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Mrs. Carrie Belle Milligan

Carrie Milligan, 74, was born April 26, 1941 in Eastover, South Carolina. She was a daughter of the late Alfonso and Sallie Wilson Grooms. She passed away on July 22, 2015 at her home in Columbia.

Affectionately known as “Granny,” she was educated in Richland County, attending schools in the Town of Eastover. She was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church in St. Matthews.

Carrie was a devoted wife, mother and friend. She enjoyed going to the flea market, family gatherings and relaxing at the lake on her boat.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Morris Milligan; her two sons, Maurice Jenkins and Bill Milligan; and five brothers: Lester, Willie, Odell, Calvin and Alfonso Grooms.

Left to cherish her fond and precious memories are her eight children: Barbara Jenkins, Stacy Jenkins, Chris (Jessie) Jenkins, Beverly (Kenny) Jackson, Samuel (Emma) Jenkins, and Noah Jenkins, all of Columbia, South Carolina, Samantha (Steve) Robertson of Greenwood, South Carolina and Kenny Jenkins of Dallas, Texas; two stepchildren, Sherene Miller and Stephanie Milligan; five sisters: Alice Grooms, Mary (Johnny) Roberts, Johnnie Mae Grooms and Rebecca (Von) Grooms, all of Columbia, South Carolina, and Judith (Mike) Ward of South Tahoe, California; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and church members, all of whom will miss her dearly.






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Mrs. Laura Watson Smith

Sister Laura Watson Smith entered into this life on July 5, 1921 in Darlington, South Carolina and departed this life to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Sister Smith was the youngest child of the late Jack and Della Lincoln.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis L. Smith; parents, Della Jett Lincoln and Jack Lincoln; and her brother, Chester Arthur Lincoln.

Sister Smith was educated in the public schools of Darlington County; Felton Laboratory School at South Carolina State College, Orangeburg, South Carolina and was a graduate of Butler High School, Hartsville, South Carolina. She was employed by the Columbia Hospital as an LPN where she worked in the Neonatal Department for many years. After the consolidation into Palmetto Richland she continued to serve in the same department until her retirement. During her employment, she was known for assisting families with naming their children and has many “god children” throughout the Columbia area.

At an early age, Sister Smith accepted Christ as her personal Savior and joined the Second Nazareth Baptist Church upon returning to Columbia from Baltimore, Maryland. She served faithfully as a member of the Senior Missionary Society, Culinary Ministry, Nurse’s Fellowship, attended Bible School and loved Sunday School. She loved the Lord and was a great supporter of the Second Nazareth Baptist Church and attended many missionary seminars at the Gethsemane Conventions.

Sister Smith was committed to service, a civic and community leader who was concerned about her community. She worked as a Poll Manager at the Bluff Road Precinct and with the Lower Richland Democratic Party for many years.

Sister Smith served faithfully in the Queen Esther Chapter #1 Order of the Eastern Star; Columbia Christian Health Care Auxiliary; and the Columbia Triad Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association.

Her family will cherish fond memories of a loving mother and a Christian woman who loved God. She leaves to mourn her passing: her daughter, Barbara Watson Randall of Brooklyn, New York; son, Curtis R. (Dale) Watson of Columbia, South Carolina; grandchildren: Barnard Randall, Rosette (Aaron) Phillips, Susan Renee Randall all of Brooklyn, New York; Jason and Marla Watson of Columbia, South Carolina; four great-grandchildren; special niece, Anna M. Davis of Columbia, South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She will be remembered for her infectious laugh and smile.


Samuel Cunningham Sr Program.pdf Samuel Cunningham Sr Program.pdf
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Mr. Samuel B. Cunningham, Sr.

Mr. Samuel B. Cunningham, Sr. was born December 27, 1931 in Ridgeway, South Carolina to the late Lewis and Sally Harrison Cunningham. He departed this earthly life on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 after a long illness.

Samuel attended the public schools of Fairfield County in South Carolina. He was baptized at an early age at Rehoboth Baptist Church in Ridgeway, and later joined Round Top Baptist Church in Blythewood, South Carolina. Samuel was an entrepreneur in the logging industry.

”SB,” as he was known to his friends, had a passion for hunting and fishing. He always had the greatest fishing stories ever told.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters: Prescilla Cunningham, Maggie Cornelius, Minnie Robertson and Ida Wages; and four brothers: James, Fred, Matthew and Henry Cunningham.

SB is survived by a son, Samuel B. (Viola) Cunningham, Jr. of Leesville, South Carolina; four daughters: Mary (Teddy) Canzater, Patricia (Tony) Spencer, Ruthie Ann (Michael) Braxton, all of Columbia, South Carolina, and Melvine (Tim) Etheredge of Blythewood, South Carolina; Amanda Pretlow, a child raised in the home, of Massachusetts; three sisters: Cherry Brown, Mattie Lee Alston and Mary Portee, all of Columbia, South Carolina; fifteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his companion, Ms. Gladys Pretlow of Blythewood, South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends.





Ronald Reginald Burkett Program.pdf Ronald Reginald Burkett Program.pdf
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Mr. Ronald Reginald "Jeep" Burkett

Ronald Reginald “Jeep” Burkett was born March 12, 1955 in Irmo, South Carolina to Betty L. Burkett and the late Matthew Kirkland. He departed this earthly life in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to be with the Lord eternally on Sunday, July 19, 2015.

As a child, Jeep attended Saint James Fire Baptized Holiness Church in Irmo. He was educated in Lexington/Richland School District Five, where he graduated from Irmo High School in 1973. He was employed with Allied Chemical in Columbia, South Carolina. He later made his residence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania until his passing.

Jeep, as he was affectionately known, had a carefree spirit and loved the company of others. He was also a sports enthusiast. He was a member of the Philadelphia Travelers Motorcycle Club, where he served as the national president from the 1990’s to 2012. Through his motorcycle club, he developed strong, lifelong bonds with his fellow members.

Jeep leaves a host of loved ones to cherish his memories, including: his mother, Betty Burkett of Irmo, South Carolina; his children: Reginald (Keisha) Pollock of Fort Mill, South Carolina, Sandy (James) Miller of Columbia, South Carolina and LaQuisha Burkett of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; his brothers: Julius (Cheryl) Burkett of Columbia, South Carolina, Glenn (Penny) Burkett of Piedmont, South Carolina and Bruce Kirkland of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; four grandchildren; a special friend, Ernestine “Lil One” Thompson; his best friend, Robert “Binky” Macon; and many other relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his father, Matthew Kirkland; three brothers: Jerry Burkett, Anthony Kirkland and Dwight Kirkland; and a son Kwame Burkett.



James Sonny Barber Jr Program.pdf James Sonny Barber Jr Program.pdf
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Mr. James "Sonny" Barber, Jr.

On September 29, 1939, in Columbia, South Carolina, James and Sara Davis Barber, Sr. were blessed with the last of their four children, James.

In 1953, “Sonny,” as he was known, graduated from C.A. Johnson High School at the age of 14. He served in the United States Army from 1962-64. He later worked for Blue Ribbon Cab Company and Glass Depot, before retiring in 2000.

James met and fell in love with Albertha Owens. They were united in Holy Matrimony in May 1967.

After a brief period of illness, Sonny was called into rest with his Heavenly Father on Friday, July 17, 2015.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Barber, Sr.; siblings, Annabelle Hiller and George Buggs; and a daughter, Cheryl Barber.

James leaves to cherish his memories: his devoted children: Tonya Gardner-Bryant and Anquanette Linder of Las Vegas, Nevada, Kharessa (Ricky) Garner and Angela Peterson of Columbia, South Carolina; fifteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; his mother, Sarah Barber; special friends, his nephew, Jimmie Hiller, Dorothy Gilmore and his cousin, Arthur Pressley of Columbia, South Carolina; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other loving friends.





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Mr. Ernest Nathaniel Lewis

Mr. Ernest Nathaniel Lewis, my dear father, departed this life on July 16, 2015 to enter peaceful rest for eternity with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

He was a member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church for many years. He was born October 31, 1932 to the late Ned E. “Sarah” Lewis.

He was preceded in death by his mother of Columbia, South Carolina, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Harvey Benton of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Mr. Lewis graduated from Atkins High School in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system. He later attended Winston-Salem State University. In 1953, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After serving two years, he was honorably discharged and entered civilian life.

Mr. Lewis was employed with Sears Roebuck and Co. as a Maintenance Engineer for 38 years.

Mr. Ernest N. Lewis is survived by and leaves to cherish his memory his loving son and daughter-in-law, Ernest and Queen Lewis of Columbia, South Carolina; two devoted friends, Doris “Dot” Thomas and Loel R. Heatley of Columbia, South Carolina; a lifelong friend, Elizabeth S. Hamilton of Eastover, South Carolina; a cousin, Annette Payne of Merrillville, Indiana; and a host of adopted nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, all of whom join the family in sharing the grief caused by his untimely departure.





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Mrs. Thelma Bowman

Thelma was born in Richland County in July 1928. She passed away at Palmetto Health Richland on July 18, 2015 at the age of 87.

Mrs. Bowman attended Booker T. Washington School before moving to New York, where she resided for many years. While in New York, she worked at a restaurant in the World Trade Center as a cook.

After returning to South Carolina, she worked at and retired from the South Carolina Department of Mental Health’s Food Service Department.

Upon retirement, she became a foster grandparent serving at Arden Elementary School and Children’s Garden Day Care and Crisis Center. She was formerly married to the late Ezell Bowman.

She is survived by her loving son, Miguel (Bessie) Bowman, and her adopted daughters: Gail Gordon Harrell, Renee Eubanks and Ruth Benlin. Mrs. Bowman was predeceased by her parents, two sisters and a brother.








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Mr. Anthony Adams

Mr. Anthony Adams, affectionately known as “Dute”, was born on March 17, 1956 in Clarendon County, South Carolina. He was the eighth of nine children born to the late Samuel and Naomi Richardson Adams. He departed this life on Wednesday July 15, 2015 at Lexington Medical Center.

“Dute” was educated in the public schools of Clarendon County, South Carolina. In 1974, he graduated from Furman High School, where he played basketball for “The Chieftains.” After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army where he served his country until 1981.

Anthony lived and worked in New York until 1989 before relocating to Columbia, South Carolina. He met and married the love of his life, Alphea Renee Saunders in 1990. To this union, two sons were born.

He became a truck driver during the 1990s and continued driving long distances until his health began to fail. Growing up in a strong family of Christians values, Anthony accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of Antioch Union Methodist Episcopal Church in Pinewood, South Carolina.

Anthony leaves to cherish his memories: his devoted wife of 25 years, Alphea Saunders Adams; his two children, Chase Anthony and Karlton James; four sisters: Rovenia (Joe) Adams of Bronx, New York, Doretha Tate of Summerville, South Carolina, Pearl (Jim) Bostic of Yonkers, New York and JoAnn Howell of Columbia, South Carolina; three brothers: Leroy (Rovener) of Rimini, South Carolina, Samuel of Buffalo, New York and Charles Adams of Bronx, New York; in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, a host of other loving relatives and many caring friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Adams, and a sister, Carrie Brown.





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Mr. Jonathan Troy Baxter

Mr. Jonathan Baxter was born February 1, 1983 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the son of Elois Corbett Baxter and the late Randy Baxter. He departed this life to be with the Lord, on Monday, July 13, 2015 while at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina.

Jonathan attended the public schools of Richland County School District Two, graduating from Spring Valley High School in 2002.

Jonathan was affectionately known as the big man everywhere he went. His loving smile, his gentleness and the love for chicken we will never forget. His personality and the love he had for everyone is just a few attributes that he possessed.

He was a loving and devoted son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.

Those left to cherish Jonathan’s precious memories are his loving mother, Elois Corbett Baxter of the home; an aunt, Eloise Watson of Brooklyn, New York; one brother, Jermaine (Cherryl) Baxter of Blythewood, SC; one sister, LaToya (Darron) Tucker of Columbia, SC; uncles, Elder Errie (Emma) Corbitt, Jr. of Columbia, SC, Cleveland Corbitt of Brooklyn, NY, Willie James (Maxine) Corbitt of North, SC, Brother King David (Marilyn) Corbitt of North, SC, Robert (Maria) Corbett and Wallace Corbett both of Fontana, CA; aunts, Janet (Rudolph) Hartwell of Swansea SC, Brenda Corbitt of Columbia, SC; two loving nephews, Jermaine and Jamal Baxter of Columbia, SC; one precious niece, Morgan Baxter of Blythewood, SC and a host of cousins and friends, all of whom join with the family in sharing the grief caused by his departure, but rejoice in his homegoing.



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Mr. Charles Edward Grant


Mr. Charles Edward Grant of Cayce, South Carolina departed this life on Monday, July 13, 2015 at Lexington Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born in Richland County on August 18, 1954 to the late Eugene Grant Jr. and Amanda Speaks Grant.

Charles was educated in the Lexington County Schools graduating from Airport High School Class of 1973. He was a dedicated employee of a chemical plant for more than fourteen years.

As a young man and into his adulthood, Charles attended Ferguson Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church.

Mr. Grant was a loving brother and a wonderful neighbor. He is survived by his two brothers, Eugene (Bobbie Jean) Grant, III of West Columbia, SC, and Joe Nathan Smith of Philadelphia, PA; two sisters, Barbara G. Badu of Columbia, SC, and Irene (Kevin) Earle of West Columbia, SC; aunts and uncles: Lucinda (Gus) Grant-Copes, Roosevelt Grant, James (Elmonia) Grant, Margaret Grant, Donna Grant and Lewis Grant; dear friends: Kenny Brazell, Freddie Douglas, Stacy Pugh, Frankie Pugh and the Pugh Family; and many other loving relatives and dear friends all of whom will miss him dearly.




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Mrs. Thomasenia Finch Lee Brunson

Mrs. Thomasenia Finch Lee Brunson was born September 6, 1926 in Kingsville, SC , Lower Richland County. She departed this earthly life on Friday, July 10, 2015 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina.

She joined the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Kingsville, South Carolina at a very early age. She moved to Columbia, South Carolina where she joined Jehovah Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor S. E. Marshall. Thomasenia still maintained her membership with Jehovah Baptist Church, Frye Road until she was called home to be with the Lord.

Thomaseina served on the Jubilee Choir, Sanctuary Choir and the Pulpit Aid Committee faithfully.

Thomasenia enjoyed playing her keyboard and her tambourine. Thomasine “loved” reading her bible, listening to Christian programs on the radio and television. She “loved” sharing and witnessing the love of God to others. She also “loved” praising, singing and worshipping the love of God. She let her light shine everywhere she went. She always set aside her tithes and offering to God and the church; then her next words to her family and friends were: “LET’S GO EAT”.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings.

Mrs. Thomasenia Brunson leaves to cherish fond memories two daughters, Lillian Lee (Timothy Sr.) Jacobs of Hopkins, SC and Sandra A. Lee of Cincinnati, OH; seven grandchildren and a grandson who was like a son; nine great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and a host of loving nieces, nephews whom she loved dearly. Thomasenia will be remembered for her faith in God, her love for her family and friends, her humility and her self-giving spirit




Blanche A. Archie Program.pdf Blanche A. Archie Program.pdf
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Mrs. Blanche Agnes Archie

Blanche A. Archie was born February 9, 1941 to the late Riley Pearson Sr. and Agnes White Pearson.

She attended Fairfield County Public Schools graduating from McCrorey-Liston High School in 1959.

She was employed at Pine Lake Health Center for ten years; later she worked for twenty-eight years at Richland Memorial Hospital where she retired.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Archie, a son, Lenard Douglas (Punchie) Archie.

She leaves to cherish her memories one sister, Elizabeth Stone; one brother, Riley (Patricia) Pearson, Jr; two children, Gregory Douglas (Tracy) Archie, Sr., and Reginald Riley Archie; seventeen grandchildren, Mahogny Johnson, Latesha Summers, Lakesha Williams, Brianna Archie, Justin Archie, Psidarius Archie, Gregory Archie, Jr., Isaiah Archie, Deserae Archie, Taleeta Archie, Brandon Jones, Brandon Addison, Darius Mims, Kinyatta James, MyQuane Archie and Kemani Archie; eighteen great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, great-grand nieces, great-grand nephews and cousins all whom will miss her dearly.






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Mr. Jesse Lee Strong, Sr.

Jesse Lee Strong was the son of Sam and Sallie Mae Strong. He began this journey called life on June 25, 1925. He received his wings on Thursday, July 9, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina.

Mr. Strong was educated in the public school system of Huntsville, Alabama. He was employed for forty-five years as an eighteen wheeler long distance truck driver. In addition to Mr. Strong being a truck driver, he was also known as our personal family mechanic and whatever he couldn't master, he proudly called on his son Jesse Tyrone Strong.

Jesse Lee Strong loved being with his family and passed that legacy down to each generation. He was a great husband, a loving father, and the “BEST” granddaddy to his grands. His pass time favorites were fishing, playing checkers and cards with his friends and family.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his wife, Addie B. Strong; his children, Barbara A. (Roderick) Dukes of Columbia, SC, Janice (Leroy) Anderson of Columbia, SC, Santa M. (Heyward) McPherson of Columbia, SC; grandchildren: Deon Strong, Anthony Strong, Jesse T. Green, Tokura "Peaches" Howard, Terrence Strong, Michael Dukes, Michael Charles Strong, Dexter McPherson, and Jessica Strong; thirty-nine great and great-great grandchildren; brother, Buddy Louis of California; his eldest niece, Idella Hardin of Huntsville, Alabama who loved him dearly; his nephew, James Carr; a dear loving friend of the family, Althea Scott; and a host of nieces and nephews whom will miss him dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Freeman and Tom Henry, his sisters Virginia and Iretta, and his only son Jesse Tyrone Strong.



Peggy O. McGee Program.pdf Peggy O. McGee Program.pdf
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Mrs. Peggy O'Gloria McGee

Mrs. Peggy O’Gloria McGee was born July 11, 1946 in Warrenton Georgia. She was the daughter of the late Ruella Griffin Bogan and the late Henry McGee.

Sister McGee was educated at Clara Barton High School in Brooklyn, New York. After relocating to Columbia, South Carolina she was employed at Agape Nursing Home as a Certified Nursing Assistant until her retirement. Sister McGee loved life and lived it to the fullest. She loved God, her family and each of her family dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her nephew, Curtis Griffin.

She leaves loving memories to be cherished by her sister, Martha (Jack) Griffin of Brooklyn, NY, and Rosa (David) Thomas of Columbia, SC; brothers, William McGee, Jerome (Tara) Givins of Atlanta, GA, Jamison (Clarissa) Givins; niece, Sandra (John) Edmonds, Middleton, NY; a nephew, Christopher Griffin, of Brooklyn, NY and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends who will all miss her dearly.







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Master Zhanquavion Kalik Garrett

Master Zhanquavion Kalik Garrett, 12, was born in Miami, Florida at Jackson Memorial Hospital. He passed away on July 6, 2015.

Zhanquavion attended Easter Seals in Miami from the age of two months to three years old. Upon moving to Columbia, South Carolina, he continued his education. At the time of his passing, he was a proud sixth grader at Pendergrass Fairwold School.

“Peanut,” as he was known, had a warm personality that touched the hearts of many. He enjoyed church, music and stuffed animals, especially teddy bears. Zhanquavion had a smile that illuminated when you called his name.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Ralph E. and Sarah R. Bruton.

Left to cherish his beautiful memories are his mother and stepfather, LaKeyla (Durance Jr.) Garrett Richardson; his father, Terrence C. Pugh; siblings: Zalaikha, (his twin) Zhanquanice, Durneece, Durance III and Durronicka; grandparents, Norma (Jack) Robinson-Scott, Annie Smalls, Durance (Robin) Richardson, Sr. of Miami, Florida; aunts: Trenika Garrett of Tampa, Florida, Sandrea Garrett, Markeia Warren, Crystal R. (Clarence Jr.) Pitts of Miami, Florida, Deloris (John Sr.) Bolden of Albany, Georgia and Flora Moon; uncles, Keivon Johnson of Savannah, Georgia and Jajuan Glaze of Miami, Florida; and a host of cousins, other family members and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.




Helen Mae Richardson Bracy Program.pdf Helen Mae Richardson Bracy Program.pdf
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Mrs. Helen Mae Richardson Bracy

Mrs. Helen Mae Richardson Bracy was born May 23, 1935 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Richmond and Irene Coleman Richardson. She passed away on July 7, 2015 at Magnolia Manor of Columbia.

Helen grew up in the Huger Street area of Columbia and attended Howard Elementary. She was married to (the late) Gonzales Bracy, Sr.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, sewing and taking care of her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gonzales Sr.; a daughter, Carolyn Bracy People; and siblings, Marion and Geraldine Richardson.

She leaves to cherish precious memories, her children: Rufus Green, Gloria Bracy Barber, Gonazles Jr. (Anne), Anthony (Valarie), David (Michelle), Jonathan and Terry Bracy, all of Columbia, South Carolina; sisters: Lena Kelsey and Ellen Crooks of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Irene Rankins and Willie Mae Smith of Columbia, South Carolinas; two brothers, William (Irene) and Cassanova (Roslyn) Richardson of Columbia, South Carolina; a dear son-in-law, Willie J. Barber; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.





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Deacon Phillip "Moto" Perry

Mr. Phillip “Moto” Perry was born on March 25, 1956 in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Samuel and Phyllis Perry. He departed this life on Friday, July 3, 2015.

He was a proud, lifetime member (since birth) of the United House of Prayer for All People. In the early 1990s, he was appointed as a Deacon, an honorable position that he embraced with pride and dignity. Deacon Perry was a graduate of C.A. Johnson’s High School Class of 1974.

Shortly after graduation, he began a career in the United States Army, serving for more than 10 years. The craft of cooking was discovered at this point during his military service, which quickly became his passion. Cooking is what brought upon him his highest energy, a glee of determination. Preparing a dish for others that he felt confident it would produce “yum-yum” smiles upon faces was his moment of merriment.

In addition to being a proud life-long member of the United House of Prayer for All People, Deacon Phillip grasped the love of God’s Word through unceasing study and became a Sunday School teacher and a continuous scholar. One could always look forward to his innovative ideas and resources for children to understand certain basics of the Bible.

His spiritual works also included service as the President of the Male Usher Board in Spartanburg, SC for 10 years; as a dedicated baritone player for the Kings of the South spiritual band in Columbia, SC; and as a second lead singer in the Sensational Ovation’s Gospel Singing Group since 2007.

Deacon Perry was also recognized for his contributions in the community as well. He served as the President of Marion Street Highrise, and also received public recognition of his service in the Columbia Star news announcement. Furthermore, he became admired for his desire to continue his higher education at Midlands Technical College.

Deacon Phillip “Moto” Perry’s days of expressed love for everyone, use of humor to pull smiles, and dedication to learning and discussing God’s Word will stay with us forever.

Deacon Perry was preceded in death by two sisters, Sandra Perry Morris and Zenobia PerrThose left to cherish Deacon Perry’s legacy of love are his wife, Emma L. Perry; three loving daughters: Cassandra Perry of Spartanburg, SC, Rona (Adam) Reynolds of Charlotte, NC and Salena Perry of Columbia, SC; a niece raised as his own, Shanika Nash of Spartanburg, SC; a brother in-law, Lee Otis Morris Sr. (of Deceased Sandra Morris), three brothers: Adam A. (Jean) Perry of Jamaica, NY, Eddie J. (Dirana) Perry of Newport News, VA and Arthur C. (Katherine) Perry of Columbia, SC; three loving and caring sisters: Martha (Apostle Floyd) Munn of New York City, NY, Glendell Perry and Catherine Myers, both of Columbia, SC; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a host of nephews, nieces, many more loving relatives and dear friends, all of whom joined in with the family in sharing the grief caused by his departure; but all rejoice, for now he is now with the Lord.



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Brother Clarence Hammonds, Jr.

Brother Clarence Hammonds, Jr., son of the late Clarence Sr. and Cora Days Hammonds, was born on July 25, 1933 in Columbia, SC. He departed this earthly life on July 1, 2015 at Palmetto Richland Hospital.

Brother Hammonds attended public school at Booker Washington Heights in Richland County. He was a plumber by trade for over 50 years. He was united in holy matrimony for 58 years to Mary Coker Hammonds.

Brother Hammonds was a member of the Progressive Church of our Lord Jesus, Inc. in Columbia. In 1956, he was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ according to Acts 2:38 and received the gift of the Holy Ghost according to Acts 2:4.

Brother Hammonds loved to attend church and sing. He was a faithful member of the Gospel Singers for many years. One of his favorite songs he enjoyed singing was "Lord, Lord, Lord, You've Sure Been Good to Me."

He was preceded in death by two, brothers Bobby and Eddie, and three sisters: Mary, Annie and Lucille.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories: a devoted wife, Mary Hammonds of Columbia, SC; two Sons, Ronnie Crooks of Alexandria, VA and Donnie Crooks of Columbia, SC; five brothers: David Hammonds of Concord, NC, Alfred (Willie Mae) Hammonds, Ike (Martha) Hammonds, Claron Hammonds and Cleveland (Wilhelmina) Hammonds, all of Columbia, SC; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; one goddaughter, Linda Perry; and a host of other relatives, friends, and church family.




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Mr. George T. Simmons, Sr.

Mr. George T. Simmons Sr. was born June 13, 1944 to the late Ernest Willie Simmons Sr. and Minnie Alma Simmons in Lincolnton, Georgia. He entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at the Longmont United Hospital in Longmont, Colorado.

George, affectionately known as “skip” by family and friends; was a dedicated and loving father, husband, brother, son, uncle, and friend. He attended Lincoln County Training School in Lincolnton, Georgia. After completing high school he went on to become a successful entrepreneur as a self-employed Truck Driver. George worked as a truck driver for over 40 years. Everyone who ever met George knew him to be a very kind-hearted; hard working person.

George applied a well-known sentiment to his personal and work life, “If you love what you do you will never work a day in your life.” George loved driving trucks; he loved being on the road. He loved unconditionally and selflessly; he was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. No matter what was going on in his life you would never see him without that infectious smile and he always let that smile shine through whenever he met you as well as his wonderful sense of humor. No matter what the circumstance would arise he would always see the positive side of things. He dedicated and prides himself on showing others the bright side of things or the push to be great. Happiness and seeing others succeed was the highlight of his life.

He was an example of what most men should strive to be; devoted, passionate, compassionate, loving and true.

He is preceded in death by his parents Ernest Willie Simmons and Minnie Alma Simmons, a brother Walter Simmons, a sister Miss Doris Simmons and a grandson Kason Pinnock.

Those left to cherish George’s loving memory is his loving wife Margie P. Simmons (Columbia, SC); his children, George T. (Veronica) Simmons Jr.(Washington, GA) , Alma P. Simmons(Charlotte, NC), Dewane Hodges(Columbia, SC), Keisha ( Carlos) Hodges (Paterson, NJ), and Brittany G. Simmons(Columbia, SC), Sisters; Ruby Nazareth (Passaic, NJ) and Hattie Pearl Simmons(Passaic, NJ), and a brother Ernest Willie Simmons Jr. ,12 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends all of whom will miss him dearly.




Mrs. Nellie Ruth Dean McDaniel

A Homegoing Celebration for Mrs. Nellie Ruth Dean McDaniel will be held Friday, July 10, 2015, 1:00 p.m., at Second Union Baptist Church, 1168 Andrews Road, Columbia, with burial in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. 

Born in Edgefield, South Carolina Nellie was the daughter of the late Rufus Sr. and Marian Peterson Dean. She peacefully passed away on July 4, 2015. She was 74.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, James “Dusty” McDaniel; two brothers, Rufus Jr. and Joseph; and her beloved sisters, Marion Peterson and Claudia Bowman.

At an early age, Nellie joined Second Union, where she was a dedicated member for most of her life. For many years, the family lived in the Edisto Court in Columbia, a community where everyone knew everyone else. A full-time homemaker and matriarch of the family, Mrs. McDaniel loved taking care of her children and cooking. When she cooked, everyone in the neighborhood ate.

As the years went by and family grew, Mrs. McDaniel’s new favorite pastime was taking care of her grandchildren, whom she dearly loved.

Left to cherish her legacy of love are: children: Xavier McDaniel, Berline (Raymond, Jr.) McDaniel-Smith, Carnelius (Saundi) Jones, Wendy Young, Marva (Alfonzia Walker) McDaniel and Tracey P. (Antonio) Mackey; 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sisters, Mildred D. (Leroy) Singletary, Dorothy M. Dean and Alice Robinson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and dear friends, all of whom will miss her dearly. The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Palmetto Senior Care and The Heritage at Loman, especially the staff of the Bethel Wing, for the professionalism shown and the excellent care that was given to Mrs. McDaniel.



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Mr. Antroy Bularo Scott

Mr. Antroy Bularo Scott was born December 30, 1977 in Eastover, South Carolina. He was the son of Larry Burden and the late Joan Scott. He departed this life on Sunday, June 5, 2015, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital.

"D-Red," as he was affectionately called by family and friends, attended the public schools of Richland County. Mr. Scott was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. D-Red was deeply loved by everyone, especially his friends and neighbors. He was a loving father, brother, uncle and friend. Though physically with us no more, his spirit will live on in the hearts of all those who loved and knew him.

Mr. Scott was preceded in death by his dearly beloved mother, Joan Scott; a special aunt, Rosetta Burden; and his loving grandmother, Ms. Eliza Burden.

While D-Red is no longer in our presence, he leaves to cherish his fond and precious memories: two daughters, Lexus Troleshia Scott of Columbia, South Carolina, and Brooklyn Duffy of Hendersonville, North Carolina; his father, Larry (Ruth) Burden; siblings: Travis (DaKia) Scott of Columbia, South Carolina, Larry Burden, Jr., Tierra Burden, Tiffany Burden, all of Hopkins, South Carolina, and Octavius, Chiquita and Christopher Scott, Jr., all of Gadsden, South Carolina; his beloved grandmother, Ms. Bernice Haynes of Gadsden, South Carolina; a special aunt/mama, Miriam Scott of Gadsden, South Carolina; loving and devoted aunts and uncles: Myrtle (Robert) Parker, Rhonda (Melvin) Houck, Pergers (Curtis) Haynes, all of Gadsden, South Carolina, Loretta (Ronnie) Scott of Hopkins, South Carolina, Laura (James) Goodwin, of Birmingham Alabama, Laketa (Chinaka) Dike', Edward D. (Keisha) Haynes of Columbia, South Carolina; and Johnny Burden of Hopkins, South Carolina. He also leaves a special friend, Ms. TeCarla Dunmore; special cousins raised in the home, Angela D. and Corderro S. Scott of Gadsden South Carolina, and Thomas (Nina) Scott of Atlanta Georgia; and a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, other loving relatives and friends, all whom will miss him dearly.



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Mr. Willie Henry Manning, Jr.

Mr. Willie Henry Manning, Jr., affectionately known as “Will,” was born on August 16, 1965 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the eldest of three children born to Willie and Earline Manning. He departed this life on Thursday, July 2, 2015.

He was educated in the public schools of Richland County, South Carolina, graduating from Eau Claire High School, Class of 1983. As a youngster, Willie immediately became interested in sports. He would play catch in the yard with his father, who loved baseball. He grew up to be a well-rounded, two-sport athlete who played football and baseball at Greenview Park. Following high school, he earned a baseball scholarship from Benedict College.

He also served his country in the Armed Forces. He graduated from Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology and was a dedicated, self-employed barber who loved his craft and was loved by his clients and his co-workers.

Growing up in a family of strong Christian values, Willie accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Pine Grove Independent Church in Ridgeway, South Carolina where he was an active member of the kitchen ministry. He served as a sponsor and mentor at the Morris Village Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Center. He also, ministered to others within the community.

Willie leaves to cherish his fond and precious memory: his two children, Alexa of Hopkins, SC and Tre’-Don Kobe of Saluda, SC; his parents; Willie and Earline Manning of Columbia, SC; one brother Barry (Kennetha) Manning of Stone Mountain, GA; two sisters, Sharline (Thomas) Brown of Blythewood, SC and Jalawnda (Jermaine) Davis of Hopkins, SC; five nephews: Daryl (Tiffanie), Barry Jr., JaKobe, Carlos and Jamon; four nieces: Kyla, Kennedi, Kassidy and Aleigha; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other loving relatives and caring friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.





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Mr. Harold Lee Roy Butler, Sr.

Mr. Harold Lee Roy Butler, Sr., husband of Parcha Van Della Davis Butler, entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 29, 2015 at the WJB Dorn V. A. Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina.

Harold, affectionately known as “BuccWild” by family and friends, was a dedicated father, loving husband, dependable son, loyal brother, talented coach and an astute business man who was also an exceptional chef.

He joined the United States Navy in 1991 serving until 1994. During his tour in the Navy, Harold served his country during the Gulf War as a Machinist Mate. In 2000, he graduated from Benedict College with a degree in Environmental Science.

BuccWild pledged Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship Incorporated in 1999. He was a progressive leader and president of his chapter for several years. Harold was an active founding member in the family church, Bell Memorial Baptist Church. He served on the Usher Board, also as a trustee, a teacher and a member of the Financial Board.

Coach Harold started coaching football in 2006 at Greenview Park and assisted his teams in winning several championships over the nine years that he was there. Harold is also known for his delicious cooking, especially, his hash and rice and barbeque dinners that were served originally out of Bucc’s Grill restaurant and later his Big Daddy Smoker mobile grill.

Harold was a loving man. He often gave more than he had to almost anyone that he met. He loved his family which was comprised of people of all colors, creeds, and lifestyles. When he called you his family, his brother, sister, wife, child, or other: He truly meant it! He never let go! He honored his bloodline of children as well as the many adopted children that he raised, mentored, and cared for. He was one of the most diverse givers that anyone has ever encountered.

Harold was full of laughter, love, and life. He was one of the funniest people you could ever meet. He kept people laughing throughout school and was even able to grace the stage with some of comedy’s greatest performers. Even in his deepest depressions (which were frequent in these recent years), he never wanted any of us to worry about him. He still did all he could to take care of all of us regardless of what pain he was going through.

Harold was preceded in death by his mother, Estelle Sevenia Bell Butler.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Parcha Van Della Davis Butler; children: Harold Lee Roy, Jr., Emmanuel James House, Mya Arion, Dezeray Nicole Taloni, Anaya Lael, Ceharra Teari, Xavier LeeRoy, LeVaughn Del Roi, Michael Primus, Jr., McKale Primus, Yoshiko Cashier, Kenntrail Grooms, Kerry Grooms, Shauntay Thomas, and Kendra Grooms; his father, Pastor Lee Roy (Johnnie Mae) Butler, Jr.; brothers: Melvin Crum, Karl Frederick (Maia) Williams, Antonio (LaTasha) Williams, Brandon Brown and Carey Rich; sisters, Victoria LaShawn Butler and Shakita Rich, all of Columbia, South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other loving relatives, and caring friends.



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Ms. Shambra Denise Williams Solomon

Shambra Denise Williams Solomon affectionately known as “Bam” was born February 7, 1969 to Richard E. Boykin and Catherine J. Williams Bah. Shambra departed this life for eternal life on June 27, 2015 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina.

