daughter, Ora Belle Mack Cummings; a son, Freddie (Alberta) Mack, of Columbia, South Carolina; a stepsister, Margaret Smith of Brooklyn, New York; a brother-in-law, James Weston of Columbia, South Carolina; eleven grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; two special neighbors, Lyles and Lucy Williams; and other loving relatives and many friends.


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Mr. Joseph Haynes

Joseph Haynes was born March 28, 1935 in St. Matthews, South Carolina to the late Lawrence Haynes Sr. and Mary Whetstone Haynes. He departed this life on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina.

At an early age, Joseph gave his life to God and was a member of Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church of St. Matthews. Joseph later relocated to New York and lived there until 1965.

Joseph truly loved his family. He migrated his family from New York to South Carolina, where he worked at Mt. Vernon Mills until his retirement.

Joseph was passionate about quartet music. He was an original guitarist for the Gospel Kings and the Gospel Specials of New York. He was the original bass guitar player for the Southernaires of Columbia, South Carolina, of which he was a founding member. He was also a member of the Golden Harmonaires of Columbia.

Honoring his life and cherishing his legacy are his children: Keith (Barbara) Glover of New York, New York, Kireatha (Joe) Davis of St. Matthews, South Carolina, Joseph (Sally) Haynes, Sr., Melvin (Angela) Haynes, Warren Haynes, all of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Sandra Haynes-Jacobs of Columbia, South Carolina. He also leaves to mourn his passing a sister, Lucille Owens and a brother, Hoover Haynes both of St. Matthews, South Carolina; twelve grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren. Joseph was preceded in death by four brothers: Arthur, David, Lawrence and Franklin Haynes; three sisters: Sadie Harback, Leola Porterfield-Jenkins and Jessie Pope. Joseph will be deeply missed by a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and dear friends.


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Ms. Eddie Mae Washington

Ms. Eddie Mae Washington, of 5912 Weston Avenue, Columbia, South Carolina, was born on December 11, 1943, to the late Leon Washington and Annie Clay Washington.

After 17 years of employment at Capitol City Manufacturing, she left to care for her father, and attended Nursing School, earning her Certified Nursing Assistant certification. Her compassionate heart served her well in the health care field.

She retired in 2000 from Care Pro. She loved spending time with her family, gardening and cooking. Eddie Mae was called home on Thursday morning May 29th at her residence.

She leaves to cherish her precious memoires her daughter, Kathy Washington; grandchildren, Kendra Saxon and Jaylen Pryor; goddaughter, Mistye Muller; godson, Anthony Saxon; aunts, Ms. Malqueen Castel and Annie Dean Saxon; uncles, Mr. Bobby Saxon and Mr. Frank Saxon; a special, longtime friend, Richard Benjamin; and host of relatives and friends.





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Mr. Haywood "Pete" Thomas

Haywood “Pete” Thomas was born on October 1, 1949 in Florence, South Carolina. He was the fifth of the nine children of the late Louise Gregg and Douglas Thomas. After a brief, sudden illness, he surrendered this life May 30, 2014.

Touched by GOD from birth, “Pete” as he was affectionately known, was a special child. One among many in such a large family, Pete adopted a self-reliant demeanor that often disguised his limited mental capacity. He had prankish, impish side that constantly made others laugh and marvel at his wisdom. He was strong yet as gentle as a lamb, charitable, patient, and always polite. To know him was to know just as Mary was entrusted with the care of Jesus, so too was Pete an angel, sent as a special gift by GOD to bless those entrusted with his care for a time and a season.

Pete was forced from school, not completing the first grade. Instead of yielding to outside pressures to place him in an institution, he was kept home and surrounded by love. Learning to recite the Lord’s Prayer and the 23rd Psalm among other accomplishments, had Pete today’s opportunities, no doubt he would have been a force to be reckoned with.

Pete was preceded in death by four brothers: Eugene, Douglas Jr., Izell, and Cleveland Thomas; one sister, Doretha Gibson, as well as both parents.

He is survived by three loving sisters: Rhee, Ida, and Mazie Thomas, all of Columbia, SC; one uncle, Cephus Gregg; one aunt, Minnie; two nephews, Ronnie Gibson of Columbia, SC and Gregory Gibson of Blythewood, SC; one niece, Teresa Belton; one grandniece, Cassandra; four grandnephews, Frederic, Gregory (Ike), Keston, and Maurice; and a host of other relatives and friends, all of whom miss him dearly.



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Mrs. Susie Mae Goodwin

Mrs. Susie Mae Goodwin departed this life to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Palmetto Baptist Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. She was born in Gadsden, South Carolina on April 11, 1948. She was the beloved daughter of the late Mr. Henry John Hugee and Dora S. Hugee.

Mrs. Goodwin was united in Holy Matrimony to Haynes Goodwin Jr. This union was blessed with 48 years of love and devotion and the birth of three children.

At an early age, Susie became a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at an early age, and later changed her membership to Mount Moriah Baptist Church. She retired with over 40 years of service from National Linen Service (Alsco, Inc.).

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend; who will be missed by all who loved and knew her.

Mrs. Goodwin was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, John Henry Hugee and one sister, Willie Mae Hugee.

Those left to cherish precious memories of Susie are her husband, Haynes Goodwin Jr.; a daughter, Henrietta Goodwin-Sims, and two sons, Wallace (Varnett) Goodwin, and Patrick (Theresa) Goodwin, all of Columbia; six sisters: Patsy Hugee, Janie Bell (Joseph) Nathan, and Rosa Mosley, of Gadsden, South Carolina, Barbara Smith of Augusta, Georgia, Dorothy (Ronald) Knight and Lucille Shiver, both of Columbia, South Carolina; three brothers: Willie James Hugee of Greenville, South Carolina, Tommie Lee (Florastine) Hugee of Newark, New Jersey and Alphonso Hugee of Columbia, South Carolina; five grandchildren: Kenya Goodwin, SPC Wallace Jerome Goodwin, Malcolm Henry Lemons, LCPL Eli Goodwin and Shanise Renee Goodwin; one great-grandchild, Taylor Samonya Goodwin; six step-grandchildren; one aunt, Vermell McCray of Cross, South Carolina; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives and dear friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.



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Ms. Clarisa Andreanna Green

Ms. Clarisa Andreanna Green was born July 30, 1978 in Columbia, South Carolina. Clarisa was the beloved daughter of Sammie and Ivy Green.  At the young age of 35, she was called to rest on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the WJB Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia.

She attended the public schools of Richland County, receiving her GED from Dreher High School in 1998. Before her untimely passing, she had been employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant and was attending Midlands Technical College in pursuit of a nursing degree.

Clarisa was baptized at an early age. She was a member of Prayer and Bible Study Church in Eastover, South Carolina. She served faithfully as a Sunday School Teacher and was a member of the Usher Board and Mother E.W. Devaux Choir.

Ms. Clarisa Green leaves to mourn her passing: her parents, Sammie and Ivy Green of Gadsden, South Carolina; four sisters: Lisa Green Melton, Luci Michelle Green, Mary Jane Green, all of Columbia, South Carolina, and Soinetta Denise Green of Gadsden, South Carolina; two nieces, NaKasha Johnson and Nakata Green of Columbia, South Carolina; three nephews: Omar Green, Joshua Green and Samuel Green, all of Gadsden, South Carolina; two grandnieces, Makayla and MaKenzie Green of Columbia, South Carolina; nine aunts; six uncles; and a host of cousins and other loving relatives and dear friends.



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Mr. Theodore Wright

Mr. Theodore Wright was born January 3, 1957 in Eastover, South Carolina. He was the son of Alphene Tidwell and the late Woodrow Wright, Sr. He was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 26, 2014 at the age of 57.

Theodore, known as “Slim” to family and friends, was educated in the public schools of Richland County.

Mr. Wright was a veteran of the United States Army. Also, he was employed by the University of South Carolina and Benedict College for a number of years a painter.

Left behind to cherish memories of Theodore are his loving wife, Mary Wright; his mother, Alphene Tidwell; four brothers: Jackie Wright, Hollie (Iris) Wright, Tommy Lee Wright and Gregory Wright; three sisters: Linda (John) Searles, Gail Thomas and Lenora Wright; three aunts: Willie Mae Miller, Yvonne Wright and Lesslie Wright; one uncle, Raymond Wright, Sr.; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives and friends.





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Mr. Davis Barker, III

Mr. Davis Barker, III, affectionately known as “Bug” by family and friends, and lovingly as “Pop” by the Love and Apple of his Eye, was born on September 4, 1959 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the beloved son of Mr. Davis Barker, Jr. and Mrs. Eula Mae Scipio Barker. He departed this earthly life on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the age of 54.

Bug attended the public schools in Richland County, South Carolina, graduating with Dreher High School’s Class of 1977. He was baptized at an early age at Friendship Baptist Church on House Street in Columbia. Bug was employed in the sanitation field. He began his employment in this field, beginning his career with Forest Acres Sanitation, and later Johnson Sanitation, Southland Sanitation, Earth Waste, and Waste Industries before his untimely death. Bug was a kind-hearted person that was always willing to help others. He had a giving heart that was pure gold and would give his last to those around him. Bug was loved by his family and friends and will truly be missed.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Barker; grandmothers, Ethel Sutton Scipio and Mamie Johnson Barker; an aunt, Mae Frances Fitts; and an uncle, Ernest Barker.

Mr. Davis Barker, III leaves to cherish his memories: his daughter, the Love and Apple of his Eye, Nicole (Lamont) Addison Darby; his granddaughter, Ayana Cartledge, both of Columbia, SC: his loving parents, Davis and Eula Barker, Jr. of Columbia, SC: three sisters: Debora (Alfred) Goodwin, Kimberley (William) Coward and LaTasha Barker, all of Columbia, SC: five nephews: Clifford Barker of 29 Palms, CA, Travis Goodwin, Patrick Coward, Sherard Coward, and Joseph Coward of Columbia, SC: one niece, Tamika Barker of Columbia, SC: four grandnieces: Alisha Barker of Columbia, SC, Cynthia and Alyssa Barker of Liberty, MI and Ja’Niyah Goodwin of Columbia, SC: four grandnephews: Dionte’ Gibson, Jaylon Goodwin, James Goodwin and Dominick Gibson, all of Columbia, SC: five uncles: Willie (Pamela) Barker of Columbia, SC, Jacky (Brenda) Barker of Eastover, SC, Thomas (Tommie) Barker of Lawton, OK, Eddie (Marsha) Scipio of Bellefontaine, OH and Hannibal (Julia) Scipio of Hopkins, SC; three aunts: Queen Myers of Wheaton, MD, Annie (Knowl) Void of Clinton, MD and Ruby Blanks of Columbia, SC: a very special friend, Gladys Addison; a friend who was like a big brother, Jacky McDuffie; Mickeiu Addison of Spartanburg, SC who in his heart was also his daughter; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and other loving relatives and friends all of whom will miss him dearly.



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Mr. Alphonso Knight

Alphonso Knight was born on March 12, 1956 in Orangeburg, South Carolina to Albertine Knight-Robinson. He entered into eternal rest on May 21, 2014.