She attended the public school in South Carolina, Georgia and California, graduating from Columbia High School in 1987. She attended Norfolk State University. She was employed with the South Carolina Department of Mental Health as a Mental Health Aide at C. M. Tucker Center.

Shambra was a member of New Ebenezer Baptist Church. Shambra was a very compassionate, loving and caring person to all she knew. She was and exceptional mother, daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin, god-mother and friend. She will be missed dearly.

She leaves to cherish her fond memories her daughter, Erica D. Solomon of Atlanta, Georgia, her son, Tyler Lamar of Columbia, South Carolina, her father, Richard E. Boykin of Columbia, South Carolina, her mother, Catherine J. Williams Bah, a special father, Milton W. (Annette) Brake of Hampton Virginia; paternal grandmother, Jessie L. Boykin of Columbia, South Carolina; two brothers, Richard E. Boykin, Jr., of Columbia, South Carolina and Malcolm B. James of Arlington, Virginia; nine aunts: Margaret Baker, Julia Mae Kennedy, Terry E. Boykin, Carolyn M. Lloyd, Stephanie B. Small, all of Columbia, South Carolina, Edna (Charles) James of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Sandra B. Bladen of Dallas, Texas, Priscilla Brown and Loretta Davis of North Carolina; two uncles, Marvin T. Boykin, Sr. and Charlie A. Boykin, both of Columbia, South Carolina; and a host of great aunt and uncles, nieces, nephews, godchildren and friends. She also leaves her very specials friends: James Worley, Christopher Myers Davis, Tamara Tucker, Pamela Pough, Katie Ann Squirewell and the Mack-Wright family.





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Mr. Ash B. Frazier

Ash B. Frazier was born May 4, 1946 to the late Walter James Bank and Mary Frazier Mays in Orangeburg County, South Carolina.

After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Army. While serving his country, Ash’s humanitarian, selfless, heroic acts of courage and bravery helped provide protection during the Vietnam War, where more than three million lives were lost. Following his ‘Honorable Purple Heart’ discharge, he worked as a state employee for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health until his retirement.

Ash confessed his life to Christ at an early age. As a member of Prospect United Methodist Church in Rowesville, South Carolina, he served as a Sunday School Teacher, continuing until his health failed. He was an active member of Palmetto Senior Care and the American Military Retirees Association (AMRA).

His warm hearted spirit was not only demonstrated by his generous compassion, which he freely gave to his family and friends, but also through his kindness to animals and nature. He loved to travel and spent many of his most joyful moments visiting and fellowshipping with his family.

Ash is survived by his loving, faithful, devoted wife of 44 years, Ronella Young Frazier; his son Sean (Bonnie) Frazier; adopted son, Roosevelt Montgomery; adopted daughter, Delphine Jackson, all of Columbia, South Carolina; his granddaughter, Shunteal Frazier; adopted granddaughter, Glenchita Rodgers; his mother in-law, Helen Young; brothers-in-law: Leonard and Stanley Young, Gerald Glover; sisters-in-law: Gwendolyn Zeigler, Adele Milligan and Teresa (David) Stone; aunt, Helen Hagood of Jersey City, New Jersey; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends. He was a preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents; father-in-law, Leonard Young, Sr.; his brother, John Banks; and sister-in-law, Vivian Glover.

Ash B. Frazier was a trustworthy servant, wonderful husband, cherished father, attentive grandfather, sharing brother, respectable nephew, gracious uncle, dependable cousin, and caring friend to all; He will be miss my all who were fortunate to know him.



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Ms. Jane Burnell Martin Harris

Ms. Jane Burnell Martin Harris was born February 20, 1952 in Blythewood, South Carolina. She departed this earthly life on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Palmetto Health Richland.

Jane was the daughter of the late William Joseph Martin and Strannie Ruff Martin. She attended public school in Richland County, graduating with honors from Bethel-Hanberry High School in Blythewood, South Carolina.

At an early age, Jane was baptized at and attended Rehoboth Baptist Church. She was a very smart and outgoing young lady. She always enjoyed being with people, shopping and entertaining with lots of laughter.

Jane especially loved being with her family. Whenever she was around and feeling well, you could always count on having lots of fun. She had a pleasant personality and big heart for giving. She was a hard worker and believed in having everything needed to make a comfortable, affordable life for her and her children. She was very independent when it came to finances.

She was employed at General Electric, Inc. for many years, and later worked at Alsco, Inc. until her health declined. She leaves many pleasant memories for all those that knew her.

Left to cherish those memories are: her son, Travis (Tequanda) Harris, and daughter, Tammy (Kevin) Smith; a stepson, Stacy (Stacey) Harris; four loving grandchildren that meant everything to her: Raekwon Alston, Travis Harris, Terrell Harris and Payton Smith; her siblings Beatrice Samuel of Blythewood, South Carolina, Andrew (Mable) Martin, Anjerlene (Robert) Griffin, Barbara Bush, Gladys (Vannie) Drakeford and Joretha Lee, all of Columbia, South Carolina, and Judy (Charles) Lee of Jacksonville, Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She won’t have to suffer anymore, but she will be missed dearly.

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CPT (Ret.) Ronald Martin Calhoun, Sr.

CPT (Ret.) Ronald Martin Calhoun Sr. departed this life on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the Warriors Walk of the William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Administration Hospital in Columbia, SC.

Ronald was the fourth child of the late Eugene D. and Bertha Varner Calhoun. He was born May 30, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan. Ronald was educated in the Detroit public school system, graduating from Clintondale High School in Mt. Clemons, Michigan in 1960 after the family relocated.

Ron enlisted in the United States Army, beginning his career on June 28, 1960 at Fort Benning, Georgia as a 20-year combat veteran. He served in many leadership positions, including Squad Leader, Senior Drill Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Company Commander, Group S2 Intelligence Officer and S5 Civil Military Affairs Officer.

Ron was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War (1967-68) and attended Officer Candidate School (1969-70). His final military assignment was in Warren, Michigan as the Command Security Officer of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Readiness Command with over 6,000 assigned civilian and military personnel before retiring on July 1, 1980.

Throughout the course of his life, Ronald also earned an Associate Degree from Wayne County Community College and furthered his education at Wayne State University. He was married twice, to Mary M. “Mildred” McNeil Calhoun (divorced) and to Denise M. Thrasher-Davis Calhoun (widowed). These two unions produced six children, fourteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Ronald was an avid soldier, fisherman and hunter, as well as a leather craftsman.

His presence will be missed by many, especially by his loving family to include: his children: Ronette Vonbriel Scott, Ronald Calhoun, Jr. and Ember L. (Russell) Mack; stepchildren: Daniel W. Woodard, Jr., G. Denise Woodward and Prentiss J. Davis; fourteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene D. and Bertha (Varner) Calhoun; his first child, Ronda Calhoun; brother, Douglas Calhoun; and sisters, Lois (Ben) Usher and Wilhelmina (John) Ingram, all of Detroit, Michigan.



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Mother Lillian Elethea Green

Mother Lillian Elethea Green was born on October 21, 1923 to the late Mr. Leslie and Mrs. Albertha Carmichael in Gatun, Canal Zone of Panama. She transitioned from labor to reward on Monday, June 22nd at Providence Hospital in downtown Columbia, South Carolina.

On April 6, 1974, she arrived in the United States of America on Braniff International Airways and became an American citizen. She lived in New York for 35 years. She accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior and was baptized at Mount Bethel Baptist Church, Colon Republic of Panama, in April of 1950. She was appointed as Secretary of the International Baptist Church in October of that same year and also served as a Deaconess.

In 2009, she relocated to Columbia and became a member of Victorious Believers Ministries, Church of God in Christ. Mother Green was a member of the Mother’s Board and was the oldest, yet vibrant, member of the congregation. Mother Green attended public school and completed the vocational course of study in the Canal Zone High School in Panama. She worked for many years on a military installation as a food service worker.

Mother Green was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, church mother and friend. She showed agape love to anyone she encountered, and her favorite saying to all who knew her was, “Stay cool, calm, and collected.”

Mother Green was an individual who didn’t mind showing forth the praises of God who brought her out of darkness into the marvelous light every time she came to worship at her church, affectionately known as VBM. She also was known for her excellent fashion etiquette. She loved the color red and enjoyed dining out.

Mother Green was preceded in death by her husband, Radley Lawrence Green; a son, Thaddeus Green; a grandson, Tyrone Byers; a sister, Princess Carmichael; and two brothers, Calvin Carmichael and Ardon Greaves.

At the time of her departure, Mother Lillian Elethea Green left to cherish her precious memories, three sons: Radley (Herrode) Green, Jr. of the Republic of Panama, Edwardo (Wanda) Green of Glenn Dale, Maryland and Jose (Maritsa) Green of the Republic of Panama; two daughters, Yolanda Green of Bronx, New York and Guillermina (Ethelbert) Byers of Columbia, South Carolina; a sister, Mrs. Clarice Goodridge of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and a brother, Mr. Samuel Carmichael of the Republic of Panama; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews, the members of VBM and many other loving relatives, all of whom will miss her dearly.




Mr. Gonza Lee Bailey, Jr.

Gonza Lee Bailey Jr. was born December 30, 1943 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He was the son of the late Gonza Lee Bailey Sr. and Mable Lucille Reel. He entered into eternal rest with our lord on Wednesday June 17, 2015 at Piedmont Hospital Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Affectionately known as “Buggy” to family and friends Gonza was educated in the public schools of North Carolina. He answered the call to duty when his country was at war with Vietnam August 1, 1967, serving in Vietnam. He honorably served in the United States Army for three years before being discharged for injuries suffered during the Vietnam war. He earned the National Defense Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal and The Vietnam Campaign Medal.

He was preceded in death by his parents Gonza Lee Bailey Sr. and Mabel Lucille Reel; Son Gonza Lee Bailey III; Two sisters Sharon Phillips and Gail Norwood; Ex-wife Alice Elizabeth White; Two grandsons Dennis Bailey and Isaiah Jahnke. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 25 years Gail Robbins Bailey; two sons Darryl (Gail) Bailey and Johnny Bailey. Two daughters Makeba S. Jahnke and Shaquana (Christopher) Amerson;Two brothers Edward Reel and Hozie McMillian;Two sisters Tracey Norwood Williams and Jacquelyn Walker;Two Grandsons Gregory (Candace Bishop) Bailey and Darryl Dontay Bailey; Seven Grand-daughters Kannika (James) Peck, Hathai (Marvin) Fuentes, Wanda Bailey, Olivia (Tolu) Adebayo, Jorwana ( Cory) Thornton, Sharon D. Charles, Clarice R. Jahnke; twelve Great-Grand children Justin Fuentes, Jailyn Fuentes, Ta’Kari Bailey, TJ Yarde, Taliya Yarde, Tyler Peck, Alyssa Peck, Gavin Peck, Grace Hightower, Victory Forster, Olivia Bailey, and Zion Jamar Bailey. Devoted mother in-law Dorothy Simmons, family friend Gaynell Poole and a host of nieces and nephews will dearly miss his loving and unique presence.



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Mr. Alfonza Donald McMillian

Mr. Alfonza McMillian was born on August 1, 1953. He was the youngest of seven children born of the late James and Gracie Scott McMilian in Eastover, South Carolina. He departed this earthly life on Thursday, June 18, 2015.

He was affectionately known as “Donald, Al, Alfie, and Fonz.” Alfonza graduated from Hopkins High School in 1971. He was baptized at an early age and joined Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He was employed at Oxford of Columbia for many years until his health failed.

Alfonza was loving, caring, and fun-filled. He was truly loved by his family and friends. In his pastime, he enjoyed watching his favorite professional team on television that included the Atlanta Braves, Carolina Panthers, Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Lakers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five siblings: James McMilian, Jr., Floyd McMillian, Polly M. Scott, Viola Moye and Leola Sims.

Left to cherish his precious memories are: his sister, Mazell Scott of Eastover, South Carolina, six nieces, Letha M. Williams of Hopkins, South Carolina, Johnetta (James) Cornish, Myrtle (Willie) Billie and Patricia (Timothy) Kelly of Eastover, South Carolina, and Sharon (Kenneth) Harper and Carolyn (Robert) Scarborough of Columbia, South Carolina; eight nephews: John Scott, Jr., of Eastover, South Carolina, Leonard Scott, Sylvester Scott, Tyrone Sims and Leroy McMillian, all of Columbia South Carolina, Lewis D. Sims, Leon Sims and Ronald Sims, all of Brooklyn, New York; one aunt, Mary Jane Adams of New York, New York; three special friends: Harold Robinson, Gwendolyn Scott and Leroy Weston; and a host of cousins, other loving relatives and dear friends, all whom will forever cherish his life and memories.




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Mr. Herman Cannon

On Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Palmetto Health Richland, God, in His infinite wisdom, called home Herman Cannon to rest from his journey here on earth. Herman was born February 8, 1954 in Blythewood, South Carolina to the late George and Josie Ellison Cannon.

Herman, or “Chalis” as he was affectionately known, received his early education in the public schools of Richland County, graduating from Spring Valley High School.

After receiving his plumbing certification from Midlands Technical College, he worked for 25 years as a plumber before his entrepreneurial spirit took over when he established Cannon’s Plumbing and Carpentry. A member of Little Zion Baptist Church in Blythewood, Herman served faithfully as a Deacon.

He leaves to cherish precious memories: his beloved wife, Shelia Belton Cannon; three daughters: Stefanie Sirena Cannon, Daphne Denise Cannon and Sophne Laraine Cannon ; and a son, Jonathan Royal Cannon, all of Blythewood, South Carolina. Herman also leaves six sisters: Vernetta Archie, Iola Day, Isabell Sneed, Geraldine (Gary) Commander, all of Columbia, South Carolina; Lizell (David) Wortman of Orlando, Florida and Avis (Tracy) Todd of Blythewood, South Carolina; three brothers: Rufus (Betty) Cannon of Norfolk, Virginia, Moses (Lavern) Cannon of Columbia, South Carolina and Lyndon Cannon of Salem, Massachusetts; in-laws, Levi and Isabell Belton, and Anna Bellamy Cannon of Maryland; two uncles and one aunt; and seven grandchildren: Imari, Jayden, Ileiyah, Jahree, Iriyana, Geormani and Darahji, all of Blythewood, South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Lewis Cannon of Maryland.




Mr. Elijah Jones

A Homegoing Celebration for Mr. Elijah Jones will be held Saturday, June 20, 2015, 12:00 p.m., at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1051 Clarkson Road, Hopkins, with burial in the church cemetery.

Elijah was born November 1, 1940 in Halifax County, North Carolina to the late Edward Eliza Bellamy Jones. He departed this earthly life on Monday June 15, 2015 at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital. He was 74.

He is survived by: his wife of 53 years, Hattie E. Throne Jones; two daughters, Linda (Cedric) Armstrong, Sr. of Rock Hill, SC and Cheryl (Nnana) Oti of Congers, NY; four grandchildren: Ashleigh (Simon) Anderfuhren of Geneva Switzerland, Cedric (Tawander) Armstrong, Jr. of Rock Hill, SC and Chinyere and Kenechi Oti of Congers, NY; two great- granddaughters, Christine and Tiana Armstrong of Rock Hill, SC; one brother, Paul Jones of Victoria, VA; three sisters: Lula Baskerville of Manteca, CA, Ernestine Keene of Kenbridge, VA, and Mattie Ruth Beale of Woodbridge, VA; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.




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Mrs. Robin Yvonne Terry

Robin, affectionately known as "Bop," was born on January 5, 1965 in Columbia, South Carolina to Viola Kelly Brown the late Robert Brown, III. She passed away on June 16, 2015 at Palmetto Health Richland at the age of 50.

Robin graduated from Eau Claire High School in 1983. She retired from Alvin S. Glenn detention center as a Lieutenant after 11 years of service.

She was a member of Little Zion Baptist Church.

She is survived by: her husband, Mkijana Terry; her mother, Viola K. Brown; daughters: Portia, Jade and Chelsea Nalls; sons: Thaire, Shak'ir and Damoni Terry; three sisters: Deborah Brown, Yolanda (Eric) Fanning and Roshanda (Michael) Goodwin; ten grandchildren; mother-in-law, Jean Terry; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Brown, III, and her grandson, Mason Nikolai Nalls.










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Mrs. Eboney MaKeba Williams-Clark

Mrs. Eboney MaKeba Williams-Clark entered eternal rest on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital at the age of 40. She was born in Columbia, South Carolina on May 20, 1975 to Charles Livingston and the late JoAnn Williams.

“Keba,” as she was affectionately known, was a proud graduate of C.A. Johnson High School in Columbia. She had been employed with J.C. Penny for more than 15 years.

She was preceded in death by her loving mother, JoAnn Williams; her grandmothers, Maggie Williams and Carrie Bell Livingston; and her grandfather, Herbert Livingston.

Eboney leaves to cherish precious memories: her loving and devoted husband, Jimmy Clark; her son, Marquis Clark, and precious granddaughter, DaNiyla Clark, who were her heart. She also leaves her father, Charles Livingston of Columbia, South Carolina; her sisters: Africa Williams and Tara Williams, both of Columbia, South Carolina and Abreian Myers of Lexington, South Carolina; brothers, Shane (Camille) and Reginald Felder; a very special niece, Zariyah Toatley, of Columbia, South Carolina, who she dearly loved; She will be further missed by her grandfather, Johnnie Hair, Jr. whom she adored and always looked for his open arms in support; her mother-in-law, Mary Fogle of Columbia, South Carolina and Vikki (William) Felder whom she embraced and loved like a mother, as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, in-laws and caring friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.





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Mr. Linwood Stanley Moyd

Mr. Linwood Stanley Moyd, affectionately known as “Peaches,” was born on November 1, 1955 in Columbia, SC to the late Junior Lee and Eulelae Moyd. On June 10, 2015, he was called home to be with our Lord.

Peaches leaves behind many cherished loved ones: brother, Jonathan (Tonya) Moyd; daughter, Tisha Keith; sons, Terran Bates and Staccato Moyd; grandchildren: T’shay Adams, Shanae Mincey, Brooklyn Smith, Vanna Lyles, T’asia, Tylia, Terran Bates, Tierre Staccaya, Liberty and Ausha Moyd; six great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.











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Ms. Shirley M. Simon

Ms. Shirley M. Simon was born July 14, 1948 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Willie and Josephine Corbin. She departed this life to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia.

Shirley attended the public schools of Richland County. Her natural desire and compassion for helping others led her into the health care profession as a Home Health Aide for many years. Sister Shirley was a God-fearing woman who dedicated her life to serving Christ and to bringing others closer to Him spiritually.

She was a loving, caring and devoted mother of three children, raising them to love the Lord, themselves and others. Shirley will be remembered for her loving and compassionate spirit as a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, who was dedicated to her family. She believed in having faith and praying for all.

Although she is no longer physically with us, her loving spirit will forever live in the hearts and lives of all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Josephine K. Shuler, and her father, Willie Corbin, Sr., and a sister, Dorothy Dwight.

Those left to cherish her warm and precious memories are: her devoted son, Eric Belton of Lithonia, Georgia; two loving daughters, Latonya (Terran) Bates of Columbia, South Carolina and April (Christopher) Belton Gray of Columbia, South Carolina; her spiritual daughter, Ann Fitzgerald, also of Columbia, South Carolina; five brothers: Arthur King of Newark, New Jersey, Willie (Herlene) Corbin, Jr., Hercules Corbin, Thurmond (Wanda) Corbin and Clarence Corbin, all of Columbia, South Carolina; a sister, Joanne (Eugene) Coleman of Columbia, South Carolina; an aunt, Helen Shuler of Willingboro, New Jersey; five grandchildren: Diamonta, Cierra and Briana Gollson and Taliyah and Terran Bates, Jr., all of Columbia, South Carolina; nephews, nieces and a host of other relatives and dear friends, all of whom join the family in sharing the grief caused by her departure, but rejoice in her homegoing.




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Mr. Davaris Tramaine White

Davaris Tramaine White was born November 1, 1987 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the oldest child born to Vickie (Charles) White Brevard and Rex Hill. He was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the young age of 27.

Davaris, affectionately known as “2-Key” or “Dee,” was educated in the public schools of Richland County. He attended Columbia High School, and graduated from Columbia Christian Academy. Upon completion of his education, he enlisted in the United States Army. While in the Army, he did a tour of service as a Combat Solider in Afghanistan. He received many awards and commendations as a Specialist. He was employed at JT’s Kia of Columbia as a Finance Manager.

At the age of nine, he accepted Christ and was baptized at Gunter’s Chapel Baptist Church where he was active with Children’s Church and choir. Davaris’ favorite pastime was playing basketball and hanging out with his friends. He also loved having Daddy Daughter dates with Avari. His greatest passion was riding his motorcycle across Columbia and being a member of the Ruff Ryders Motorcycle Club.

He was preceded in death by: his maternal grandfather, Charlie Lee White; his paternal grandparents, Talmadge and Malinda Moore; and his mother-in-law, Doris Marie Griffin.

Those left to cherish precious and fond memories of Davaris are: his wife, Kendra White; daughter, Avari Marie White; his mother and stepfather, Vickie (Charles) Brevard; his father, Rex Hill; four sisters: Antaria Austin of the home, Jasmine Hill, Jalesia Hill and Sydney Hill, all of Columbia, South Carolina; five brothers: Caleb Brevard of the home, Reginald Hill of Columbia, South Carolina, Charles Brevard, Jr., Carlton Brailsford and Antwon Brailsford of Camden, South Carolina; maternal grandparents: Johnny and Betty Taylor; paternal grandfather, Richard Hill; three aunts: Karen (Stephon) Roberts, Kutina White and Natalie (Vernal) Fulton; two godmothers, Adrienne Howard-(Eugene) Williams and Reverend Anna S. Lane; two godsisters, Courtney (Garrett) Hayes and Jasmine Hill; godbrothers: Anderson Lane, Joshua Brockington, Deangelo Zaiere and Dominic Wallace; five uncles: Ricky (Glenda) Halter, Richard Hill, Ronald Steven (Gina) Hill, Rodney Hill and Willie Bernard (Jaynine) Meek; three brothers-in-law: Terry Griffin, Reginald Griffin and Rodney Griffin; two special children that he loved as his own, Regan and Leum White; 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 his sudden departure.




Ms. Alice Marie McKnight Cook

A Homegoing Celebration for Ms. Alice Marie McKnight Cook will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 1:00 p.m., at St. Mark Baptist Church, 337 Devils Backbone Road, Leesville, with burial in the church cemetery. 

Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Alice was the daughter of Dorothy McKnight Dozier and the late Chessie D. Davis. She passed away on June 6, 2015 at Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, South Carolina. She was 64. Ms. Cook was a member of St. Mark Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School. She was a dedicated employee of Avtec, Inc.

She was a loving mother, daughter, grandmother, sister and friend and was loved by who knew her.

She is survived by two sons, Timothy D. (Marissa) Cook and Lazarus S. Clark; her mother and stepfather, Dorothy McKnight Dozier and Reverend David Dozier, Jr.; siblings: Lucius (Sokina) McKnight, Marvin (Beverly) Dozier, Fred Dozier, Frankie Dozier, Dorothy (Alphonso) Leaphart, Barbara (Ellis) Tyler and Oneida (Robert) Gibson; grandchildren: Timothy Lucas, Michael Gary, Marcello Jamison, Caleb, Marcy, Timothy and Francine Cook; and many other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.



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Mrs. Adell Gilmore Hiller

Adell G. Hiller entered into life on June 13, 1951 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the youngest of twelve children born to the late Townsend and Alberta Gilmore. She was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 1, 2015.

Adell attended Booker T. Washington in Columbia. She was employed by the South Carolina Department of Corrections, retiring after many years of dedicated service.

Her hobbies were spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends.

Though she is no longer physically with us, her loving and kind spirit will forever live in the hearts and lives of all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, William E. Hiller.

She is lovingly survived by her sons, Benjamin (Terrie) Gilmore and Carlos (Kidata) Bracey, both of Columbia, South Carolina; two grandchildren, Benjamin Gilmore, II and Carlas Adell Bracey; one brother, John (Ernestine) Gilmore; a sister, Eva Sumter; and a host of nieces, nephews and dear friends, all of whom join the family in sharing the grief caused by her departure, but rejoice that she resting with the Lord.







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Mr. Craig Gene Reaves, Jr.

God in his divine wisdom saw fit to pick His most beautiful desert flower. So He sent His angels down upon the earth to pick the most perfect one. He chose…Craig. Craig Gene Reaves, Jr. was born April 6, 1988 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the son of the late LaSonya Williams and the late Craig Reaves, Sr. On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, he was called home to be with the Lord at the young age of 27.

Craig, affectionately known as “Pig,” was educated in the public schools of Richland County. Upon completion of his education, he had been employed for Service Solutions for eight years, until his passing.

He dedicated his life to Christ when he joined New Life New Beginning Christian Ministries. Craig’s favorite things to do were entertaining his family and friends, playing with his children, cooking, shopping and going to the beach.

He was preceded in death by his mother, LaSonya Alicia Williams; his father, Craig Gene Reaves, Sr.; a brother, Darius Reaves; a sister, Alexis Reaves; maternal grandparent, Frances L. Williams; and his paternal great-grandmother, Mary Reaves.

Those left to cherish precious and fond memories of Craig are: his loving wife, April Reaves; his children: Ta’Kaila, Zikiaya and Craig Gene Reaves, IV; his brothers: Michael A. Williams, Qwontis Williams, Craig Maurice (Samantha) Reaves, III and Deonte Craig Reaves; his sister, Diamond Alexis Reaves, all of Columbia, South Carolina. He also leaves a special niece, D’Asia Girffin; his mother-in-law, Priscilla Thompson, and sister-in-law, Shamekia Thompson of Columbia, South Carolina; loving aunts: Teresa E. Watts, Sydnell Parker-Weeks, Regina Parker and Jacalene Dixon; uncle Kirby Reaves, all of Columbia, South Carolina; 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 his sudden departure.




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Mr. Aron Gregory Fountain, Sr.

Aron, affectionately known called “Sparky,” entered into eternal rest on Saturday May 30, 2015 at his home in Columbia, South Carolina. He was born in Queens, New York on February 13, 1967 to the late Vance Fountain and Linda Glanton.

Educated in the public school system of New York City, he later moved to Lugoff, South Carolina where he attended Lugoff-Elgin High School. He joined Second Nazareth Baptist Church on January 18, 2009, where he remained a dedicated member until his passing.

Aron was truly a “jack-of-all-trades” and worked many jobs, two of his favorites being an auto mechanic and a concessionaire at USC sporting events. He spent his leisure time at the Richland County Library. He was a great promotor of family. His love of music was superseded only by his love of God and family. He was a true advocate of education and stressed the need for his children to succeed in all areas of their lives.

Aron was endearing and thought of as kind and friendly by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents, and grandparents.

Sharing precious memories are his beloved children, Aaron Gregory Fountain, Jr., a Ph.D. student at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and Asia Katura Fountain of Sacramento, California. He also leaves behind his siblings: Jermel Fountain, Kent Fountain, Vance Fountain and Sheri Lacue, as well as two special aunts: Zilverine Moore of Columbia, South Carolina and Mrs. Jessie Mae Bracy of Columbia, South Carolina.




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Mr. William Rodgers, Sr.

Mr. William Rodgers was born July 13, 1939 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Isaac Sr. and Isabelle Jackson Rogers. He went home taking his place to be with the Lord on Friday, May 29, 2015 at his home in Columbia.

William was educated in the public schools of Richland County. He was employed for many years and retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad. Mr. Rodgers joined Holy Spirit Lutheran Church at an early age, later he was a member of Greater Refuge Temple COGIC, where he attended, prior to his illness.

Mr. Rodgers was a loving and devoted father and brother. When he became ill, he was lovingly cared for by Heartland of Columbia Rehabilitation Hospital, until he went home. After, he was cared for in the home by Amedisys Home Care, Amedisys Hospice Care and his son, William Jr. until the time he went home to be with the Lord.

He will be remembered for his jokes and comical manner. Though he will no longer physically be here with us, his loving and kind spirit will forever live in the hearts and lives of all who loved and knew him.

Those who will cherish his memories are: his children: William (Stephanie) Rodgers, Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida and Stephen Bernard Brown of Columbia, South Carolina; seven grandchildren; four brothers: Allen, Henry, Joseph and John Rodgers; four sisters: Caroline and Delores Rodgers, Lisa Watt and Robin Dunn, all of Greenville, South Carolina; and a host of 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 with the Lord.





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Mr. Clifton Williams

Mr. Clifton Williams was born April 22, 1930 in St. Matthews, South Carolina. He was the beloved son of the late Albert and Ollie Mikell Williams, Sr. He passed away on May 28, 2015 at Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, South Carolina. He was 85.

“Clift,” as he was affectionately known, was educated in the public schools of Calhoun County in St. Matthews. He worked as a Construction and Road Worker for the Kirkland Construction Company for over 10 years.

He was preceded in death by his sons, Robert Wayne Williams and Clifton Eugene Williams, both of Bryan Texas; a sister, Ollie May Bryant of Columbia, South Carolina; and brothers Alvin and Willie Williams, also of Columbia, South Carolina.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving niece, Barbara Ann Porter of Columbia, South Carolina; a daughter, Stacy Williams of Columbia, South Carolina; sisters, Mary Latimore of Queens, New York and Brenda (Nathaniel) Snells of Orangeburg, South Carolina; brothers, Hank Williams of Orangeburg, South Carolina and Charles (Meggie) Williams of St. Matthews, South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews and dear friends.








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Mr. Kevin Hampton

Kevin Hampton was born August 16, 1961 to the late Willie and Elizabeth Cutner Hampton. He was reared in the home of his late uncle and aunt, Milton and Maggie Taylor. Kevin departed this life for eternal rest on Tuesday morning, May 26, 2015 at a family reunion in Nags Head, North Carolina. He was 53.

He attended the public schools of Richland County, graduating from Richland Northeast High School in 1980. He was employed as a carpenter and also did construction work for many companies within the Columbia area. He was last employed with Precision Wall, until his health failed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Elizabeth Hampton; the family that raised him, Milton and Maggie Taylor; two brothers, Lucius Hampton and Willie Hampton, Jr.; and a sister, Eliza Hampton Pratt.

Those left to cherish his precious memories are: his wife, Rubye Fitz-Ritson Hampton; two sons, Kurtis Fitz-Ritson of Stone Mountain, Georgia, and Kevin D. Hampton, Jr. of Lawrenceville, Georgia; a daughter, Kristen Hampton of Stone Mountain, Georgia; a grandson, Israel Hampton of Stone Mountain, Georgia; a brother, Keith (Tammy) Hampton of Winnsboro, South Carolina; sister, Winifred Hampton of Columbia, South Carolina; one aunt, Clara Robinson; and a host of loving nephews, nieces, cousins and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.





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Master Zhavaunte Shadari-Lee Scott

Baby Zhavaunte Shadari-Lee Scott was born February 27, 2015. He was the son of Shaynece Bianca Medlock and Tyheem Johnson, and stepfather, Marcus Scott. He was called to heaven as an angel on May 20, 2015.

Born at only 4lbs, 7oz and 18 inches, he left a big impact on all who held him. Hearing his coos and feeling the gentle touch of his hand warmed the hearts of many.

He now joins in heaven his grandfather, Jimmy Lee Medlock, and his great-grandmother, Mary Ballard.

Baby Zhavaunte Shadari-Lee Scott leaves to cherish his precious memories: his mother, father and stepfather; his sister, LaNiyah-Ann Shilayiah Green Medlock; two brothers, Zyquell Antarious-Lee and Zachariyah Danavi-Lee Scott; grand-mother, Patricia Green (Kenneth Jackson); great-grandfather, Xavier Scott, Sr.; two aunts, Leante Green (Dequan DeFrance) and Shuntell Green; four uncles: Xavier Scott, Jr., Hosea Green (Melissa Norris), Anthony (Jasmine) Hayes and Avious Green (Brittany Mumick); godparents, Kenneth and Jamie Hunter; and a host of cousins, other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.









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Mrs. Beatrice Freddie Smith Miller

Mrs. Beatrice Freddie Smith Miller was born on October 28, 1922 in Dentsville, South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth McLeod Smith. Beatrice transitioned to eternal life on Thursday, May 21, 2015.

She attended public schools of Richland County and completed the Adult Education Program at C. A. Johnson High School. Mrs. Miller was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Beatrice was a retired employee from Holiday Inn, where she was the Lead Morning Culinary Expert. She was loved and respected by both her employer and co-workers.

Mrs. Miller was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She showed agape love to anyone she encountered. Beatrice was an individual who enjoyed cooking, shopping, decorating and taking care of others. She would always say “Peace be still, love is Beatrice Miller.”

She was preceded in death by her husband Grover Miller Sr., a son, Grover Miller Jr., one brother, and four sisters.

At the time of her departure, Mrs. Beatrice Freddie Smith Miller leaves to cherish her precious memories one son, Michael Miller, six daughters, Joann Jones, Helen Lake, Earlene Simons, Kay Marie (Ernest) Simons, Terry Eddy and Janice Miller; nineteen grandchildren; fifty-three great-grandchildren; twenty-six great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and many other loving relatives, all of whom will miss her dearly.






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Mrs. Susanna Singleton Lovelace

Mrs. Susanna Singleton Lovelace was born August 8, 1927 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter and last surviving child of the late Oscar and Elizabeth Pickett Singleton. God sent his angels on Saturday, May 23, 2015 to carry Susanna home for her eternal rest.

She was educated in the Richland County public school system, and at the age of 18, moved to Alexandria, Virginia where she spent most of her adult life. She retired from the Washington National Airport after 30 years of dedicated service in the Food Services Department.

For 32 years, Susanna was the loving wife of James Lovelace, who preceded her in death. Although they had no children of their own, they had many nieces and nephews who they truly loved and supported.

Susanna accepted the Lord at an early age and was baptized at Temple Zion Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina. Upon her arrival in Alexandria, she immediately joined Beulah Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Dr. Columbus Watson. She served on the Deaconess Board, the Food Service Committee and choir ministries at Beulah. Susanna enjoyed catering, gardening and singing.

Mrs. Susanna Lovelace leaves to cherish her loving memory: a devoted nephew and primary caregiver for the past ten years, James Taylor, and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives, all of whom will miss her dearly.






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Mrs. Joycie Bookman Bushell

Mrs. Joycie Bookman Bushell, daughter of the late Burley and Josephine Bookman, was born on June 24, 1943 in Columbia, South Carolina. She departed this life to join her heavenly Father on Monday, May 11, 2015 at Agape Hospice House following a brief illness. She was 71.

She was a graduate of Lakeview High School and went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of New Rochelle in New York.

She was married to (the late) Gregory Bushell of Bronx, New York. Joycie worked for the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice as a Social Worker. She later transferred to the New York Juvenile Justice Department in Bronx, New York, from where she retired in 1999.

She leaves to cherish her memory her sisters, Willie Bell Lott and Lessie Lewis of Columbia, South Carolina; brothers: Burley Bookman, Jr., Curtis Bookman, both of West Columbia, South Carolina, and Jessie Williams of Los Angeles, California; sister-in-law, Mary Williams of Columbia, South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends, all of whom join the family in sharing the grief caused by her departure.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Jack T. Williams and Gary E. Bookman.