He attended public schools in Columbia: Waverly Elementary, W.A. Perry Middle, graduating from C.A. Johnson High School in 1974. He earned his Welding degree in 1975.

Alphonso worked various jobs and was had been employed with Bonitz Construction for twenty-five years. He loved spending time with family and friends, dancing, listening to music, telling jokes, fishing, and most of all, talking about high school days and playing football and basketball.

He will be remembered as a great father and a loving, hard-working, kindhearted and great friend. He was preceded in death by his brother, Albert Knight.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Peggy Knight; four daughters: Princess, Larita, Alicia and Deloris Knight; his mother Albertine Knight-Robinson; a special father, Nathan Jamison; four grandchildren: Derrick, Shakari, Shamari, Del’marion Jones and a little girl waiting to be born; three sisters: Loraine Walker, Carolyn Green and Velma Williams; two brothers, Willie Robinson and Eugene Walker; and a host of other loving relatives and dear friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.



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Mr. Alexander Dunbar

Mr. Alexander Dunbar known to many as Lil Joe, Blood, Big Pole-Cat and Mr. D. was born on April 6, 1955 in Eastover, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Daisy English Dunbar. He departed this life on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at his residence in West Columbia, South Carolina.

Mr. Dunbar was educated in the public school system in Richland County, South Carolina. At an early age he was baptized at St. Mark Baptist Church.

He was a Jack of All Trades. He worked various jobs all over Richland County and the lower east coast. Many people sought him for his amazing strength and skillful hands.

Mr. Dunbar was preceded in death by his mother Daisy English Dunbar; sister, Thelma (Sammy) English Keller and his brother, Mr. Joseph Dunbar.

Mr. Dunbar leaves to mourn his passing, one son Matthew Kelley of North Carolina; three brothers, Luther Dunbar of New York, Carl Morris of West Columbia, South Carolina, and Kenneth (Trina) Dunbar of Columbia, South Carolina; three sisters Veronica Green and Rosa Lee (Edward) Smith of Gadsden, South Carolina and Helen English of Hopkins, South Carolina; seven step-children Patricia Ladson, Shirley Kelley, Timmie Kelly, Rickey Kelley, Larry Kelley, Tanya Kelley Michael Kelly; Special friends Mr. Sonny and Julie “Judy” Narang of West Columbia, South Carolina; one uncle Mr. Raymond (Barbara) McCray of Jersey City, New Jersey; and a host of other relatives and loving friends.



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Little Miss McKayla S. Johnson

On December 19, 2011, Little Miss McKayla Somya Johnson was gifted to Dominique Williams, her mother, and Broderick Johnson, her father. She departed this world on May 20, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina at the tender age of two.

McKayla, or “K-Kay” as she was affectionately called, was a loving child with the sweetest personality! Two of her favorite television shows was Dora the Explorer and PAW Patrol. But she especially loved Team Umizoomi! You could always hear her singing along loudly with the songs they played. Kay-Kay was loved by everyone. You just couldn’t help but fall in love with that beautiful smile, those shining eyes, her joyful spirit and the sweet kisses she always gave.

Although she is no longer here with us, she will be dearly missed and always loved! K-Kay leaves to cherish precious memories her parents, Dominique Williams and Broderick Williams; a sister, Phylincya Baxter; two brothers, Steven Williams and Malik Williams; grandparents, Isaac Williams and Velma Williams (maternal) and Gary Johnson and Mary Johnson (paternal); aunts, Gari Johnson, Catonya Evans, Albertina Robinson, Annie Gill and Willie Mae Johnson; uncles: Isaac Robinson, Lamark Gill and Harrell Williams; stepbrother, Harold (India) Mivins; godparents, Jessica Richardson, Pearl Perry, Idris Wilkins; special cousins: Imari’aja Robinson, London Gill, Lark Gill, Jr. and India Gill; her special friend, “TT” Reid; and other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss our little princess dearly.

Those who welcomed her home in heaven were her great-grandparents, Willie Lee Robinson, Lue Ellen Salley-Williams and Abraham Williams.



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Mr. Shamoray A. Robinson

Shamoray Antonio Robinson was born to Sabrina M. Giddens and Matthew Squire on February 21, 1996 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the beloved, oldest son of two. He was picked up and taken Home up by an angel on May 18, 2014 at the tender age of 18.

Shamoray was educated in Richland County District Two schools. A senior at Westwood High School, he was scheduled to graduate on June 7, 2014. His future plans were to join the United States Army after graduation.

Shamoray was lovingly called “Pop” or “Poppie” by his mother. He was outgoing, loving, caring and always helping others. He loved his family, and always said “I love you,” in closing a conversation. Shamoray loved sports and had a passion for basketball. He played on several AAU basketball teams, helping his teams win tournaments and championships. Shamoray was a hard worker who believed in earning his keep. He helped his grandfather with his janitorial business and landed his first job at a Bi-Lo grocery store, and later worked at Texas Roadhouse, where he was still employed.

Shamoray leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his precious memory his mother and stepfather, Sabrina Giddens and Ronnie Johnson of the home; his father, Matthew Squire of Texarkana, TX; one brother, Kevonte Miller of the home; two stepbrothers, Datwain Franklin and Jamil Johnson, both of Kingstree, SC; grandparents: Reverend Pauline Giddens of the home, Carl ( Frankie) Giddens and Phillis Taylor, all of Columbia, SC; godmother, Jackie (Sam) Flowers; a godsister, Audrina Flowers, all of Columbia, SC; eight aunts: Ona’ (Freeman) Hall, Mechelle (Camreon) Ervin, Tabitha (Gerod) Haygood, Sharee Bethel, Melissa Squire, Jessica Taylor, Hazel (Mike) Keels and Valida (Anthony) Flagger, all of Columbia, SC; three uncles: Arthur (Tammie) Johnson, Terence (Octavia) Johnson and Alfonso Squire, all of Columbia, SC; thirteen grand aunts and nine grand uncles; twenty-one first cousins; and host of other loving relatives and dear friends, all of whom, along with the family, are truly saddened by the loss of our loved one.

He was preceded in death by his great grandmother, Margaret E. Hammonds, a great uncle and a cousin.



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Mr. Virgin E. Shell, Jr.

Virgin Emanuel Shell, Jr. was born January 30, 1939 in Columbia, South Carolina in Richland County to Emanuel and Annie Mae Shell. He was the second oldest of twelve children, five brothers and seven sisters.

He was educated in Richland County Public schools at Anna Boyd Elementary School, graduating from Bethel High School. He was employed as a Nurse's Aide at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health for thirty years. He was also employed at Richland County School District Two for nineteen years as a Custodian. He was married for fifty-three years to his beautiful bride, Sadie Edger Shell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emanuel and Annie Mae Shell; his grandmother, Addie Oglesby; a sister, Minnie Stearns; and two brothers, Grover Shell and Richard Jones.

Virgin was a faithful member of Zion Canaan Baptist Church until his passing. He was a member of the Gospel Choir and attended the Senior Bible Study, weekly. He made his transition from his earthly life on Monday, May 19, 2014 to his Father's house in heaven.

His precious memories will always be remembered by his devoted, loving and caring wife, Sadie; his son, Virgil Thomas Shell (Gloria) of Columbia, SC; three daughters: Ernestine Johnson (John) of Hinesville, GA, Bernestine Jones and Kimberly Anderson, both of Columbia, SC; five grandchildren: Virgil T. Shell, Jr., Vance Shell, Iris Johnson, Nicole Johnson and Amber Bolar; three brothers: Freddie Shell, Reverend Dr. Willie James Shell (Emma) and Deacon Rufus Shell (Barbara), all of Columbia, SC; six sisters: Ola Barnett (Frank) of East Orange, New Jersey, Euretha Coleman (Tim), Mary Henry, Maude Egister, Addie Branch (Ronald) and Gloria Diane Shell, all of Columbia, SC; one living aunt, Lecie Worthy of Columbia, SC; two sisters-in-law, Charlotte Young and Janie Shell, both of Columbia, SC; his long-time best friends and neighbors, Benjamin Stearns and Mr. Hayes; and nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and other loving relatives, all of whom will share in his transition.



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Mr. Charles Boykin

Charles Boykin was the son of the late Katie Kennedy and Samuel Boykin. He began this life in Kershaw County, South Carolina on January 19, 1932.As a lifetime resident of South Carolina, he served his community as a valued employee of the State Board of Health and Environmental Control Bureau of Business Management for 40 years, before his retirement in the winter of 1994. To his tribute, he was said to have, "displayed determination and energy in overcoming obstacles," made himself available whenever and wherever needed," "was always early," "a dedicated team member," and "took pride in doing an excellent job." He displayed these characteristics with his family and friends. Charles Boykin departed this life on Sunday, May 18, 2014 in Columbia, SC. He was 82.

Charles was best known for being an upstanding, law-abiding, well- respected member of his community. He returned to school after 40 years, receiving his high school diploma in 1978 from Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina – which is further testament to his thoroughgoing nature. Charles enjoyed fishing, western movies, professional wrestling and spending time with family and friends. He was a longtime member of the Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc., where he enjoyed attending Sunday school and fellowship with the Brotherhood. Charles was recognized in 1983 by then Governor of South Carolina Richard W. Riley for exercising his rights as a citizen when he petitioned the state to prevent the use of the old prison buildings to create housing for the geriatric, disabled and trustee inmates.

Charles was married to Mrs. Willie Mae Boykin and to the late Mrs. Elaine Cook Boykin.

Charles is survived by his daughter, Mae Dell Stansberry; grandchildren, LaTrekka (Ronnie) Stansberry-Rivers, Rychelle Faulks of Columbia, SC and Risa Faulks of High Point, NC; great-grandchildren, Treyon Rivers and Reign Rivers of Columbia, SC; a sister-in-law, Lillie Boykin; and a host of nieces, nephews cousins and lifelong friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Boykin.



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Mr. Willie James Corbett

Willie James Corbett, 62, was born in Lexington County, South Carolina on September 8, 1952. He departed from his earthly life on Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, South Carolina.

Mr. Corbett was the son of Mary Corbett and the late David Corbett. He was predeceased by two brothers, David Corbett, Jr. and Tommy Lee Corbett. He attended Lexington County public schools and was employed with Rickard Nursing Home for several years.

Mr. Corbett leaves to cherish his loving memories his mother, Mary Corbett; two sisters, Yvonne Carter of Gilbert South Carolina and Ruby Mae Corbett of Columbia, South Carolina; a brother, Calvin Corbett; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.









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Mrs. Martha Ann Bell

Mrs. Martha Ann Bell was born March 10, 1930 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Josh and Millie Fair Holman. She was called home to be with the Heavenly Father on Monday, May 12, 2014 at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital in Columbia. She was 84.

Martha attended the public schools of Richland County, graduating from Booker T. Washington High School. Mrs. Bell joined Central Baptist Church, where she attended faithfully until her health declined. A loving and devoted, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, Martha never complained about her health. She knew that all was in God’s hands, and that He had a plan for her life. Though physically she will no longer be with us, her loving and kind spirit will forever be a part of the hearts and lives of all those who knew and loved her.