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Mrs. Eddie Ruth Stuart Williams

Mrs. Eddie Ruth Stuart Williams was born on Wednesday, May 13, 1925 in Eastover, South Carolina, the only child of the late Abe Stuart and the late Fannie E. Stuart. Mrs. Williams peacefully transitioned on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10, 2015, at Palmetto Health Baptist, just 3 days shy of her 90th birthday.

She was educated in the public schools of Richland County and became a member of Goodwill Baptist Church at a young age. Mrs. Williams worked for twenty-four years at Columbia Farms before retiring in 1987. She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty years, Walter Williams, Sr.

She is survived by her children: Rose Butler of Aiken, South Carolina, Lelia Hansard and Evangeline Jackson of Columbia, South Carolina, Walter (Sheila) Williams, Jr. of Macon, Georgia and Patricia Hopkins (and very special son-in-law, David) also of Columbia, South Carolina; grandchildren: Qadir Islam, Amelia McKie (Stacy), Shalish Jones Shine (Amar), Leah Jackson, Stephanie Hopkins, Erin Hopkins and Austin Williams; great-grandchildren: Christian McKie, Faith McKie, Destiny Islam, Shatoria Brantley, Patrick Cofield, Jalen Islam, Toryse Brantley, Ex'Avier Islam, and Sean Coats; special cousins, Florence Flemming and John W. Flemming; caregiver and friend, Rebecca Davis; and a host of other relatives and friends who will all miss her dearly. She will always be remembered for her sense of humor, infectious laugh, love of country music and western shows (especially Gunsmoke and Bonanza), and daily phone conversations with her friends.








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Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Young Jones

Mary Elizabeth Young Jones was born July 21, 1944 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of the late Revered Samuel Green Young and Elizabeth Hodges Young. She departed this life on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Mary, or “Mary Elizabeth,” attended public school in Richland County, graduating from Booker T. Washington in Columbia. Well known and loved, Mary Elizabeth touched the lives of many hearts and brought sunshine into the lives of those who knew her. 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.

Mary Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents; a loving and caring husband, William Jones, Sr.; two daughters, Phyondrate Delores Jones and Donita Patricia Jones; and a son, Tyrone Carcellus Jones.

Mary leaves to cherish her precious memories, two devoted sons, William (Katrina) Jones, Jr. and Radford Leonard Jones; two daughters, Karon Jones and Cynthia (Alvin B.) Jones Faust, Sr., all of Columbia, South Carolina; a brother-in-law, Walter (Evelyn) Jones of Hopkins, South Carolina; a sister-in-law, Azalee (Henry) Brown of New Jersey; four grandchildren: Alvin B. Faust, Jr. and Jabarri Q. Jones of Columbia, South Carolina, and Precious Jones and Preston Jones of Newberry, South Carolina; and a host of other loving relatives and dear friends, all of whom join the family in sharing the grief caused by her untimely departure.




Bishop Rolin Jeffcoat

The Homegoing Service for Bishop Rolin Jeffcoat will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2015 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 505 S. Church Street, Swansea, with burial in Serenity Memorial Gardens.

Born in Swansea, South Carolina, Rolin was the beloved son of the late Wilford and Elizabeth Glover Jeffcoat. He passed away on May 1, 2015 at Doctors Hospital of Augusta. He was 84.

After graduating high school, Rolin spent several years in the United States Army. He later worked at Reco as a Welder. Bishop Jeffcoat founded and pastored True Pentecostal Fire Baptized Holiness Church.

Bishop Jeffcoat is survived by his wife, Reverend Mary L. Jackson Jeffcoat; his sons, Kevin Jeffcoat and Allen Paulding; stepchildren: Calvin Hampton, John Hampton, Patricia Hampton, Shirley Smith, Albert O’Neal Jackson, Sr., Reverend Marvin P. Jackson, Michael A. Jackson, Reverend Percy A. Jackson and Tina R. Williams-Carree; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; siblings: Neona Jeffcoat, Reverend James Jeffcoat, Sr., Reverend Annie Bell Dixon and Reverend Eva Payton; and other loving family and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.




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Mr. Titus Brown, Jr.

Titus Brown, Jr., known to his family as “Dankie,” was born October 15, 1952 in Lone Star, South Carolina. He was the second oldest child of the late Titus Sr. and Willie Tene Brown. He quietly passed away on May 4, 2015 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital at the age of 62.

Titus was a proud 1974 graduate of Dreher High School. While in high school, he worked as a School Bus Driver. Following graduation, Titus enlisted and proudly served his country in the United States Army for four years on active duty status and then eleven years as a reservist.

On April 4, 1988, he began a long career with the City of Columbia in the Waste Water Maintenance Division, working his way up to Foreman II. He retired after twenty-seven years of dedicated service.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories, his wife, Brenda Brown; one son, Marlon (Dawanna) Bates of Junction City, Kansas; four daughters: Joy (Joe) Gordon of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Crystal (Jamal) Shaw, Tyisha (Joshua) Brown and Brendisha Brown, all of Columbia, South Carolina; twelve grandchildren: Kianna Bates, Trista Bates, Jmma Bates, Ny’Ela Bates, Amiah Gordon, Ja’Quarius Shaw, Ja’Maiyah Shaw, Ja’Mareon Shaw, Jakeem Brown-Ovard, Jocelyn Brown-Ovard, Donnell Brown and Alexa Alderman; siblings: Everette (Katherine) Ballard, Charles E. Brown, Bruce (Dorothy) Brown, Karen Brown, Patrick (Robyn) Brown and Patricia Brown; aunts: Emma Brown, Fannie Brown and Penny McBride; two goddaughters, Precious K. Alston and Keyosha L. Young; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, John Henry Brown.



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Ms. Virginia Cornell Cornelius Carter

Virginia, 69, also known to the family as Nell, was born February 5, 1946 in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Jack Cornelius, Sr. and Cherrose Tucker Cornelius. She departed this life at Providence Hospital on May 3, 2015 to go home to be with our heavenly Father.

She attended Bethel High School in Blythewood, South Carolina and continued her education at Marquette University in Marquette, Michigan. She worked for many years as a seamstress at Stone Manufacturing of Columbia and later worked as a CNA at C.M. Tucker Center for 20 years.

Her interests included reading, cooking, sewing, crocheting, knitting and watching football. She loved the Lord and gave her life to Christ. Her faith in God helped her endure having her legs amputated and losing her sight to diabetes. She would always call family members to let them know that, by the Grace of God, he allowed her to withstand dialysis one more time. Her medical problems never hampered her spirit; and she always kept the faith.

She was married to the late Willie Carter, Sr. Their union was blessed with two sons.

She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers: Jack Cornelius, Jr., Izell Murphy, Theodore Cornelius and Joseph Cornelius.

Virginia is survived by her sons, Tony Jerome Cornelius of Lake Wylie, South Carolina and Willie Lawrence Carter, Jr. of Columbia, South Carolina; a devoted caregiver, SGT (Ret.) Willie Crawford, SCDMHPS of Columbia, South Carolina; three sisters, Evelyn Law of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jean Terry of Blythewood, South Carolina and Deborah (Larry) Wilson of Columbia, South Carolina; brother, John (Danna) Cornelius; an aunt, Annie T. Anderson of Blythewood, South Carolina; and a host of loving, nephews, nieces and devoted friends.



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Mrs. Gertrude Elizabeth Cox Jeffcoat

Gertrude Elizabeth Cox Jeffcoat was born September 26, 1921 in Easley, South Carolina to the late Reverend John M. Cox and Mrs. Corrie L. King Cox. She was called to eternal rest on April 19, 2015 at Richland Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Jeffcoat was educated in Pickens County schools and later furthered her education at Friendship Jr. College and Allen University and obtained a Master’s Degree in education. Over a period of 40 years, Mrs. Jeffcoat was instrumental in and dedicated to the education of children in the public schools of South Carolina.

Mrs. Jeffcoat resided in Columbia, South Carolina. However, during her early years, she resided in several areas such as Blacksburg and Reidville, South Carolina where her father pastored at Methodist churches. At an early age, she learned to play music and enjoyed playing the piano and organ. One of her favorite hymns was “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” She attended Refuge Temple Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Columbia, South Carolina.

Mrs. Gertrude was united in marriage to John Wesley Jeffcoat, who preceded her in death as did her parents and six siblings.

Those who shared the joys and sorrows of life with her and survive to cherish her memory are her beloved son, Paul Jeffcoat, of Columbia, South Carolina and a loving and devoted sister, Ruth Cox Jordan, of Greenville, South Carolina; nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.




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Mrs. Lavern Culler Green

Mrs. Lavern Culler Green, affectionately known as Jane, was born on December 3, 1954 in in the Woodford Community of North, South Carolina, to Fred and Thelma D. Culler, Jr.

At an early age, Lavern joined Bethlehem Baptist Church in Woodford, South Carolina. She was a 1973 graduate of North High School.

She was united in Holy Matrimony to (the late) Thomas Green, Sr. Their union was blessed with two sons.

Lavern then moved her membership to Zion Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina, serving faithfully as a Deaconess, on the Waverly Awake Ministry, Women of Wisdom, and on the First Aid Auxiliary. She was employed at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health as a Mental Health Specialist.

Mrs. Green entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the age of 60.

She leaves to cherish many fond memories, two sons, Ivan (Terrilyn) Green of Hopkins, South Carolina and Thomas Green of Columbia, South Carolina; stepdaughter, Triena Green of Columbia, South Carolina; her parents, Fred and Thelma D. Culler, Jr., and three sisters: Rudean Gibson, Brenda Culler and Miranda Johnson, North (Woodford Community), South Carolina; four brothers: Charles Culler of Johnston, South Carolina, Stanley Culler, Freddie (Lorraine) Culler and Michael (Marie) Culler, also of North (Woodford Community), South Carolina; a brother-in-law, Theodore (Alice) Green; three sisters-in-law: Arline (Isaiah) Murphy, Jacqueline Green and Andrena Fletcher, all of Columbia, of South Carolina; two uncles, Andrew (Betty) Culler of West Columbia, South Carolina and Johnny Davis, Jr. of North (Woodford Community), South Carolina; and an aunt, Isabel Culler of Orangeburg, South Carolina. Lavern also leaves four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews; and other loving relatives and friends.



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Mr. Drayton Johnson, Jr.

Drayton was born in Columbia, South Carolina on October 31, 1945 to the late Drayton Sr. and Georgia Mae Johnson. He passed away on April 27, 2015 at the age of 69.

He spent his childhood and part of his adult life in the Golden Acres Community in Columbia and was educated in the schools of Richland District One. He was a 1964 graduate of C.A. Johnson High School. He retired from the University of South Carolina.

Drayton was a very caring person who was known and loved by many, family and otherwise. He will be remembered as one who helped anyone whenever he could. Drayton loved to share holiday meals with his family — they did all the cooking.

He loved his family as much as they loved him. We will miss him dearly. He is survived by his children: Sheila (James Frank), Carolyn (Tony), Marilyn (James), Tyrone, Barney (Frances) and Calvin (Chyvonne), all of Columbia, South Carolina; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; his sister, Debra Johnson Austin of Fort Mill, South Carolina; his uncle, Robert Boyd; niece, Pamela Johnson; two grandnieces; other loving relatives and friends; and his loving wife, Ms. Dorothy Mae Allen Johnson.






Mrs. Charlotte Weathers Payne

The Homegoing Service for Charlotte Weathers Payne will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at First Nazareth Baptist Church, 2351 Gervais Street, Columbia, with burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park. 

Charlotte Weathers Payne was born August 16, 1932 to the late Joe David and Lou Felder Weathers in Horatio, South Carolina.

Charlotte was educated in the Sumter County school system. At an early age, she accepted Jesus Christ and became a member at High Hills AME Church in Horatio. Later in life, she became a resident of Richland County and joined First Nazareth Baptist Church where she served faithfully for over 60 years until her illness.

Mrs. Payne was an avid gardener and loved her flowers. She was awarded first place in the Haskell Heights community for best yard for many years. This was an inspiration to others to start beautifying their yards and spearheaded the competition among neighbors. Charlotte was a state retiree from Midlands Center, where she served as a dining attendant for many years.

Peacefully and quietly on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Charlotte went home to our Lord at the Brian Nursing Facility Center.

Mrs. Charlotte Payne leaves to cherish her memories: her husband of 53 years, Broadus Payne of the home; one son, David Weathers of Columbia, SC; a great-granddaughter she adopted and raised as a daughter, Crystal Weathers of the home; five grandchildren, Tanya, David Jr., Michael, Demetrius and Phillip; nine great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren, Jamier, Melanie and Zariah; one brother-in-law, George Payne, New York; two devoted nieces Sabrina Preston and Mae Weathers Di Giovanni and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.

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Mr. Vaughn Reginald Jackson

Mr. Vaughn Jackson was born on March 19, 1955, in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Carrie Bell Jackson. He departed this life on Saturday April 18, 2015.

Vaughn was educated in the Richland County School District and attended Booker T. Washington. Mr. Jackson was a devoted Christian and tithe payer who loved God with his whole heart.

On August 31, 2014 he accepted Jesus as his personal saver and from that day on he attended Agape Church every Sunday. The concern he expressed from others around was full of love, warmth, and generosity. To family and friends he will be remembered as a tender-hearted person, who had goodwill and compassion for others around him.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Carrie Bell Jackson.

He leaves to mourn his passing: five sisters: Mrs. Gloria Elliott, Mrs. Mary Williams, Mrs. Lucy (Lyles) Williams, Elder Shirley Ellison, all of Columbia, South Carolina, and Mrs. Jeanette (Reverend Fortune Haskell) of Cross, South Carolina; two brothers, Mr. Henry (Patricia) Breeland and Mr. Thomas (Betty) Jackson, all of Columbia, South Carolina; one aunt, Mrs. Thomasina Jones of Columbia, South Carolina; a special friend Barbara Isler; and a host of nieces, nephews other loving relatives and dear friends.








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Mr. Benjamin Christopher Jacobs

Benjamin Christopher Jacobs was born on Saturday, November 25, 1944 and transitioned to his new life on Monday, April 27, 2015. He was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina to a very large and extended family. The beloved seventh son and eleventh child of the late Reverend Louis Ernist and Mrs. Elise Fullenwider Jacobs, Sr., he was raised in a devout Christian family, his father being a pastor.

“Chris,” as he was fondly known, graduated from the historic C.A. Johnson High School, Class of 1962. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country well. Chris was a Certified Master Plumber. He was a businessman who owned Jacobs Plumbing and Draining Repairs, were he serviced almost every family in Booker T. Washington Heights. He was a longtime employee/contractor with the Richland County School District One.

For many years, he and his brothers, “The Jacobs Boys,” had a business on Farrow Road — plumbing, television repair shop, electrical, gas station and corner store. Chris loved to read (a family thing), fish and hunt with his father and seven brothers. He was raised in Saint John Baptist Church.

He is survived by his only son, Benjamin Christopher (Cozy) Jacobs, Jr., and two daughters, Yolanda Denise (Kevin) Jacobs Geiger and Margaretta “Gretta” Jones; five grandchildren: Matthew Jacobs, Alicia Oakley, Choatte R. Neal, III, Chole Neal and Christal L. Neal, all of Columbia, South Carolina. He also leaves four sisters: Beatrice Jacobs Anderson of Columbia, South Carolina, Zella Mae Jacobs Curry of Washington, DC, Sarah Esther Jacobs Jackson of Columbia, South Carolina and Elise Jacobs Kaufman of Lansing, Michigan, and one brother, Richard Jacobs of Petersburg, Virginia; over 200 nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and dear friends who will miss but never forget him.

He was preceded in death by six brothers: Louis, Jr., Franklin, John, Ray, Marion and Matthew Jacobs.

He was previously married to Dorothy Jenkins Jacobs.




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Mr. Alfonzo Leon Hailey

Alfonzo Leon Hailey was born April 22, 1926 in Greenwood, South Carolina. He was the last living sibling of ten children born to Alfred and Sallie Hailey. God's angels called him home on his birthday, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the age of 89.

Born in Greenwood, Alfonzo’s family moved to Orangeburg, SC, where he was raised on the family farm. He attended and graduated school in Orangeburg County. At a young age, he was a member of Union Chapel Baptist Church in Orangeburg. He later moved to Columbia, S C and began attending the Greater St Luke Baptist Church under the guidance of the late Deacon M.L. Smith.

Mr. Hailey worked many years as a supervisor with Dreher Packing Plant and later Dinner Bell Food. Then he started his own maintenance contracting business, working with companies like Seibel's Bruce, S&S Cafeteria, attorneys’ offices and finally Computer Sciences Corporation, until he was 80 years old!

Known for his quick wit, sense of humor, calm honesty and pearls of wisdom, he never met a stranger. To know him was to love him. He loved traveling out of town visiting family every weekend. Though physically no longer with us, his loving and kind spirit will forever live in the hearts and lives of all who loved and knew him.

He was predeceased by a son, Leonard Hailey.

Left to cherish his memories and legacy are his children: Regina Hailey (Joseph) Smith, Wallace (J. Lavern) Hailey, Ronald Hailey, Cathy Davis, Janis (George) Davis Rodgers, Bobby Mack, Jimmie McCall, Earl (Voncile) Mack, Edith Saunders, Patricia Hailey and Elizabeth McCall; special grandchildren; J. Spencer Smith, Hailey Smith and Joshua Smith; other loving grandchildren, great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.




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Dr. Doris Ann Daniels

Dr. Doris Ann Daniels was born on July 17, 1955 in Darlington, South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of the late Eugene and Wilhelmina Jacobs Daniels.

She received her formal education in the public schools of Darlington County. She graduated from Mayo High School, Class of 1973. Doris received her Bachelor Degree in Christian Education and General Ministry in 2003. In 2011, she earned certification as a Christian Counselor; was ordained as a Minister of Christ; and also received her Doctorate in Christian Education from The International Overcoming College of Religion from James Dussault University.

As a youth, Doris attended Lawson Grove Baptist Church, where she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior. She was a dedicated and powerful minister and teacher of God’s Word and was currently worshipping at Living Word Christian Center in Augusta, Georgia.

Doris retired from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. She dedicated her life to her ministry and caring for her grandchildren.

Doris was loved and adored by her family, especially her children and grandchildren. They had a bond that was unbreakable. She was always full of life, laughter, vigor and strength. She never met a stranger and her home was always open to anyone who needed shelter. Many can attest to her loving kindness and encouraging words.

Doris received her Angel Wings on April 20, 2015. She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Daniels, and her sister, Margaret Goodson.

She leaves to cherish her memories four devoted children: Joquel (Dennis, Sr.) Odom, DaVida D. Washington, both of Columbia, South Carolina, Tashima K. Daniels of Augusta, Georgia and Marcus (Morica) Gleaton of Columbia, South Carolina. She also leaves behind eleven adoring grandchildren: Denisha, Jazmyne, Alisha, Dennis Jr., Miyah, Elijah, Anaria, Marcus Jr., Amyahia, Messiah and Mekhi.

Doris is survived by her mother, Wilhelmina J. Daniels; two sisters, Vertie Capers and Willistine (Henry) Mosley, both of Columbia, South Carolina; three brothers: Phillip Daniels of Darlington, South Carolina, Herbert (Hattie) Daniels of Derby, Connecticut and Julius Daniels, of Asheville, North Carolina; a brother-in-law, Alphonso Goodson of Columbia, South Carolina; and a lifelong friend, Tommie Lloyd of Columbia, South Carolina, who assisted in the upbringing of her children; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and dear friends.



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Ms. Marie Weston

Marie Weston entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 20, 2015. Marie was born April 27, 1943 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Willie Washington and Ethel M. Weston Tucker and the late Charlie Tucker.

During her early years, Marie joined the Zion Benevolent Baptist Church. In August 2008, she joined the New Beginning Baptist Church. Marie was a graduate of Hopkins High School. After graduation, she relocated to Cleveland, OH.

She spent many years there. When she returned to South Carolina, she was employed at the Egg Plant in Hopkins. After her retirement, she also devoted much of her time and energy to rearing her cousins and her cousins’ children. All of whom are eternally grateful. Marie enjoyed Quartet singing. She spent many Sunday evenings enjoying the melodious tunes while praising her God.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Raymond Weston.

Those left to cherish her precious memories are: a loving stepmother, Janie Washington; son, Victor D. Weston of Atlanta, Georgia; three grandchildren; sisters: Helen W. (Larry “Big T”) Brown of Gadsden, South Carolina, Lillie A. (Dowell) Williams of San Antonio, Texas; Hattie B. Richardson of Columbia, South Carolina, Bridget Washington of Hopkins, South Carolina and Viola (Robert) Smith of Cleveland, Ohio; brothers: Charles (Edith) Gary of Columbia, South Carolina, John (Verna) Washington of Atlanta, Georgia, Willie Washington of Cleveland and Eugene Washington of Hopkins South Carolina; a special friend Lottie Sumter; a special cousin Rose Mary Barnes, aunts, uncles, many nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and dear friends.






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Mr. Daniel Lucas Richardson

Mr. Daniel Lucas Richardson, affectionately known as “Pee Wee”, was born December 19, 1946 in Columbia, South Carolina. He transitioned from this earthly life on Thursday, April 16, 2015.

Mr. Richardson enjoyed fishing, singing, watching football and spending time with his family. He loved his grandchildren dearly, and gave them all unique nicknames. He will be remembered as a loving, caring and gentle spirit.

Daniel was preceded in death by his mother Margaret Richardson; grandmother, Corrine Richardson; two uncles, J.D., and Richard Lee; and one aunt, Nadine.

Mr. Daniel Richardson leaves to cherish his fond and precious memory: his loving daughter, Joyce (Michael) Sims of Lexington, South Carolina; his grandchildren, Marcus (Gabrielle) Sims of Columbus, Georgia and Kinyatta Sims, known to him as “Pumpkin”, of Lexington, South Carolina; three great-grandchildren: Ethan (Squeaky), Elaina (Precious), and E’Mya (Ms. Patty) of Columbus, Georgia; loving companion, Nadine Glover of Columbia, South Carolina; two uncles, Marion Richardson and Kelly Richardson, both of Columbia, South Carolina; special cousins, Doris, Rose and Anthony, all from Columbia, South Carolina; and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and caring friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.






Mrs. Patricia Hayes Cooper

The Homegoing Service for Mrs. Patricia Hayes Cooper will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2015 at Spring Hill A.M.E. Church, 228 Windy Hill Court, Gilbert, with burial in the church cemetery. 

Patricia was born in Lexington, South Carolina to the late Robert and Dorothy Cannon Hayes. She passed away on April 15, 2015 at Lexington Medical Center. She was 62.

She was a member of Spring Hill A.M.E. and worked for many years as a Human Resource Professional.

She is survived by her husband, Marion Cooper, Sr.; her son and stepdaughter: Marion “Clifton” Cooper, Jr. and Terri Edmond; granddaughter, Denteria Edmond; siblings: Linda (Odelle) Means, Anita Davis, Dorethea Mayers and Tommy Hayes; aunt, Vermelle Perkins; uncle, Tommy Hayes; great aunt, Cubie Caughman; and other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.




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Ms. Bertha Irene Clark

Bertha Irene Clark was born November 8, 1935 to the late Layton and Pirtell W. Clark. She departed her life on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

Bertha attended the public schools of South Carolina. She worked at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in the linen department and retired after 35 years of dedicated service.

Ms. Clark was a long-standing member of Zion Canaan Baptist Church. She enjoyed attending Sunday School, Monday Bible Study, Mid-Week Service and Sunday Worship Service. She was also a member of the Missionary Circle #3. She was an avid kitchen worker during special programs and services until her declining health.

She was preceded in death by a son, Zedell Clark.

Mrs. Clark leaves to cherish her memories a son, Mr. Derrick L. (Ruthie Marie) Clark; two brothers, Deacon Ozene (Marie) Clark and Deacon Josephus (Janice) Clark. She also leaves a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grand-children, nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.








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Mrs. Carrie Lee Williams Gresham

The first celebration of life was on March 9, 1922 when Carrie Lee (Williams) Gresham was born in Washington, Georgia. She was the first child of the late Tom and Ludella Williams. On Saturday, April 11, 2015 she departed this earthly life and transitioned to her everlasting life at the age of 93.

Carrie was raised in Marietta, Georgia with her 10 younger siblings whom she loved dearly. It was in Marietta where Carrie met and married the love of her life, the late Willie Lee Gresham Sr. in 1941. There were nine children from their union. Carrie was known for her unconditional love for children and family, her wisdom, and her strong Christian values.

At an early age Carrie received Christ as her personal savior at Zion Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia and has been a faithful member of The Greenview Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina for over 55 years where she served as a member of the Jubilee Choir and the Missionary Society. Carrie was very active in the Church and the community. She was a member of The United Order of Tents, worked for Lockheed Martin building bomber planes in WWII, and as a seamstress for the soldiers at Fort Jackson’s military base.

Carrie loved life, her family, and friends. She loved to travel and often traveled with her dear baby sister the Rev. Rose Marie Emerson. Her home was always filled with joy, surrounded by those she loved and those that loved her. Carrie was loved unconditionally by so many.

Carrie lived a long beautiful life and was preceded in death by her parents: the late Tom and Ludella Williams; and her beloved husband, the late Master Sargent Willie Lee Gresham Sr., her sons: James “Buddy” Gresham and Willie L. “Tokey” Gresham Jr. She was also preceded in death by her siblings: Jessie Parker, Walter Williams, Dan Williams, James Williams, Tom Williams Jr, Dennis Williams, John Lewis Williams, and Dorothy “Dot” Mitchell.

Carrie Lee Gresham leaves to celebrate her life, her sister, the Rev. Rose Marie Emerson of Powder Springs, Georgia; brother, George (Francis) Williams of Marietta, Georgia; sisters-in-law, Shirley Williams of Little Rock, California and Etta Williams of Chicago, Illinois; sons, Gary (Birdie) Gresham and Gerald “Buster” (Essie) Gresham, both of Columbia, South Carolina; daughters, Sandra (Hosea) Mercer and Brenda Gresham, both of Joliet, Illinois, Sharon Gibson of San Antonio, Texas, Wanda Price and Linda Gresham, both of Columbia, South Carolina; daughter-in-law, Mary Gresham of Columbia, South Carolina; 28 grandchildren; 53 great grandchildren; 13 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, Booker, Mays, and Moore family.



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Mrs. Gloria Jean Smith

Gloria Jean Smith was born November 26, 1949. She was the daughter of Geneva Scott Ervin and the late Willie Ervin. She departed this life on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, entering into eternal rest.

Gloria resided in Columbia, South Carolina and was educated in the public schools of Richland School District One. She was a member of Holy Site Deliverance Temple for many years. Gloria enjoyed the pleasure of being a stay at home mother and was a babysitter for many of her family.

Gloria was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry Scott and Willie Ervin, Jr.

Those that will mourn Gloria’s loss and cherish her precious memories are her husband, Percy Lee Smith, Jr.; her mother, Geneva Earvin; five children: Eartha (Edward) Middleton, Michael G. (Juanita) Smith, Teresa Green, April (Rasheem) Smith Milton and Kunte Kinte (Kimberly) Smith; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren; five sisters: Elizabeth Covington, Ruth A. (Johnny) Emerson, Jo C. (William) Couthry, Virginia Howard and Willean (Robert) Johnson, all of Columbia, South Carolina; two brothers, Artie (Linda) Scott and James Scott; two sisters-in-law, Willeane (Marion) Session and Rebecca Robinson; two brothers-in-law, Luther Gatson and Albert Smith; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.





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Mrs. Katie West Brooks.

Katie West Brooks was born March 9, 1937 in Johnston, South Carolina to the late Fairy B. West and Frank Weaver. She was a kind and gentle soul who was always willing to help and encourage others. Katie and her twin sister, Frances, were raised by their maternal grandmother, Mrs. Elmira B. West. Whenever you saw her, you saw her twin sister. They always dressed just alike.

She dearly loved her family and her church family. Katie attended Mount Pleasant School in Johnston, South Carolina, and public schools in Columbia, South Carolina. She worked at Babcock Center for ten years and then became a Domestic Custodian.

Growing up in a family of strong Christian values, Katie accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Johnston, South Carolina. After moving to Columbia, South Carolina, she became a faithful member of New Ebenezer Baptist Church for over 50 years. Over the years, Katie sung with the Mass Choir, Jubilee Choir, and was part of the Senior Missionary Board.

On April 13, 2015, Katie transitioned to her Heavenly Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fairy B. West and Frank Weaver, and a loving and devoted husband, Mr. Luree Brooks. Other deceased family members include Mrs. Elmira B. West, Grandmother, sons Billy Gene Brooks and Andrew Adams Brooks, a brother Willie Wright, Jr., a sister Van Weaver, a granddaughter, Shanta Hunter and a special and dear friend, Leonardo B. Johnson.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories: her children Deacon Ronnie (Barbara) Brooks of Nashville, TN and their children Ronnie, Jr., Jennifer, and Phillip, Ronald Hughey and Arlisa Smith. Son, Clifford (Betty) Brooks, and their children Jamaila, Tiara, Markell, India and Shanta Hunter and a dear friend, Barbara Heyward. A loving and devoted daughter, Delfina M. Brooks, and her children Travis, Auvier, Jermani and Jermaine; a grandson, Demone (Sophia) Haynes (Billy Brooks); a twin sister, Frances Sutton, Columbia, South Carolina, a sister, Annie Doris (Herman) Moseley, Aiken, South Carolina, a sister Annie F. Everett, Brooklyn, NY, and a sister-in-law, Ruby Wright, Johnston, South Carolina. She also has sixteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives, friends, and special cousins, Katie Lee Etheridge and Eunice Jenkins, all of whom will remember her with love.




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Ms. Renee Lindsay

Ms. Renee Lindsay was born December 12, 1962 in Columbia South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of Mrs. Mildred Lindsay McGee and Mr. Leroy Amaker, Sr. On April 13, 2015, Renee was called home to be with the Lord.

Renee was educated in the public schools of Richland County. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant. Affectionately known as “Big Turkey,” she embraced her community with love and giving of herself.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Anthony “T.Y.” Lindsay, and sisters, Robin Lindsay Amaker (her twin) and Joyce Hope Amaker.

Those who will forever cherish fond and loving memories of Renee are: her son, Elijah L. Lindsay; her loving, devoted mother, Mildred (Rommie) Lindsay McGee, and father, Leroy (Cecilia) Amaker, Sr.; three brothers: Troy Amaker of Charlotte, North Carolina, Leroy (Veola) Amaker, Jr. and Dana Amaker, both of Columbia, South Carolina; a sister, Karen (John) Erinfolami of Irmo, South Carolina; a caring uncle, John Lindsay; loving aunts: Amy (Freddie) Pratt, Mary A. (Rinniceo) Nelson and Geralding Lindsay Williams; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other loving relatives and dear friends, all of whom will miss her dearly, but rejoice that she now resting in the Lord.







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Mrs. Mary Lou Glenn Riley

Mary Lou Glenn Riley was born December 13, 1950 in Fairfield County, South Carolina. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus James and Fannie Mae Glenn, and her siblings; Will Frank Hall, James Westley Glenn, Reverend McArthur Glenn, Albert James Glenn Sr., Shirley Ann Davis and Nellie Dawn Doster. After a strong battle with cancer, she went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 13, 2015 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina.

Affectionately known as “Rabbit,” Mary attended the schools of Richland County. At an early age, she joined Gethsemane Baptist Church of Blair, South Carolina. She was employed at Southern Bell for ten years in New York City. Upon returning home to Columbia, she was employed as a Residential Manager at the Family Shelter for 20 years.

Rabbit enjoyed attending Bible Way Church of Atlas Road. Rabbit’s presence and smile was very warm. She was a person of few words. Rabbit enjoyed life and memories of ole. She was a plain person who enjoyed dressing up. She was a very helpful person, often putting others’ problems before her own. She was slow to admit something was wrong but quick to acknowledge the problems of others. Over the past ten years, her passion had become traveling and sightseeing. She has stopped at every rest stop north of South Carolina on the way to wherever.

Rabbit also enjoyed being at home and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren who were the center of her joy.

In 2012, at the age of 62, she completed her degree in Criminal Justice from Fortis College, which was one of her biggest accomplishments.

Those left to cherish her precious memories are her five children: Kimberly (Jamal) Brunson, Jermaine Glenn, Dwight (Renee) Glenn, of Columbia, South Carolina, Tiffany (Sidney) Miller of Snellville, Georgia and Ashley Glenn of Columbia, South Carolina; three stepsons: Rodney Pace, Rudolph Pace, both of Columbia, South Carolina and Willie (Tameka) McBride, Jr. of Augusta Georgia; significant other, Willie McBride Sr. of the home; granddaughters, Zaria and Kayla reared in the home; 10 other grandchildren; a loving niece, Sharon Glenn who was raised as a sister; four sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and dear friends, all of whom share in the grief caused by Rabbit’s departure but rejoice knowing she is now resting with the Lord.



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Mr. Charles Thomas Hutchinson, Jr.

Charles Thomas Hutchinson, Jr., 79, departed this life in Columbia, South Carolina on Thursday, April 8, 2015. Charles, affectionately known as “Hutch,” was born December 31, 1935 in Camden, New Jersey.

He lived in Virginia and Washington, DC before settling in Columbia, South Carolina. He first served in the United States Army, then in the United States Navy for a total of eight years. During his service, he served in the Korean War and was then assigned to an Early Warning Squadron as the 1st Mechanic aboard blimps for the Navy. When he was honorably discharged from the military, he began working as a welder, advancing to a Nuclear Welder at V.C. Summer Nuclear Power Plant.

“Hutch,” was a lover of music and nostalgia. He played the trumpet and the congas as he was always spirited when his favorite tunes were played. He dearly loved his family and friends. He was always jovial when greeting people he knew as well as strangers.

Charles is survived by his former spouse, Phyllis B. Hutchinson of Columbia, South Carolina; his daughters, Renee M. Hutchinson of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Janine H. Greene of Columbia, South Carolina; son, Troy Scott Hutchinson of Columbia, South Carolina; grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers: Walter Hutchinson of Oakland California, Nolan (Vivian) Hutchinson and Frankie Hutchinson of Camden, New Jersey; four sisters: Trudy Kellum, Helen (Arnold) Martin, Shirley Beverly and Florence Hutchinson, all of Camden, New Jersey; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.




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Mr. Frank Jones, Jr.

Mr. Frank Jones Jr. was born October 15, 1943 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Frank Sr. and Rosa Scott Jones. Frank departed this life after an extended illness on April 11, 2015.

Affectionately known as “Jr.” or “Dookie,” Frank received his high school diploma from C.A. Johnson High School in Columbia, South Carolina. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving in the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged after his tour of duty in Vietnam. Over the next 25 years, he was employed with Fort Jackson Laundry.

Frank made Red Hill Baptist Church in Gadsden, South Carolina his church at an early age.