Mrs. Bell was predeceased by her husband, Chalmers Bell; two children, Robert M. Bell and D’Jaris Bell Glenn; and a grandson, Robert Glenn.

Those left to cherish Martha’s legacy of love are her loving son, Leo T. Bell, and two sisters, Cleo Fair and Mary Holman, all of Columbia, South Carolina; two nieces, Thomasina Orr of Atlanta, Georgia and Renee Fair of Little Rock, Arkansas; eleven grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; and a host of other loving relatives and caring friends, all of whom will truly miss her dearly.


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Mr. Curtis Cole

Born February 22, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York, Curtis was the second child of three children to the late Rosalie Cole and Mr. Ray Cole. He peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday May 14, 2014 at 6:00 a.m. at Palmetto Richland Health Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina.

Curtis received his formal education through the public schools of New York City. A few years later, he enlisted in the Army National Guard, serving over two years. Afterwards, he made his home in Columbia, South Carolina for a great number of years, until his return to New York. After returning to New York, Curtis worked at P.C. Richards for approximately six years until he moved back to Columbia, South Carolina. After returning to South Carolina, he decided to go into business for himself and open up a seafood restaurant called “Somethin’ Fishy”. Curtis loved to cook and brought that passion to his restaurant. He extended his business cooking to soldiers and their families stationed at Fort Jackson, an Army base in Columbia. Due to the economy, Curtis was forced to close the doors of “Somethin’ Fishy.” But the dream of owning his own business took root, fueling his entrepreneurial spirit that he’d always had. That dream came to fruition with ”Rosella Baked Goods.” The name, ”Rosella Baked Goods,” was derived from a combination of his mother’s name, Rosalie, and his grandmother’s name, Ella, — creating Rosella. While building “Rosella Baked Goods,” Curtis also worked at Enterprise Rental Car, where he was loved by his co-workers and friends, until his health started to decline in December 2013. Curtis was a very strong person throughout his illness and most importantly accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into his life as his personal Savior. He became a member of The Word of God Church & Ministries and was very happy to be a part of the church family. Curtis never complained about what he was going through with his illness. He kept the faith and left a legacy that family and friends will never forget. God is good all the time, and all the time God is good.

Curtis leaves behind to cherish his memory his three children: Zenja, Rashed, and Travis; his granddaughters, Taylor and Essence; his brother, Pastor Richard (Nora) Wheelous; his sister, Larine Allen; nieces, Tameka and Alexis; and nephews: Tracy, Keith, Cary, Dwajuan and Eric. He also leaves his extended family: Rodney, Teresa, Cynthia, Sandra, Pam, Kevin “KK”, Michelle, Prince, John, Andrew “Munk” and Doris Williams, Breadman, Glenn, Ambroseand Rosa, as well as a host of other family and friends. We all loved Curtis, but God loved him best.


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Mrs. Ola Mae McClurkin

Mrs. Ola McClurkin was loved and respected by her family members, church members, and within the community. She was the driving force in the family. She loved Saint John Baptist Church and was a dedicated member for many years. She faithfully attended Adult Sunday School in Class #3. She was also in the Naomi Missionary Circle and the Kimpson/Lewis/Price/Cobbs/Edmonds Family Ministry Unit. Her hobbies we arts and craft, and she enjoyed shopping and going out to restaurants to have dinner. She loved all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was warm and welcoming to everyone she met. She had a kind heart and personality and everyone was drawn to her.

Her memories will be cherished by her daughter, Blondell Canzater; a son, Bobby Hunter; a sister, Mary (Aaron) Kelly; a host of grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and other loving relatives and friends.






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Mr. Elijah Smith

Mr. Elijah Smith was born on August 7, 1931 in Swansea, South Carolina. He was the beloved son of the late Willie and Ollie Mae Gordon Smith. He departed this life on Tuesday, May 12, 2014.

He was educated in Lexington County public school. At an early age, he joined Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Swansea, South Carolina. Mr. Smith’s greatest joy was being with friends, and family, and fishing. Mr. Smith served in the United States Army. After he left the arm, he went on to work at Moncrief Army Community Hospital (Fort Jackson, South Carolina) in the Medic Supply Department, retiring after many years of dedicated service.

Those left to cherish Elijah’s memories are his wife Willie Mae Richardson Smith: a son, Kenneth Smith, and daughter, Gail (Reverend Alexander) Parson of Baltimore, Marylnd; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Willie Smith of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; six sisters: Helen Aikens of Cayce, South Carolina, Elenora Starks of Columbia, South Carolina, Margaret (Roosevelt) English of Gaston, South Carolina, Margie Cokley of Pheonix, Arizona, Terrie Ann O’Neil of Cayce, South Carolina and Vanessa Thompson of Columbia, SC; stepmother, Inez Holmes Smith of Cayce, South Carolina; his caregiver, Lotonka Jamerson; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.



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Mr. Danny Tyrone Brown

Danny Tyrone Brown was born March 22, 1951 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the youngest child of the late Charles L. Brown, Sr. and the late Hattie Wilder Brown. He departed this life on Monday, May 12, 2014.

He was educated in the public schools of Richland County, South Carolina, a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School’s Class of 1969. He went on to pursue the trade of carpentry. He loved and played basketball passionately.

After graduating from high school, he entered the United States Navy and traveled extensively. When disconnected himself from the Navy, he became gainfully employed with Southern Bell for fourteen years, until health declined. He was also employed with Sullivan’s Funeral Home of Columbia and Jones Metropolitan in West Columbia.

At an early age, he joined Saint Luke Episcopal Church and served as an Altar Boy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Hattie Brown; three brothers: Sylvester, Harry and Charles; and a sister, Annie Coogler Rawls.

Mr. Danny Tyrone Brown leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Dianne Brown of West Columbia, South Carolina; one sister, Vivian Brown Ivery of Columbia, South Carolina; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends, Montieith Noble and Bradford Ruff, and all of whom will miss him dearly.




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Mrs. Marion (Mary) Parker

Mrs. Marion (Mary) Parker entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 12, 2014. She was born May 11, 1919 in Warrenton, Georgia and was the daughter of the late Louise and Horace Battle.

Marion (Mary) was a retired domestic worker in Columbia, SC. She was a loveable and caring person that would always help others. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.

She leaves to cherish her memories a daughter, Bernetha (Bennie) Parker of Columbia, South Carolina; sons: Cecil Parker of Patterson, New Jersey, John Parker of Columbia, South Carolina and Willie Johnson of Powder Springs, Georgia; sisters, Josephine Thomas and Nellie Ruth Williams; thirteen grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.






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Mrs. Margaret Goodson

Mrs. Margaret Evelyn Daniels Goodson was born on March 13, 1952 in Darlington, South Carolina to the late Eugene and Wilhelmina Jacobs Daniels.

She received her formal education in the public schools of Darlington County, and was a graduate of Mayo High School’s class of 1970. There she met her husband, Alphonso Goodson, and were united in holy matrimony on December 5, 1970. Of this union they were blessed with three children.

Margaret came to love the Lord early in life. As a child, she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at Lawson Grove Baptist Church. As an adult she continued to worship faithfully, and was attending Kingdom Vision Church at the time of her passing. After many years of professional work with South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control, Margaret became a fulltime homemaker in 1994. In this role she believed, “My assignment to my family is my legacy.” Our Heavenly Lord called His beloved daughter Margaret to her eternal mansion on May 10, 2014.

She leaves to cherish her memories a loving husband, Mr. Alphonso Goodson, and her devoted children: SFC Bryant S. Goodson of Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Shamia (Heyward) Gadsden, and Devin T. Goodson, both of Columbia, South Carolina. She also leaves behind seven adoring grandchildren: Caitlin B. President, Rashawn M.L. Goodson, Corbin A. Gadsden, Imani M.D. Drye-Blocker, Baryn E. Carter, Camden C. Gadsden, and Caleb I. Gadsden; and one treasured great-grandchild, Ny’lah M. President. Margaret is also survived by her mother, Wilhelmina J. Daniels; four sisters: Vertie Capers and Willistine (Henry) Mosley, both of Columbia, SC; Doris A. Daniels, Hinesville, GA; and Janet Gardener, New Haven, CT; three brothers: Phillip Daniels, Darlington, SC; Herbert (Hattie) Daniels, Derby, CT; and Julius Daniels, Asheville, NC; father-in-law, Albertus Goodson, Baltimore, MD; mother-in-law, Gladys S. Goodson, Darlington, SC; brothers-in-law: Willie L. Goodson, Darlington, SC; Jerry (Brenda) Goodson, Philadelphia, PA; and Wayne (LaTanya) Goodson, Georgetown, SC; sisters-in-law: Argie M. Goodson, Darlington, SC; and Renee Simmons, Baltimore, MD; a special sister-in-Christ, Peggy Anderson; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Daniels.


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Mr. Jackie B. Cleveland

Mr. Jackie B. Cleveland was born on February 22, 1953 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the son of Mrs. Louise Richardson Cleveland and the late Alex Cleveland. He departed this life to be with the Lord on Monday, May 12, 2014 in Columbia, South Carolina.

“Slim”, as he was affectionately called by family and friends, attended the public schools of Richland County, including Booker T. Washington High School. He worked for Hospital Services and held several positions at the South Carolina State Farmer’s Market. Slim was a very intelligent man, and he enjoyed anything that stimulated his intellect. He loved reading books, watching Animal Planet, as well as reading and watching National Geographic. He also enjoyed art and was a very talented artist.

He was a loving and devoted son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. Though physically he is no longer with us, his loving and kind spirit will forever live in the hearts of all who loved and knew him. Mr. Cleveland was preceded in death by his brothers, Alexander “Dap” Cleveland and William “Frankie” Cleveland, and by a sister, Wendy J. Cleveland.

Those left to cherish the fond and precious memories of Slim are his loving and caring mother, Mrs. Louise R. Cleveland of Columbia, South Carolina; two devoted brothers, Albert (Beverly) Cleveland of Columbia, South Carolina and James (Earleas) Cleveland of Lexington, South Carolina; five loving sisters: Evelyn Henry of Queens New York; Helen (Jesse) Corbin of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Janice Cleveland and Valeria Cleveland, both of Columbia, South Carolina, and Doris (Woodrow) Ford of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; one uncle, William (Tilma) Richardson of San Antonio, Texas; two aunts, Ruth Williams of Columbia, South Carolina and Lillian Robinson of Houston, Texas; and a host of nephews, nieces and other loving relatives and dear friends, all of whom will join with the family in sharing the grief caused by his departure.



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Mrs. Mary Helen Getters

Mary Helen Getters, affectionately known as “May Helen” was born September 6, 1951 in Columbia, South Carolina, the daughter of Mary and Johnny Goodman. She departed this life on Friday, May 5, 2014.

She attended Howard High School and received additional vocational training with South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation.

May Helen was a very loving and caring person who provided food, shelter and friendship to many. She treated everyone with respect and dignity, but she would tell you about yourself if you crossed the line. People loved her for that. Most of all, she loved her family and gladly had a hand in raising most of her grandnieces/nephews.

Though she is no longer physically with us, her firm, kind and loving spirit will forever live in the hearts of the many she touched. May Helen leaves to cherish her memory, her husband and long-time companion, Clevestus “JT” Thigpen; her son, Henry (Tracy) Goodwin; two grandchildren, Joshua and Micheala Goodwin; seven sisters: Maggie Harris, Johnny Mae (Freddie) Benjamin, Eartha Gilmore, Alliene Lawson Mary Lee (Lee) Gilmore, Mary Hammond and Mildred (Ora) Millhouse; four brothers: Willie Joe (Crystal) Goodwin, Sammy Lee (Jackie) Goodwin, Carl Taylor and Joseph Taylor; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives, and dear friends, all whom will miss her dearly.





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SFC (Retired) James William McCullough

SFC (Retired) James William McCullough was born in Blacksburg, South Carolina on July 16, 1935. He was the son of the late Sam McCullough and Essie Mae Reid. He departed this life on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at NHC-Parklane in Columbia, South Carolina. He was 78.

He served in the United States Army for twenty years before retiring as a Sergeant First Class in 1983. He was then employed as an Emergency Medical Technician at Moncrief Army Community Hospital at Fort Jackson for seventeen years, before retiring from a second career.

Mr. McCullough was predeceased by five sisters: Mattie McCullough, Bessie Hilton, Judy Hendrix, Rita Parker and Nita Goodwin; three brothers: Sam McCullough, Gene McCullough and Vonclary McCullough; and by a son-in-law, Lannie Staley.

Those left to cherish his memory include his former spouse and mother of his children, Jimmie L. McCullough; three daughters: Yvette M. Staley, Jane M. Wood and Petula M. (Harold) Whitfield; six grandchildren: Christopher McCullough, Katrina Whitfield, Jackson Whitfield, Jonathan Whitfield, Kiara Wood and Kellie Goodwin; three sisters: Annie Grant, Lucille Ellison and Hattie Washburn; and a host of other relatives and friends.






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Mr. Marcus Antwone Kennedy

Mr. Marcus Antwone “Chip” Kennedy, the son of Fermaicko K. Bookman and the late James Gregory Robinson, was born in Columbia, South Carolina on February 26, 1990. He departed this earthly life on Sunday, May 11, 2014.

A resident of Columbia, Chip grew up and was educated in the public schools of Richland County. He was a 2008 graduate of Eau Claire High School and was employed at Michelin North American, Inc. Chip had a love for playing street basketball, video games and enjoying the Bloc Starr Family. The time spent with his family was always special to him. Being a hands-on Daddy was always first on his list. We can all still picture him with one of them on his hip.

Marcus is survived by his mother, Fermaicko K. Bookman of the home; three daughters: Damoni, Zhyan and Kaidyn Kennedy; two brothers, Thomas Bookman of the home and 1LT Gregory T. Robinson; a sister, MaKiyia Robinson of North Carolina; grandmother, Rozena Kennedy; special aunts: Veronica (Jonathan) Glenn, Bonita (Melvin) Taylor and Sherry Kennedy, all of Columbia, South Carolina, Banelle Herring of Maryland, Betty J. Monroe and Viviana Jackson of Whiteville, North Carolina; uncles: Maurice and Abraham Kennedy, Deano (Nike) DaSant, Kenneth (Shirley) Jeffcoat and Nathaniel (Jennifer) Jeffcoat, all of Columbia, South Carolina. He is also survived by his special cousins: Carlos and Cory Glenn, Xavier, Cartese, Christie and Sierra Kennedy, David Kearse, III; Javaris and Daquan and Deondre DaSant; special friends: Bianca Robinson, the Spann family, the Bloc Starr family, Shantel Tabor and Vanessa Brown (the mothers of his children); special friends: James Gowns, Ric, Whitney, Domonique, Jayla, and James Jr.; and many other family and friends who were fortunate enough to be touched by his presence.




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Ms. Evette Griffin

Evette “Vette” Griffin was born January 22, 1981 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter the late Thelma Washington Griffin. She quietly departed this life on Thursday, May 8, 2014. She was 33.

Evette attended Eau Claire High in Richland County.

She leaves to cherish her memories a son, Sanchez Lorick; three daughters: D’asia Griffin, Alexis Williams and April Williams, all of Columbia, South Carolina; two sisters, Angela Griffin and Tiffany Spencer; two aunts, Ruby Washington and Laverne McDuffie; three uncles, Charles (Shirley), Herbert (Audrey) and Bernard (Cynthia) Washington, all of Columbia, South Carolina; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other loving relatives and dear friends.

Evette was a loving mother, sister, relative and friend, no question about that! You bet we are going to miss her. For a time, it will be hard, but it’s all make easier to know that she is at home with God.





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Ms. Shirley Ann Belton

The homegoing service for Ms. Shirley Ann Belton will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 12, 2014 at First Nazareth Baptist Church (2351 Gervais Street, Columbia) with burial at Memorial Gardens of Columbia.

Shirley was born January 25, 1947 to late Elnora Young Russell and Eugene Young. She was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Palmetto Health Richland Medical Center in Columbia.

She was 67. Shirley was educated in the public schools of Richland County, and graduated from C.A. Johnson class of 1965. She was employed by Palmetto Health Baptist Medical Center for over 47 years. She was a devoted and faithful member of First Nazareth Baptist Church.

She is survived by her loving daughter , April (Taylor) Belton; her loyal cousin, Henrietta Wilson; her nieces, Gwendolyn Y. Chisolm, Monica Scott, and Sandra Stuckey; her nephews, Alonzo (Cheryl) Chisholm Jr., Samuel(Tameka) Scott Jr., Thompson Stuckey, Anthony(Cheryl)Stuckey, and Dwight Stuckey; and a host of other loving relatives and dear friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.









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Mr. Theodore Manigault

Mr. Theodore Warren Manigault was born in Columbia, South Carolina on October 3, 1964 to the late James and Inez Manigault. He departed this earthly life on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Providence Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. He was 49.

Warren, as he was known to family and friends, was a graduate of W.J. Keenan High School and was employed as a supervisor at Muffler Works, until his health declined. He attended Antioch Baptist Church.

Mr. Manigault leaves to cherish his precious memory, his loving wife, Patricia Manigault, and two devoted children, Juarren and Tajuanda (Leland Goodson) Manigault, all of Columbia, South Carolina; three grandsons: Jeremiah Doucet, Theodore Goodson and Benjamin Manigault; and one granddaughter, Jordan Manigault. He is also survived by two brothers, Jesse (Marion) Batts and Maurice Manigault; four sisters: Geraldine (Robert) Shinn, Cheryl Lawhorn, Cassandra Manigault and Tamiko (Bersail) Jones, all of Columbia, South Carolina; his mother-in-law, Minnie Lee Lights; brothers-in-law, Nathaniel Taylor and William Lights of Columbia; sisters-in-law: Sharon Lights of Sumter, South Carolina, Nicole Lights of Columbia, South Carolina and Angela (Jimmie) Carney of Charlotte, North Carolina; a special sister of his heart, Camara Hodge; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and dear friends.

He was preceded into eternal rest by his parents and a brother, Thomas Batts.








Deacon Wilbert Howard

The homegoing service for Deacon Wilbert Howard will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Antioch Baptist Church (5715 Koon Road, Columbia) with burial at Memorial Gardens of Columbia.

Born in Bishopville, SC, Wilbert was the son of the late Simon and Emma Presley Howard. He peacefully passed away on May 2, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, SC, surrounded by loved ones. He was 84.

Wilbert was educated in the Lee County public school system, graduating from Dennis High School. Deacon Howard was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church in Bishopville and later transferred his membership to Antioch Baptist Church in Columbia, where he served on the Deacon Board, the Trustee Board and as the Jubilee Choir Director. He was a Korean War era veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army. A pillar of the community, he started his business career with Howard’s Grocery Store on Wheat Street. He went on to open Howard’s Fuel and Oil, a service station, as well as Howard’s Garage and Puff Howard Towing.

Deacon Howard is survived by his sons, Leon and Harold (Michelle) Howard; grandchildren, Branch Howard and Kirstie Logan; great granddaughter, Kylei Logan; a sister, Leila Gettis; and other loving relatives, church members and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.



Deacon Wilbert HowardThe homegoing service for Deacon Wilbert Howard will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Antioch Baptist Church (5715 Koon Road, Columbia) with burial at Memorial Gardens of Columbia.Born in Bishopville, SC, Wilbert was the son of the late Simon and Emma Presley Howard. He peacefully passed away on May 2, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, SC, surrounded by loved ones. He was 84.Wilbert was educated in the Lee County public school system, graduating from Dennis High School. Deacon Howard was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church in Bishopville and later transferred his membership to Antioch Baptist Church in Columbia, where he served on the Deacon Board, the Trustee Board and as the Jubilee Choir Director. He was a Korean War era veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army. A pillar of the community, he started his business career with Howard’s Grocery Store on Wheat Street. He went on to open Howard’s Fuel and Oil, a service station, as well as Howard’s Garage and Puff Howard Towing.Deacon Howard is survived by his sons, Leon and Harold (Michelle) Howard; grandchildren, Branch Howard and Kirstie Logan; great granddaughter, Kylei Logan; a sister, Leila Gettis; and other loving relatives, church members and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.



Mrs. Edna McMorris

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The homegoing service for Mrs. Edna Ruth Mayer McMorris will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Boyce Chapel First Baptist Church (1306 Hampton Street, Columbia) with burial at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

Mrs. Edna Ruth Mayer McMorris passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 1, 2014. She was the widow of her beloved husband, Master Sergeant William McMorris, Jr.  Mrs. McMorris was born in Prosperity, South Carolina, the daughter of the late Arthur Bennie Mayer and Lillie Mae Caldwell Mayer.  She is survived by her three daughters; Linda (Charles) Myers, Gail (Rocky) Graham, and Cathy (Edward) Miller. She is also survived by her five grandchildren; Dana Myers, William Myers, Adam (Morgan) Myers, Jessica Miller, and Lauren Miller, and one great-grandchild, Briana Myers-Alston.

Edna was the seventh of thirteen children: brothers, James Arthur Mayer/deceased (Mamie), Adam Brolley Mayer/deceased (Bessie),  Johnny Webster Mayer/deceased (Rose), Jasper Mayer/deceased, Billy Bobby Mayer, Herbert Bennie Mayer, (Madeline), and Timothy Mayer/deceased, sisters, Willie Mae Brown (Wilbur), Virginia Jones (David/deceased), Doris Wilma Neealy/deceased (Henry/deceased), Ida Francis Maryland Mayer, and Betty Jean Corley (James/deceased).

Reverend Eugene McMorris/deceased (Willie Mean/deceased), Arthur McMorris/deceased (Sunnie/deceased), Roosevelt McMorris/deceased (Viola), Fannie Mae Moses/deceased (Pinkney/deceased), Anna Lee Boyd/deceased (Andrew/deceased), Naomi Morris (John Phillip), Doshia Lark/deceased (Charles), Essie Perkins (Henry/deceased), Margaret Henderson Clark (Donald/deceased) and Annie Sanders/deceased were also Edna's brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Additionally, there are a host of other relatives and friends left to cherish her memory.