Frank was a supportive and loving father, friend and brother. Mr. Frank Jones, Jr. leaves to cherish his memory, two daughters, Dionnedra “Dee” (Ernest) Jones and Iris “Candy” Jones of Columbia, South Carolina; sisters: Jeanette (Robert) Jackson, Gale (Willie James) Coats, Helen (William) Moore, and Rosa Bonaparte, all of Gadsden, South Carolina and Barbara (Richard) Gibson of Wedgefield, South Carolina; brothers: Harvey Jones of Columbia, South Carolina, Arthur Lovett, Ronnie Lovett, Tony (Debbie) Lovett, Donald Lovett and Curtis (Valorie) Jones, all of Gadsden, South Carolina. He also leaves four loving grandchildren: Marquel Ervin, Italia Goodwin, Michael Jones and Naomi Jones, all of Columbia, South Carolina; a step-grandson, Justin (Sabria) Mickle-Robinson; two, beautiful great granddaughters, Katelynn Ervin and Journee Watson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and caring friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.





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Mrs. Jeanette Kearse-Etheredge

Again a human spirit has taken flight at the call of our Heavenly Father. Today, we salute the flight and join in the homegoing celebration of Mrs. Jeanette Kearse-Etheredge. Jeanette Kearse-Etheredge, or “Sister” as she was affectionately known, was born to the late Henry James and Hilda Mae Kearse on February 4, 1948. She was reared in the home of her uncle and aunt, the late Samuel and Mattie Brazzle. After a brief period of illness, she departed this life on April 8, 2015 surrounded by her family and love ones.

Sister accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Jehovah Baptist Church. As a member of the Jubilee and Mass Choirs, she spent her life preparing for her face-to-face meeting with the Lord.

In her spare time, Sister enjoyed singing in the Mass Community Choir, cooking, conversing with friends and spending time with those she loved. She was a loving and caring person who also gave tirelessly to others through gifts of food, shelter, wisdom and love.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters: Mrs. Joyce Kearse, Ms. Sandra Kearse and Ms. Gladys Kearse; and her son, Master Myron Kearse.

Mrs. Jeanette “Sister” Kearse-Etheredge leaves to treasure and preserve her love, memories and legacy: her loving and devoted husband, Mr. Frank Etheredge; daughters: Christina Kearse, Alberta Smith and Yawtikki Bethel; five grandchildren; sons she helped rear, Michael Kearse, Maurice Kearse and Daniel Conner. Jeanette also leaves to morn her passing, brothers, Mr. James Henry (Francis) Kearse and her twin, Mr. John (Beatrice) Kearse; sister, Ms. Peggy Kearse; adopted sisters, Ms Linda Hands and Mrs. Shirley (Lisco) Thomas; and a host of cousins, in-laws, other relatives and friends, all who will miss her dearly.



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Mrs. Rosa "Rose" Maria Frazier

Rosa (Rose) Maria Frazier departed this life suddenly on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. She was born as Rosa Maria Myers to the late Reverend Benjamin Franklin and Reatha Mae Myers on August 6, 1964 in Washington, District of Columbia (DC) at Providence Hospital and was the fourth child of seven children to the union.

The Myers Family relocated from the DC metropolitan area to Hartsville, South Carolina (SC) in 1970. The family later joined the St. Luke Fire Baptized Holiness Church of Bennettsville, SC under the Pastoral leadership of Dr. I.D. Hodge in the early 1970s.

While there, Rose served as a faithful member of the Gospel Choir and received salvation at an early age. Rose attended Darlington County Public Schools and graduated from Hartsville High School in 1982. She later furthered her education at Francis Marion University in Florence, SC. Rose was recently working towards obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Phoenix where she excelled in every course.

On July 20, 1984, she met and married the love of her life, Adolphe (Hosea) Frazier and from this union, two daughters were born, Alicia M. and Teisheira R. Frazier.

Also in 1984, Rose joined the United States Navy and was discharged medically in 1986. Upon leaving the Navy, Rose joined Hosea in Columbia, SC where they raised their daughters. Rose believed in staying busy and held various jobs which included Correctional Officer at the Women’s Correctional Center, Custodial Supervisor at the Whitney Hotel and Palmetto Baptist Hospital, all in Columbia, SC and a myriad of other odd jobs. Throughout her earlier childhood years, Rose was often referred to as genius and child prodigy.

During her high school years, she was also known as the class clown; she may have been known as the class clown but her parents did not tolerate any “clown” grades and she certainly ensured that her grades met her parents expectations. She was highly intelligent, street-savvy and was best known for her no-nonsense way of life and great sense of humor. She loved her family deeply as well as her friends. She gave to others in need constantly and although a cliché’, she had a heart of gold.

Her pride and joy aside from her husband and daughters were her grandchildren. They were truly the apple of her eye. One would rarely see Rose without at least one of her grands. She spent a great deal of her time ensuring that they had everything they needed as well as a lot of what they wanted! She spared no expense when it came to them; she loved them immensely and they loved her.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Valorie Caroline Myers, grandson, Jamari Williams, godmother/aunt Reverend Emma R. Young, and nephew, Forrest Lenn Royal Jr.

Rose is survived by her husband, Hosea Frazier, daughters, Alicia M. and Teisheira R. Frazier; siblings, Bernard Myers (Letisha) of Silver Spring, MD, Franklin Myers (Norma) of King George, VA, Renita Royal of Hartsville, SC, Ta-jaunur Myers-Scott (Curtis Sr.) of Hartsville, SC and Tahn Myers-Dyson (Jerry) of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Jaquaelyn & Ja’Miya Wallace of Okinawa, Japan, San’Trell, Savieone, and Iysis Frazier of Columbia, SC, Jonas and Raven Rose Frazier of Lexington, SC; mother-in-law, Willa C. Frazier; brothers-in-laws, Clarence A. Frazier (Kenyatta) of Columbia, SC, Minister Ken Frazier (Nequila) of Greenwood, SC, Antwon Hampton (Loretta) of Columbia, SC; sister-in-laws, Sharwon Frazier (aka Peaches), Elsie Frazier (aka Tangie), Lafayette Young , (John) Karneida Rickard (Curtis), all of Columbia, SC and Faith House (Mitchell) of Irmo, SC; one surviving aunt, Lucille Kimble; brother-in-law, Jimmy Gene (Adriane) Frazier of Lexington, South Carolina; three goddaughters, Akaleisha Frazier, Jerrica Dyson, Karina Rickard and a host of nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces, other family members and friends.  



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Mr. Freddie Young

Freddie Young was born January 5, 1953 in Columbia, South Carolina to Freddie Sumter and Annie Bell Young. He departed this life on April 6, 2015 at Heartland of Columbia. He was 62.

“Pee-Wee,” as he was affectionately known, attended the public schools of Richland County. He worked as an Environmental Technician at a local hospital. He also served in the United States Marine Corps.

He is survived by his parents, Freddie Sumter and Annie Bell Young; his special companion and mother of his children, Earline Tucker; his children: April (Jimmy) and Heather Tucker, of Columbia, South Carolina, Freddie (Ceporah) Tucker of Charleston, South Carolina, Camie (Todd) and Brandy (Tarsh) Tucker and Tarsh Lewis, all of Columbia, South Carolina; siblings, Dennis Young, Herbert Bell, Jr., Stanley Bell, Steven Bell, Deborah Bell, Diana Bates and Elaine Bell; fifteen grandchildren; one aunt and one uncle; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.









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Ms. Talashia Octavia McEashin Tucker

Talashia Octavia McEachin Tucker was born December 10, 1989 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Teresa Jones and the late Fred McEachin. After the death of her mother, she was adopted by her aunt, Julia Smith who raised her as her own and lovingly became “Mom”. On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, God dispatched His heavenly angel and called Talashia home.

Ms. Tucker was educated in the public schools of Richland County and was an honor graduate with the 2008 graduating class of C.A. Johnson High School where she was also a very proud member of the JROTC.

Talashia furthered her education at Washington State University and the University of South Carolina where she pursued her degree in Public Health Administration. Talashia was a member of First Nazareth Baptist Church where she was a member of the youth choir. She was was employed with Publix of Irmo. Talashia loved life and lived it to the fullest. She loved God, her family and each of her friends dearly.

She believed that her greatest accomplishment was her son, Julian. Talashia leaves loving memories with to be cherished with her son, Master Julian P. Gaskin and his father Elric; mother, Julia Smith; grandmother, Margaret Cheatham; brothers, Roy Smith, Jeff Smith and Cedric McEachin; sisters: Shavia Jones, Lagenia McEachin and Lashune (Toney) McEachin–Butler; four aunts and two uncles; two great aunts and one great uncle; five nieces and two nephews; and a host of loving relatives and dear friends, who will all miss her dearly.






Mrs. Mary Selia Shulay Smalls

The Homegoing Service Mary Selia Shulay Smalls will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Brookland Baptist Church, 1066 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, with burial in Casino Cemetery in Cross, South Carolina. 

Born in Charleston County in South Carolina, Mary was the beloved daughter of Gregory Mitchell and Alison Smalls. She passed away on April 1, 2015 at Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, South Carolina. She was 33.

She is survived by, her husband, Michael Edwards; her children: Michael Edward-Smalls and Marquise and Montrez Edwards; her parents; siblings: Elijah Smalls, Shuvonta Smalls and Gregory Mitchell, Jr.; grandparents, Elijah Sr. and Elaine Smalls; aunts, Viola Smalls and Shirley Wages; mother-in-law, Fatrell Baker; and other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.



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Mrs. Cleophus Singleton White

Mrs. Cleophus Singleton White, daughter of the late Matthew Singleton and Clara Bethel Darby, was born on January 5, 1934 in Columbia, South Carolina. Her heavenly Father called her home on Monday March 30, 2015 at Providence Hospital.

She was educated within the public schools of Richland County where she attended Booker T. Washington and C.A. Johnson High School. She retired from Wade Hampton Hotel and from doing Domestic Work.

At the age of 14, she joined Temple Zion Baptist Church, where she served faithfully on the Usher Board and the Ridgewood Usher Union for 50 years until her health prevented her from continuing.

She was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Willie White, Sr. on September 19, 1953. To this union, three children were born.

She committed herself to positive renal health. She was a longtime patient receiving dialysis treatment at Columbia Dialysis for 32 years.

Cleo's love and legacy will forever live in the hearts of her three loving children: Willie White, Jr., Vivian White and Felicia (Levi) Johnson; four devoted grandchildren: Nickie White, Benjamin Davis, Jerry White and Lakeisha Davis; three great grandchildren: Diamond Smith, Omari Davis and Jayquan McCombs, all of Columbia, South Carolina: and a host of other loving relatives and caring friends who will all miss her dearly.




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Reverend Diane Elaine Brown-Pierce

Reverend Diane Elaine Brown-Pierce was born on August 11, 1968 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the daughter of Minerva Brown-Green and the late James Brown, Jr. She departed this early life on Wednesday March 18, 2015, at her home, in Springfield, Missouri.

Reverend Pierce attended Richland County Public Schools, and loved going to church with her parents. She grew up lending a helping hand, when needed, as she would have someone do unto her, if or when she needed help. This kindness led to employment by the American Red Cross, until her sight began to fail, which prevented a long career.

Reverend Pierce never let her failed eyesight stop her from furthering her college education in Theology and from studying for her Master's Degree, after moving to Springfield, Missouri. After graduating from the College of Theology, Reverend Pierce took yet another leap of faith. She became host of her very own radio ministry show for the blind, Live By Faith, Not By Sight. Her motto in life was, "You don't have to visually see... for your spirits to be lifted through Christ."

Reverend Pierce was a member of The New Hope International Church in Springfield where Reverend Jamison is the pastor.

Reverend Pierce was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. Reverend Pierce leaves to cherish her precious memories, her mother and stepfather, Mrs. Minerva Brown-Green and Mr. Arthur Green; one sister, Mrs. Sallie Williams; two brothers, James Brown, III and Tyrone L. Green, Sr.; one brother-in-law, Mr. Leon Williams, all of Columbia, South Carolina. Also cherishing these memories are uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.



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Mrs. Annie Ruth Lowman Wallas

Mrs. Annie Ruth Lowman Wallas was born on March 22, 1948 to the late Joe and Mary Bell Lowman. She departed this life on March 29, 2015 after a long illness.

She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1968. She was an active member of the Booker Heights Community, where she coached Little League Baseball for several years. She worked for St. John Preschool until she became disabled.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Lula Mae Banks, and brothers, Horace, Johnny and James Lowman

She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Tamara (Jerel) Dickens of Columbia, South Carolina; her son, Terry (Lisa) Wallas of Irmo, South Carolina; a sister, Mary L. Collins, and a brother, Harry Lowman; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild; two goddaughters, Consuela Griffin and Renita Garner; and a host nieces and nephews.






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Mrs. Juanita Roberta-Clemenco Lewis Holloway

Juanita Roberta-Clemenco Lewis Holloway was the last of 8 children born to the late Benjamin F. and Gladys V. R. Lewis on October 2, 1931 in Washington, DC.

A native Washingtonian, she was educated in the District of Columbia Public School System, and attended beauty school in the 1950’s in order to become a licensed hair stylist. She later went on to work at the Library of Congress as an Elevator Operator, retiring in the early 1980’s.

Mrs. Holloway had been a faithful member of Mt. Paran Baptist Church where she sang on the choir and served as part of the hospitality committee for over 20 years. She later joined Bethesda AME Zion Church in Winnsboro, South Carolina where she served as president of the Deaconess Board until her health began to fail in August of 2014.

Affectionately known to her friends and family as “Nita,” Mrs. Holloway was always the life of the party. She knew how to make people laugh by candidly telling any and every one exactly what was on her mind. As the baby in a family of eight, she learned how to speak up for herself at an early age which is something she did until the very end. Everyone that knew Mrs. Holloway always knew she would speak her mind!

Mrs. Holloway was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Gladys Lewis; her seven siblings: Pauline, Evelyn, Lloyd, Benjamin, Celia, Gladys and Olivia; two husbands, Bernard Holt and Mark A. Holloway; and a stepdaughter, Anita L. Holloway.

She leaves to cherish her memory her only child, Kathy (Calvin) Holloway-English of Winnsboro, South Carolina; her only grandchild, Keisha L. Dyer of Columbia, South Carolina; two step-grandchildren, Zakeiyah Kelley of Winnsboro, South Carolina and Dwayne Holloway of Largo, Maryland; a beloved nephew, Milton E. Milling, Jr. of Washington, DC; three nieces: Delores Glasgo, Tanya Callaway and Crystal Brown, all of Washington DC; and a host of other relatives and friends.


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Mr. Willie B. Higgins

Willie B. Higgins was born on December 28, 1950 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the third oldest child of the late David Higgins, Sr. and Bertha Hugee Higgins. He departed this earthly life on Thursday, March 26, 2015.

Willie was educated in the public schools of Richland County. He worked with his stepfather’s company, R.H. Timber Services, for many years. He later became employed with East Coast Steel Company.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Joe Louis Higgins; and a daughter, Shena Myers.

Mr. Willie B. Higgins leaves to cherish fond memories, his loving wife, Annette Myers Higgins of the home; his children: Sherry (Willie) Thomas, Jr. of Gadsden, South Carolina, Reginald (Tomiko) Lloyd, Tina (Nicholas) Cunningham and Nikki (Michael) Green, all of Hopkins, South Carolina, Justin Brown, Tony (Loretta) Myers and Ranina Outing, all of Columbia, South Carolina; his brothers: David (Brenda Bennett) Higgins, Jr. of Hopkins, South Carolina, Julius (Rose) Higgins of New Jersey, Bernard (Denise) Higgins of Columbia, Michael Higgins of Gadsden, South Carolina and Kalvin Higgins of Charleston, South Carolina; a sister; Shirley Ann Higgins of Gadsden, South Carolina; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and many friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.







Mr. Willie Thompson

The Homegoing Service for Willie Thompson will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Friendship Baptist Church, Hopkins, SC with burial in the church cemetery.  

Born in Hopkins, South Carolina, Willie was the son of the late Joe Sap Thompson and Mary Lou Hopkins Thompson. He passed away on March 19, 2015 at the age of 67.

He is survived by his daughter, Karen Braggs, and other loving family members and dear friends.






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Ms. Carolyn Jamison

Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Carolyn was the beloved daughter of the late Randolph and Hattie Jamison. She departed this life on March 22, 2015 at the age of 57.

She was educated at Brookland-Cayce High School and was employed with Ryan’s Steakhouse.

Carolyn leaves to mourn her passing: two sisters, Joyce Jamison and Tarsha Jones, both of Cayce, South Carolina; three brothers: Rudolph Jamison of Columbia, South Carolina, Charles Jamison of Gaston, South Carolina and Curtis Jamison of Cayce, South Carolina; two nephews, Reggie Sutton of Seattle Washington and Emory Jones, II of Cayce, South Carolina; and a host of other loving relatives and dear friends.










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Mr. Michael Albert Liverman, Jr.

Michael Albert Liverman, Jr. was born at Richland Memorial Hospital (Palmetto Health Richland) on April 21, 1980. He was the beloved son of Michael Sr. and the late Lora Stroman Liverman. Michael took a new turn in life when he was adopted by his grandmother, Harriet G. Titus. He passed away on March 20, 2015 at the young age of 34.

At an early age, Michael was baptized and confirmed at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, attending faithfully every Sunday with his mother, Harriet.

“’Lil Mike,” as he was affectionately known, attended Arden Elementary and W.A. Perry Middle Schools. He went on to get his GED from Kentucky Job Corp. Upon graduating, he received a certificate in Auto Body. Michael had a brief employment in the Food Services department at Columbia College.

During his short life, Mike left an impression of what strength and courage meant. He loved life and people and had an absolute heart of gold.

He was preceded in death by his birth mother, Lora Stroman Liverman, and his mother, Harriet G. Titus.

Left to cherish his memory are, his father, Michael, Sr.; a very special and devoted friend of eleven years, Margaret Strothers; three sisters: Bernadette Williams, Ivy (Jamahl) Shareef and Lora Bratton; two brothers, Chris Liverman and John Ranzy Liverman; stepsister, Ieasha Palmer; a very special friend who thought of him as a son, Nancy Stern; and a host of very close relatives and friends.




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Mr. Marion Moseley

Mr. Marion Moseley was born on May 16, 1936 in St. Matthews, South Carolina. He was the son of the late John and Daisy Guinyard Moseley. He departed this life on March 19, 2015 after a brief illness.

Marion attended the public schools in Calhoun County. He moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he lived and worked before returning to South Carolina.

He was married to Hilda Jones Moseley; and to this union, two sons were born, Michael (deceased), and Mark, who resides in Baltimore, Maryland.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael; six brothers: John Jr., Leland, William, Harold, Virgil and Joseph; and three sisters: Ineal Keller, Myrtle Baker and Ruth Richardson.

He also leaves to cherish his memories a sister, Mrs. Shirley M. Benjamin of Orangeburg, South Carolina; two sisters-in-law; a special cousin-in-law, Earther Lee Glover; a special friend, Lisa D. Pinckney; and a host of nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends.








Mrs. Gracie Mae Bush

The Homegoing Service for Gracie Mae Bush will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home (2930 Colonial Drive, Columbia) with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

Gracie was born in Columbia, South Carolina to Idiska Butler and Eloise Glover Butler. He passed away March 19, 2015 at Palmetto Health Baptist.

She is survived by a daughter; Georgia McKevie, spouse; George Bush, one granddaughter three grandsons; parents; his sister, Blanca Worthy; brothers; Corey Hayes sand Roderick Simmons; stepfather, Anthony Simmons; great-grandparents, Henry and Feenie Jenkins, Sr.; uncles, Jamie Price and Mario Jones; aunts: Veronica Worthy, Teresa Fielder, and Cynthia Robinson; and a host of cousins, other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.




Mrs. Gertrude Blocker

The Homegoing Service for Gertrude Blocker will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 24, 2015 at Piney Grove A.M. E. Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Gertrude was born to the Forest Geiger and the late Rebecca Simon Geiger. She passed away on March 18, 2015 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital.

She is survived by her spouse, Samuel Blocker, three sons, Anthony S. (Catherine) Blocker, Sanford A. (Ida) Blocker, and Forest (Ruth) Blocker; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; three uncles; Leroy (Bert) Simon, Wadell (Geneva) Simon, Abdul Salone and a host of other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.




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Phyondrate Deloris Jones

Phyondrate Deloris Jones was born August 24, 1961 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of Mary Elizabeth Young and the late William Jones, Sr. She departed this life on Sunday, March 15, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina.

Phyondrate attended the public schools of Richland County in Columbia, South Carolina. Well known and loved, Phyondrate touched the lives of many hearts and brought sunshine into the lives of those that knew her. 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.

Phyondrate was preceded in death by a brother, Tyrone Carcellus Jones, a sister, Donita Patricia Jones and a maternal grandmother, Elizabeth H. Young.

Phyondrate leaves to cherish her precious memories her mother, Mary Elizabeth Young Jones, of the home, two devoted brothers, William (Katrina) Jones, Jr. and Radford L. Jones, all of Columbia, South Carolina; two loving sisters, Karon Jones and Cynthia Jones (Alvin B.) Faust, Sr. all of Columbia, SC; one uncle, Walter (Evelyn) Jones of Hopkins, SC; one aunt, Azalee (Henry) Brown of New Jersey; three nephews, Alvin B. Faust, Jr. and Jabarri Q. Jones, both of Columbia, SC and Preston Jones of Newberry, SC; a neice, Precious Jones of Newberry, SC and a host of other loving relatives and dear friends, all of whom join the family in sharing the grief caused by her untimely departure.




Ms. Margie L. McGraw

The Homegoing Service for Margie L. McGraw will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Gethsemane Baptist Church (463 99 Road, Blair, SC) with burial in the church cemetery. 

Margie was born in Blair, South Carolina to the late Grady and Mamie Crosby Williamson, Sr. She passed away on March 15, 2015 at Providence Hospital at the age of 66.

She is survived by her children: Seth, Rozitta and Marty (Priscilla) McGraw; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; three brothers; four sisters; and many other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.





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Mr. Anthony A. Worthy

Mr. Anthony A. Worthy was born December 16, 1985 in Columbia, South Carolina to Anissa Worthy and Tony Metze. He passed away suddenly on March 15, 2015 at Providence Hospital Northeast. He was 29.

Anthony affectionately known as “Slim” attended A.C. Flora High School. He was employed at Travinia’s Restaurant on Sparkleberry Lane. Anthony will be remembered by many for his zest for life. He lived to the fullest every day, and touched many people.

Those left to cherish his memories are his parents; his sister, Bianca Worthy of Columbia, South Carolina; his brothers, Corey Hayes, and Roderick Simmons of Columbia, South Carolina; stepfather, Anthony Simmons; great grandparents, Henry and Eunice Jenkins, Sr. of Winnsboro, South Carolina; uncles, Jamie Price, of Kentucky and Mario Jones of Columbia, South Carolina; and aunts: Veronica Worthy of Chester, South Carolina, Teresa Fielder of Columbia, South Carolina and Cynthia Robinson of Columbia, South Carolina. Also mourning his loss are his great uncles: Floyd Worthy of Blair, South Carolina, Henry (Gloria) Jenkins, Jr. of Winnsboro, South Carolina, Joseph (Darleen) Jenkins of Columbia, South Carolina, Hezekiah (Emily) Jenkins of Columbia, South Carolina and Timothy Jenkins of Decatur, Georgia; a great aunt, E. Regina Jenkins of Lilburn, Georgia; and a host of cousins, other loving relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his “nana,” Margaret Jenkins Worthy; grandfather, Ronald Worthy, grandmother, Beulah Metze; and an uncle, Sean Worthy, Sr.





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Elder Governor Adams

Elder Governor Adams was born October 14, 1923 in Aiken, South Carolina. He was the son of the late John and Arie Bell Cushman Adams. He went into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Palmetto Health Baptist.

Elder Adams attended the public schools in Aiken County where he grew up. After moving to Columbia, he worked many years as an Auto Mechanic.

Early spring of 1972, God spoke to his heart to build a church. By total faith in God, he built Faith Temple Holiness Church in Hopkins, South Carolina. He served faithfully as Elder until God called him home.

Elder Governor Adams leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted wife, Pastor Gensie F. Adams; three stepsons who will miss him dearly: James Minder, Sr. of Hopkins, South Carolina, Elder Charles (Paulette) Minder of Miami, Florida and Robert (Joann) Minder of Columbia, South Carolina; and a devoted stepdaughter, Carolyn (Richard) Anderson of Hopkins, South Carolina; a stepson-in-law, Herman Powell, Sr.; two nieces who were near and dear to his heart, Ara Mae Johnson of Chicago, Illinois and Cylestine Johnson of Aiken, South Carolina; his nephew, Reverend Albert (Elaine) Johnson of Chicago, Illinois; a host of grandchildren and great children; and many other loving relatives and friends.







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Deacon Colie Scott, Sr.

Deacon Colie Scott, Sr., the son of the late Andy and Eloise McKenzie Scott, was born in Horrell Hill, South Carolina on April 24, 1933. He departed this life on Monday, March 16, 2015. He was 81.

“Scotty,” as he was known, married the former Dessie Golden on January 20, 1953. Their union was blessed with three children and sixty-two wonderful years. He attended Booker T. Washington High School in Columbia. Throughout the years, he was employed as a shipping clerk with Bill Blass and Irvin Makosky in New York until his retirement in 1996.

Deacon Scott was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle. He was predeceased by his parents, three brothers his sister and his son, Colie Scott, Jr.

Deacon Scott rededicated his life to Christ at First Nazareth Baptist Church, where he served faithfully. He was an Usher, Trustee as well as a Deacon. He also served with the Food Pantry.

Deacon Scott leaves to cherish everlasting memories: his loving and devoted wife, Dessie Scott; two daughters, Evangelist Janice (Kehinde) Scott of Brooklyn, New York and Shawana (Dave) Jones of Jesup, Georgia; daughter-in-law, Carrie Scott; nine grandchildren: Terriko Scott, Stephanie (Jonathan) Forehand, Anthony (Jamie) Scott, Ekugbe Kpeji, Alexander Mitchell, Aidan Mitchell, DJ Jones and Dallas Jones; five great grandchildren: Isaiah Forehand, Timothy Forehand, Colie Jarrell Scott Quinton Scott and Ayana Scott; a sister, Nellie (Nathaniel) McKelvin of Columbia, South Carolina; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and caring friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.





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Mr. Victor "Rudy" Gladden

Victor “Rudy” Gladden was born May 25, 1975 in Chester, South Carolina. He was the son of Margaret Smith and the late James “Bo” Gladden. Victor departed his earthly life unexpectedly on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Providence Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. He was 39.

Rudy, as he was known to family and friends, attended the public schools of Richland School District One, graduating from C.A. Johnson High School in 1993. He was employed by Tractor Supply Company. He was a “jack of all trades,” including auto mechanics.

Rudy was the most compassionate father, loving son and caring friend to so many. Anyone crossing his path was not a stranger! His favorite pastime was going to the dragstrip races. Rudy will forever be remembered for giving of himself to others. Rudy attended White Oak Baptist Church #1 in Winnsboro, where he faithfully supported the church ministries.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Andre “Nut” Gladden.

Victor Ramon Gladden leaves to cherish his fond memories: a beloved mother, W. Margaret Smith; a loving sister, Tanya Pittman of Columbia, South Carolina; two brothers, Julius Adam of Ridgeway, South Carolina and Willie McCullough of Columbia, South Carolina; a caring godmother, Mary Gladden; six loving daughters: Kayla and Samantha Gladden, D’Andrea Muldrow of Columbia, South Carolina, Dymond Caldwell of Atlanta, Georgia, Olivia Dinkins of Camden, South Carolina and Victoria Johnson of Ridgeway, South Carolina; three loving sons: Devon and Donovan Muldrow and Tyquan Williams, all of Columbia, South Carolina; a special friend Kim Turnipseed; a devoted best friend, Tara Wingard; a lifelong friend and brother, Corey Williams; and a host of loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who share our sadness over his untimely departure, but rejoice in knowing that he is at peace with the Lord.



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Mrs. Bernice Reid Golson

Mrs. Bernice Reid Golson was born July 11, 1925 in Norway, South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of the late Auther and Ella Reid. She departed this life on Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina.

Bernice was home-schooled. She enjoyed traveling, going to church and especially loved hanging out with family and friends. Bernice, affectionately known as “Dot,” had a special family that she loved and took care of for more than 30 years, The Lee Family (the late George and Nell Lee, Sr., George Lee, Jr., Betsy Sims, Elizabeth and Charles, Jr. Bernice was loved and will be missed by all. Although her presence on earth is no more, precious memories will live forever in the hearts of her children and those who knew and loved her. She had a beautiful smile, a kind heart and was a loving Mother and Grandmother. She will truly be missed by her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, Abraham Golson, Sr.; her sons, Abraham Sr. and Donald Golson; her grandsons, Travis Fuller and James Willie Dante’ Smith, Jr.; sisters: Pearl R. Jones, Eartha Reid and Lucille Walton; and brothers, James and Marvin Blake.

Those left to cherish precious memories of Bernice are, three daughters: Pansy (Charles) Hawkins of Washington, DC, Loretta (James) Smith, Ramona (John) Golson, both of Columbia, South Carolina; two sons, Robert (Rhonda) and James (Bridgette) Golson of Columbia, South Carolina; three brothers: Gary (Elzena) Blakes of Baltimore, Maryland, John Jones of Arlington, Virginia and Erthey Jones of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; two sisters, Susie Davis and Thelma Hall, both of Columbia, South Carolina; 27 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.






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Mr. Charles Edward Richardson

Mr. Charles Edward Richardson was born March 12, 1950 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Byrl and Catherine Richardson, Sr. He was called home to be with the Lord on his birthday, March 12, 2015.

Affectionately known as “Nose,” Charles was educated in the public schools of Richland County. Charles was united in Holy Matrimony to (the late) Carol Farmer. Before he became ill, he was employed for many years at Pet Dairy, Unisource and Builders First Source. He attended Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church until his health declined.

Charles was a loving brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. He loved the outside — farming, gardening, playing basketball and dancing.

Those left to cherish Charles’ fond and loving memories are his loving brothers: Byrl Richardson, Jr. of Spring Lake, North Carolina, John Richardson of Columbia, South Carolina and Roland Richardson of Orlando, Florida; sisters: Willie Mae (Sammy) Porterfield and Bettye Richardson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Estella Manning, Alfreda Richardson and Vern (John) Adams, all of Columbia, South Carolina; two uncles and seven loving aunts; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; and a very special, caring friend, Arthur Brown, Jr., all of whom will miss him dearly.





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Mr. Edwin Ronnie Jones

Mr. Edwin Ronnie Jones was born July 15, 1954 in Florence, South Carolina. He was the son of Mr. Alex Jones, Jr. and the late Louise Jupiter Jones. He departed this earthly life on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at his residence.

Edwin graduated from McClenaghan High School in Florence. He attended South Carolina State College (now University) where he was a member of the Marching 101. He received an Associate Degree in Computer Programming from Midlands Technical College. He retired from the University of South Carolina after 31 years of dedicated service. He also volunteered for the Federation of The Blind Chapter in Columbia, SC.

Edwin leaves to cherish fond memories his loving wife, Wilhemenia Jones; his father, Alex Jones, Jr. of Florence, South Carolina; two brothers, Jimmie (Linda Kay) Jones of Indianapolis, Indiana and Toni (Sharon) Jones of Columbia, South Carolina; his mother-in-law, Mary S. McClurkin of Ridgeway, South Carolina; two sisters-in-law, Stella (David) White and Marilyn McClurkin; six brothers-in-law: Jesse (Dianne), James (Judy), Randy (Jenneal), Michael (Jeanette), Raymond (Adrienne) and Melvin (Dean) McClurkin; seven aunts: Eva (George) Spears, Elizabeth (Alonzo) Scipio, Helen J. Neal, Carolyn (Tim) Hinton, Lillie Goss, Starlene Haines and Edith Ryles; two uncles, Michael and Samuel Jupiter; a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends, and his beloved pet, Cooper.






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Mrs. Alfreida Renee Taylor Hill

Alfreida Renee Taylor Hill was born November 10, 1958 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the daughter of Dorothy Mae Whitford and the late Marion Taylor.

Alfreida joined Laurel Street Baptist Church at an early age. She attended A. C. Flora High School. She was the wife of Clarence Hill for thirty-three years. “Freida,” as she was affectionately called, was employed at Frank Houston’s Catering Services as well as Midlands Medical Center. Before her health declined, Freida enjoyed fashion designing, going to the park and listening to gospel music. She also enjoyed talking on the phone.

Freida was preceded in death by her grandparents, her father and her daughter, Shahidah Hill.

Those left to cherish her precious memories are her husband, Clarence Hill; her mother, Dorothy Mae Whitford of Detroit, MI; brothers: Lonell (Yvonne) Clinton of West Palm Beach, FL and Jersey and Derrick Ballard of Detroit, MI; sister, Beverly Whitford of Detroit, MI; mother-in-law, Beulah Hill of Lugoff, SC; brothers-in-law: Leon (Linda), Calvin, David (Anne) and Kenneth (Natasha) Hill, all of Lugoff, SC; sisters-in-law, Mildred (Lawrence) Turner and Dorothy (Jessie) Salmond, both of Lugoff, SC; maternal aunts, Mattie Mae Rivers of Columbia, SC and Shahodah (Yah Yahyah) Abdullah of Jacksonville, FL; paternal uncles, Ben and Frank Taylor, all of Columbia, SC; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.




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Mrs. Lillie Mae Griffin

Lillie Mae Griffin, better known as "Sister," was born August 10, 1939 to the late Isaac and Maebell Capers. As a child, Sister was member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and was a member of Jehovah Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina where she served as Historian for the Missionary Ministry for many years.

Sister was faithful and devoted to the missionary until her health failed. She was formerly married to Wilbur "Sonny" Benjamin; and to this union, four children were born, two of which, Charles and Jewel, preceded her in death.

She was also predeceased by five sisters: Anna Mae, Virginia Mae, Anna Laura, Florrie and Cynthia, and a brother, Sonny. After returning from New York, she moved to Columbia, South Carolina where she resided with her husband Joe L. Griffin. Sister had a passion for fishing and spending time with her family.

She loved her nieces but adored her nephews, and would go above and beyond to help others. Sister was called Home on March 6, 2015 at Palmetto Health Richland Heart Center in Columbia. After departing this earthly life, she leaves her beloved husband, Joe L. Griffin of Columbia, South Carolina; two sisters, Carrie Smith of Brooklyn, New York and Polly (Rodges) Grant of Hampton, South Carolina; one brother, John C. (Betty) Capers of Okeechobee, Florida; two sister-in-laws, Lottie Russell of Columbia, South Carolina and Toni Butler of Ridgeway, South Carolina; two brother-in-laws, James Capers of Cocoa, Florida and Joe Askew of Colerain, NC; four sons, Wilbur Benjamin, Larry Benjamin, and Brandon Griffin all of Columbia, South Carolina, and Michael "Courtney" Lancaster of Queens, New York; one daughter, Audrey Amos of Summerville, South Carolina; 17 grands and 16 great-grands; a God-son, Eric Wise of Columbia, South Carolina; a loving aunt, Ms. Josephine Capers of Hampton, South Carolina; a special cousin, Ronnie Alls of Hampton, South Carolina, and best friend Ella Rogers of Columbia, South Carolina; an abundance of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.



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Mr. James Lewis

James Lewis was born November 23, 1979 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the son of Mary Johnson and the late James Rawlinson. He departed this earthly life on March 7, 2015 at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia. He was 35.

James was educated in the public schools of Richland County. He was a faithful and dedicated employee at The Vineyard. He was known for his great sense of humor, his love of music and fishing.

James leaves behind to mourn his passing: his loving fiancée, Shaneika “Molly” Butler; his mother, Mary Johnson; his children: Tabitha Hayes, Adalia, Jasmen, Ashari, Tamia, Semaj Lewis; three sisters Annette, Gracie, Tamika Lewis; one step daughter: ShaCorey Patterson; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.









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Mr. Michael Van Cheeseboro

Mr. Michael Van Cheeseboro was born August 23, 1952 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Curvey and Jessie Mae Cruel Cheeseboro. He departed this life at Providence Hospital on March 8, 2015.

Mr. Cheeseboro was educated in the public schools of Richland County. He had a passion for working on cars.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Juanita Cheeseboro-Peterson, and by three brothers: David, Anthony and Alfred Cheeseboro.

He is survived by his wife, Annie Taylor Cheeseboro; a daughter, Jessica Cheeseboro; three brothers: Messrs. Joe Nathan, Conrad Huge and Phillip Eugene Cheeseboro, all of Columbia, South Carolina; four sisters: Geneva Cheeseboro, Martha Oree, Carolyn Worthy and Roberta Manning, all of Columbia, South Carolina; two grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and dear friends.








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Mrs. Irabelle Marshall

Mrs. Irabelle Marshall was born on February 26, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Miller and Molley James of Islandton, South Carolina. She entered into eternal rest on March 7, 2015.

She was educated at Colleton County High School in Walterboro, South Carolina. In 1964, she was united in holy matrimony to (the late) Rudolph Marshall.

Mrs. Marshall began her career as a Line Cook, later being promoted to Chef at the Ambassador Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida. Mama Marshall, as she often affectionately called, was loved and respected by all who knew her. She was a kind and caring person who always extended a helping hand to those in need. She loved all whom she came in contact with and always took care of any children as well as adults in need.

Mama Marshall moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 1956 after the death of her mother. She resided there with her husband and children. In 2007 she relocated to Columbia, South Carolina to live with her daughter. Coming from a religious background, she became a member of New Mount Zion Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Florida. She was a faithful member for over 30 years, serving as a Deaconess until her move to Columbia.

Mrs. Marshall was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Rudolph Marshall, her mother, father and a sister, Annie Ruth Wise.

To cherish precious memories are her daughter, Jannette Moorer, and son, Michael Marshall, both of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Reva Williams of New York City, New York and Mrs. Alberta (David) Moore of Columbia, South Carolina; a brother, Mr. Dennis Wells of Walterboro, South Carolina; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends in Jacksonville, Florida, New York City, New York and Columbia, South Carolina.



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Reverend Joseph "JD" Felder, Sr.

Today, March 13, 2015, we celebrate the life of the late Reverend Joseph “JD” Felder, Sr. He went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 5, 2015.

Reverend Felder was born June 25, 1921 in Leesville, South Carolina to the late Joseph Felder and Mary Wise. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, three sisters, a son and his lovely wife of 52 years.

Reverend Felder was drafted into the United States Army in 1943 during World War II, serving in Europe. After returning home, he was employed with R.L. Bryan Printing Company, retiring after many years of dedicated service.

At an early age, “JD”, as he was affectionately known, gave his life to Christ. After moving his family to Columbia, South Carolina, he joined New Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon, Trustee, Sunday School teacher and sang on the Jubilee Choir. He went on to attend Benedict College to advance his career in the ministry before he was ordained as a Pastor by the late Reverend William Fair.

Reverend Felder was faithful to his calling and steadfast in the ministry. He thanked the Lord for the rich experience God had given him throughout his lifetime. Most of all, though, he praised God for reaching down and rescuing the poor, helpless sinner that he was. He could fervently say as the Apostle Paul said that, “By the grace of God, I am what I am.”

Reverend Felder served as pastor of St. Peter Baptist Church in Irmo, South Carolina for 18 years. From September 24, 1989 until his passing, he was a member of Unity Missionary Baptist Church in Hopkins, South Carolina, where he served as an Associate Pastor.

He leaves to cherish his memories, a loving, caring daughter, Sarah (Henry) Parker of Columbia, South Carolina; two sons, Joseph (Leola) Felder of Wisconsin and Thomas Felder of Springfield, Illinois; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other loving family members and friends.



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Elder Thomas E. Wise, Jr.

Elder Thomas E. Wise, Jr., affectionately known as “TJ,” was born June 10, 1980. He was the beloved son of the late Mr. Thomas E. Wise, Sr. and Trustee Barbara D. Wise. He was called home for eternal rest on Thursday, March 5, 2015.

He was a graduate of C.A. Johnson High School, Class of 1998. He furthered his education at Clemson University and at Midlands Technical College and was currently taking online courses to obtain a degree in Theology.

Elder Wise was very inspirational and always had a good word to tell you. He received numerous certificates in ministry. He started his walk with God at an early age. He joined Zion Chapel Baptist Church #1 of Columbia, South Carolina.

He later began worshipping at First Nazareth Baptist Church, where he was ordained as a minister by Reverend Dr. Blakely N. Scott. After serving for several years at First Nazareth, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he worshipped at the Restoration Ministries and was ordained as an elder.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his mother, Mrs. Barbara D. Wise; sister, Ms. Pansy Darby of Columbia, South Carolina; two brothers, Mr. Thomas Montgomery and Mr. Lorenzo Montgomery; aunts, Mrs. Delois (Andrew) Lawson and Mrs. Lula M. Veal; and uncles: Mr. Ernest (Janie) Darby, Jr., Daniel Darby, Calvin (Mary) Darby and Thomas Lee (Lillian) Darby. He will be fondly remembered by a host of other loving relatives, dear friends, and extended family, Mr. Lloyd and Shutika Dunkin.







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Mrs. Joann  JohnsonGuinyard

Mrs. JoAnn Guinyard was born August 30, 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina to the late Mrs. Goldie Neal Johnson and Joseph Johnson.

She confessed belief in Jesus at an early age and was baptized into the Jerusalem Baptist Church in Charleston. After JoAnn moved to Columbia, she later joined the New Laurel Street Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a very active member.

JoAnn was educated in the Charleston County school districts and furthered her education as a Certified Nursing Assistant. In addition to her CNA work, she was a Private-Duty Nurse, finally retiring in 2006. She was very dedicated to many different organizations, including the Order of the Eastern Star, Umekia Chapter #610, serving as the Worthy Matron; the past president of the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #215; and as the past president of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 4262, where she received many awards.

She was preceded in eternal life by her parents and four siblings.

Mrs. Guinyard leaves to cherish her memories, a loving husband of 39 years, Charlie A. Guinyard of Columbia, South Carolina; two sons, Eddie L. Johnson of Charleston, South Carolina and Ronnie Manigault of Indianapolis, Indiana; a daughter, April Kearse of Columbia, South Carolina; stepsons, Charles (Rolanda) West and Fredrick (Patricia) Newton, both of Columbia, South Carolina; one goddaughter, Queenie Kearse, also of Columbia, South Carolina; a sister, Loretta Johnson of Indianapolis, Indiana; a sister-in-law, Betty Saygbe of New York; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and dedicated friends, Elsie Friday and Sarah Rondon, all of whom will miss her dearly.




Mrs. Lizzie Mae Johnson Monroe

The Homegoing Service for Mrs. Lizzie Mae Johnson Monroe will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home (2930 Colonial Drive, Columbia) with burial at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Lizzie was born in Neeses, South Carolina to the late Hosea Johnson, Sr. and Lucia Mae Gleaton Johnson. She passed away at her home on March 8, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her husband, SFC (Ret.) Frank E. Monroe.

She worked as an Environmental Specialist at Columbia Metropolitan Airport, retiring after more than 17 years. She was a member of Chappelle Memorial A.M.E. Church as well as her family’s home church, Hickory Hill Baptist. She was a member of several church and community organizations and groups.

She is survived by, her two sons, Herman Johnson and Raymond Monroe; three daughters: Joyce Monroe, Diana Massey and Veronica Monroe; three brothers, Hosea Jr., Herbert and Frank Johnson; four sisters: Nancy McMichael, Merline Johnson, Vernell Johnson and Doris Burgess; a sister-in-law, Lola White; two brothers-in-law, Joseph White and Wilbur Waymyers; fourteen grandchildren; great grandchildren; great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other sorrowing relatives and special friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.



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Mr. John Clarence Scott, Sr.

Mr. John Clarence Scott, Sr. was born May 9, 1934 in Eastover, South Carolina. He was the youngest son of the late Singleton Scott and Fannie Scott Reese. He departed this earthly life on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Providence Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina.

He was the husband of the late Polly McMillian Scott. Their union was blessed with 49 years of love. John was baptized at an early age and joined Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. After many years of dedicated service, he retired from Colonial Food Stores.

John was a very loving, caring, fun-filled person. He truly adored his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his siblings: Singleton Scott, Rosa Dowdy, Eva McLaughlin, Heyward, Sam and Grayton Scott.

Left to forever cherish his precious memories are: two daughters, Hazelette Wilson of Columbia, South Carolina and Johnetta (James) Cornish of Eastover, South Carolina; three sons: John Clarence Scott, Jr. of Eastover, South Carolina, Sylvester and Leonard (Katrina) Scott, both of Columbia, South Carolina; two sisters, Pearl Beatrice Sumpter of Columbia, South Carolina and Naomi Garrick of Gadsden, South Carolina; one brother-in-law, Alfonza McMillian of Eastover, South Carolina; one sister-in-law, Mazell Scott of Eastover, South Carolina; eleven grandchildren; a very special and dedicated nephew, Joseph (Henrietta) Scott, Sr.; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.




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Master Jemari Shelton Miller

Jemari Shelton Miller was born January 29, 2009 in Columbia, South Carolina to his beloved parents, Maurice and Jennie Corbitt Miller. On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in the early morning hours, their precious child was called home. Although only six years old, Jemari is now one of God’s littlest angels, watching over us from above.

He was a loving brother and son who was doted on by many, family and friends alike. He loved unconditionally as only a child could. Jemari enjoyed attending school at H.B. Rhame Elementary. In his own way, he always tried to help others and to put them first, especially his brothers. He took special care of his new baby sister; he was so proud of her!

During his brief time with us, Jemari was to family and friends the epitome of what it means to love. Never did he go without making sure everyone else was taken care of. He and his brothers shared a passion for cars and trucks like no other. He was born into a sinful world, yet left so innocent.

He will be greatly missed. Left to mourn Jemari’s passing, yet celebrate his beautiful memories are his parents, Maurice and Jennie; his siblings: Maurice, Keyshun, Tyler, Taylor, Tayliah, Takeyah and Tamiya; paternal grandmother, Ann Miller; maternal grandparents, Cynthia Corbitt and Willie Yarborough; aunts: Rochelle and Renee Miller and Quwanda Smith; uncles: James Miller, Sammy Nixon, III, Eric Nixon and Lanardo Smith; his godmother, LaShonda Shell; and other loving family and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.






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Mrs. Carrie Rebecca Hiller Wise-Black

The daughter of the late Robert (Martha) Hiller was born May 10, 1927, and departed this life March 6, 2015 to be with our Heavenly Father. She grew up in Irmo, South Carolina and attended public schools in the Lexington County School District.

Ms. Black was a member of Pleasant Spring A.M.E. Church, where she served faithfully until the decline of her health. She served on the Missionary Board, the choir, and as an usher. Her career consisted of domestic work as well as a volunteer for the “Grandparents Program” in the Lexington County School District.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Willie Wise and Willie Black, and her siblings: Hessie Lee Coleman, Ola Mae Nellums, Louise Martin and Lester Hiller.

Those left to cherish Ms. Carrie Rebecca Hiller Wise-Black’s precious moments, memories, and words of wisdom are two sons, Larry (Lillie) of Irmo, South Carolina and Steve (Lorraine) Wise of Havelock, North Carolina; three stepsons: Christopher (Queenie) Olin and Vernon Black of Lexington, South Carolina, Willie (Febe) Black, Jr. of Columbia, South Carolina; a stepdaughter, Vanessa McAdams of Lexington, South Carolina; six grandchildren: Carletta “Carly” Brandenburg, LaRika Wise, Steve Wise, Jr., Wendell Wise, Rhianna Smalls and Sexton Wise; and ten great-grandchildren. She is also cherished by nieces, nephews and friends.





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Mr. John Wesley Greene, Sr.

Mr. John Wesley Greene, Sr., predeceased by his parents Grady and Pernell Greene, went to be with Jesus Monday March 2, 2015. Mr. Greene was born in Whiteville, North Carolina. He was the seventh of thirteen children.

He received his education at Hallsboro High School in Hallsboro, North Carolina. He relocated to New Haven, Connecticut after high school. While in Connecticut, he met his wife, Deborah Ann Conyers.

They united in holy matrimony July 2, 1988. Mr. Greene and his wife moved to Columbia, South Carolina, where they still resided at the time of his death. He became a valuable member of Joy Praise and Worship Center under Pastor J. Carolyn Stringer.

He worked as a commercial truck driver, and earned additional income remodeling homes and painting. He worked hard at providing a comfortable life for his family.

Mr. Greene enjoyed laughing, fishing, motorcycle riding, growing flowers and vegetables, cooking, grilling out, traveling and spending time with his love ones.

His love and legacy will be left in the hearts of his widow, Deborah Ann; his son, John Wesley Greene, Jr of New Haven, Connecticut; his daughters, Ashley Nichol Greene of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Brittany La’sha Greene of Columbia, South Carolina; his three grand-children: Jasiah Avila, Syhyrah Greene and Matthew Joel Hamer, Jr. Mr. Greene also leaves to mourn his passing eleven siblings: Kenneth (Paula) Greene of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Bobby Joe (Claudia) Greene of New Haven, Connecticut, Samuel Greene of Fayetteville, North Carolina, James C. Greene, Stella Barton, and Carolyn Greene, all of Whiteville, North Carolina, Lou Nell Greene and Diane Alston, both of New Haven, Connecticut, Liz (Greg) McLean of Charlotte, North Carolina, Mildred Mahoney and Janice (Chris) Carey of Whiteville, North Carolina, and Annice Greene of Charlotte, North Carolina. He also is survived by a host of loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and other relatives and friends.



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Mr. Willie Lee Brown

Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Willie was the son of the Emma Robinson Brown and the late Fred Brown, Sr. He passed away on February 26, 2015. He was 70.

During his earlier years, Willie had been employed with Allied Moving Company.

He was preceded in death by his father, paternal grandparents, Ben and Patti Wolfe Brown; maternal grandparents, Willie “Bing” and Tena Greene Robinson; and siblings: Samuel Brown, Precious V. Grooms and Fred Brown, Jr.

He is survived by his mother, Emma Brown; siblings: Nathaniel Brown, Sr., Mary Alice Johnson, James D. (Sylvia) Brown, Emma Lee Gilmore, Elnora (Samuel) Williams, Alberda (David) Jeffcoat, Benjamin Brown and Darnell Brown, all of Columbia, South Carolina; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.








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Mrs. Margaret Heller Percell

Margaret Heller Percell, daughter of the late Sim Heller, Sr. and Eunice Livingston Heller, was born October 29, 1942 in Pomaria, South Carolina. She departed this earthly life on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Palmetto Richland Hospital.

She attended Hope School in Pomaria and graduated from Gallman High School in Newberry, South Carolina. She also attended Columbia Commercial College, whereupon graduation was hired as the first black employee in the on the clerical staff of Governor Robert McNair. She continued this work under Governor John West until Governor West nominated Jim Clyburn to be head of the Human Affairs Commission.

Margaret worked as Mr. Clyburn’s secretary until he was elected to Congress. She continued her work with the Human Affairs Commission until she retired in 2006. Margaret also served as co-chair of the Historical Rosenwald Hope School Restoration Committee. She was a faithful member of Brookland Baptist Church, serving as president of the Deaconess Board and with the Church Aide Club for a number of years.

Margaret is survived by her husband, Prentis Percell; two sons, Michael C. Percell and Jermaine F. Percell, both of Lexington, South Carolina; four brothers: Alfred Heller and James Kenneth Heller, Sr. of Pomaria, South Carolina, Sim (Elease) Heller, Jr. of West Columbia, South Carolina and Carroll (BoonChoo) Heller of Melbourne, Florida; five sisters: Carrie N. Heller of Brooklyn, New York, Vivian (Booker Sr.) Mitchell and Laura Heller of Columbia, South Carolina, Bonita Lee and Deborah (Willie) Robinson, both of Pomaria, South Carolina; a sister-in-law, Wilhemena Goldston, and a brother-in-law, Robert Percell; three aunts: Doris Heller, Inez Livingston and Laura Livingston. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.






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Ms. Pamela McKenny

Born November 5, 1958 in Newark, New Jersey, Pamela was the daughter of the late John and Miriam Johnson. She passed away on February 19, 2015 in Macon, Georgia at the age of 56.

My mom was a woman that always spoke her mind. She kept it real and was always joking about something, enjoying life as much as she could.

Today, she would want us to remember all the good times she had, like how she enjoyed going to the movies and shopping. Mom also enjoyed attending church, always giving God praise. She would say, “We are nothing without Him.”

Let’s always remember her beautiful smile and her loving, realistic ways. Mom, you’re in God’s hands now, and we all love you and miss you. I know you’re smiling down on us. We will see you again.






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Mr. Amos Edward Eichelberger

Amos Edward Eichelberger completed his journey on March 1, 2015 at Agape Hospice House in Columbia, SC. Born August 28, 1938, he entered the world as the youngest child of Albert Joseph and Ruth Bowman Eichelberger in Irmo, SC.

Amos began his Christian journey early in life at St. Peter Baptist Church. He graduated from Richlex School and served time in the Army and Army Reserves. He worked as a bus driver in the Richland-Lexington school district. Later, after 28 years of service and numerous awards he retired from SCE&G as a city bus driver.

Amos and his loving wife Ethelene reared their children in the home he built in Irmo, SC. He loved fishing with his sons and cooking for his family. The smells of his specialties, from his macaroni and cheese to his mouth-watering desserts and his famous chili always filled the whole house. His love for gardening was plentiful; he grew everything from tomatoes to watermelons, squash to peppers. He also enjoyed working with his hands, whether it was knocking out puzzles in a matter of days to his craftsmanship in creating coffee tables, dog houses, bookshelves and a cradle for his youngest son to mention a few.

He loved to take things apart and put them back together-he could fix anything. His mind was so sharp; he could remember anything and his stories would make people be in awe of everything he experienced. He played Zelda on his Nintendo until the theme song was stuck in your head, but it was a comforting sound. His skills and passions made him shine.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethelene, his parents Albert and Ruth, and his siblings James, Zenobia, Alberta, Aurelia, William, and Walter.

Left to cherish his memory are his children Sherron (Henry) Edwards, Alton Eichelberger, Gary (Linda) Eichelberger, Cynthia (Thomas) Moore, Amy Eichelberger, and Christopher (Michelle) Eichelberger, as well as a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. “Daddy” and “Pop” to his children, “Granddaddy” to his grands, and “Friend” to others, his love will never abandon our hearts.


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Mother Juanita Fair Gillie

Mother Juanita Fair Gillie, affectionately called "Mu" by her family, church family and many friends, was born August 26, 1934 in Great Falls, South Carolina to the late Polke and Mary Lilly Fair. She departed this life to rest in the Lord on Sunday, March 1, 2015.

Mu attended the Richland County Public Schools. Not completing her senior year at Booker T. Washington High School, she purposed years later that she would get her high school diploma. While working full-time, working part-time private duty cases, and raising eight children, this dream became a reality, and she obtained her high school diploma from C. A. Johnson High School in 1985.

On January 27, 1954, she married (the late) Thomas Gillie, and God blessed them with eight children; one preceded them in death, Eddie Louvorn Gillie. In 1985, her husband departed this life after a brief illness.

Mu was a diligent homemaker. For over 45 years, Mu was employed; however, as she learned new skills, she moved to positions that would assist in providing a better life for the family. She worked as a school food service employee at Logan Elementary (Richland District One), she was a cafeteria cook at Baptist Hospital, and she retired as a nurses' aide from the S. C. Department of Mental Health. She also worked as a private duty nurse and provided after-school care for several children. When she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2009, she was a Foster Grandparent at St. Andrews Learning Center. She was the on-time ride for several of her fellow foster grandparents.

Mu's walk with God began over 50 years ago when she heard the plan of salvation preached under the leadership of the late Bishop S. C. Johnson. She was baptized and received the precious gift of the Holy Ghost. She continued her spiritual walk under the pastorship of the late Bishop D. C. Deneal and Bishop J. A. Deas. Until her sickness in 2009, she was a faithful and dedicated servant of God. She served for many years as the Church Secretary. Additionally, she served on multiple auxiliaries including: Usher Board, Radio Helping Hand, Missionaries, and Concert Choir. Mu was known for picking up "her riders" for church services. For many years, Mu was faithful in attending fellowship services in several states on the eastern shore from New York to Florida and in Texas.

Mu was loved by all those who knew and loved her. Those who will cherish loving memories include her children: Ms. Darylene Gillie, Ms. Diane Gillie, Mrs. Angela (Cleo Jr.) Payne of Columbia, SC; Mrs. Mary (Robert Sr.) Coffey of Prosperity, SC; Mr. Thomas (Jilwana) Gillie of Columbia, SC; Mr. Timothy (Sarah) Gillie of Winnsboro, SC; Mr. Ray (Angela) Gillie of Columbia, SC; one sister, Ms. Betty Jean Wise of Gaston, SC; ten grandchildren, five great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends who will miss her dearly.



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Ms. Jacquelyn Ruth Green

Ms. Jacquelyn Ruth Green, “Jackie” as she was affectionately known, was born February 18, 1965 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the sixth child of the late Elijah “Moot” and Rena Tyler Green.

She was educated in the public schools of South Carolina and worked as a Meter Reader for Fairfield Electric Cooperative and as an employee for The State newspaper. Jackie was known for being humble, generous and kind-hearted.

Jackie, also called “Tru-Dat,” was also known for her swift dance moves, singing, laughter, jokes, raps and her outspoken ways. To her family and friends, she was most definitely known as being the life of the party!

She was preceded in death by her parents, “Moot” and Rena Green, and four brothers.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her daughter, Ms. Laverne (Lateigh Thomas) of Columbia, South Carolina; two loving grandchildren, Khaniya A. Belle and Khi’Saun A. Belle of Columbia, South Carolina; nine siblings: Willie Lee (Lucilla) Tyler, Charles (Gloria) Tyler, Mary (Larry) Moses, Minnie (Ronnie) Brown, Marsha (Willie) Hartwell, Virginia (John) Lakin, Camilla Dorthy Kinds, Lelia Green and Brenda Joyce Joyner of Eastover, South Carolina; two aunts, Azalee Curry and Linda Anderson of Salley, South Carolina; an uncle, TJ Tyler of Columbia, South Carolina; and many nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.





Mrs. Anne Ashton Pendleton Garrison Kelly

Anne Ashton Pendleton Garrison Kelly died suddenly on February 28, 2015. She was born on June 27, 1956 in Tampa, Florida to Anne Ashton Garrison and Charles Pendleton Garrison.

Anne graduated from Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando, Florida and went on to graduate from the University of the South at Sewanee in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She also studied at Oxford University in England. While at Sewanee, she was a founding member of Theta Kappa Phi Sorority. Anne graduated from the National Center for Paralegal Training in 1987. She was employed as a corporate paralegal at Coca-Cola Worldwide headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia followed by stints at several firms in the Atlanta area. She then moved to Columbia, South Carolina to begin a long and rewarding career at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, serving mainly in the Columbia office. In 2009, Anne was selected by the Richland County Clerk of Court, Jeanette McBride, as her Chief Deputy. She served in this capacity with distinction until her untimely death.

Anne was a member of the Ann Pamela Cunningham Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the General Society of the Mayflower Descendants, the National Huguenot Society and a sustaining member of the Junior League. At the time of her death, Anne was serving as the first woman member of the Board of the Jim Hamilton–L.B. Owens Airport Commission.

In 2002, Anne met the love of her life, Mike Kelly. They were married on February 5, 2005. Anne and Mike had ten amazing years together, enjoying many common interests — especially traveling, fine dining and good wine!

Anne’s other passions were her impeccable eye for fashion and interior design as well as her love for entertaining as the consummate hostess. She also loved her frequent jaunts to New York City with her girlfriends. Anne lit up every room she entered with her grace, charm and her engaging personality. Although she was not an attorney, Anne was highly respected and an adored figure in the legal community.

Anne is survived by her husband D. Michael Kelly; her parents, Charles P. and Anne Ashton Garrison and Garrison; her sister, Alline Garrison Hope; her stepsons, Patrick (Martha) Kelly and Mackenzie Kelly; her sister-in-law Kathy (Pete) Calamas; her nieces, Elizabeth Hope and Kelly Calamas, and nephew, Walker Hope; and her many friends that loved her dearly.

The service for Anne Kelly will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm at St. Martin’s in the Fields Episcopal Church on Clemson Avenue in Columbia. Visitation will follow the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials can be made to St. Martin’s in the Fields Foundation, 5220 Clemson Avenue, Columbia, South Carolina 29206 or to the Sewanee Annual Fund: The University of the South, 735 University Avenue, Sewanee, Tennessee 37383.



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Ms. Ednora Peay Montgomery

Ednora Peay Montgomery, affectionately known as “Nora,” departed this life on February 28, 2015 after an extended illness. She was the last of 15 children born to Mose and Nancy Ford Peay, on December 1, 1933, in Fairfield County, South Carolina.

Ednora graduated from C.A. Johnson High School in 1952 and Columbia Hospital School of Nursing in 1955B. She was a Registered Nurse for over 30 years and retired from the WJB Dorn Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. Ednora was a proud member of the Columbia Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association and the Order of Tents 191.

She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and was a faithful member of Saint John Baptist Church, serving on several auxiliaries, including the Senior Musical Choir and the Fannie Mae Jones Missionary Circle. She was a member of Sunday School Class No. 2 and of the Rogers/Wallace/Count/Worthy Family Ministry Unit. She was also a dedicated member of the Board of Trustees.

“Nora” loved and adored her family, especially her grandchildren. She was always full of life, laughter, vigor and strength. She was also known for her ability to lift the spirits of her family and friends with famous quotes and encouraging words of truth.

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

Surviving are her five children: John Harvey Montgomery, II, Michael W. Montgomery, and Kerri M. Brantley of Columbia, South Carolina, Kathy M. (Donald) Bolar of Winston Salem, North Carolina and Kevin R. (Kim) Montgomery of Matthews, North Carolina; a sister, Thelma P. Brown of Columbia, South Carolina; a brother, Willie E. Peay of Ridgeway, South Carolina; eight grandchildren; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews, church family and friends who will always cherish her memory.



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Ms. Carrie Angela Jiviens-Williams

Carrie Angela Jiviens-Williams was born May 21, 1956 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the second child of the late William Henry and Mary Williams Jiviens. On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, she departed this earthly life.

Carrie was educated in the public schools of Richland School District One, graduating from Columbia High School in 1975. Carrie continued her education at Guildford Technical Community College in Jamestown, North Carolina, with a focus on Early Childhood Education.

Carrie was known for her unconditional love for children and her unrelenting kindness. She loved keeping children in her home. She later decided to work outside of the home, where she was employed by Marathon Staffing. As a child, while growing up, her great grandmother, Louise Anderson, guided her with strong Christian values.

Carrier was baptized at an early age at First Nazareth Baptist Church, Columbia, South Carolina. Carrie loved life, her family and friends. She loved to entertain, dance and sing; her home was always filled with joy, surrounded by those she loved and those that loved her. Carrie was loved unconditionally by so many.

Carrie, we all love and miss you deeply. Carrie Angela Jiviens-Williams leaves to mourn her passing: her son, Torros Jiviens; daughter, Essence Williams, both of Columbia, South Carolina; three sisters: Cheryl (Henry) Jiviens Clay of Columbia, South Carolina, Brenda LaShon Hopkins of San Diego, California and Sheila Rochelle Hopkins of Houston, Texas; a brother, Anthony Hopkins of San Diego, California; her cousin “like-a-brother,” William “Chris” (Stephanie) Russell; special friend; Thomas Duckson; six grandchildren; uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and dear friends.





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Ms. Amber Cheresse DeeAnn Coaxum

Amber Cheresse DeeAnn Coaxum, of Columbia, SC, daughter of Leonard Coaxum and Deborah G. Coaxum was born on June 25, 1985. She departed to eternal peace in God on Wednesday February 25, 2015.

Amber progressed through Richland District One Schools and graduated as “a mighty Shamrock” from Eau Claire High School. She excelled academically, participated in drama, chorus, and a number of other school activities. Amber attended Benedict College with concentrated studies in social services. A faithful employee in the Restaurant, Hospitality, Tourism industry, Amber was a dedicated employee with Olive Garden Restaurant for eight years.

Amber had a passion for serving people and giving to those in need. She gave her life to Christ at the age of 21 and was baptized at Central Baptist Church. Her passion for Christ, regardless of any challenge that life brought, was continued each day as she trusted God!

Affectionately known as “Ambi”, she adored her nephews Andre and Darrius and her niece Leah. Amber loved and cared for her family! She had a contagious personality full of laughter, fun, and loyalty. Her family counted on her to make them laugh and keep them uplifted. Amber enjoyed connecting with her family and friends near and far by posting inspirational words on Facebook and reposting encouraging tweets on Twitter!

Amber is survived, by her parents, Leonard Coaxum and Deborah G. Coaxum; her sisters: Tonya Green and Lesia Coaxum of Columbia, Levette Coaxum of Florida and Chadon Smith of Washington, DC; brothers, Leonard A. Coaxum (twin brother) and Alfonzo Melendez of Columbia; two nephews, Andre Ross and Darrius Green, and a niece, Leah Coaxum, all of Columbia; godmothers, Sandra Miller and Janis Wise; her fiancé, David Jacobs; her BEST friend, Jaclyn Green; aunts, uncles and a host of other relatives and friends.



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Mr. Derrick Allen Tucker

Born in Columbia, South Carolina on July 8, 1979, Derrick transitioned from this life into life everlasting on February 27, 2015.

A life-long member of Haskell Heights First Baptist Church, Derrick received Christ and was baptized at an early age. He continuously gave God praise and honor for the many blessings bestowed upon him through his family, friends and his church.

He attended the public schools of Richland County School District One, graduating from Columbia High School in 1997. While at Columbia High, he was a member of the Junior Varsity and Varsity football teams, National Honor Society and Beta Club, and was on the All-State Strength Team.

Derrick attended East Tennessee State University on a football scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. He later obtained his Master’s in Business from Webster University. Desiring to follow in his mother’s footsteps, Derrick returned to school to pursue a Nursing Degree. At the time of his passing, he was one semester from completing his goal.

A true “people-person,” Derrick made friends wherever he went. His big personality, charm and warmth will surely be missed.

In 2013, he was diagnosed with Exacerbation Heart Failure which required specialized medical treatment. On Sunday, February 22, 2015, he was hospitalized and passed away from complications early Friday morning, February 27, 2015.

Derrick is survived by his mother, Mary Leslie Tucker (Jerome Harrison), his father, Yancy Allen (Bernice) Tucker; and his twin brother, Erick Y. Tucker. He leaves to mourn his passing, his sons: Derrick and Jacqusyn Grubb of Dubuque, Iowa also raised in the home, Cameron and Nadyah Grubb of Iowa; his loving fiancée, LaTanya S. Hollis and her daughter, Taniyah Smith of Columbia, South Carolina; and a nephew Erick Jakoebe Tucker. Others left to cherish precious memories of Derrick are his maternal great uncle, Mr. George Blankenship, and paternal great aunt, Mrs. Loretta (Ted) Muldrow; aunts, uncles, a host of cousins and other dear relatives and friends.



Mr. James Edward Nathan, Jr.

Mr. James Edward Nathan, Jr., was born May 22, 1997 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the beloved son of Carol Williams-Gridine and James Edward Nathan, Sr. He departed this life on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the age of 17.

Jay was educated in the public schools of A.C. Flora and Lower Richland. He worked in the food industry. Jay had a true passion for sports. He shined in basketball, football and baseball. But basketball was his true love. Jay was also a member of the Shooting Stars AAU team.

He was very well known within the East Columbia Youth Basketball League at both Bluff Road and Caughman Road Parks. Also, he was a member of the City of Columbia Baseball League. Jay was very passionate about his music and dancing. He was well known, as a kid, to do the “Harlem Shake”. Growing up in the Starlite Community, Jay was well known by many. He loved to spend time with his family and friends. He loved to joke and make you smile. He would brighten up your day with his “kool-aid” smile.


Jay will be truly missed by all that loved and knew him. Left to forever cherish precious memories of Jay are: his mother, Carol (Terry) Gridine, and father, James (LaTasha) Nathan, Sr.; siblings: Darius Williams, Donquell Williams and Jasmine Cofield; stepbrother, Terrell (Courtney) Grooms and stepsister, KeAndre Shiver; maternal grandparents, Olige and Ernestine Williams Jr.; paternal grandparents, Junnie Mae (Albert) Richardson and Ervin (Ira Mae) Jackson, Sr.; uncles: Olige Williams, III, Christopher Williams, John (Tabitha) Nathan, Ervin (Ethel) Jackson, Jr., Albert Richardson, Jr. and Christopher Richardson; aunts: Jennifer (John) Stevenson, Denise Jackson, Juanita Jackson and Kecia Lara; a special friend Ebony Bracy; fifteen great aunts and four great uncles.



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Mr. Jermaine Antonio Johnson

Mr. Jermaine Antonio Johnson, also known as Little Man,” was born on August 17, 1981 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the beloved son of Mary Johnson and Jerome Weston. He passed away on Saturday, February 21, 2015. He was 33.

Jermaine attended Eau Claire High School in Columbia, South Carolina. As a young man, he attended New Williams Street Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmothers, Susie Mae Jefferson, and paternal grandparents, Levion and Lucille Weston.

Jermaine leaves to cherish precious memories his beloved mother, Mary Johnson, and father, Jerome (Pamela Benson) Weston of Columbia, South Carolina; stepfather, Marvin Harrison; his son, Karon Howard of Columbia, South Carolina; three daughters: Izia Caldwell of Tacoma, Washington, September and Summer Johnson of Columbia, South Carolina; a brother, Tyson (LaShanna) Johnson of Ohio; three stepsisters: Aja and Jill Benson and Roxanna Jenkins of Columbia, South Carolina; five aunts: Eva Dixon, Patricia (Karl) Warren and Venus Williams, all of Columbia, South Carolina, and Rosetta and Jacquelyn Johnson of Charlotte, North Carolina; two uncles, Robert (Michelle) Johnson and Edward (Marie) Johnson of Columbia, South Carolina; and several nieces, nephews, many other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.