Edna accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior as a young girl after her mother's encouragement. Throughout her life, Edna enjoyed studying the Bible. As an active member of First Baptist Church, Columbia, South Carolina, Edna loved singing in the First Baptist Church choir and performing in the Christmas Pageants and the Celebration of Liberty programs. Edna retired from AT&T, formerly BellSouth after many years of employment. Edna was a Master Cake Decorator and received a degree from the Wilton School of Cake Decorating, Chicago, Illinois. She continued to run McMorris Kitchen, a catering business, after her husband's passing. McMorris Kitchen was known throughout the state of South Carolina for prize winning cakes and delicious home cooked catered meals. Edna was active in many organizations; Gold Star Wives, Telephone Pioneers, PrimeTimes, AARP, and was a Pink Lady hospital volunteer. She enjoyed traveling to many places including Hawaii, Niagara Falls, Europe, and the 1996 Olympics. Edna's trip to Israel was a lifelong dream come true. One of Edna's greatest joys in life was spending time with the grandchildren and great-granddaughter and she often included them in her travels. Her beloved poodle, Pierre was her dedicated companion.




Mr. Otis Bouknight

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Mr. Otis Bouknight peacefully passed away on Friday morning, May 2, 2014 at the WJB Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina. He was born on January 14, 1953, the last of nine children born to the late Will Sr. and Wilhemina Jenkins Bouknight.
He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Gadsden, South Carolina. Otis received his education in the public schools of Richland County, graduating from (the former) Hopkins High School in Hopkins, South Carolina.

After completing high school, he joined the United States Army, where he served for seven years. He was employed at Anchor Continental Tape for many years and at the University of South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Wilhemina Bouknight, Sr.; brothers, Robert and Henry Bouiknight; sisters, Jeans and Everline Bouknight; and surrogate mother, Ada Ruth Bouknight.

Fond members of Otis Bouknight will always be treasured by his sons, Travis Myers of Eastover, South Carolina and Travis Bouknight of Batgon, Louisiana; two grandchildren; brothers: Will Bouknight, Jr. and James Bouknight, both of Gadsden, South Carolina, and Clyde L. (Pauline) Bouknight of Columbia, South Carolina; a sister, Mae (Thomas Scott) France of Gadsden, South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews and other grieving relatives and friends.



Mr. Belton Garner, Sr.

The homegoing service for Mr. Belton Garner, Sr.  will be held at  2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at New Laurel Street Missionary Baptist Church with burial at Serenity Memorial Gardens.

Born in Eastover, SC, Mr. Garner was the son of the late Roberta W. and Louis Garner.  He passed away on April 30, 2014. He was 70.

Mr. Garner was educated in public schools of Richland County, SC.  He enjoyed fishing, laughing and had a passion for gardening.

Mr. Garner is survived by his wife, Edith Faye Garner;  four children, Andrew Garner, Belton (Lori) Garner, Cheryl (Mark) Hall and Denise Garner; thirteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren; siblings, Thelma Hinton, Richard (Vivian) Garner, Freddie Garner, Jacob (Laura) Garner and Hillard (Aretha) Garner; and a host of other relatives and friends whom will miss him dearly.




Mr. Ricky Carter Douglas

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A memorial service for Ricky Carter Douglas will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home.

Ricky Carter Douglas was born on August 27, 1957 in Canton, Mississippi to Mrs. Maggie Jackson and the late Clarence Davis Jackson. He was one of five children. He departed this life on April 26, 2014 at the Medical University of South Carolina. He was 56.

Rick, as he was known to family and friends, was a 1975 graduate of Eau Claire High School in Columbia, South Carolina. He worked as a truck driver and security guard for many years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Davis Jackson.

He leaves to cherish his loving his loving memories, his mother, Maggie Jackson; his soul mate, Dianne Harris; daughters: Danielle, Saleena (Travis), Danita, and Shakera, all of South Carolina, and Shambreka of Georgia; sons: Ricky Alex, Tyshawn, Ricky Jr. and Austin, all of South Carolina; brothers: Jonathan (Deborah), Clarence (Evelyn) and Carl; sister, Emma, all of South Carolina; aunts, Charlie (Charles) Melvin and June (Elliott) Cox, all of South Carolina, and Ruth Anderson of Mississippi; uncles, Earl (Dotsy) Douglas and Stoney (Denise) Douglas, all of South Carolina; twelve grandchildren; many special relatives in Mississippi; special nieces: Kristy, Kim, Brittney (Kelvin) and Camara; and many other loving relatives and dear friends.



Mr. Ricky Carter DouglasView Funeral ProgramA memorial service for Ricky Carter Douglas will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home.Ricky Carter Douglas was born on August 27, 1957 in Canton, Mississippi to Mrs. Maggie Jackson and the late Clarence Davis Jackson. He was one of five children. He departed this life on April 26, 2014 at the Medical University of South Carolina. He was 56.Rick, as he was known to family and friends, was a 1975 graduate of Eau Claire High School in Columbia, South Carolina. He worked as a truck driver and security guard for many years.He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Davis Jackson.He leaves to cherish his loving his loving memories, his mother, Maggie Jackson; his soul mate, Dianne Harris; daughters: Danielle, Saleena (Travis), Danita, and Shakera, all of South Carolina, and Shambreka of Georgia; sons: Ricky Alex, Tyshawn, Ricky Jr. and Austin, all of South Carolina; brothers: Jonathan (Deborah), Clarence (Evelyn) and Carl; sister, Emma, all of South Carolina; aunts, Charlie (Charles) Melvin and June (Elliott) Cox, all of South Carolina, and Ruth Anderson of Mississippi; uncles, Earl (Dotsy) Douglas and Stoney (Denise) Douglas, all of South Carolina; twelve grandchildren; many special relatives in Mississippi; special nieces: Kristy, Kim, Brittney (Kelvin) and Camara; and many other loving relatives and dear friends.


Ms. Sukandra S. Sanderson

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The homegoing service for Sukandra Shovone Sanderson will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Haskell Heights First Baptist Church with burial at Serenity Memorial Gardens.

Sukandra was the daughter of Gloria Jean Manuel, Lawrence Alonzo Sanderson and step-father Joe Lewis Manuel. She was born on August 27, 1965 in Tampa, Florida and departed this earth on April 27, 2014.

Sukandra, affectionately known as “Cookie,” graduated from Columbia High School in 1984 in Columbia, SC. She joined Haskell Heights Baptist Church in the late 1970s/early 1980s. She worked for the State of South Carolina until her illness caused her to retire in 2008.

She will be forever cherished in the loving memories of her daughter, Kendra (Chris) Sanderson-McKinley, and three grandsons: Christopher, Kendall and Kendrick McKinley; five brothers: Anthony 'Tony' (Karen) Nelson, Golden 'Alex' Sanderson, Henry  (Toni) Sanderson, Lawrence (Rosie) Sanderson, Jr. and Leon Sanderson; four aunts: Mary Jordan, Cassandra Sanderson-Vasquez, Betty Phillips and Patsy Danvenport; nine uncles: Johnny 'Bud' Arline, Melvin Sanderson, Frank McCloud, Andrew  McCloud, Louis McCloud, Isaiah 'Jimmy' Manuel, William Manuel, Donald Manuel, Willis Manuel; nieces Rekia 'Quandra' Ravenel, Alise Sanderson, Angel Sanderson, Ebony Sanderson, and Brittany Sanderson Denye Sanderson; nephews: Tony Nelson Jr, Rhashad Nelson, Jaré McClean, Alex Sanderson Jr., Antonio Sanderson and Lawrence Sanderson, III; and many cousins and friends.




Mrs. Lillie Mae Gilyard

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The homegoing service for Mrs. Lillie Mae Brown Gilyard will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Zion Canaan Baptist Church with burial at Memorial Gardens of Columbia.

Mrs. Lillie Mae Brown Gilyard was born on Christmas Day, December 25, 1928, in Walterboro, South Carolina.  She departed this life on Monday, April 28, 2014, at UniHealth Residential Care Center, Forest Drive, Columbia, SC.
 
She was predeceased by her parents, the late Henry Brown and Deliah Ancrum Brown.  All of her siblings preceded her in death as well.  Her brothers were the late Charles Henry Brown, Joseph Cobb, George Brown, James Douglas Brown, Sr., and Emanuel Brown; her sisters were Mrs. Mary Lawrence and Dora Lee Brown. She was predeceased by her husband, the late Alonzo Gilyard, Sr. (1991).  She was predeceased in death by a grandson, Mr. Stephon Gilyard (2001).

Mrs. Gilyard returned to school in the late 1980’s to complete her education in the public schools of Richland County School District Two.  She was a member of the Eastern Stars, Umekia Chapter # 610.  The Chapter named her “Honorary Mother” 1984-93.  She and her spouse, the late Alonzo Gilyard, Sr., relocated their young children to Columbia in 1954, from Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Mrs. Gilyard was baptized at an early age in Walterboro. She joined Zion Canaan Baptist Church, Inc. shortly after she began to work for the Department of Mental Health, at the State Park Health Center, where she retired.  She worked faithfully in Zion Canaan during her young adult years.  She was a former member of the Usher Board, the Jubilee Choir and she attended the Women’s Sunday School Class.
 
Mrs. Gilyard along with her late husband, Alonzo Sr., leave nine (9) children, five sons and four daughters: Ginger (Ronald) Benjamin, Willie Mae (Alfred) Hammond, Gloria, Alonzo Jr. (Pat), Larry, Roosevelt (Maggie), Johnny, Wanda Gilyard Brown, and Ricky (Mary).  They leave twenty-six (26) grandchildren; forty-one (41) great-grandchildren; and thirteen (13) great-great-grandchildren.  Of their ninety (90) direct descendants, only her grandson, Stephon, predeceased her.
 
Mrs. Gilyard also leaves to mourn her passing her In-laws: Raymond Gilyard, Brooklyn, NY; Loretta Garvin and Gladys Benjamin, of Branchville, SC; May Bell Felder and Pearl Gilyard, of Bowman, SC; Arletha Gilyard and Erma Gilyard, of Brooklyn, NY; and Angie Gilyard, of Charleston, SC. She leaves a host of nieces and nephews, family and friends who will miss her dearly.  
Mrs. Gilyard loved her children and sacrificed much for each of them. Her children were her treasure and her gift from God.  She was called “Mama” not only by her children, but her sons and daughters-in-law, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.  She loved to cook.  She never met a stranger.  In safer times, she would bring strangers home to feed and shelter them.  She was a true Missionary.
 
Mrs. Gilyard’s favorite scripture was:  “Must Jesus bear the Cross alone and all the world go free.  No, there is a Cross for everyone and there is a Cross for me.” 



Mr. James Arthur Benn

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The homegoing service for James Arthur Benn, Sr. will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home with burial Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

James Arthur Benn Sr., retired decorated Army veteran, left his earthly home and departed to his last duty station, his Eternal heavenly home on Sunday, April 27, 2014.  A much-loved husband, father, grandfather and friend, he passed away peacefully at his home with his wife present.  Benn was born in Courtland, Virginia to the late Jody McKinley Benn and Corrine Naomi Benn on December 18, 1937.

He joined the Army on April 29, 1955 and served nearly 30 years.  During his service, he received the National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Bronze Star Medal and a host of other decorations, medals, citations and badges for his dedication, leadership, and bravery.  The loyalty and patriotism he learned in the Army never left him, as his friends and family will attest.  He never wavered in his mission to fulfill our country’s promise to the men and women who served.  As a result, he became the owner and founder of Grace Veterans Foundation, a non-profit organization established to stand up for those veterans who risked it all when they stood up for us, our county, and our ideals.  He and his staff accomplished this by providing professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through their military service and provided by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA).  Benn’s dedication to making the world a better place for our lifelong heroes is also evident in his community service as a Mason, the American Legion Post 215, Veterans of Foreign Wars and a lifetime member of the Disabled Association for Veterans.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Jody and Corrine Benn; sister, Cora Lee Gibson; and brother, Joseph Cooper Benn.

We, who accept with humility God’s plan, shall always cherish his memories and appreciate the gift of his life; a caring devoted wife of 38 years, Eras Elizabeth Benn and their two children Keishia Cooper (Ben) and Disha Benn-Peay (Kenneth); four children from his previous marriage; Terri Benson (Michael Sr.), James Benn Jr., (Valerie), Deveronette Benn, and Anthony Benn (Brenda); 16 Grandchildren, Ben Cooper Jr., Dallas Cooper, Jaxon Cooper, Brittany Peay, Kiosha Peay, Jordan McGee, Tiajuana Benson-Bond, Michael Benson Jr., Julian Benn, Joel Benn, Leah Benn, Terrence Benn, Terrell Poole, Antoinette Beamon, Jalia Wilson, Kelli Britt, and Rodney Wilson; seven great-grandchildren; a special niece, Putiona Lige’; and a great host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving relatives and friends.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the members of the Regency Hospice.  Their dedication and efforts to provide quality care over the last month was a heartwarming blessing to the entire family. We thank God for the gift of his life and the blessing of the time we spent with him.




Mr. Charles Edward Allen, II

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The homegoing service for Charles Edward Allen, II will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home with burial Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

Charles Edward Allen, II was born on January 1, 1953 in Englewood, New Jersey. He was the beloved son of the late Charles Edward and Ellen Marie Thompson Allen. He was known to family and friends by many nicknames…Chucky, Chuck, Chucky-A and Chilly-Willy Al. He passed away on April 26, 2014 at the WJB Dorn VA Medical Center. He was 61.

Chuck was educated in the Englewood School System where he was an active participant in sports. In 1972 joined the United States Navy, serving on the SS Kitty Hawk in the Philippines. Upon his discharge, he went on to attend the Center for Media Arts, the American Business Institute, both in New York City, and Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersrey.
Chuck, Towana and Chante moved to Columbia, South Carolina in 1994. Khalis Allen, who we referred to as “Pop-pop” and “Moe Man,” came along in 1995. Chuck worked at Rite-Aid Pharmacy until they went out of business. He then worked as an on-air disc jockey at WNOK radio station from midnight to 6:00 a.m. He was known as the “Midnight Star.”

He also worked at Royal Z Lanes, where he proposed to his wife of eighteen years over the loud speaker. They were married in Stubbies Bar on April 5, 1996. In 1998, Chuck began working for the South Carolina Department of Corrections, from where he retired in in December 2011, after more than thirteen years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ellen Allen, and a sibling, Royleen.

Fond memories of Chuck will live on and be celebrated by his devoted wife, Towana Allen; his three daughters: Nakita (MacArthur) Winborne, Tanishe (Maurio)) Allen-Rogers and Chante’ Allen; three sons: Damian (Ronitra) Drakeford, Rashan Hunt, and Khalis “Pop-pop” Allen; a sister, Dorene Allen; three brothers: Richard Allen, Harry Allen and Sean Allen; ten grandchildren (and one on the way); three great grandchildren; one aunt; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.




Mrs. Eloise Henderson Green

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The homegoing service for Eloise Henderson Green will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Zion Hill Baptist Church (1938 Zion Avenue, Columbia) with burial at Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church Cemetery.

Eloise "Sis" Green was born February 2, 1935 in Columbia, South Carolina. She departed this life on Sunday, April 20, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Marie Henderson.

Born and raised in Columbia, Eloise was the youngest and only girl of nine children. She attended public schools in Columbia. In April of 1957, she married Samuel Henry Green, Sr., and together, they had seven children. She was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church for many years. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and friends. Those who truly knew “Sis,” knew that she would lend a helping hand whenever and wherever needed. She was a very loving and caring person who will truly be missed.

She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her husband, Samuel H. Green, Sr. of Columbia, South Carolina; children: Sheena E. Green of Columbia, Madeline C. Green of Brooklyn, New York, Samuel H. Green, Jr. and Stanley E. Green, also both of Columbia; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-five great grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren; her special friend for many years, Mr. Earl Harper; and a host of family and friends, who will miss her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her son, Darry L. Green, daughters, Arnetta T. Green and Debra Green, and granddaughter Victoria A. Spears.





Mrs. Lula Bell Hart

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The homegoing service for Lula Bell Hart will be held at 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church with burial as Serenity Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Lula B. Hart was born in Columbia, South Carolina on October 29, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Lillie B. Brown and the late Henry Howard. She was educated in the public schools in Columbia, SC. She passed away on April 22, 2014 at Laurel Baye Nursing Home in Orangeburg, South Carolina. She was 84.

She left Columbia in 1976 and moved to Newark, New Jersey, where she lived for almost seventeen years before returning to Columbia in 1993.

A proud and wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, Mrs. Hart was known as the glue that held the family together. She will truly be missed by all.

Left to cherish Lula’s precious memories are her six surviving children: Thomas (Latonya) Walker, David (Tasha) Walker, Diane Natt, Eddie (Jennifer) Natt, Valerie Darby and Terry Hart; siblings: John Cherry, David Brown, Mildred Cherry, all of Columbia, South Carolina, and Evelyn (Barry) Armstrong of Plainfield, New Jersey; a sister-in-law, Darlene Darby; 40 grandchildren; 54 great grandchildren; 14 great-great grandchildren; and many other loving relatives.

Mrs. Hart was preceded in death by her husband of more than forty years, James Hart; three children: Maxine Richardson, Polly Jones and Johnny Walker; and seven siblings.





Mr. Morris Carter

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The homegoing service for Mr. Morris Carter will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home with burial as Serenity Memorial Gardens

Morris Carter departed this life on April 22, 2014. He was born in Danville, Virginia to the late Morris Fitzgerald and Randy Chandler Carter. He attended C.A. Johnson High School in Columbia, South Carolina, graduating in 1963.

He met Ms. Liza Mae, also known as “Mae Middleton”. They were married in February 1974 in New York City. He was baptized at and became a member of Bethlehem Baptist of Bronx, New York.

Mr. Carter retired after twenty-five years of employment as a Captain of the Correctional Officers at Rikers Island in New York. He was also employed with the United States Postal Service in New York and continued his postal service after relocating to Columbia until his retirement on January 31, 2012.

Mr. Carter leaves to cherish his memories, his beloved wife of forty years, Liza Mae Carter; his children, Devin Monique Carter and April Carter; granddaughter, Neveaeh Nicole Carter; and sister, Marva Frances Corbitt, all of Columbia, South Carolina. He also leaves a cousin, James Richmond of Richmond, Virginia, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

The family of Morris Carter is very grateful to God for having given us a wonderful husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend. He was indeed gentle, loving and supportive to all of us. We will cherish his memory forever.





Mrs. Vera F. Belcher

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The memorial service for Mrs. Carolyn Yvonne James Gibbs will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014 at Right Direction Church International (3506 Broad River Road, Columbia).

Mrs. Carolyn Yvonne James-Gibbs was born in Camden, South Carolina on November 20, 1962. She was the daughter of Earnest Jr. and Lillie Clifton Carlos and granddaughter of Rosa Mae Clifton. She entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at her home in Columbia, South Carolina.

Carolyn was a member of
Right Direction Church International, serving on many ministries. She was employed with the South Carolina Department of Education for more than 10 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and was working toward her Masters at Strayer University.

Carolyn loved sharing the word of God, even during her illness. She had a spirit of great peace that affected all that knew her. A loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, she will be sorely missed by all of those who loved and had the opportunity to know her.

She leaves to cherish her memories her loving husband, Dale Gibbs; two loving children: Michelle N. Clifton and Dwayne James, Jr.; one loving brother, Earnest Carlos, III; two stepsisters, Jacklyn C. Davis and Doris J. Johnson; four adoring grandchildren: Mikayla J. Clifton, George Williams, III, Michael D. Outen and Jayden M. Outen; four sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; a special cousin, Sharon H. Stevens; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and dear friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.





Mrs. Carolyn James-Gibbs

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The memorial service for Mrs. Carolyn Yvonne James Gibbs will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014 at Right Direction Church International (3506 Broad River Road, Columbia).

Mrs. Carolyn Yvonne James-Gibbs was born in Camden, South Carolina on November 20, 1962. She was the daughter of Earnest Jr. and Lillie Clifton Carlos and granddaughter of Rosa Mae Clifton. She entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at her home in Columbia, South Carolina.

Carolyn was a member of Right Direction Church International, serving on many ministries. She was employed with the South Carolina Department of Education for more than 10 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and was working toward her Masters at Strayer University.

Carolyn loved sharing the word of God, even during her illness. She had a spirit of great peace that affected all that knew her. A loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, she will be sorely missed by all of those who loved and had the opportunity to know her.

She leaves to cherish her memories her loving husband, Dale Gibbs; two loving children: Michelle N. Clifton and Dwayne James, Jr.; one loving brother, Earnest Carlos, III; two stepsisters, Jacklyn C. Davis and Doris J. Johnson; four adoring grandchildren: Mikayla J. Clifton, George Williams, III, Michael D. Outen and Jayden M. Outen; four sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; a special cousin, Sharon H. Stevens; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and dear friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.





Mr. Sam Loyd, Jr.

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Graveside services for Mr. Sam Loyd, Jr. will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014 at Fort Jackson National Cemetery (4170 Percival Road, Columbia).

Sam Loyd, Jr. was born on July 28, 1928 in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Sam Sr. and Bertha Woodard Loyd. Sam was called home on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Palmetto Baptist Hospital. He was 85.

Mr. Loyd received his education in the public schools of Richland County. He was baptized an early age and became a member of St. Phillip A.M.E. Church in Eastover, South Carolina.

Mr. Sam Loyd, Jr. enlisted in the United States Army. He was happy and proud to serve his country. After his honorable military service, Mr. Loyd worked at McCrory Construction until his retirement. He was married to the late Margaret Adams-Brown Loyd.