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Ms. Geraline Byrd

On February 22, 1939 the world was blessed with a beautiful baby girl named Geraline “Jerry” Cousins. She was the oldest of four children born to Earline Phillips Frantz.

She was a quiet child with a love for animals and roller skating. At an early age, she became a member of Christ Temple Church of God.

Geraline Byrd graduated from Dunbar High school in Chicago, Illinois where she was licensed in Cosmetology. She later became a successful beautician and stylist. She also worked for the Chicago Transportation Authority as a ticket agent.

She was married to Lorenzo Byrd and of this union three children were born, Tracy, Chandra and Roderic (who preceded her in death). Although the marriage was dissolved, the two remained friends. Although Jerry lived for her children, she had many friends thus no one was a stranger.

Her love for cooking filled many bellies and her desserts were highly anticipated. She was a safety net to many. No matter what little Jerry had, she found a way to stretch it for those in need. There are many stories of Jerry providing food, shelter and words of encouragement. When seeing Jerry, it was evident that she loved to dress. She also loved to travel. Seeing the Eiffel Tower in Paris was one of her favorite moments. Her fashion revealed her elegance. Her actions showed her compassion and her words conveyed her wisdom.

Jerry was a mother, a friend, a sister, a cousin, and aunt. She was a counselor, a heroine, and confidant. She was never bankrupt on love and that love was unconditional. On February 23, 2015, Geraline Byrd was called home to eternity.

Jerry leaves to cherish her fond memory her daughter, Chandra; her son, Tracy; grandson Jamal; and brothers William and Henry.



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Mr. Willie Bernard Brown

We all have an appointment with God, though we know neither the date nor the hour. On Wednesday morning, February 11, 2015, before the dawn of a new day, a beloved son and husband, a doting father, and a loyal friend got the call for his appointment. Never the one to be late, Willie met his appointed time and took the wings of the morning sun to his home in Glory.

Willie Bernard Brown believed that a man must have a sense of purpose and appropriateness. He dedicated his life to the pursuit of his life’s purpose. He was born in Lane, South Carolina. He was affectionately called “Bernie” by family and friends.

After graduating from Blakely High School, he went on to graduate from the University of South Carolina where he majored in Journalism. Professionally known as “Bill Brown,” he strove to accurately report the news and current events.

His legacy will live on through his mother, Reverend Gladys Brown of Lane, South Carolina; his wife, Audrey Owens Brown, and two children, Timothy Lerone Brown of Atlanta, Georgia and Nontombe Tiara Brown of Columbia, South Carolina; aunt, Mrs. Louise Jackson of Houston, Texas; uncles: Robert (Geneva) Brown and Eugene (Betty) Brown of Lane, South Carolina, and David (Bernice) Brown of Queens, New York; and a host of cousins, fraternity brothers and close friends.

His memory will be cherished at every card game, deep sea fishing hole, and local auction. We all will sincerely miss a man of resourcefulness, honesty and integrity.




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Mrs. Ruby Knight

On Friday morning, February 20, 2015, God’s appointed time for Ruby to make her journey was at hand. Right before the break of the day — when you can truly feel God’s presence and when many of us are slumbering, God gently wiped away the tears, demonstrating that there would be no more mourning, crying or pain. With a soft touch, God gently closed Ruby’s eyes, and transitioned her into her new life of eternal rest.

Born on March 4, 1927 in Pontiac, South Carolina, Ruby Gibbs Knight was the oldest daughter of the late Johnny Gibbs and Mary Williams Gibbs. She was affectionately referred to as “Sis” and “Sister.”

Ruby received a formal education in the public schools of Kershaw County. Living through the depression and difficult economic times, Ruby was employed as a domestic worker. She lived on the premises, working during the week, and would return home on the weekend. Because she was the oldest daughter of fourteen, she valued cleaning her home; rearing obedient children; and preparing wonderful meals for her family and friends.

Ruby married Joshua Knight, Sr., and six wonderful children blessed this union. She joined Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church where her father-in-law, Reverend Willis Knight, was an Associate Minister. Ruby was a member of the Senior Choir and Women’s Missionary Society.

Ruby leaves to cherish fond memories five children: Bertha (Earl) Bynum of Camden, SC, Jacqueline (Herbert) Love of Snellville, GA, Curtis (Tina) Knight of Lugoff, SC, Carlos Knight and Sentha Knight Watkins of Columbia, SC; a daughter-in-law, Almeta Knight of Columbia, SC; three brothers: Isaiah (Mae Helen) Gibbs of Richmond, VA, Frank (Nancy) Gibbs and James (Ann) Gibbs of Columbia, SC; two sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Gibbs and Elizabeth Robinson; one brother-in-law, William Hayes; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving relatives.

Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Joshua Knight, Sr.; a son, Joshua Knight, Jr.; three sisters: Mary Hayes, Maggie Ross and Martha Ellison; and three brothers: Willie Gibbs, Charles “Doc” Gibbs and Gene Gibbs.



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Mr. Spencer Jones, Jr.

Brother Spencer Jones, Jr., son of the late Spencer Bunch Jones, Sr. and Louise Gerty Thompson-Jones, was born August 29, 1946 He entered into eternal rest on February 17, 2015 at the WJB Dorn VA Medical Center (Warriors Walk) in Columbia, South Carolina, his wife of twenty-two years, MaryAnn, at his side. He was 68 years old.

Spencer enlisted in the United States Army in 1979 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. During his military career, he received many awards and commendations, including the Army Achievement Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal, Marksman Badge (Rifle), Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon. In 1986, while stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Spencer held the rank of sergeant over the Light-Wheel Vehicle Mechanic Department. While stationed there, he honorably separated from active duty status and continued his career with the Army Reserve.

Spencer worked many years with the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) for Barnwell and Allendale Counties, retiring as a Maintenance Supervisor. In July 2002, Spencer was ordained as a Deacon at Thankful Baptist Church in Martin, South Carolina. A humble man, Spencer was always willing to help others.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry Jones and Willie Thompson.

Spencer is survived by his loving wife, MaryAnn Jones of Ehrhardt, South Carolina; his two children, Spencer Jones, III and Cyntrina Jones, both of Miami, Florida; a mother-n-law; Helen Johnson; three children he raised as his own: Nadege Colon, Ralph Colon and Ricardo Colon, all of Miami, Florida; two grandchildren, Laura and Trianna Morales; six sisters: Minie Bell (Jonathan) Berry of Martin, South Carolina, Susie (Johnnie Lee) Prince of Royal Palm Beach, Florida, Alice Mae Thompson, Elease Jones, Willie Mae Jones and Mariam (Robert) Gaines, all of Barnwell, South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and dear friends.



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Ms. Mary D. Goodwin-Cullins

Ms. Mary D. Goodwin-Cullins was born on November 11, 1946 in Ridgewood, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Ned and Carrie Lou Goodwin. She departed this life on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

Mary was educated in the public schools of South Carolina, graduating from C. A. Johnson High School in 1965. She was a Laboratory Technician and a Certified Nursing Assistant in the health services industry for respite care.

Mary attended Bethlehem Baptist Church, where she was an active member of the Usher Board. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed laughing, being with her grandchildren and traveling.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Charles Cullins, and her brother, Ned James Goodwin, Jr.

Mary Cullins leaves to mourn her passing a daughter, TelAvis M. Lambright of Columbia, SC; three sons: Eric Charles Cullins of Philadelphia, PA, Cleveland Tyrone X and Melvin Wayne Brown, both of Columbia, SC; eight grandchildren: Shaniqua Fortson, Kieri Cullins, Kristina Lambright, Tyler Cameron Brown, The’zia Limaya Kani Walker, LaTyTiyana Anisa Brown, Reginald Tyshawn Brown and LaTylliyah Alisha Brown; two great grandchildren, Amarie and Landon; aunts: Corley Smith, Roberta (Paul) Bright, Ella Mae Irving and Willie Mae Cook, all of Columbia, SC; and a host of other loving relatives and loving friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.



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Ms. Mary Ann Dupree

A Time to Be Born

Mary Ann Dupree, was born in Manning, South Carolina on April 13, 1941 to the Late Great Reverend John Dupree and the late Mrs. Carrie Lee Dupree.

A Time to Live

Mary Ann was educated in the Clarendon County public schools, and graduated from Manning Training School. After graduating, she moved to New York City in 1957 to begin what will always be a memorable life to all who knew her. She was graced with sensational beauty, style and a precious appreciation of life. She was feisty, honest, and gentle as she enjoyed her life with her small family and loving friends.

A Time to Love

Mary Ann worked many jobs during her “Sunrise,“ but her most memorable life job during her earthly journey was taking care of her two children. No language can express the power, the beauty, the heroism and majesty of unwavering LOVE Mary Ann had for her children, her family, and her close friends. Mary Ann accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior with her loving sister Sarah Margaret by her side. As she laid in her bed at UniHealth of Bamberg during her four year stay. Additionally the care and support they provided along with Pruitt Health Hospice was insurmountable during her twilight years.

A Time to Die

Mary Ann closed the doors of her secular existence on Saturday, February 14th, 2015. She gently closed her eyes on her “day“ and was granted a new chapter as a loving woman, mother, sister, friend and companion to many.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her only daughter, Yvette Renee Dupree; one sister, Lula May Dupree; one brother, John Wesley Dupree; and two nephews, Hedrick Galloway, Jr. and Brian Darnell Galloway.

She leaves to cherish her memory her only son, Michael Bennett Dupree, of Buffalo, NY; one grandchild Wendell Baker of Buffalo, NY; one brother, Samuel (Michele) Dupree of Columbia, SC; one sister, Sarah Margaret (Rev. Hedrick) Galloway, Columbia, SC; two sister-in-laws, Ruth Stukes of Manning, SC, and Gladys Dupree of Charleston, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other loving family members and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly. Mary Ann’s deeds will speak for themselves as she peacefully rest in “Paradise“.


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Mrs.  Geneva Green Pringle

Geneva Green Pringle was born December 14, 1946 in Sumter South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of the late Abraham and Evelina Green. She departed this earthly life for eternal peace with her heavenly Father on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Magnolia Manor in Columbia, South Carolina. She was 68.

She was educated in the public schools of Richland County. In 1980, Geneva received her high school diploma, and went on to receive her nursing degree in 1983. Later in 1994, she earned a Bachelor of Arts from Benedict College in Columbia. Geneva was baptized at Second Union Baptist and later joined Zion Pilgrim.

It was in 1980 that Reverend Pringle received her calling and became an ordained minister under the leadership of Reverend LeRoy Cain, Sr., serving at Friendship Baptist Church. Reverend Pringle’s most recent appointment was as Associate Pastor of Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church, where she also served as president of the Missionary Society.

Reverend Pringle and Trustee William Pringle were married for more than thirty years. Their union was blessed one child. She was a member of the Star Rays of Light Chapter #367 Order of the Easter Star.

In 2013, she received a Promise PIN. She was recognized for her understanding and support in helping the children of St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Reverend Pringle was a hard worker and was very honest. She touched many hearts throughout her life, giving love and friendship to so many. She enjoyed eating with good company, traveling and shopping. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Her spirit will live on with the Lord and in our hearts.

She was predeceased by her parents, Abraham and Evelina Green; her husband, William Pringle; a sister, Essteen Green; and son, Hosea Green, Sr.

Reverend Geneva Pringle leaves to cherish her legacy, her foster mother, Martha Ivery; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Patricia Green; grandchildren: Constance McNair Aldrich, Anthony (Angelica) Hayes, Avious Green, Hosea Green, Jr., Le’Ante Green, De’Vante Green and Ania Green; great grandchildren: Alyssa Hayes, Ava Hayes, Le’Andre Green, Anthony Hayes, Jr., Synia Minick and LeAnna Green-DeFrance; niece, Deborah Finch, and nephews, Craig McCall and Rick Branton; special friends and caregiver, Helen Thompson, Ebony Mobley and Roberta Houston.



Mr. John Walker Jenkins, Jr.

The Homegoing Service for John Walter Jenkins, Jr. will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Refuge Temple Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ (4450 Argent Circle, Columbia) with burial at Serenity Memorial Gardens.

John was born in Columbia, South Carolina to the late John Sr. and Effie Lee Nelson Jenkins. He passed away on February 15, 2015 at Palmetto Health Baptist. He was 60.

John spent many years as a working as a mechanic and as a truck driver. He attended Refuge Temple Church of our Lord Jesus Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Janie Jenkins; his children: O’Con Jenkins, John Walter (Randi Michele) Jenkins, III and Nicholas Jenkins; stepsons, Demetrius (Carolyn) Mack and Trevor (Suzanne) Thomas; 10 grandchildren; great grandchildren; siblings: Paula Silas, Beverly Jacobs, Timothy (Robbie) Jenkins and William Jenkins; uncle, Pete Rivers; and other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.




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Mr. Eugene "Pop" Jones

Mr. Eugene “Pop” Jones was born March 24, 1926 in Aiken, South Carolina to the late Preston and Rebecca Jones. As his wife held his hand, God has his angels call upon our beloved “Pop” on Sunday, February 15, 2015.

Eugene was educated in the public schools of Aiken County. For twenty-five years, he was a truck driver for PYA/Monarch, from where he retired. After his retirement, he found employment at Bucks Sporting Store, where he worked for eleven years, until his health began to decline.

At a young age, Pop joined Friendship Baptist Church in Wagener, South Carolina. He loved his family very much, and was always willing to help others. Pop also didn’t mind giving you guiding advice whenever it was needed. He was a strong, determined man who put his best into everything he did.

Eugene “Pop” Jones was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Betty Jones Bovain.

He leaves behind his cherished, loving wife of fifty-seven years of solid marriage, Kathleen G. Jones; two children, Louvenia Jones and Deborah Boyd; eight grandchildren: Sophia “Shell” Simmons, Eugene “Prey” (Kimberly) Jones, Ramona Flowers, Phil (Kimberly) Flowers, II, Tonya Roberts, Lakiesha Roberts, Alondo Boyd, Curtis (Kelly) Boyd and Marquita Boyd, all of Columbia, South Carolina, and Kathy (Byron) Coleman of Virginia. He also leaves his great-grandchildren: Tyreek, Tyshon, Tyler, Jasmine, Theodore, Destiny, Darius, Brooklyn, Troy Laquan, Dallas, Chase, Aaliya, Dillion, Alaijah, Jayden, Darnell and Deasia.



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Mr. Willie Scott Harris

Mr. Willie Scott Harris was born in Columbia, South Carolina on January 29, 1951, the only child of Mr. Willie and Mrs. Franklin Scott Harris. He transitioned to his heavenly home on Saturday, February 14, 2015, at Lexington Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

“Billy,” as he was affectionately called, was educated at St. Martin de Porres Catholic School in Columbia, and St. Emma Military Academy in Powhatan, Virginia. He attended the University of South Carolina and later joined the United States Army and served his country honorably and proudly.

Willie was a confirmed Catholic. He attended St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church.

Willie had a strong worth ethic. As a young entrepreneur he sold Jet magazines to neighbors and friends. He worked with his grandfather, Mr. Frank Scott, to maintain Mr. Scott’s various rental properties. He also worked at Olympia Mills.

Willie was employed as a railroad engineer with Norfolk Southern railroad for 21 years prior to his retirement due to declining health. An avid reader and history buff, Willie also enjoyed swimming, fishing and horseback riding. He supported many humanitarian causes, and showed a great compassion for mankind through his sharing and benevolence.

Willie enjoyed playing the piano, and as an adult studied piano under a concert pianist.

Willie leaves to mourn his passing his loving and devoted wife of 36 years, Mrs. Sylvia Peeples Harris, whom he affectionately called "Shugg," a loving daughter, Raquel Anita (Elbert) Ruff; two loving sons, Franklin Edward (Kimmy) Scott Harris and William James Harvey Harris, all of Columbia, a nephew reared in Willie’s home as his son, Broderick C. Adams, Atlanta, GA; a cousin reared in his childhood home as his brother, Romeo Watkins; grandchildren, Larry, Nicholas and Nicole Ruff, Franklin Jr., Kyeem, Brianna, Niqueria and Tiyanna Harris; sisters-in-law, Kathy P. (Leon) Adams and Ogretta Peeples; brother-in-law, Ben Peeples; a niece, Keisha Adams, two nephews, Lloyd Adams and J'Michael Peeples, and a host of loving relatives and friends who will remiss him dearly.

He was predeceased by his parents, Mr. Willie and Mrs. Franklin Scott Harris.



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Mr. Darrel Darnell Brazzle

Darrel Darnell Brazzle, age 43, quietly passed away at his home in Columbia, South Carolina on February 12, 2015.

Darrel, affectionately known as “My Nephew”, was born September 20, 1971 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was adopted in love by the late Curtis and Nan Brazzle, Sr. His birth mother, Barbara “BeeBop” Brazzle, continued to share actively in his life.

Darrel was educated in the public schools of Richland County. He received excellent and loving care from his special aunt, Deborah Brazzle, whom he resided with until his departure from this earthly world.

Darrel leaves to cherish his precious memories, his birth mother: Barbara Brazzle: two brothers, Anthony “Troy” Brazzle and Charles Heatley; and a sister, Amanda Sligh, all of Columbia, South Carolina. He also leaves five aunts: Cardell Hunt of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Beverly Mobley of Columbia, South Carolina, Andrena Dessasure of Fort Stewart, Georgia, Wanda Brazzle and Deborah Brazzle, both of Columbia, South Carolina: three uncles, Curtis (Sandra) Jr., Jeremiah (Denise) and Warren Brazzle, all of Columbia, South Carolina; a great aunt, Faye Brister of Columbia, South Carolina; seven nephews and one niece; his special cousin, David Brazzle; and a host of other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.






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Mr. Frank Eugene Manning

Frank Eugene Manning, also known as “Frank the Painter,” was born May 3, 1949 in Blythewood, South Carolina. He was the tenth of eleven children born to the late Corthen Sr. and Susie Mae Durham Manning. He departed this life on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.

After the death of his mother, Frank moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to live with his sister, Essie Freeman. He was raised as a brother with her three children: Darcus, Renita and Bernard Freeman.

Frank attend John Wanamaker Jr. High School, and was baptized at Rose of Sharon Apostolic Faith Church. He returned to Columbia, South Carolina where he attended and graduated from Bethel High School in Blythewood in 1967.

Frank joined Pine Grove Independent Church, formerly, Pine Grove A.M.E., serving as a dedicated member of the Trustee Board, member of the Jubilee Choir, Male Chorus, and assisted with cooking on Youth Sundays. After graduation, Frank spent several years in the United States Army.

Frank was the bartender at the old Fountain Bleu Inn. He was a self-employed painter with his brothers until his illness.

He was preceded in death by his siblings: James Manning, David Harris, Mary Miller Hightower, John Manning, Bertha Ann Manning, Frank Bolar and Allie Mae Manning.

Frank leaves to mourn his passing, a wife, Ivory Moultrie-Manning of Columbia, South Carolina; two daughters, Tawan (Atiba) Pierce of Florence, South Carolina and Francheska Manning of Columbia, South Carolina; two stepchildren, Erica Sloan and Edward DeLorie of Columbia, South Carolina; three grandchildren: Christopher Dixon, Christianna Dixon and Jaliyah Manning; three brothers: Corthen (Mary) Manning, Jr., Theodore (Betty) Manning, Henry (Earline) Manning; two sisters, Essie Manning Freeman and Zelma Manning Showell, both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and a host of other loving nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and his special friend, Mary A. Wilson.

Frank was a very loving and caring person who loved his family and friends. He will truly be missed.




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Ms. Ruthine Hopkins

Ms. Ruthine Hopkins entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Providence Hospital. She was born in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Sarah A. Hopkins.

She accepted the Lord as her Savior at an early age, and was baptized at New Light Beulah Baptist Church in Hopkins, South Carolina. She was a member of the Missionary Society. She attended the public the public schools of Richland County, including Saxon Elementary and Booker T. Washington High School, where she graduated in 1958.

She continued her education at the Columbia Association of Black Nurses. After graduating the nursing school in Columbia, she moved to Ohio and became a Nurse anesthetist. Upon returning to South Carolina, she worked at Richland Memorial Hospital (now Palmetto Health Richland).

She had one sister, Mary Elizabeth Hopkins, who preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish loving memories.

She is survived by seven cousins; Dorothy Weston, Deacon Henry T. Hopkins, Hattie Hunter, Wilhelmina Castor, Teresa Webber, Louise Anderson, and Lula Anderson, of Columbia, SC., and many cousins and loyal friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.







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Ms. Emma Lee Montgomery Choice

Emma Lee Montgomery Choice was born November 11, 1945 in Williamsburg County and departed her life on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at her home in Charleston, South Carolina.

She was the daughter of the late Harriett Montgomery Bookert and the late Perach Wells.

She was employed with Joseph Floyd Manor as a Desk Clerk for a short period of time and enjoyed her working relationship with the residents. She attended the Greater Refuge Harvest Ministry with Minnie Sanders.

Those that will forever cherish her loving memories are five sisters, Leath July, of Jersey City, New Jersey, Sertha Reeves of Irmo, South Carolina, Ruth Exum of Columbia, South Carolina, and Diane Bookert of Columbia, South Carolina; five step-children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.





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Mrs. Flora D. Wilson

Mrs. Flora D. Wilson, affectionately known as Flo, was born July 4, 1956 in Richland County, South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of Nathaniel R. Sr., and Mary Joseph Harrison. Mrs. Wilson left this earthly life for eternal rest with God on February 10, 2015 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina.

Flora attended public school in Richland County and continued her education at Midlands Technical College. She retired as a Custodian Supervisor for Wade Hampton Building after 10 years of dedicated services due to decline in health. Mrs. Wilson was affiliated with Saint John Baptist Church.

Flora was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed playing cards, watching movies and playing board games. She called her son and granddaughter every day. 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.

Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her brother, Herald Wade Harrison.

Those who will forever cherish fond memories of Flora are her loving husband Elijah Wilson, Sr; her two devoted sons, James David Wilson of Columbia, South Carolina and Elijah Wilson, Jr. of Cayce, South Carolina; her precious granddaughter, Dasha Elise Wilson of Cayce, South Carolina; two brothers, Nathaniel Romeo Harrison of Columbia, South Carolina and Franklin (Georgia) Harrison of Darlington, South Carolina; a sister, Ora Denise (Rick) Pohl of Jacksonville, Florida; an uncle, Kay (Jean) Patterson of Columbia, South Carolina; an aunt, Annie Bell Scott of Columbia, South Carolina; seven brothers-in-law; ten sisters-in-law and a host of nephews, nieces, loving relatives and friends all of whom join the family in sharing the grief caused by her departure, but rejoice that she is with the Lord.




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Ms. Crissetta Lea Young

Ms. Crissetta Lea Young was born to Ida Mae (Lee) Young on August 4, 1955 in Saint Augustine, Florida at Flagler Hospital.

As the middle child of five, life molded her with balance, passion and ingenuity which permeated into nearly every life she came in contact with, never meeting a stranger. She touched many lives and alleviated many problems with her passion for food and cooking which was cultivated by an early career as a cook.

Quickly developing a love and extenuating passion for making others’ lives better, she became a Certified Nursing Assistant. For 20+ years her career intermittently expanded into her life as she exemplified selflessness, making it her personal goal to brighten the day.

In April of 2010 she received her Associate’s degree from ECPI, majoring in Medical Assisting. For the last few years she has been employed at Intermedical Hospital, which she loved very much.

She is survived by her children: Terence Francis, daughter and best friend Tiffany Steward, son-in-law Willie Darby Jr., son Larry Francis Jr., daughter-in-law Reanna Leverett, son Christopher Francis and his wife Cassie. Carrying on her precocious legacy are her two grandsons, Terence Middleton and Judah Francis, and her granddaughter, Coretta Francis. She is also survived by her siblings: Anita Eneas, Deborah Wooten, Charles Mason, Kenneth Young and his wife, Willie Mae.

Her fight with uterine cancer landed her among doctors and nurses that soon became extended family and friends. Following a long struggle with cancer, her battle ended on Tuesday February 10, 2015. Although she passed on embraced in love, family and friendship, cancer has not stolen her joy nor eternal life.




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Mrs. Emma Noble Mickle

Mrs. Emma Noble Mickle was born August 8, 1934 in St. Matthews, South Carolina. After an extended illness, Emma Nell was called from labor to reward on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at Providence Hospital, in Columbia, South Carolina.

Emma, affectionately known as Emma Nell, was the beloved daughter of the late Jack and Emma Lucas Noble. She was united in Holy Matrimony to the late John Mickle. This joyous union of love was filled with many years of devotion and happiness.

Emma graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Columbia. She went on to earn a Bachelor Degree in Math and Science from Benedict College. She furthered her education by earning her Master’s degree in Math and Science from Tennessee State University. She taught math and science in the public school system of Philadelphia and South Carolina.

Emma Nell joined Greenview First Baptist Church at an early age, where she served faithfully for many years.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Deacon Herman Noble, James Noble, Eddie Noble and Jack Noble, Jr.; two sisters, Vertell N. Jones and Daisy M. Scott.

Emma Nell is survived by three loving sisters: Nadine Murph of Columbia, South Carolina, Nora Brown of Newark, New Jersey and Vernell (Shedrick) Harrison, also of Columbia. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends, all of whom join the family in sharing the grief caused by her departure, but rejoice that she is resting with the Lord.




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Ms. Helen Leola Duckett

Ms. Helen Leola Duckett, affectionately known as “Sister,” was born March 25, 1952 in Eastover, South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of the late Samuel and Janie Duckett, who preceded her in death. She was called home on Friday, February 6, 2015.

Helen attended Webber High School in Eastover. She attended Saint Thomas Episcopal Church where she was a faithful and devoted member for many years. Helen worked a number of jobs during her life which she always enjoyed. In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling with friends and embarking on new adventures.

Helen leaves to cherish her memories, her brother, David Duckett of Columbia, South Carolina; her sisters: Eunice Woodard and Carolyn Duckett of Brooklyn, New York and Margaret Duckett of Columbia, South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews and loving friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.






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Mr. Harry Adams, Jr.

Over the course of his life Harry Adams has worn many hats. He was a Navy Seaman, Hospital worker, Television repairman and Educator. What Harry was best known for is his career of being the Dean of Photographer in the southeast.

Harry was honored by the National Photographers of the Midlands in 2006. Harry Bruce Adams, Jr. was born in New York, New York on March 11, 1932. He was the son of the late Harry Bruce Adams, Sr. and Rubena Bolton Adams.

After moving to Columbia and attending Booker T. Washington High School, he served for a period in the United States Navy. After his stint in the Navy and having served in the Korean War, this proud veteran returned home to attend Benedict College to complete his education, earning a Bachelor’s degree in 1961.

Adams hard work continued after graduating from college. He opened a television repair shop in the State Park Community while working as an elementary teacher. In 1975, he decided to close the TV repair shop for follow his true passion in photography.

Adams hard work and passion quickly made him a very renowned photographer in his craft. Adams also trained numerous up and coming photographers who went on to make their mark in the industry. Because of his commitment to his craft, his 40 years of service and his articulate manner of capturing 2000 brides have given him national notoriety.

Harry was preceded in death by two brothers, John Adams and Alberto Parker; a sister, Rusindro Parker and his stepfather, John Parker.

Harry is loving survived by his devoted and caring wife of 53 years, Amy Carter Adams of the home; his son, Harry Bruce Adams, III of Lexington, South Carolina, a daughter, Theandra (Echam) Thomas, of Connecticut; two grandchildren, Nicole Green and Lamar Spann of Connecticut; a brother, Richard (Stephanie) Lee Parker of Chicago, Illinois; two sisters-in-law, Eunice Adams, Lawrenceville, New Jersery, and Mary C. Bennett, Walterboro, South Carolina; one brother-in-law, SGT (Ret.) Major Charlie Brown; a goddaughter, Linda Dianne Davis-Huggins of Columbia, South Carolina and a host of other loving relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.




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Ms. Rosetta Earline Smith

Ms. Rosetta Earline Smith, age 44, quietly passed away at her home in Columbia, South Carolina on Thursday, February 5, 2015, after a brief illness.

Rosetta, affectionately known as “Moonie,” was born March 16, 1970 in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Wesley Smith and Mary Alice Rivers-Brown. She was educated in the public schools of Richland County. She worked as a Home Health Care Attendant for more than ten years.

Rosetta really enjoyed working with and taking care of the elderly. She was one that opened her heart to help anyone in any way that she could.

She was preceded in death by her son, Joshua Parker, and her sister, Sarah Rivers.

Ms. Rosetta Earline Smith leaves to cherish precious memories, her three daughters: Shontel Smith, Alexis (Quintin) Smith-Scott, of Columbia, South Carolina, and Shondra Parker of Jacksonville, Alabama; one son, Paul Parker, Jr. of Columbia, South Carolina; three sisters: Vivian Martin, Elizabeth (Larry) Davis and Patricia Trapp, all of Columbia, South Carolina; five brothers: James (Shirley) Rivers of Gadsden, South Carolina, Ronnie Rivers, Franklin Rivers, Jamie (Deidra) Brown and Wesley Smith of Columbia, South Carolina; her loving companion, Anthony Polite; her two best friends, Teke Jackson and Carolyn Collins; two aunts, Evelyn Thompson and Letha (Frank) Robinson; one uncle, Jerry Rivers; five grandchildren: Beontay and Jamil Elam and Destiny, Isaiah and Joshua Scott; and a host of other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.





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Mr. Bryson Downing

Mr. Bryson (Brice) Downing, son of the late Mrs. Inez Hair Downing and Mr. Eugene Downing was born, March 8, 1949 in Newberry, South Carolina. He passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 12:25 p.m. at Lexington Medical Center.

Bryson worked at Kraft Foods in Newberry, South Carolina for 27 years until he moved to Columbia, South Carolina. He was employed with Tyson Foods for 18 years as a Refrigeration Superintendent. He was a valued employee and will be greatly missed by his co-workers and contractors.

In addition to his loving wife, Mrs. Loretta Downing of Columbia, South Carolina, he is survived by a daughter, Tarya Downing of Newberry, SC; a son, Bryson (Vela) Downing of Newberry, South Carolina; four grandchildren, Bryton Browning, Talayshia, Taniya and TaVerius Bobo all of Newberry, South Carolina; three brothers, David Downing of Saluda, South Carolina, Roley Downing of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Michael Downing of Newberry, South Carolina; four sisters, Ms. Margie Downing of Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Mrs. Dorothy Gean Dennis of Columbia, South Carolina, Mrs. Mary (Bobby) Ilvpeju of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Mrs. Mary Nell (Willie) Wilson of Newberry, SC and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.




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Mrs. Joyce Ann Manning

Mrs. Joyce Ann Manning was born in Farmerville, Louisiana to the late Mattie Wilson and Clarence Woods. After the death of her biological mother (and still a toddler), she became the loving and devoted daughter of William Malone and Gordie J.

Malone, whom she affectionately called “Ma Dear”. During this time she blossomed from the love guidance and patience that came from her mother, Gordie. Joyce gave her life to Christ at a young age. At the time of her passing, she was a member of Daniel Circle Chapel on Fort Jackson.

“Joyce Ann,” as she was affectionately called, attended Ben Allen and Boley Colored High School in West Monroe, Louisiana. While attending Boley, she married Nathaniel Manning, Jr., her high school sweetheart. Their union was blessed with two children, Debbie and Valerie.

Joyce was a devoted military wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was a Housing Inspector in Germany for the Department of Defense. She later was employed by the Babcock Center.

Joyce made her transition on Sunday, February 1, 2015, surrounded by family and friends.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her devoted husband of 52 years, Nathaniel Manning, Jr.; her devoted daughters, Debbie (Gregory) Cole of Whiting, New Jersey and Valerie Manning of Columbia, South Carolina; two grandchildren: Chakhia and Gregory Cole; one great grandchild, Zoe Ann Cole; a brother, Artis Wilson of Monroe, Louisiana; four sisters-in-law: Barbara Wilson and Celia Talton of Monroe, Louisiana, Mildred Hart of Winnsboro, Louisiana and Birta (Henry) Collins of Houston, Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives, godsons, god-daughters.




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Mr. Joe Nathan Bynum, Sr.

Mr. Joe Nathan Bynum, Sr., of 620 Campground Road, Columbia, South Carolina, was born May 9, 1939 in Irmo, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Willie Sr. and Josie H. Bynum.

While growing up, he was a member of Pleasant Spring A.M.E. Church, serving faithfully until relocating to Brooklyn, New York, where he joined Brownville Community Baptist Church. He was a member of the Male Choir and the Trustee Board. Upon returning to Columbia, Willie fellowshipped with several area churches.

Joe, affectionately known as “Pat,” was a 1957 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. Shortly after graduation, he was drafted into the National Football League (NFL) by the Washington Redskins, playing with them for a short while. He was self-employed for many years and was married to the late Gracie Bynum.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sons, Joseph and Damion “Jovan”; two brothers, Cesar and Willie, Jr.; and a grandson, Antonio.

Pat answered the final call from his heavenly Father on Friday, January 30, 2015, quietly passing away at his home.

Mr. Joe Nathan Bynum leaves to cherish precious memories, five sons: Darnell Samuels of Irmo, South Carolina, Joe Nathan Bynum, Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada, Alben and Lorenzo Bynum, both of Brooklyn, New York, and Bernard Green of Columbia, South Carolina; a daughter, Linda Y. Bynum of Jacksonville, Florida; a sister-in-law, Fannie Bynum of Columbia, South Carolina; an aunt, Sadie Corley of Irmo, South Carolina; twelve grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, many other relatives and friends, all of whom will truly miss him.




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Mr. Jamaal Garrett, Sr.

Jamaal Garrett, Sr. was born June 9, 1979 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the beloved son of Sadie Yvonne Garvin and the late Woodrow William Garrett. He passed away on January 29, 2015 at the young age of 35.

Jamaal, known to family and friends as “Big Smitty,” was a proud graduate of C.A. Johnson High School’s Class of 1998. Furthering his education, he attended Midlands Technical College from 2013-15. He was employed at Precision Tune as an ASE Certified Technician in Columbia, South Carolina.

"Big Smitty touched so many lives. His love and support could always be relied upon. Though Jamaal is no longer physically with us, his loving and kind spirit and winning smile will forever remain in the hearts and lives of all those who knew and loved him.

Jamaal leaves to cherish precious memories, a loving son, Master Jamaal Garrett, Jr. (Nicole Bennett, his mother) of Cayce, South Carolina; sister, Anita M. Stokes of Blythewood South Carolina; nephew, Garry Shaquille Noble of Blythewood, South Carolina; seven uncles: James R. (Carolyn) Garrett, Rufus Goff, both of Columbia South Carolina, Calvin (Tamera) Goff of Woodbridge, Virginia, Christopher (Shana) Goff also of Columbia, South Carolina, James Lee (Carolyn) Davis of Owensboro, Kentucky, Reginald S. Garvin of Columbia, South Carolina and Reverend William T. (Cathy) Mitchem of Columbia, South Carolina; three aunts: Theresa Robinson of Saluda, South Carolina, Gwendolyn (Joseph) Dwyer of Columbia, South Carolina and Betty Deal of Las Vegas, Nevada; and a host of other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.





Ms. Doris Marie Hampton

The Homegoing Service for Ms. Doris Marie Hampton will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Bible Way Church of Atlas Road (2440 Atlas Road, Columbia) with burial at St. James Baptist Church Cemetery.


Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Doris was the daughter of the late George Sr. and Alice Pearson Hampton. She passed away on February 1, 2015 at the age of 59.

Doris was educated in the public schools of Richland County. She was a member of St. James Baptist Church in Hopkins and was employed at Fort Jackson as a cook.

She is survived by her children, Kenosha and Preston Hampton; grandchildren: Kentrail Hampton, Quintrell Morris, Niya Hampton, Nakayla Hampton and Asha Hampton; brothers: George (Gwendolyn) Hampton, Ricky Hampton, David (Regina) Hampton, Lorenzo Hampton and Corinthian Hampton; sisters: Veronica Robinson, Gladys Outlaw, Gloria Brown and LaKeshia Hampton; aunts: Gloria Cooper, Lillie Pearson, Martha (Walter) Thompson and Dorothy Jones; uncle, Michael Simons; and other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.




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Mr. Calvin Lee Livingston

Mr. Calvin Lee Livingston was born April 12, 1958 in Lexington, South Carolina to the late John D. and Iva Mae Brimfield Livingston. He departed this life on Thursday, January 29, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina at age 56.

He accepted Jesus as his Savior and was baptized at Maloney Baptist Church in North, South Carolina. Mr. Livingston graduated from Dreher High School in Columbia. He held numerous jobs including construction worker, roofer, handyman and landscaper.

Calvin shared a mutual love for family. He was known for giving his nieces and nephews nicknames, with affection. He would carefully develop the nicknames, with consideration to personality, appearance, as well as behavior. He was devoted to his family and proud to be a Livingston.

Calvin was preceded in death by his parents and siblings; sisters: Alice Hayes, Geneva Williams, Gladys Muller, Iva Mack; and brother, Johnnie Lee Livingston.

Calvin leaves to cherish fond and precious memories, nieces: Emma Mae (Jural) Milhouse, Mary McCollum, Deborah (Gordon) Graham, Aletha (Michael) Williams, Doretha Livingston, Aundrea (Serranta) Hester, Teresa (Damon) Griffin, Lanovia Craft; nephews, Manuel (Jean) Mack, Alexander (Vivian) Livingston, John Livingston, Anthony (Quincelia) McCollum, Michael (Antoinette) Hayes, John Muller, Timothy Muller, Larry (Latosha) Hayes, Jeffery Hayes, Terry Tyler, Nicodemus (Yoyana) Livingston, Jonathan (Shantane) Craft and Jarvis (Cynthia) Craft; a remarkable friend and employer, Ms. Joe Bryan Robertson; a longtime friend, Ms. Ernestine Green; 31 great-nieces and 21 great-nephews; a host of great-great nieces, great-great nephews, cousins and friends.





Mr. Willie Corbett, Jr.

A Graveside Service for Willie Corbett, Jr. will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 6, 2015 at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Willie was the oldest child born to the late William Sr. and Frances Taylor Corbett. He passed away on February 1, 2015 at Providence Hospital.

After graduating from C.A. Johnson High School, Willie enlisted in the United States Army. After an honorable discharge, he was later employed by Owens Steel Company, from where he retired after many years of dedicated service. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church (College Place).

He is survived by, a stepdaughter, Cathy Denise Amaker; step-granddaughter, Dorian Kimbrough; his siblings: Virgie Lee Corbett Johnson, Joseph (Wilhelmenia) Corbett, Josephine Vera Corbett Clark, Thomas (Willie Mae) Corbett, Ella Mae (Willie) Trapp, Henry (Marva) Corbett, John A. Corbett, Gloria Diane Corbett Miller and Melvin Norman (Delphine) Corbett; his long-time companion, Rosa Thompson; and many other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.





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Ms. Phillis Loraine Squire Taylor

Phillis Loraine Squire Taylor was born February 28, 1959 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Simon and Maggie Martin Squire. She departed this earthly life on January 30, 2015 at Lexington Medical Center. Phillis was the youngest of her siblings.

She was educated in the public schools of Richland County. Throughout her adult life, she worked as a private duty nursing assistant. Phillis received Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, was baptized in Jesus’ name and received the gift of the Holy Ghost at a young age. She later rededicated her life to the Lord and joined Grace Temple Deliverance Center, where she sang with the choir.

Phillis was a friendly person. She loved to read, sing, have cookouts and spend time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her oldest sister, Lena Hardee; her oldest brother, Joe Martin; and her grandson, Shamoray Robinson.

She leaves to cherish her memory, two sons, Matthew and Alfonso Squire; two daughters, Melissa Squire and Jessica Taylor, all of Columbia, South Carolina; twenty-two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one brother, Bishop Dr. Simon (Janifer) Squire, Jr.; four sisters, Kitty A. Neal, Queen E. Squire, of Columbia, South Carolina, Rosa (Jerome) Murrell of Atlanta, Georgia and Catherine Goff of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.





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Mr. Jesse Tyrone Strong

Mr. Jesse Tyrone Strong was the son of Jesse and Addie Beatrice Strong. He began this life on December 7, 1954. He departed this life on Monday, January 26, 2015 in Augusta Georgia.

Mr. Strong was educated in the public schools of Richland County. He graduated from Columbia High School in 1973. He was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force in 1976. He was employed for over 20 years with MSI Construction Company in West Columbia, South Carolina as the OSHA Safety Officer. He was also a certified Master Mechanic.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory his parents, Jesse and Addie Beatrice Strong; his wife, Elaine Grant Strong; his children, Terrence (Christy) Strong of Charleston, SC, Michael (Brittany) Strong of Columbia, SC, Jesse (Felisha) Green of Columbia, SC and his baby girl, Jessica (Brandon Halls) Strong of Columbia, SC; grandchildren: Tiara Green, Ocean Daniels, Jesse Green, Jr., Tyler Green, Iyonna Green, Lakeithsha Ashford, Naudia Ashford, Micaiah Halls, Alexis Strong, Kamil Halls and Michael Charles, Jr.; one god granddaughter, Trinity Roberts; seven great-grandchildren; two goddaughters: Joy Eggleston of Columbia, SC and Shenon Blakeley of Columbia, SC; three sisters: Barbara (Roderick) Dukes, Shirley (Roy) Anderson and Santa (Heyward) McPherson, all of Columbia, SC; and a host of other relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Justin Green.





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CSM (Ret.) Theodore T. Reid, Jr.

Theodore (Teddy) departed this life on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at his home in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Wanda, at his bedside.

Theodore, or “Teddy,” as he was known, was born June 16,1948 to Dorothy E. Reid and the late Theodore T. Reid, Sr. He grew up in Machipongo, Virginia with his brothers, Charles Edward and Richard Roger (who preceded him in death), and his sister, Doris Ann (who also preceded him in death).

He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Wanda Reid; his mother Dorothy Reid; his children: John Floyd Reid, Theodore Thomas Reid, III and Theodora Tomasina Reid; stepdaughter, Lociana (Charles) Hill; step-grandchildren: Kevin and Carmelo Hill; his brother, Choncie Linwood (Doris) Ried; sisters, Maggie Evelyn Reid and Dorothy Reid Williams; sisters-in-law, Reva (James) Manson and Mae Lee Walker; brothers-in-law: David , George and Charles (Kathy) Burdette; four nephews; three great nieces; goddaughter, Stephanie Clark; and a very dear friends, Tommy and Rosa Clark.

At a young age, he attended Antioch Baptist Church. After graduating North Hampton County High School in 1966, he enlisted in the United States Army, retiring after 30 years of service as a Command Sargent Major. During his military career, he served two tours in Vietnam. He served his country with honor and pride as he traveled around the world to different duty stations. He received numerous awards and commendations, including the Bronze Star. His greatest military achievement was being a Post Battalion Command Sargent Major.

Teddy will be greatly missed. We humble bow to the will of God, who loves us and takes us one by one to live with Him eternally.




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Ms. Lena Ponease Jones Peters

Lena Ponease Jones Peters was born to Sumter Jones and Mable Griffin Jones. Early Thursday morning on January 22, 2015, Mrs. Lena Peters departed this earthly life to be with her Heavenly Father.

Mrs. Peters received her elementary education in the school system of Kershaw County. She received her high school diploma from Browning Home-Mather Academy, a private United Methodist school in Camden, South Carolina. She valued education and took classes at numerous colleges in New Jersey, and received her B. A. Degree in Sociology at Ramapo University of New Jersey.

Lena Ponease Jones met the Late John Conna Peters, Jr. in 1945, and they married in 1946, and to this union two sons and one daughter were born. Her Husband John and her Son Henry Terence Peters preceded her in death. They resided in various cities in New Jersey, until 1991. Mrs. Peters was employed with Bergen County Social Services of Rochelle Park, New Jersey, as a Social Worker.

In her early life, being reared in a Christian home she was baptized and a Member of Sutton Branch Baptist Church in Lugoff, South Carolina. During her residence in New Jersey her church Membership was at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Hackensack, New Jersey, where she served as the first administrator for the “Children’s Hour” after school program. She also was a member of the White Rose Society and sang in the Gospel Chorus, which traveled around the Northeast United States. She was known by everyone she met to possess an unselfish attitude and always responsive to the needs of others. She will always be remembered and loved for her love of God, Family and her Church, which she referred to as "The Body of Christ". She was the embodiment of the total person who stressed educational growth, spiritual growth and physical well-being.

She studied and enjoyed reading. She spent much time in the library and book stores, where she would purchase books for her reading enjoyment. Her strong Missionary emphasis was reflected in her loyalty to attend Bible Study classes on a regular basis. She was a long time member of the National Council on Negro Women.

In 1991 after retiring, Mrs. Peters returned to reside in her beloved South Carolina. Due to her strong Christian ethics, she joined Second Calvary Baptist Church Columbia. In 2009 Mrs. Peters returned to Edison, New Jersey until March 2014. While residing in Edison, she was an active member of New Hope Baptist Church in Metuchen, NJ. While at New Hope, she was a Missionary involved in community service. Mrs. Peters reinstated her membership at Second Calvary Baptist Church, and her home in Columbia, South Carolina.

Her travels were extensive to every section of the USA. In addition her travels took her out of the country to the Middle East with an extensive trip to Israel, the Holy Land, Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, Bethlehem and other sections of the area. She took a 10 day cruise from San Francisco to Alaska. She also traveled to Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Canada and Mexico.

Mrs. Peters leaves to cherish her memory, two Children: Kenneth Darryl Peters, Sr. of Stockton, California; Sandra Peters (Marvin) Newman of Teaneck, New Jersey; one sister, Dr. Elizabeth "Bettye" Jenkins-Allen (Sy), of South Holland, Illinois; eight grandchildren, Tawanda D. Peters of Durham, North Carolina, and Cynthia Peters of Kinston, North Carolian, Elonne R. Bradley of Camden, South Carolina, Baragon (Jane) Bradley Jr, of Teaneck, New Jersey, Kenneth D. (Kyra) Peters, Jr. of San Leandro, California, Kevin J. Peters of Playa Del Rey, California, Melvin L. Sampson, Jr. of Hackensack, New Jersey, LeShonda Sampson of Elmwood Park, New Jersey; eight great grandchildren, Stacionne Bradley of Brooklyn, New York, Baragon Bradley III of Elmwood Park, New Jersey, Latricia M. Peters of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Brial Bradley of Teaneck, New Jersey, Kenneth Peters, III and Kerrington Peters of San Leandro, California, Tajz Bradley, Ennai Simons, and Jehkai Simons all of Camden, South Carolina; two great great grandchildren, Hugo and Immouri Montrose of Brooklyn, New York.

Special recognition and thanks are extended to Larry and Faye Perryman Wynn of Simpsonville, South Carolina for their devotion and dedication to Mrs. Peters in her time of need.



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Mr. David E. Estrada

David E. Estrada was born June 25, 1951 in New York, New York to the Anibal Estrada and the late Rita Estrada. He was the eldest of two children.

After high school, Dave, as he was known, went on to attend two years of college. For 25 years, he was employed with the Charleston Naval Shipyard as a Computer Engineer Supervisor. He oversaw many submariner missiles.

He is survived by his father, Anibal Estrada; a son, Andrew (Stacie) Estrada; daughter, Wendy (Tyrone) Hayes; a granddaughter, Helana Estrada; two grandsons, Alex Estrada and Kenneth Hayes, III.

He made his transition from his earthly life on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 to his Father’s house in heaven. He was so blessed to have had Addie Branch for taking such good care of him.











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Mrs. Lillie May Bookhart Washington Bell

Mrs. Lillie May Bookhart Washington Bell was born October 4, 1922 in Killian South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Richard Bookhart, Sr. and Mattie Green Bookhart. She departed this earthly on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Palmetto Health Richland. She was 92.

She was educated in the public schools in Columbia, South Carolina. Mrs. Bell was employed at U.S. Textile as a seamstress. She was also a self-employed housekeeper for several families. She was a lifelong member of Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church and later joined Temple of Christ Missionary Baptist Church.

She was predeceased by her parents; her first husband, Nathaniel Washington; her second husband, Deacon Rufus Bell, III; her son, Airman Nathaniel Washington; her sister, Mary Bookhart-Reaves; and a brother, Richard Bookhart, Jr.

Mrs. Bell leaves to cherish precious memories, her daughters, Dale W. Pack and Deborah Bell; her sons, Bishop Joseph “Sonny” (Henrietta) Bookhart and Dennis Bell; a brother, Luther Bookhart of Steelton, Pennsylvania; 12 grandchildren; 23 grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. She also had two special nieces, Joan Johnson and Janie Scott; nephews, other loving relatives and caring friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.







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Mr. Louis Mitchell

Mr. Louis Mitchell was born April 20, 1934 in Fairfield County, South Carolina. He was the beloved son of the late Charlie and Rebecca Ellison Mitchell. He quietly exchanged time for eternal rest on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at his home in Blythewood, South Carolina.

Louis was educated in the public schools of Fairfield County. He retired from Hardaway Concrete. In his last days, Louis was loved and cared for by his daughter-in-law, Lena Mitchell of Newberry, South Carolina.

He touched many lives, both young and old. His loving spirit will be remembered by all those who loved and knew him.

Mr. Mitchell was preceded in death by a son, Willie Mitchell, and a daughter, Tameka Rembert.

Beloved memories of Louis are carried by his wife, Frances Mitchell of Columbia, South Carolina; seven sons: Nathaniel (Joemily) Knox of Columbia, Maryland, Jerry (Alberta) Knox of Blythewood, South Carolina, James Louis Mitchell, Larry Knox, both of Columbia, South Carolina, Melvin (Annette) Mitchell, Waddell Wages, both of Blythewood, South Carolina, and Roger (Jessie) Wages of Missouri; five daughters: Mary Irby Knox of Greenville, South Carolina, Kiruth (Randy) Brown of Columbia, South Carolina; Lonzetta (Robert) Hiller of Blythewood, South Carolina, Evelyn (Mark) Ford of Columbia, South Carolina and Beverly (Danny) Samuel of Blythewood, South Carolina; a sister, Annie Bell Scott of Columbia, South Carolina; one brother-in-law, James (Emma) Lyles of Connecticut; three sisters-in-law: Mattie Johnson of New York, Carrie (Leroy) Watson) and Barbara Lyles, both of Blythewood, South Carolina; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends, all of whom will forever cherish his loving memories.

Let us not mourn his departure from us on earth, but celebrate his arrival with God in Heaven.



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Master Tyrone Cyntron Wise, Jr.

TJ was born October 1, 2014 to Shamekkico Weathers and Tyrone Wise, Sr. at Palmetto Baptist Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina, weighing in at 6lbs. 2oz. and was 17” long.

Tyrone’s family was blessed with three months and three weeks before he went to his heavenly Home on January 21, 2015.

Tyrone experienced holding hands with mommy and daddy, hugs and kisses from his family, and constant laughs and giggles during photo sessions with his big sister. He was told “I love you” countless times by everyone.

TJ was and will always be deeply loved by his parents; his only sister, Tyeyana Wise; and his grandparents: Janis Wise, Enoch Patterson, Robertha Briggs and Tonga Westhers.

His late great grandmother, Mrs. Lula Mae Wise had the privilege of holding him only once. Now she will forever hold him in Heaven’s playground. TJ will always remain his parents’ prince and Tyeyana’s little brother. And they will hold him again in Heaven one day.











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Mrs. Thelma Vermell Thompson

Thelma Vermell Thompson was born in Columbia, South Carolina on February 22, 1943. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth Walker. She departed this early life on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 after a long illness.

She attended public schools of Richland County and was employed as a nurse’s aide within the Columbia Hospital Systems.

Ms. Thompson was a member of St. Mark Baptist Church on Chestnut Street in Columbia, SC where she faithfully served in several ministries under the leadership of the Reverend Charles L. Jackson and the Reverend Hiram Spain. She served tirelessly for the Columbia Housing Authority (Allen Benedict Court community) for over 40 years. In 1959, she was united in holy matrimony to the Henry Nathan Thompson, Jr. of Columbia, South Carolina. From this union, six children were born.

Ms. Thompson was a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and friend.

She was preceded in death by her late husband, Henry Nathan Thompson, Jr., and a son, the late Ray Anthony Thompson.

Ms. Thelma Thompson leaves to cherish precious memories to: three sons, Henry Nathan Thompson, III (JoeSherbert), Kenneth B. Thompson, Sr. of Columbia, South Carolina, Mr. Leroy W. Thompson, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and two daughters, Ms. Cynthia Thompson Gause, of Raleigh, North Carolina, and, Ms. Marcie Thompson Brown of Hinesville, Georgia, a loving granddaughter of the home, who was her special caregiver, Alexis Brown, (Pumpkin), twenty five grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren, special nieces and nephews; five sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law; and many other loving relatives. She was known and loved by many in the community by the work she did. She will be missed but never forgotten by her many relatives and friends.






 

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Mrs. Ethel Kearse Pugh

Mrs. Ethel Kearse Pugh was born February 2, 1932 in Monetta, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Jasper and Tranny Pickens Kearse. She was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Providence Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina.

Ethel attended the public schools of Aiken County. She was joined in Holy Matrimony to the late James Pugh. Their union was blessed over forth years of love, devotion and happiness.

Mrs. Pugh was a lifelong member of Friendship Baptist Church, where she served diligently on various auxiliaries, including Primary Sunday School Teacher, The Messengers of God’s Love and The Parent Group.

Ethel was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Though physically she is no longer with us, her loving and kind spirit will forever live in the hearts and the lives of all those who loved and knew her.

She leaves to cherish her memories and carry on her legacy, her loving and devoted daughters, Sherri Davis and Tina Pugh, both of Columbia, South Carolina; two precious granddaughters, Tierra Pugh and Sade’ Pugh, both of Columbia, South Carolina; one loving great granddaughter, Adriyanna Jacobs of Columbia South Carolina; one brother, Lester Kearse of Columbia, South Carolina; one sister, Viola (Julius) Rudd of Kenbridge, Virginia; one brother-in-law, Cliesta (Norbia Mae) Pugh of North, South Carolina; three sisters-in-law, Leatha Metcal and Barbara Ballard of Columbia, South Carolina and Betty Johnson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and other loving relatives and friends all of whom will miss her dearly.






 

Deacon William Moore

The Homegoing Service for Deacon William “Wheat” Moore will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Bible Way Church of Atlas Road (2440 Atlas Road, Columbia) with burial St. Mark Baptist Church Cemetery in Gadsden, South Carolina. 

William, affectionately known as “Wheat,” was born April 28, 1937 in Gadsden, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Paul and Dinah Moore. He departed this earthly life on Monday, January 19, 2015 at WJB Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia. He was 77.

Deacon Moore was educated in the public schools of Richland County and was employed for many years at Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel Division and at the University of South Carolina. He was an active member of Bible Way Church of Atlas Road, where he served faithfully as a Deacon, on the Executive Board and in Care Group 4, as well as other ministries. He also worked as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

In addition to his parents, Wheat was preceded in death by his brother, Lewis Moore, and sisters, Janie M. Jacobs and Diana M. O’Berry.

He leaves to cherish fond and precious memories, his wife, Mary Taylor Moore; his children: Cynthia, William Lewis (Clara) and Jennifer Moore; two grandchildren, PFC Damian DeShawn (Morgan) Moore of Maryland and PFC Jeremy Lewis Moore of Texas; brothers, Jesse (Bertha) Moore of Columbia, South Carolina and Willie (Daisy) Moore of Gadsden, South Carolina; sisters: Mae Morant, Vivian Moore, both of Columbia, South Carolina, and Louvenia (Willie) Sinkler of Gadsden, South Carolina; and many nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.



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Mr. James John Brannon

James John Brannon departed this earthly life at his home, entering the arms of the Lord on January 15, 2015. James was the first recipient in Columbia to receive the LVAD, an artificial heart pump. He was born December 4, 1948 in Columbia, South Carolina to Alberta Davis Brannon and the late James S. Brannon.

Mr. Brannon retired from the Department of Juvenile Justice after thirty dedicated years of service.

He leaves to cherish his loving memories, his loving wife of 46 years, Mrs. Edith Brannon; two daughters, Angela Burkett of Irmo, South Carolina and Robin Brannon of Columbia, South Carolina; two sons, Kevin and Stuart Brannon of Columbia, South Carolina; six grandchildren: Danielle and Caitlin Curry of Irmo, South Carolina, Dominic Boyd, Kimorra Belton, Soloman Alexander and Kyshawn Brannon, all of Columbia, South Carolina; three sisters: Ms. Rosetta (Frank) Leaphart and Ms. Carolyn Davis of Irmo, South Carolina, and Mrs. Gloria (John) Scott of Columbia, South Carolina; a brother Mr. Ralph (Simone) Brannon of Irmo, South Carolina; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Brannon was preceded in death by his brother, Rudolph Brannon.






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Mr. John Gardner, Sr.

A Time to Love

John was married to the late Barbara Eunice Gardner of forty five years and to this union three beautiful children were born: John C. Gardner Jr., Kimberly T. Gardner and Shawanda Gardner Mitchell.

A Time to Die

John Gardner was promoted from the church militant to the church triumphant on Sunday, January 18, 2015. He was preceded in death by his siblings Douglas Gardner, Reuben Gardner and Elijah Gardner.

A Time to Mourn

He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish profound memories, a son and two daughters: John C. (Roberta) Gardner Jr., Kimberly T. Gardner, both of Gaston, South Carolina and Shawanda (Reverend David) Mitchell of Columbia, South Carolina; two brothers, Nathan (Bessie) Gardner and James Gardner of West Columbia, South Carolina; a sister, Ruby (Calvin) Zeigler of Columbia South Carolina: eight beautiful grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.





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Mrs. Naomi Belton James

Naomi Belton James, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, departed this life on Friday, January 16, 2015 to be with the Lord. Mrs. James was born on May 17, 1937 in Blythewood, South Carolina to the late O.Z. Belton and Diana J. Moseley.

She was educated in the public schools of Richland County. She retired from the South Department of Mental Health after 26 years of dedicated service.

Those who will forever cherish her memories are, her sons: Herbert R. James, Jr. of Charlotte, North Carolina, Lanzaddy J. (Denise) Smith of Columbia, South Carolina and Marius O. (Lisa) James of Charlotte, North Carolina; stepson, Valentino Seastrunk of Columbia, South Carolina; daughters, Janice Ross and Venus (Darrell) Canzater, both of Columbia, South Carolina; sisters: Belle Farley of Columbia, South Carolina, Cynthia Williams of Charlotte, North Carolina and Myra Moseley, also of Columbia, South Carolina; sixteen grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, all of whom will miss her dearly.

Mrs. James was preceded in death by her parents, O.Z. Belton and Diana J. Moseley; her husband, Herbert R. James; two daughters, Diann Kelly and Samara Elgin; two sons-in-law, David Kelly and Grady Samuel, Jr.; and a grandson, Terrias Ross.




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Ms. Thary Mae Jackson

Thary Mae Jackson was born on April 18, 1948 in Lexington, South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of John and Edna Meetze Jackson. She left this earthly life on January 13, 2015 at Palmetto Health Baptist. She was 66.

“Mae Belle,” as she was affectionately known, later moved to Columbia, South Carolina where she worked in the Richland One School District for more than 30 years as a cook. She was a member of Emmanuel A.M.E. Church.

Left to cherish beautiful memories are, her children: Mr. Anthony Jackson, Mr. Booker T. Wise, Jr., Ms. Gwen Jackson and Mr. Johnny Jackson, all of Columbia, South Carolina; siblings: James Jackson of Texas, David Jackson, Emma Jane (Arthur) Henry and Wilhelmina Johnson of Columbia, South Carolina; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.










Mrs. Henrietta G. Griffin

The Homegoing Service for Henrietta G. Griffin will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Zion Chapel Baptist Church #1 (130 Walter Hill Road, Columbia) with burial in the church cemetery.

Born in Columbia, SC, Henrietta was the daughter of the late Willie and Cornelia Smith Guider. She passed away on January 12, 2015.

She is survived by her husband, Emanuel Griffin, Sr.; children Emanuel Griffin, Patricia (Brody) Hudson, Robert (Lisa) Griffin, Deloris (Kenneth) Evans, Benjamin (Suvern) Warley, Sonya (Frank) Junivis and Larry Griffin; 21 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; a sister, Cora Lee Bailey, Brother, Willie M. Guider; aunt, Essie Reese; and other loving relatives and friends.




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Mrs. Cathy Detra Reed

Mrs. Cathy Detra Reed, of Columbia, South Caroina, was born on August 1, 1961. She was the daughter of Deacon Nathaniel and Deaconess Melvina Moyd. On January 8, 2015, Mrs. Reed went home to Glory to receive her crown of victory.

Mrs. Reed was educated in the public schools of Richland County, graduating from W.J. Keenan High School in 1979. She was employed with Shaw Industries (Honeywell), with twenty-five years of service.

Mrs. Reed was a member of Jehovah Baptist Church where she served as a member of the Musical Choir. She had a love for gospel singing. Cathy sang with various gospel groups such as the The Inspirational Singers, The Satisfied Gospel Singers and The Singing Angels.

Mrs. Cathy Detra Reed leaves to cherish her memories, her husband of twenty-nine years, Mr. Floyd Reed; her parents, Nathaniel and Melvina Moyd; five brothers: Nathaniel Moyd, Jr., Glenwood (Mattie) Moyd, Vernon Moyd, Stephone (Cindy) Moyd and Vincent (Harriet) Moyd, all of Columbia, South Carolina; three sisters: Gardenia (Keith) Thompson, Linda Moyd and Cassandra (Samuel) Moody, all of Columbia, South Carolina; her father- and mother-in-law, Willie James and Doretha Reed, Jr.; brothers-in-law, Benjamin (Carolyn) Reed and Leroy (Marianne) Reed; sisters-in-law, Debbie (Willie) Javis and Christine Reed; aunts: Collette Lennon, Pauline (Freddie) Johnson, Ella Jane Rogers and Emma Lee Randall; one uncle, Daniel Cooper; godchildren: Gerard Sr., Gerard Jr., Jeremiah, Kierra and Anita Aiken; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and dear friends.








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Mr. Oriter Jennings, Jr.

Mr. Oriter Jennings, Jr. was born June 25, 1931 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Oriter Sr. and Frankie Mae Swinton Jennings. He was called to his heavenly home on Saturday, January 10, 2015.

He attended the public schools in Richland County. Oriter worked for the South Carolina State Hospital and was a Deacon at the United House of Prayer in Columbia, South Carolina.

He leaves to cherish his loving memories, his wife, Estelle Jennings of Eastover, South Carolina; his children: Apostle Larry (Janette) Jennings of Spartanburg, South Carolina, Dianne McBerr, Oriter (Dianne) Jennigs, III, Shirley Bobby, Bernard (Delores) Jennings, Clarence (Sharelda) Jennings, all of Columbia, South Carolina, Michael Jennings of Greenville, South Carolina and Annetta (Jimmie) Cooper of Winnsboro, South Carolina; thirty-one grandchildren; twenty-five great grandchildren; nine stepchildren: Mary Howell, Viola Mender, Dorothy Robinson, Catherine Goodwin, Billy Taylor, Leon Melvin, Tyrone and Senna Taylor, all of Columbia, South Carolina. He also leaves other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.





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Mr. Cleophus Brown, Jr.

Cleophus Brown Jr. was born January 24, 1941 in Bishopville SC. He was the son of the late Cleophus Sr. and Helen Robinson Brown. He departed this earthly life on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at MUSC in Charleston SC.

Cleophus was educated in the public schools of Lee County. He was a master mechanic and a longtime employee of Ready Mixed Concrete. At an early age, he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. He was a faithful member of St. Matthew Baptist Church.

On July 29, 1962, he was joined in Holy Matrimony to Lillie Brown. Their union of 49 years was blessed with a daughter, Charlene and a son, Michael.

There are several words that describe Cleophus Brown Jr. He was joyful, friendly, and never met a stranger. He believed that family should come first and demonstrated this by the commitment he had as a father, husband, grandfather, and brother. Cleophus Brown found ways to show his family that he loved them daily whether it was by a phone call, a meal, or word of encouragement. He was proud of his children Charlene and Michael, who built lives for themselves better than he ever envisioned. His granddaughter, Kamry, was and always will be the light of his life.

Cleophus Brown Jr. loved well, found great joy in small things in life, and laughed daily at how good God’s grace had been to him.

Those left to cherish precious memories are his daughter, Charlene (Ulese, Jr.) Bell of Winnsboro, SC ; one son, Michael A. (Katrina) Brown of Columbia SC; one granddaughter, Kamry Bell; five brothers, Harry (Jannie) Brown of Columbia SC, Aaron ( Nelly) Brown of Columbia SC, Theodore ( Ellen) Brown of Columbia SC, Jimmy (Rosia) Brown of Columbia SC, and Carl Brown of Bethune SC; two sisters, Helen (Jerriadore) Brown of Elliott SC and Margie Brown of Columbia SC; one aunt, Almeter Robinson of Bethune; one brother-in-law; two sisters-in- law; and other loving relatives and friends.


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Ms. Christine Outing

A Time to Be Born

Christine Outing was born in Columbia, South Carolina on October 26, 1951 to the late Mr. Christopher U. Outing and the late Mrs. Eloise Bethel Outing.

A Time to Live

Christine was educated in Richland County public schools, and for most of her life, worked as a Dietary Aide. A Time to Love No language can express the power, the beauty, the heroism and majesty of love Christine had for her children, family and close friends. It was always reassuring to know that Christine’s love was unconditional and unlimited as she touched your heart with her warm, beautiful smile.

A Time to Die

Christine went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, She is cherished in memory by her sons, Mr. William Brian Mansfield and Mr. Anthony Ryan (Teresa) Mansfield, both of Columbia, South Carolina; her daughter Ms. LaKicha Shaunta Mansfield, also of Columbia; twelve loving grandchildren: Kiona, Marvin, Marquise, Brian, Ryan, Dominic, Shyquan, Tairiq, Amaya, Mahoganie and Charmiyah; and six Great grandchildren. Christine also leaves to cherish her memory two loving brothers, Mr. Nathaniel Outing and Mr. David Thomas Outing, both of Columbia, and a host of other loving relatives, family and friends.

Christine was preceded in death by her parents, Christopher and Eloise Outing; her oldest son, Marvin Bernard Mansfield; two brothers. Larry U. Outing, Sr., and Christopher Outing, Jr.; a grandson, Tavarus Tucker Mansfield.





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Mr. Eugene Stanley Walker

Eugene Stanley Walker was born August 19, 1968 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Daniel Walker, Sr. and Eartha Lee Washington Walker. He was raised by his godmother, Eartha J. Oliver. He went into eternal rest on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Palmetto Health Baptist. He was 46.

Eugene, or Stanley, as everyone called him, was a 1987 graduate of Irmo High School. He later met Elaine Blanding, his common-law wife of 16 years. For five years, he was employed by the South Carolina Department of Corrections at the Broad River facility; with Anchor Continental for 12 years as a Certified Forklift Operator; and most recently with The State Newspaper in Automation Services, to which he was very dedicated.

He enjoyed watching his favorite NFL team and the South Carolina Gamecocks, listening to R&B music and singing.

Eugene leaves to mourn his passing and celebrate his life three sisters: Josephine (Elay) Johnson, Gladys P. McDaniels and Alberta (Rodney Miller) Walker, all of Columbia, South Carolina; four brothers, Wyman L. (Donna) Walker of Chicago, Illinois, Andrew and Daniel Walker, both of Atlanta Georgia, and Albert (Bonnie) Walker of Columbia, South Carolina; aunts: Kareen Stevenson, Crystal Bell Hart, both of Columbia, South Carolina, and Lou Ellen Walker of North, South Carolina; uncle Willie Washington of Florida; three stepchildren; five step-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Girtharean Castile; brother-in-law, James Livingston, Jr. Columbia, South Carolina; ten nieces and nine nephews; nine great nieces; eleven great nephews; and other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.

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Mr. Steward Wilson, II

Steward Wilson II, also known as “Bubba,” of 915 Old Bluff Road, Hopkins, South Carolina, was called home on January 3, 2015. He was born September 26, 1980. He was the son of Betty and Stewart Wilson.

Steward was educated in the public schools of Richland School District One. He attended Hopkins Elementary and was a proud 1999 Diamond Hornet graduate of Lower Richland High School. He was employed at Owens Steel and also The Clarion, both in Columbia, South Carolina.

Steward attended Mount Moriah and New Beginning Baptist Church. “Bubba” never met a stranger and always had a smile on his face. He was a loving and devoted father to his two children, A'Lia and Ahmad Wilson.

In addition to his children, left to cherish his memories are his parents, Betty and Stewart Wilson; two sisters, Hope C. Wilson of Eastover, South Carolina and Natalie N. Wilson of Hopkins, South Carolina; his nephews, Devon J. Wilson of Eastover, South Carolina and JuWan and Jayden Wilson of Hopkins, South Carolina; a great-nephew, Ah'Mier J. Wilson; his grandfather, Hubert James of Eastover, South Carolina; and a host of loving aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.







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Mrs. Doaim Nock

Mrs. Doaim Nock, the daughter of the late Albert Davis and the late Dorothy Gaines, was born on December 6, 1951 in Columbia, South Carolina. She entered into eternal rest on December 26, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia.

She attended public schools in Richland County and furthered her education at Mansfield Business and Columbia College. She last attended Midwest Seminary College, receiving her Master’s Degree.

Mrs. Nock was the devoted wife of George Nock. She was a wonderful role model for her children, teaching them to love one another and to always stick together in life.

Mrs. Nock leaves to cherish precious memories hers sons: Travis (Karen) Gaines, Arthur (Anita) Stevens, Frederick Stevens and Derrick (Carolina) Evans, all of Columbia, South Carolina; a daughter, Sharon (Ronald) Francis of Springfield, Massachusetts; a brother, James (Francis) Gaines; two sisters, Jean Alice Hope and Vivian Hope, all of Columbia, South Carolina; twenty grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving family members and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.