He leaves behind to cherish loving memories his children: Eugene (Ethel) Brown, Juanita McLamore, Dorothy Prince, Rutheen Scott, Lorraine (Johnny) Miller, Lewis Brown, Roland Brown, all of Columbia, South Carolina, and Georgia Mae President of Eastover, South Carolina; a brother, Albert Loyd of Columbia, South Carolina; sisters, Selena Crowley and Lillian Garnett; and a host of loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and dear friends.




Mrs. Barbara Jean Horton Davis

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The homegoing service for Mrs. Barbara Jean Heard Horton Davis will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014 at The Greater St. Luke Baptist Church (5238 Farrow Road, Columbia) with burial at Serenity Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Barbara Jean Heard Horton Davis was born July 28, 1944 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of the late Mrs. Sally Mae Saxon and Mr. Frank Wright. She was reared in the home of her grandparents, the late Deacon Ben and Jessie Heard. She departed this earthly life to join her heavenly Father on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at her home.

She attended Saxon Elementary and Booker T. Washington High schools. She retired from the South Carolina State Hospital.
Barbara, affectionately known as “Bobbie Jean”, was a member of The Greater St. Luke Baptist Church, where she served faithfully as an Usher until her declined.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, husband and brother, Mr. Freddie Wright.

“Bobbie Jean” leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Christopher Horton and Recardo (Iris) Horton of Columbia, South Carolina; one aunt, Ms. Beatrice Heard of Columbia, South Carolina; three grandchildren: Darica LaShai Horton, Tiaunna Chisholm and Tyrus Chisholm; five cousins: Leslie (Shirley) Fisher, Sr., Deirdre (Clarence) Weathers, Jr. of Fort Washington, Maryland, Ira Jean (Earnest) Dunlap, Reverend Elizabeth Wine and Joseph (Laura) Brantley of Atlanta, Georgia; and a host of loving relatives and caring friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.




Mr. Joseph Dunbar

The graveside service for Mr. Joseph Dunbar will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014 at Serenity Memorial Gardens (1101 Buckner Road, Columbia).

Born in Eastover, SC, Joe was the son of Daisy English Dunbar. He passed away on April 15, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland. He was 70.

After growing up in Eastover, Joe moved to Columbia, SC, where he was employed with the City of Columbia for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Mary L. Portee Dunbar; two children; three brothers; sisters; and a host of other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother.





Mrs. Katie Mae Mitchell

The homegoing service for Mrs. Katie Mae Mitchell will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home with burial at Serenity Memorial Gardens.

Born in Columbia, Katie was the daughter of the late Clay Charles and the late Annie Mae Harrison. She passed away on April 12, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland. She was 66.

Mrs. Mitchell is survived by her husband, Preston Mitchell; her children: Eddie Harrison, Cynthia Albert, Preston Mitchell, Jr. and Wanda Mitchell; eight grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and many other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.





Mrs. Juanita Cheeseboro-Peterson

The homegoing service for Mrs. Juanita Cheeseboro-Peterson will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home with burial at St. Mark Baptist Church Cemetery in Bishopville, SC.

Born in Columbia, SC, Juanita was the daughter of the late Curvey and Jessie Mae Cruel Cheeseboro. She passed away on April 8, 2014 at Manor Care Nursing Home in Silver Spring, MD. She was 71.

Mrs. Peterson was educated in the public schools of Richland County in South Carolina. While in South Carolina, she met and married her husband of 52 years, Willie Peterson. They later moved to Washington, DC. She dedicated her life to taking care of her family.

She is survived by her children: Orlando Cheeseboro, Darron Peterson, Brenda Peterson-Robinson and Linda Peterson; a stepson, Michael Cooper; four brothers: Joe Nathan, Conrad Huge, Michael Van and Phillip Eugene Cheeseboro; four sisters: Geneva Cheeseboro, Martha Oree, Carolyn Worthy and Reburta Manning; 14 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and many other loving family members and dear friends.





Mrs. Ellena Toni Cunningham Marhiney

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The homegoing service for Ellena Toni Cunningham Phillips Marhiney will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014 at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ellena “Toni” Cunningham Marhiney was born October 5, 1941 in Portsmouth, Virginia. She was the daughter of Ethel Bethea and the late Phillip Moore. After an extended illness, she joine the Lord on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her family.

Toni attended schools in Newark, New Jersey. She later moved to Columbia, South Carolina where she met and her loving and devoted husband of twenty-six years.

Toni exemplified her love by being a dedicated and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was an outstanding cook and always had her doors open to anyone in need of a meal or a place to lay their head.

Toni was preceded in death by her daughter, Alisha Cunningham.

Toni leaves to cherish her many memories a loving and devoted husband, Frank Marhiney of Pelion, South Carolina; five loving and devoted daughters: Christina of Pelion, SC, Lillian, Jeanette, Linda and Vicki, all of Newark, New Jersey; four loving and devoted sons: Elliott, Eugene, Robert, all of Newark, New Jersey, and Vashon of Columbia, South Carolina; a devoted stepson, Cornell of Columbia, South Carolina; twenty-seven grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; her dear devoted daughter in Christ, Capris; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.





Mrs. Margaret C. Mays

The homegoing service for Margaret Clark Mays will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014 at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home with burial at Serenity Memorial Gardens.

Born in Newberry, SC, Margaret was the daughter of the late John and Catherine Henry Clark. She passed away on April 11, 2014 at Providence Hospital. She was 77.

Mrs. Mays is survived by her children: Brenda Williams, Raymonda Moore, Bruce Clark, Kassandra Quattlebaum, Stephan Grayson, Tonya Sellers, Regina Mays and Horace Mays, as well as many other loving relatives and dear friends.





Mr. Marvin Lovejoy

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The homegoing service for Mr. Marvin Lovejoy will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014 at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home.

Marvin Lovejoy was born on November, 19, 1956 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the beloved son of the late Mary M. Whetstone and David Whetstone. Marvin departed this life to be with the Lord on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home in Columbia.

The memories we have of him will always be dear in our hearts.  We should not mourn his passing, but instead give God praises for the blessing he bestowed upon us and thanksgiving for the time we shared with Marvin.

Marvin was educated in the public schools of Richland County, earning his G.E.D. He was employed at Lizard’s Thicket where he worked as a food service representative. Marvin was a very well-known fisherman who loved to fish on the lake or pond.  Anyone who knew Lovejoy knew he always had a smile on his face and a joke in his mind.
 
Those who will forever cherish fond and precious memories are his loving daughters, Marvina Murray and Tonaya Murray of Stockton, California, Mavasis Willis (Sarocco) of Lexington, South Carolina, Wendy Lovejoy and RoZena Murray , both of Stockton, California; six loving sisters, all of Columbia, South Carolina: Gwendolyn (Ronnie) Lovejoy Kelly, Ertha (Charles) Epps, Vivian (Joe) Brown, Wanda (Hayes) Malloy, Wendy Whetstone, and Angela (John) Hopkins; twelve grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and dear friends, all of whom join the family in sharing the grief caused by his departure, but rejoice that he is resting with the Lord.





Mr. Bryan M. Gleaton

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The homegoing service for Bryan M. Gleaton will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home.

Bryan was educated in both the public and private school systems of Morris County New Jersey (Hillcrest Elementary, Frelinghuysen Middle, and The Morristown-Beard School). He graduated and received his high school diploma.  “B” also attended Georgia Tech University.  He was employed with Palmetto Awning, The Babcock Center, and Schneider Electric.

He always greeted you with a smile, was a man grounded in his faith, and used every opportunity to share the word of God with you.  He always had this way of helping you see what was really important.  Bryan was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, and friend to all.  He often said, "I don't think that I've ever met a stranger." The love that he had for his family was passionate, kind, strong, and unending.

On May 22, 2004 Bryan was joined in marriage to Miracle D. Anderson. This union was blessed with three children: Jocelyn Tamia Street, Aubrii Lynn Gleaton, and Nyla Rae Gleaton.

He leaves to cherish loving memories: his wife, Miracle D. Gleaton, and three daughters: Jocelyn Tamia Street, Aubrii Lynn Gleaton, and Nyla Rae Gleaton, all of Columbia, SC; parents, Betty R. Gleaton of Columbia, SC, William Henry Rivers of North, SC; three sisters: Lynn Rivers of North, SC, Stephanie R. (Raymond) Coleman of North, SC and Shana Howell of Cayce, SC; four brothers: Quincy (Felicia) Toland of Swansea, SC, Minister Adrian D. Gleaton of Madison, AL, Jorell Howell of St. Matthews, SC and Keith Harley of North, SC; grandmother, Rosa Rivers of North, SC; mother-in-law, Belendia Anderson; father-in-law, Deacon Jacob Anderson of Columbia SC; three sisters-in-law: Tatahisha Smith, Elena Dewitt and Melissa Mcloud, all of Columbia, SC; five uncles: John W. (Cythenia) Gleaton of Columbia, SC, James "Deke" Gleaton of Scranton, PA, John (Barbara) Rivers of North, SC, Eddie (Maggie)  Rivers and Ricky (Mary) Rivers both of Orangeburg, SC; five aunts: Mattie-May Bowens of Philadelphia, PA, Lillie Pearl (George Jeffcoat) of Swansea, SC, Ernestine (James) Jeffcoat and Sally Hughes, both of North, SC and Sophia Smith of Columbia, SC: and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.





Ms. Almeda B. Kennedy

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A graveside service for Ms. Almeda B. Kennedy will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Serenity Memorial Gardens.

Ms. Almeda Beatrice Kennedy, 77, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Palmetto Richland Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. She was born December 6, 1936 in Abbeville South Carolina to the late Homer and Almeda White Kennedy.

Ms. Kennedy graduated college with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She taught elementary school until her health began to decline.

She is survived by her two sisters, Willie Mae Hardeman of Fort Worth, Texas and Mary Hill of Maryland, and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her loving brother, Homer Kennedy.

Ms. Kennedy was a beloved resident at PruittHealth, where everyone loved and adored her.




Mr. Tracey Lamar Garrett

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A homegoing service for Mr.
Tracey Lamar Garrett will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home with burial at Palmetto Cemetery.

Tracey Lamar Garrett was born August 28, 1971 in Columbia, South Carolina to Alonzena N. Garrett. On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, he was called home to be with the Lord after an extended il
lness.

Tracey graduated from A. C. Flora High School and attended South Carolina State University, graduating in the class of 1989.
He spent most of his early employment years in various sales (Primerica, Mercedes, Circuit City, HH Gregg and lastly, Capitol Hyundai). He continued working at Capitol Hyundai until he became ill in 2012.
 
He gave his life to the Lord at an early age and attended the United House of Prayer. He was a passionate man who enjoyed playing on the band and fixing things. He was always willing
to help others in need.

Tracey is survived by his wife, Tanya L. Garrett; sons, Mason and Tracey Garrett; a daughter, Treniece Garrett; stepson, PFC Rodney J. Dove, II; mother, Alonzena N. Garrett; brother, Rodney (Denise) Garrett; and a host of other loving relatives and dear friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.




Mr. Willie J. Richardson

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A homegoing service for Mr. Willie James Richardson will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home with burial at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

Willie James Richardson was born September 27, 1958 in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Henry Frank Fritz and Johnnie Mae Goodwin. He departed this earthly life and went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 7, 2014.

Willie received his early education at Waverly Elementary School in Columbia. He later moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he attended Southern High School and Vocational School. At the age of nineteen, he entered the United States Marine Corps. And upon completion of service to his country, he returned to Columbia where he met Carrie Lee Johnson, the love of his life.

He was employed for many years with the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. He then moved on to work with the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

"Willie from Philly", as he sometimes referred to himself, was a kind person and will be missed by many.
He was preceded in death by his father and wife.

Mr. Richardson leaves to cherish his life: his mother, Johnnie Mae Goodwin of Columbia, South Carolina; three daughters: Quinntessa, Danielle and Tierra Richardson; two sons, Marquinton and Devin Richardson, all of Columbia, South Carolina; five grandchildren: Zanobia, Kahmyra, Keridan, Keyshawn, and Mishon; eleven uncles; twelve aunts; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.





Ms. Delores Lovely

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The homegoing service Ms. Delores Lovely will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home.

Ms. Delores “Lowie” Lovely was born April 10, 1954 in New York, New York to the late Robert Lee Lovely and Ada Toney Lovely.  She grew up in the Fredrick Douglas Houses in Manhattan.  Lowie attended the NYC Public Schools and graduated from Charles Evans Hughes High School.  Lowie remained in NYC for several years until she relocated to Columbus, GA during her later 20s. In 1982, she joined the United States Army where she served Active and Reserve duty statuses up until 1995 when she received an Honorable Discharge. In 1984, Lowie and Chantel relocated to Columbia, SC where she remained until the Lord called her home.

While living in Columbia, Lowie was federally employed by the Housing and Urban Development Department for greater than 30 years. While working for HUD, she served as President of the American Federation of Government Employees, Union #3654. Lowie was the first Columbia employee to implement a cost-saving program for the mortgage process. In addition, she was the only employee of Columbia to be selected to the HUD Emerging Leadership Program.

To family and friends, Lowie was known as the life of the party. She enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest.  At every social function, she was known to keep everyone laughing and dancing. To know her was to love her. Her zest for life and bright smile were contagious, to be in her presence was simply to be enveloped in Love.  Her Love of God, Life and Family radiated in her very being!
 
Ms. Lovely was preceded in death by her father Robert Lee Lovely, her mother Ada Toney Lovely, her brother James Everett Toney, her sister Essie Mae ‘Diane’ Lovely, and her nephew Anthony Lovely.

She is survived by her daughter, Chantel Lovely and granddaughter, Daisha Philpot of Atlanta, GA; sisters, Debra (Richard) Edwards of Burkville, AL and Samantha Simmons of New York, New York; nephew, Shaun Lovely of Columbia, SC; nieces, Shanea McCullough of Montgomery, AL and Jatara Simmons of New York, New York; grand nieces and nephews: Bria and Brion of Hopkins, SC, Davion of Columbia, SC and Sh’mya and LaKendrick of Montgomery, AL; as well as a host of cousins, friends, and various loved ones.




Ms. Jacqueline C. Richardson

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The homegoing service Ms. Jacqueline Yvonne Richardson will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home.

God sent a special person into this world when Jacqueline Yvonne Richardson was born on November 14, 1958 to the late Hercules Richardson and Daisy Goodwin Richardson Kelly in Columbia, South Carolina. She departed this world peacefully at the tender age of 55 in her home in Savannah, Georgia.

Jackie, as she was affectionately known, was educated in the public schools of Richland County. She was a strong advocate for Feed the Children.

A genuine woman, very outspoken, Jackie would give her last to help someone and was known for always keeping it real.

Those left to cherish fond and precious memories of Jackie are her daughter Terrell (Nathaniel) Richardson-Smith of Junction City, Kansas; her niece and nephew (that she considered her own children), Shari and Travis Keith, both of Columbia, South Carolina; two grandchildren, Taryn and Elias “EJ” Lykes; eleven brothers and sisters: Shirley Roe, Hercules Goodwin, Johnnie Mae Goodwin, Frank Goodwin, Sandra Patterson, James Richardson, Judy Keith, Stanley Richardson, Edward Richardson, Wilbert Richardson and Morgan Richardson; and a host of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other loving family members and dear friends. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.




Ms. Gwendolyn L. Wolfe

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The homegoing service for Gwendolyn Lonette Wolfe will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home with burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Gwendolyn Lonette Wolfe was born in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Jacob Wolfe, Sr. and Estelle Alexander.  She departed this life on Monday, April 7, 2014 in Augusta Georgia.

She attended the Greater Saint Luke Baptist Church at an early age.  After relocating to Augusta, Georgia, she attended Word of Faith Ministry in North Augusta, South Carolina.

Gwen graduated from A. C. Flora High School in 1983.  After graduation from high school she attended Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina from 1983 through 1985.  She graduated from Midlands Technical College; where she earned her State of South Carolina Nursing Assistant License.  Gwen was a very caring and compassionate health care professional.  Gwen truly enjoyed her job as a nurse caregiver.  She enjoyed working with the elderly, the disabled and others in need of health care services. Gwen was a very dedicated employee always willing to extend extra care to those in need.  She often volunteered to work overtime, whenever there was a need.

Prior to her illness, Gwen was employed with Rest Assured Nursing Center in Blythewood, South Carolina.

Gwen loved good food and socializing. She enjoyed going to movies and casino's with family and friends.  She brought a cheerful smile to all in her presence.

Gwen leaves to cherish her memories, her mother, Estelle Alexander; two brothers, Ronnie Hingleton and Jacob Wolfe, Jr. of Columbia, SC; two sisters, Sheila Denise Wolfe of Columbia, SC and Faye Wilder of Columbus, GA; one step-sister, Cynthia Dorsey of Columbia, SC; one devoted aunt and caregiver, Elizabeth Wolfe of Augusta, GA; two uncles, Andrew Hingleton and Wilbur Lee Wolfe of Columbia, SC; one sister-in-law, Belinda Hingleton of Warner Robins, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.




Mrs. LaSonya A. Williams

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The homegoing service for Mrs. LaSonya Alicia Williams will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home with burial at Serenity Memorial G
ardens.

LaSonya Alicia Williams was born October 5, 1963 in Richland County, South Carolina.  She was the loving daughter of the late Frances Williams and Mack Harper.  On Thursday, April 3, 2014, she was called home to be with the Lord.

Affectionately known as “Poochie”, LaSonya was educated in the public schools of Richland County. Upon completion of her education, she was a dedicated employee at C.M. Tucker Center and then for many years at Palmetto Health Food Services until her health deteriorated.

She was well known by many for her talent of entertaining at parties and cookouts. She was always willing to help others in need. She was a member of the Sophisticated Ladie
s Social Club, a group special to her heart.

LaSonya was preceded in death by her husband, Craig Gene Reaves; son, Darius Reaves; daughter, Alexis Reaves; maternal grandparents, Phillis McRant Williams and Jackson Williams; and paternal grandmother, Mary Mayo of New York.

Those left to cherish “Poochie’s” fond and precious memories are her loving children: sons, Michael A. Williams, Qwontis (LaRissa) Williams, Craig Gene Reaves, Jr., Craig Maurice Reaves, and daughter, Diamond Alexis Reaves, all of Columbia, South Carolina; three loving sisters: Teresa E. Watts, Sydnell (Calvin) Weeks and Regina Parker, all of Columbia, SC; special cousin who she adored like a brother, Terence McKune of Columbia, SC; nine loving aunts: Sydnell Edmonds, Phillistine Williams, Thelma (LeVern) Cole, Essie (Joseph) Smith, Shirley (David) Kennedy, Shirley Mitchell, Gloria Harper, Belinda Williams and Roxanna Williams, all of Columbia, SC and Toni (Elton) McCray of North Carolina; five loving uncles: Johnnie (Shirley) McRant of Hopkins, SC, Robert (Doreatha) Williams, J.D. Williams, Jerome (Hattie) Harper of Columbia and Kevin (Alecia) Harper of Saudi Arabia; fourteen grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and dear friends, all of whom join the family in sharing the grief caused by her sudden departure.




SFC EJ Wiggins, United States Army, Retired

The homegoing service for SFC (Ret.) EJ Wiggins will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Bethel Baptist Church (275 McNulty Road, Blythewood) with burial at Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens.

EJ (Eddie) Wiggins was born on August 9, 1941 in Pensacola, Florida. He was the son of the late Ms. Lillie Mae Johnson Wiggins Ellis-Long. He was married to the former Mary Lillian Gadson for forty-five years.

EJ was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Blythewood, South Carolina. He was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Pensacola. Having served twenty honorable years in the United States Army, EJ earned the rank of E-7, Sergeant First Class. EJ received numerous honors and awards during his military career.

He furthered his education at Palmer College, in Columbia, South Carolina, obtaining an Associate Degree in Office Management. He was a former Food Service Supervisor for the Department of Corrections.

EJ leaves to remember fond memories, his wife, Mary L. Wiggins; two daughters, Theondra D. Wiggins and Erica V. Wiggins, all of Columbia, South Carolina; and one son, Eddie J. Wiggins of Mobile, Alabama. He also leaves six siblings: Lester (Lynette) Ellis of Portsmouth, Virginia; Audrey (Terrance) Miller of Alabama, and Marilyn Ellis, Kelvin Ellis, Cecil (Marita) Ellis and Theresa (Melvin) Dumas, all of Pensacola, Florida; five grandchildren: Alexus J. Wiggins of Columbia, South Carolina, Ka’leah R. Wiggins of Mobile, Alabama, EJ (Paige) Wiggins, III of Huntington, West Virginia, Byron (Janine) Wiggins and Edward L. Wiggins, both of Mobile, Alabama; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.




Mr. Larry Gordon

The homegoing service for Mr. Larry Gordon will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home with burial at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

On March 31, 2014, Larry Gordon was called home to rest. He was born June 17, 1943 to the late Leroy and Elizabeth Gordon in Mamaroneck, New York. He was educated in the New York school system.

Upon completing high school, he began his college education. In 1966, Larry enlisted in the United States Army, proudly serving his country in the Vietnam War. He received an honorable discharge in 1968. He then went on to receive bachelor and master degrees in education. He worked for the N.Y. Phone Company. Before pursuing his dream of teaching art, for many years Larry was an avid artist who created many beautiful paintings and sculptures. Larry had accepted Christ into his life and had begun taking Bible lessons online.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Elizabeth; four brothers: Leroy Jr., John Henry, Richard and Curtis; three sisters: Rosemary, Betty and Esther; a daughter, Teia; and a grandson, Derrick.

He is survived by two sons, Larry (Lauren) of Pennsylvania and Sean of New York; four daughters: Terri and Teisha of Pennsylvania, Kelli (Jarrett) of Florida and Keisha of New York; siblings, Michael (Mable) of New York and Maydell of Georgia; eleven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.



Mrs. Eva Mae Bryant