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Mrs. Shirley Louise Woods

Shirley Louise Woods was born May 25, 1943 in Gable, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Norrel and Margaret McFaddin. God whispered into Shirley’s ear on the night of January 2, 2015 around 10:00 PM. It was at that moment she agreed to go and live with our Heavenly Father.

At a very early age, she became a member of Melina Presbyterian Church. She was a graduate of Walking Gamble High School. After graduating, she moved to New York to pursue her nursing career.

She later met and married Anthony Woods, Sr. To this union, five children were born. She was preceded in death by one son, Kelvin Woods, Elouise McFaddin and Norrel McFaddin, Jr.

Shirley was loving, caring, outspoken and enjoyed helping others. She was a woman that meant business; it was her way or no way.

She leaves to cherish her memories, two sons, Anthony Woods, Jr. of Ridgeville, South Carolina and Frederick (Marsha) Woods of Birmingham, Alabama; two daughters, Brenda L. Woods of Columbia, South Carolina and Vera E. (John) Miller of New York; a sister, Marjorie (Leroy) Jackson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends; and a caring goddaughter, Valerie Knapper.






Mrs. Eloria Jenkins Hopkins

The Homegoing Service for Mrs. Eloria Jenkins Hopkins will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 9, 2015 at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home (2930 Colonial Drive, Columbia) with burial at Serenity Memorial Gardens. 

Mrs. Eloria Jenkins-Hopkins was blessed into this world Saturday, August 14, 1948. She was the second daughter and fourth child born to Alma and Lester Jenkins Sr. She attended Cayce Elementary, going on to graduate from Lakeview High School in 1967. After high school, she worked for many years at Allied Chemical Plant, leaving there to become a mother.

Although she only had two children, Toemikia and Adrian, she was the mother to many and enjoyed being a homemaker. She loved talking with family and friends and especially staying up on current events. She also enjoyed fishing and cooking.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alma and Lester Jenkins Sr., her twin brother, Efford Jenkins, her grandson, Cedric Goodwin Jr., and lastly her brother, Lester Jenkins Jr.

She is survived by her loving daughters, Toemikia (Marcus) Diamond and Adrian (Tory) Diamond; grandchildren: Travanté Rowe, Semoria Mosley and Mikaela Gantt; her siblings: Joyce (Wilson) Richardson, James (Christa) Jenkins, Barbara Adams and Alonzo (Wanda) Jenkins. She was a beautiful, loving soul that will truly be missed.

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Miss Thelma Stewart

Miss Thelma Stewart was born February 7, 1925 in Newberry, South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of the late William and Mamie Ruff Stewart. She departed this life to be with the Lord on January 3, 2015 at her home with her loving family.

Thelma was educated in the public schools of Newberry County and later moved to Columbia, South Carolina. She was employed by Crafts-Farrow State Hospital as a Mental Health Specialist, from where she retired after many years of dedicated service.

At an early age, she joined Bethel A.M.E. Church, where she became a faithful member. She was a humble servant of the Cross whose desire was to serve the Lord and to live a godly life. She loved spending time baking and cooking for her family.

In addition to her parents, Miss Stewart was also preceded in death by two sons, William “Sam” and Wayne Stewart.

Those who will cherish fond and precious memories of her are a loving son, Carey Donald (Dorothy) Stewart; a granddaughter, Mary Stewart; grandsons, Marcus (Racquel) Stewart and Traceton Stewart, Sr.; great grandsons, Traceton Jr. and Trenton Stewart; three great granddaughters: Marquel, Day’Sha and Cassidy Stewart.






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Mrs. Jessie Mae Gilmore Simons

Jessie Mae Gilmore Simons was born October 2, 1923 in Eastover, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Mary Gilmore McIntosh and the wife of the late Anderson Simons. She quietly left this life to enter another life with the Lord on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Pruitt Health-Blythewood in Columbia, South Carolina. She was 91.

“Margie,” as she was affectionately called by family and friends, attended the public schools of Richland County. Jessie Mae was a member of Goodwill Baptist Church where she attended faithfully. She also attended the Mamie Hinton Senior Citizens Center daily until her health declined. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. She enjoyed riding, eating honeybuns and drinking her coffee. She always kept everyone around her “in check.”

In addition to her mother and husband, she was preceded in death by her children: Mary Jane Simons Williams, Sara Simons, Josephine Simons and Ronald Simons; a stepson, Henry Simons; and three grandsons: Jerry Simons, Michael Williams and Freddie Simons.

Those left to cherish fond and precious memories of Jessie Mae are her loving daughters: Lestine S. Anderson, Theresa Simons, Cennie Mae Gunter and Mattie Scott, all of Eastover, South Carolina, and Irene Boring of Gadsden, South Carolina; one son Donald (Evelyn) Simons of Eastover, South Carolina; a stepson, Reggie Lee Simons of Columbia, South Carolina; twenty-nine grandchildren; fifty-five great grand-children; sixty-four great-great grandchildren; one great-great-great grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and dear friends, all of whom join the family in sharing the grief caused by her departure.







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Mrs. Lucille Roberson Williams

Mrs. Lucille Roberson Williams was the daughter of the late Isabella B. Bracy and Harrison Roberson. She was born January 27, 1920 in Eastover, South Carolina.

She was educated in Richland County public school system in Columbia, S.C. She accepted Jesus Christ into her life at an early age. She moved to Florida with a military family and worked for several years. She left Florida and moved to Jamaica, New York where she lived for over forty years before returning to Columbia, SC.

Lucille was married to George C. Williams, Sr., who preceded her in death. She traveled with her husband to Germany, France and other European countries as he continued his long military career. To this union, God gave them a beautiful daughter, Cynthia J. Bee, and two sons, George C. Williams, Jr., and Roland L. Williams (who preceded her in death).

She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grand-mother. She loved to listen to the radio and read the newspaper, daily. She loved to read and gain knowledge of what was happening around the world. Lucille was the family’s matriarch for memory. She could tell everyone what their birthday was from memory as well as the family’s history. Everyone who knew her remembers that she was an impeccable housekeeper.

After a lengthy illness, her heavenly Father came and received her back to Himself on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at her home. She followed a granddaughter, Shante Williams, who also preceded her in death.

Her love and kindness will never be forgotten in the hearts of her loving daughter, Cynthia J. Bee and son, George C. Williams, Jr., both of Columbia, SC; five grandchildren: Dwayne (Mitchelene) Cyrus of Pueblo, CO, Sean O. (Sabrina) Williams of Sierra Vista, AZ, Ronda N. Cyrus, Rashida N. Hughey, both of Columbia, SC and Krishna N. Williams of Charlotte, NC; eight great-grandchildren: Marcus Cyrus, Briana Hughey, Tia Cyrus, Tiana Cyrus, Deonte Williams, Devin Williams, Jaden Hardy, and Camryn Cyrus; six maternal cousins: James (Dorothy) Reese and Letha (Joe) Pringle, both of Eastover, SC, Pansy Mae (Lindburgh) Sumpter of Hopkins, SC, Catherine Jenkins of Augusta, GA, Dr. Emma M. (Willie) Shell of Columbia, SC; ten paternal cousins: Marjorie Roberson, Nathaniel Roberson, Jacqueline Hall, and Ozell Roberson, all of Columbia, SC, Harriett Scott of Eastover, SC, Shirley Daniels of Lebanon, TN, Otis Roberson of Charlotte, NC, Mary Myers of Beverly Hills, FL, Eddie Roberson of Thompson, GA and Lillie Mae Burgess of Fayetteville, NC. Lucille and the family are most thankful to her special first cousin, Isaac Mundy, Jr. and Tonia Corley who gave her special care and love during the last year of her life.


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Ms. Fannie Wheeler

Ms. Fannie Wheeler went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at the age of 112.

She was born November 25, 1902, in Fairfield, South Carolina. She had been a resident of White Oak Manor Nursing Facility for the past fifteen years. Prior to her moving to White Oak, Ms. Wheeler had been a lifelong resident of the Ridgewood Community.

She was formerly employed at Dixie Laundry for many years.

She is preceded in death by her niece, Cleo Yarborough, and nephews, Dolphus Pearson and Lewis Brown.

Ms. Wheeler is survived by her loving niece, Ara Lee Turnipseed, and nephew, Billy (Mamie) Yarborough, both of Columbia, South Carolina. She leaves family who will miss her smile and words of wisdom including her great nieces, Yvette Turnipseed, Valeria (Robert) Coaxum-Parker, also of Columbia; great nephews, Robert Turnipseed of Columbia, South Carolina and Marion Johnson of Fort Washington, Maryland; great-great nieces and nephews of Columbia, South Carolina, Lesia Coaxum, Levette Coaxum, Michael Turnipseed and Darius Turnipseed, and Tiffany Johnson of Fort Washington, Maryland; and other loving relatives and dear friends.





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Mr. Henry Irving Corley

Mr. Henry Irving Corley departed this life to be with the Lord on December 30, 2014. He was born January 29, 1958 in Irmo, South Carolina to the late John N. Corley Sr. and Mary Ellen Golden-Corley.

While growing up, he was a member of Pleasant Spring A.M.E. Church where he served faithfully throughout his life. He was a member of the Voices of Zion choir and served as Church Sexton.

Henry, affectionately known as “Jug,” was a 1976 graduate of Irmo High School and later attended Midlands Technical College. He worked for BellSouth for 22 years and later worked for Reeves Construction Company.

Mr. Corley was married to his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Angela Thompson, for 32 years. He leaves behind three children: Melissa Lybrand, Jonathan (Terra) Corley and Nicholas (Jasimine) Corley; three grandchildren: T’yanna Bolton, Kimberley Corley and Alexander Corley; two supporting aunts, Martha Corley and Ruth Myers; and a loving mother-in-law, Alberta Thompson.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Richard Thompson, and sister-in-law, Carla Kirby.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory six siblings: Johnnie Mae Patterson, John (Patricia) Corley, Jr., Richard (Velvet) Corley, Norma (Jerome) Mackey, Carolyn (Willie) Corley-Ashford and Martha Corley-Lake; two sisters-in-law: Valencia (Sammie) Witherspoon and Stephanie Thompson; along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.




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Mr. Quentin Dorrell Warner

Mr. Quentin Dorrell Warner was born January 14, 1992 in Augusta, Georgia. He was the beloved son of Tonya Meshall Murray and Harold Dorell Warner. All too soon, he departed this life on Friday, December 26, 2014 at the age of 22.

Quentin was educated in the public schools of Columbia, South Carolina and Augusta, Georgia. He graduated from Glenn Hills High School in Augusta. After graduation, he went to work with his father installing heating and air conditioning. He also worked with SLR Sweeping Company for a while. His true passion in life was making music. He recorded several songs that were really very good!

Quentin was a sports lover and a very free-hearted person. There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t try to do for you whenever asked.

He was a devoted father, brother, son, uncle, cousin, grandson and friend.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents: Henry A. Starks, Ruth G. Starks, Johnnie Murray, Jr., Remell S. Murray; his grandparents, Birdie Warner, Leon Warner and Arthur S. Ford; and an aunt, Pamela D. Stamps.

Left to forever cherish precious memories of Quentin are: his children: Kameron and Zaria Warner and their mother, Sharnequa Wroten, and Quentin Jr. and his mother, Courtney Thomas; his parents, Tonya Murray and Harold Warner; his siblings: Corey Jones, Kiana Warner, Angel Patterson, Dominique Wilson, Eboni Gilford, Heaven and Jovan Warner; his grandparents: Lolita Murray, Jo Ann Warner and Kenneth Starks; a nephew, Keylan “KJ” Durham, Jr.; five aunts: Latonya “TeeTee”, Michelle, Lakesha, Kimberly (Taurrus) and Ulandra (Earth); seven uncles: Lancer (Felicia), Marcus (Sanisia), Verlon, Rashad, Jamil (Akilah) Arthur (Christine) and Wayne; a special great-aunt, Debra Starks; close friends: Corey M., Quentin P., Mason F. and Coire R. “C-lo”, Breon K. and Bianca J.; and a host of other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.

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Mrs. Nancy Viola Bluford Entzminger

Mrs. Nancy Viola Bluford Entzminger was born September 2, 1929 in Blythewood, South Carolina. She departed this life at her home on December 30, 2014 at the age of 85.

Viola was the youngest of six children born to the late John and Nancy Canzater Bluford. She was educated in the Richland County public school system. Viola accepted Christ at an early age. She joined and became a faithful and devoted member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Blythewood. She served dutifully on the Senior Usher Board and the Senior Missionary Society for many years until her health began to decline.

Viola was all about family unity. She will forever be remembered by her family as a loving mother, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother. Her grandchildren held an extra special place in her heart.

Viola was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Entzminger, and granddaughter, Natasha Taylor.

Viola married Jacob Entzminger on January 10, 1948. From this union, six children were born: a son, Walter Entzminger of Columbia, South Carolina; five daughters: Marguerite Thompson of Irmo, South Carolina, Azalee (Michael) Gibson of Columbia, South Carolina, Cassandra (Carl) Bradley of Irmo, South Carolina, Felicia Entzminger and Sylvia (Robert) Johnson of Columbia, South Carolina. She leaves a sister, Corinthia Hankins of Columbia, South Carolina; a sister-in-law, Marie Entzminger of Blythewood, South Carolina; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.




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Mrs. Alice Harrison Davis

Mrs. Alice Harrison Davis was born October 14, 1911 in Blackville, South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of the late Elvin and Belle Reed Harrison. Mrs. Alice Davis, affectionately known “Ms. Van,” entered into Heaven on the morning of December 29, 2014 at her home in Cayce, South Carolina. She was 103.

Mrs. Davis was educated in the Barnwell County public school system. She was a small business owner and a fixture in the community. She was united in Holy Matrimony to David “Pops” Davis, Sr. who preceded her in death. Her daughter, Pearl D. Hunter also preceded her in death.

She leaves behind to cherish beautiful memories her devoted granddaughter and caregiver, Vernetta Blakeley of the home; three sons: Shelly Davis of Blythewood, South Carolina, David Davis, Jr. of Moncks Corner, South Carolina and Elvin Harrison of Eastover, South Carolina; three daughters-in-law: Margaret T. Davis of Swansea, South Carolina, Bertha R. Davis of Moncks Corner, South Carolina and Catherine Harrison of Eastover, South Carolina; a son-in-law, Erskine Hunter, Sr. of Columbia, South Carolina; twenty grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren; thirty-seven great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.







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Ms. Carrie Pringle

Carrie Pringle was born August 13, 1914 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of the late Marion and MaryAnn Wright. She went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 26, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland, surrounded by her loving children.

Carrie was educated in the public schools of Orangeburg County. She was very hard-working and dedicated worker who loved the Lord! She touched everyone’s life in a spiritual way. It could have through cooking, baking, sewing or through words of wisdom. Carrie worked many years for Ms. Ann Kinard. Her children, Tom Kinard and Jean Lyetner, Carrie included as her own family and loved them dearly.

Though physically she is no longer with us, her loving and kind spirit will live on in the hearts and lives of all those who loved and knew her.

Ms. Pringle was preceded in death by her sons: Walter Pringle, Jr., David Lee Pringle, Samuel Pringle, James Whetstone and Charles Pringle, and her daughters, Marie Goodwin and Rosa Lee Stone.

Those left to cherish fond and precious memories of Carrie are: her loving daughters: Ethel Pringle, Shirley Jefferson and Edith (Richard) Benson, of Columbia, South Carolina; two loving sons, Deacon Oscar (Lucretia) Pringle of Newark, New Jersey and Marvin (Betty) Pringle, also of Columbia, South Carolina; a sister, Annie Mae Aaron of New York, and a host of grandchildren, generations of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and dear friends, all of whom join the family in sharing the grief caused by her departure.




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Mrs. Bernice Elizabeth Hook Fair

Mrs. Bernice Elizabeth Hook Fair was born February 24, 1936 in Chapin, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Joe Eddie Hook, Sr. and Ella Rose Jackson Hook. She departed this life on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 in Columbia, South Carolina.

Bernice was a lifelong member of Countsville A.M.E. Church in Chapin, where she played the piano. She frequently attended Bishop Memorial A.M.E. Church in Columbia as well.

Mrs. Fair was united Holy Matrimony to the late Earl Golston, Sr. To this union, six children were born. She later married the late Charles Fair.

She was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and worked at Palmetto Health Richland (Richland Memorial Hospital), formerly Columbia Hospital. She retired in 1979.

Bernice was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. Though her physical presence is no more, her memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.

Mrs. Fair was preceded in death by her daughters, Atha and Rose, and her beloved brother, Joe Eddie Hook, Jr.

Those left to cherish precious memories of Bernice are her loving sons, Earl Jr. and Anthony Golston of Columbia, South Carolina; her loving daughters, Joy Golston-Smith of Atlanta, Georgia and Voncea Golston of Columbia, South Carolina; her brother, David C. (Rosa Mae) Hook, also of Columbia; fourteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.



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Ms. Leatha C. Waymyers

Ms. Leatha C. Waymyers quietly and peacefully entered eternal rest on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. She was born September 24, 1951 to the late Lillie Mae Calloway and Quillie Calloway in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

At an early age, Leatha, or “Knee” as she was affectionately known, joined Bethlehem Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina. She served faithfully as a member of the Senior Usher Board. For 21 years, Leatha worked as a Mental Health Specialist at the Midlands Center.

She was a strong-willed woman with two beautiful daughters. Leatha was dearly loved by her family and by those who knew her.

Left to cherish precious memories are her two daughters, Amanda (David) Brown of Irmo, South Carolina and Carsenior Waymyers of Columbia, South Carolina; two granddaughters, Gabrielle Brown and Ashley Brown; a grandson, JaQuan Waymyers; three brothers: Willie (MaryLou) Calloway of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Nathaniel (Lillie Mae) Calloway, Sr. and Jimmie (Sylvia) Calloway, Sr., both of Columbia, South Carolina; a sister, Martha Ree (James) Jackson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; an aunt, Jessie Mae Jacobs of Columbia, South Carolina; a special cousin, Mrs. Bettye Fort Britt; and last, but certainly not least, a special friend, Mrs. Shirley B. King.

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Ms. Kataya AlethaGoodson

Kataya Goodson was born June 14, 1977 in Columbia, South Carolina. She departed this earthly life on December 23, 2014. She was 37. She attended the public schools of Richland County and went on to complete Culinary Arts School in Bamberg, South Carolina.

Kataya was also very talented in hair styling; known as one of the best “weave divas” around.

She was preceded in death by her father, David Boyd, Sr.; her grandmother, Henrietta Goodson; and a brother, Walter White, Jr.

Left to cherish her memories are her son, Orlando Goodson; granddaughter, Harmony Goodson; her loving mother, Brenda Goodson; sisters: Crystal Goodson, Shareka White, Shamiko Grenan, Yolanda Boyd, April Boyd, Punje Brown, DeShanna Lloyd and Tisha Hamilton; brothers: Kenyatta Goodson, Christopher Goodson, David Boyd, Jr., Prince Boyd and Kevin Boyd; special nephews: Jamil Moore, Bryan Goodson and Darius Goodson; special nieces, Ruby Edmond and Khaliah Caldwell; her loving godchildren, Brandy Wise and Shanice Reese; special family friend, David Sims; and host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.







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Mr. Ulysses Washington

Ulysses Washington was born August 28, 1932 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the son of the late William Washington and Ethel Lee Kirkland. He went into eternal rest on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at his home.

Pop was known to all as “Big Sonny.” After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving in the Korean War. He later met and married the Betty J. Washington. They were the proud parents of two sons.

Sonny was employed by Price Brothers Furniture Company, from where he retired after many years of dedicated service. Upon retiring, he enjoyed watching his favorite NFL team, the Washington Redskins. Sonny also enjoyed listening to music, especially jazz.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ethel Lee Kirkland, and his father, William Washington; and his beloved wife, Betty J. Washington.

Sonny leaves to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life, two sons, Stepvon (Doris) Washington and Gregory (Rochelle) Washington; grandchildren: Kiara Washington, Kendric Washington, Steven (Lakeesha) Butler, Feldon Butler and Jason (Kim) Butler; great-grandchildren: Daí shon, Jason Jr., Kezia, Jalon, Keeven, Jacori, Abigale, Ameni and K.J.; and a host of other loving relatives and dear friends.




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Ms. Valarie Elena Watson

Valerie Elena Watson was born December 19, 1954 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Juanita Valerie Watson and David Elijah McHoney. On Monday, December 22, 2014, the Gates of Heaven opened to welcome this child of God home to take her eternal rest.

Valerie, or “Chicken” as she was affectionately known, started her education at Perrin Thomas Elementary and later graduating from Booker T. Washington High School.

She went on to enroll at Midlands Technical College. She was a loved employee with Richland School District One., where she worked for many dedicated years of service.

Valerie leaves to cherish precious memories her three sons: Cedrick (Andrena) Watson of West Columbia, South Carolina, Frank (Nicole) Watson and Nigel (LaTonya) Watson of Columbia, South Carolina; one daughter, Vanessa Watson of Columbia, South Carolina; six grandchildren: Terry, D’Andre, Tyquan, Jaelyn, Elena and Daniel; two aunts, Patricia Barnes and Michelle Riley; and other loving relatives, caring friends and coworkers, all of whom will miss her dearly.









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Mrs. Titonia McCants-Craft

TiTonia “Tonia” McCants-Craft was born November 14, 1971 in Newark, New Jersey to Joseph and Carrie McCants. She went to home to be with her heavenly Father on December 20, 2014.

“Tonia,” as she was known, was a proud 1990 graduate of Spring Valley High School. She was a dedicated employee of the Target Distribution Center until her health declined. She accepted Christ at an early age. She was a member of Mt. Saini A.M.E. Church, where she often attended. Tonia enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren. She was always eager for a game of Spades.

TiTonia’s memories will be cherished by her husband, Xavier Craft, Sr. of Camden, South Carolina; her parents, Carrie McCants and Joseph McCants, both of Columbia, South Carolina; her daughters, Uzziah (Vodrick) East of Blythewood, South Carolina and Carrie Howard of Columbia, South Carolina; her son, Kelton Brennen of the home; three grandchildren: Vodrick Jr. and McKenli of Blythewood, South Carolina and Alaya of Columbia, South Carolina; two sisters, Stacey (Otis) McKie and Emily (Darrell) Lanham also of Columbia, South Carolina; three stepchildren: Isaiah Craft, Breeanna Craft, and Xavier Craft, Jr.; four nieces: Kymberlyn Boyles, Jzalynn Green, Kyrie Lanham and Destiny Lanham; two nephews, Justin McKie and Malik Lanham; a sister-in-law, Marqia Drakeford; and a host of aunts, uncles and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.






Mr. Gary James, Jr.

The Homegoing Service for Mr. Gary James, Jr. will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Jericho Baptist Church (2965 McAlhany Road, Hwy 32, Reevesville, SC) with burial in the church cemetery. The visitation for Mr. James will be held this today at Glover’s Funeral Home (2562 Charleston Highway, Orangeburg, SC) from 3-6:00 p.m.

Gary James Jr., affectionately known as "Pop" and "June" by family and friends, passed from this life to a better one on December 21, 2014.

Born in Branchville, SC., he was the oldest child of the late Gary James, Sr. and Annie Bell Foster James. He lived his early years in Branchville, and as a young adult moved his family to Melbourne, Florida. It was in Melbourne that he, along with his late wife, Cleo Henderson James, raised their sons and established a foundation for their family. He lived his life to his golden years in Melbourne.

He is survived by four loving sons: Lawrence (Cynthia) James, Gary D. (Jeanette) James, Samuel James, and Andrew (Lorraine) James, and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.



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Master Major Elliott Murphy

On June 17, 2014, God blessed us with a little angel from heaven, Major Elliott Murphy. He was born at Palmetto Health Park Ridge Hospital, weighing in at eight pounds. God missed his angel, and called him home on December 20, 2014.

“Noodles,” as we affectionately called him, was a joyful baby. He had a smile that was unforgettable. His laugh was mesmerizing, and those big, bright, beautiful eyes would light up the entire room. Major loved his family. He enjoyed playing and watching his favorite cartoon, Mickey Mouse Club House, and just like his dad, he loved music. Major was truly loved, and he knew it.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alice Campbell and James Murphy.

Major leaves to forever cherish precious memories, his parents, James Murphy and Charika Elliott Murphy; one brother, Shamar Elliott; grandparents: Sherry Nixon, Jacob Elliott and Shelia Murphy; his Aunt-Granny, Ugena Elliott; godmother, Monique Smith; and brother, Lawrence Miller. He also leaves a god sister; three god brothers; and a host of aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.









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Mr. Wendell Green

Born in Columbia, South Carolina on September 6, 1964, Wendell was the son of Willie and Vera Horton Green. He passed away at the age of 50 on December 18, 2014.

Wendell graduated from Eau Claire High School. After high school, he pursued his dream of becoming a Martial Arts Instructor — a dream that did come true. He was a Martial Arts Instructor for twelve years, achieving fourth degree black belt status. He was a member of World Black Belt.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of more than twenty years, Stefanie Green; four aunts: Franses Portee, Mary Ann (Ray) Hollins, Melinda Davis and Barbara Jean Horton; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Jeanette Minson; a special cousin, Adrinna Portee; sisters- and brothers-in-law; nieces, nephews and many cousins, all of whom will miss him dearly.










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Mr. Colton Lee Riley

Born in Columbia, South Carolina on January 3, 1971, Colton was the son of Colton Lee Craft and the late Jacquelyn Yvonne Taylor. He passed away on December 13, 2014.

He attended Keenan High School in Columbia, South Carolina. He went on to attend barbering school in New York. Upon returning to South Carolina, he spent many years as a barber in the area.

Mr. Riley leaves to cherish his precious memories his father, Colton Lee Craft; his sisters: Felicia Nicole Riley, Tamela Celeste Riley of Columbia, South Carolina, and Patricia Ann Riley of New York; three uncles, Otis Craft, Raymond Craft and Robert Craft; three aunts: Harriet Taylor, Jacqueline Craft Boyd and Claudia Craft; and other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.










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Mr. Antonio Millner

Born at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Antonio was the son of the late Augusta and Vernella Golson Millner. He was raised by his aunt, Thelma Golson Thomas. He passed away on December 17, 2014 at the age of 53.

Educated in the public schools of Richland County, Antonio was a proud graduate of C.A. Johnson High School. He spent most of his adult life working in the construction industry for several companies including U.S. Group, C.R. Jackson and Sloan Construction. At the time of his passing, he was employed with Coogler Construction Company.

Antonio was all about family unity. Helping people in any possible way was his hallmark. He will forever be remembered by his family for his comedian-like personality. Tony, as he was also known, had a personality that was one of a kind. It didn’t matter if you were the local cashier at a gas station or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, Antonio would always find a way to bring light into your life at the moment. He loved spending time with his family and many friends. His grandchildren held an extra special place in his heart. Antonio was loved by one and all and will be remembered for always being willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

Precious memories will be forever cherished by his loving wife, Yvonne Millner; his beautiful children: Antonio (Amanda) Muller, Teke (Tavis) Jackson and Rockucera (Kwame) Sims; his grandchildren: Aquriya, Tavis, Antonio Jr., Tyler and Kamira; his brother, Timothy Millner and sister, Deborah (Richard) Millner-Durham; a niece, Nadira (Latron) Millner Jackson, and nephew, Raymond (Diana) Millner; a very special friend who was like a brother to him, Aaron Robinson; and many other loving relatives and dear friends.




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Ms. Charlene Young

Charlene Young was born to the late Charlie and Elizabeth Young on January 5, 1969. Early Monday morning, December 16, 2014, Charlene bid farewell to her family and friends as she entered into the realm of eternal rest.

Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina but at a very early age she moved to Newark, New Jersey where she was educated in the Newark Public School system. She furthered her education after high school by attending some College. Charlene was employed by Verizon Wireless as a Global Support Tech for 15 years before her untimely death.

Charlene leaves to cherish her loving memory: her “gift from God” daughter, Raquel Jordan; three brothers: William and Kelvin Oglesby of Louisville, Kentucky and Donell Griffin (Vanessa) of Columbia, South Carolina; four aunts: Sadie Mae Young and Karen Goodwin of Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Diana (William) Means and Karol D. McCollum of Newark, New Jersey; two uncles, Pete Young of Washington, DC and James (Chanda) McCollum, Jr. of Virginia; a special cousin, Ola Mae “Pootchie” Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.






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Mr. Ronald Ray Richardson

Ronald Ray Richardson, son of the late Marion and Annie Wadsworth Richardson, was born March 10, 1950 in Columbia, South Carolina. He departed this life on November 10, 2014 at Summerville Estate.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Marion Francis Richardson, Jr.

Ronald, who was lovingly called “Little Pie,” short for Pisan, was reared in Columbia. As a child, he was educated at St. Martin de Porres Catholic School, where he was also a member. He graduated from Dreher High School in 1969. He went on to attend Benedict College in Columbia and later served in the United States Air Force. He worked in the steel industry.

Ronald moved to Summerville, South Carolina in 2010, where he resided at Summerville Estate. Ronald enjoyed singing to anyone who would listen. One of his neighbors states that “Barry White didn’t have anything on Ronald when it came to singing. He kept everyone laughing and was an absolute jokester. He kept you in stitches about one thing or another all the time!

Ronald leaves to cherish his memories his aunt and uncles; a niece and many truly dear cousins and friends.






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Mr. Stanley Carl Weston

Mr. Stanley Carl Weston was the son of Marjorie Weston Polite and the late Johnny L. Polite. He was born August 11, 1950, and departed this life on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the WJB Dorn VA Medical Center after an extended illness.

He was educated in the Richland County public school system as well as schools in Virginia and Germany. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1972-74. Upon completion of his military service, Stanley began a career as a self-employed painting contractor. He enjoyed painting very much and took great pride in his work.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Marjorie; three brothers: Reuben of Columbia, Marvin of Atlanta, Georgia and Clifford, also of Columbia; a daughter, Keisha Jackson of Columbia; two sons, Aubrey Pressley and Mark Pressley, both of Columbia; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, all of Columbia; two aunts, Stella (Bob) Mack of Columbia and Louella Bowman of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and a host other loving relatives and dear friends.








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Mrs. Brendetta Joyce Odom Newton

Brendetta Joyce Odom Newton was born February 5, 1950 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Lillie Ruth Barnes Odom and the late Owens Odom. She departed this life to be with our heavenly Father on Thursday, December 11, 2014.

Brendetta, or “Bummy” as she was affectionately known, was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She attended the public schools of Richland County, graduating from Columbia High School. She received her Nursing Degree and worked for Bryan Center for several years. She also worked for the Bi-Lo Corporation for 15 years before retiring.

Brendetta was a very direct person and always spoke her mind. She loved preparing large meals during the holidays for family and friends to enjoy. She had a big, caring, giving heart. She always helped her neighbors financially, with food, bills, etc. She faithfully gave donations to Feed the Poor Organization. She dearly loved her family. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

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

Brendetta leaves to cherish her precious memory, two daughters, Avis (Alexander) Adams and Trina Newton, both of Columbia, South Carolina; two sons, Fredrick (Patricia) Newton and Roland (Angel) Stone, both of Columbia; three sisters: Abegail Thompson and Janulita Chambers, also both of Columbia, and Emma Kounta of Columbus, Ohio; four brothers: Owens (Krystal) Odom, Jr., Michael (Wendy) Odom, Christopher (Angela) Odom and Alfred (Dorethea) Odom, all of Columbus, Ohio; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and caring friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.



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Mrs. Mary Etta Boykins Tillman

And God created female, Mother Mary Etta Boykins Tillman; he created her in his own image on August 14, 1929. She came forth as a beloved daughter of Bennie Nathan Green and Kate Boykins. Her life journey ceased from this earth on Thursday, December 11, 2014.

The bond between a husband and wife is unlike any other and God united Mother Tillman and her late husband, Deacon David Tillman, in Holy Matrimony on December 14, 1943. Their faith in God strengthened their love and guided them in a beautiful unification of 63 years.

Mary Etta Tillman started her spiritual journey under the leadership of the late Bishop Sherrod C. Johnson. When she heard God’s Word, her heart was pricked; she repented of her sins, and was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ; afterwards she received the precious gift of the Holy Ghost according to Acts 2:38. She continued to sustain her walk with God under the leadership of the late Bishop Donnie C. Deneal.

Sister Tillman was among the earliest members of The Church of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ presently located at 1632 Germany Street, Columbia, South Carolina. Although God called her former pastors to rest from their labor, she continued doing the Will of God, under the auspices of Bishop John A. Deas. During her faithful tenure with Bishop Deas, she became one of the mothers of the Church according to Titus 2:1-5. Mother Tillman labored as a faithful member of the Pastor Aide, Missionary and the Radio Helping Hand. Sister Tillman supported the Radio Broadcast program by raising funds to promote the gospel of Jesus Christ. Her work for the Lord did not end there. She sung on the Gospel and Concert choirs and her voice was a source of inspiration to help encourage the hearts of many listeners.

Mother Tillman leaves to cherish seven half-sisters, Lula Bell (Eskie) Dixon, Shelly Cornelius, Lottie Quarles, Dollie Mae Smith, Mary Green, Lucille Green of Columbia, South Carolina, and Loretta Miles of Blythewood, South Carolina; three half-brothers, Larry Green, Ricky Green and Shannon Green of Elgin, SC; a special niece and caregiver, Lue (Mario) Goodson, a host of other nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Mother Tillman took many walks from her Germany Street home to her church home. On Sunday morning, December 7, 2014, Mother Tillman took her final walk to hear her last sermon, not knowing, she would return to her home later that week to transition to her eternal rest on Thursday, December 11, 2014. Mother Tillman was a matriarch in her sanctuary. Her faithfulness to God and her church extends beyond 50 years. This past September Mother Tillman was blessed to be in attendance at the Church 50th Holy Convocation Banquet ceremony. She was radiant and full of joy on that day and spoke of the goodness of the Lord in her life.

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Mr. Quincy O'Neil Washington

Mr. Quincy O’Neil Washington was born May 1, 1980 in Columbia, South Carolina to Mrs. Dorothy Washington Bolton and Nathaniel Wilson. He went to be with the Lord on December 3, 2014.

Quincy was educated in Richland County School District One. He received his GED at Job Corps and later attended Benedict College. He worked at Columbia Farms in the Sanitation Department.

Quincy had a love for playing basketball and challenged anyone to the court. He also liked hanging out with family and friends. Quincy was developing automotive and mechanic skills. Quincy’s favorite NFL team was the Dallas Cowboys and NBA team was the Los Angeles Lakers. He wouldn’t let anyone talk down on his teams.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jarrell C. Washington, and aunt, Francis Brown.

Quincy leaves to mourn his passing: his brother, Derrick Washington; sisters: Melba Washington, Kendra Washington, Kimberly Washington, Ebony Denny, Natalya Denny and Octavia Aber Crombie, all of Columbia, SC; uncle, James Washington, Jr.; aunts: Althea (Johnny) Gibbs, Woodrena (Moses) Dogbevia, Andrena (Robert) Counts and Dakarta (Tracy) Richardson, all of Columbia, SC; cousins: Jerod Coleman, Souizette Coleman, Nikki Washington, John Washington, Cleopatra Counts, Delilah Counts Roseborough, Amaru Namaa Taga Xi Ali, Josiah Washington, Diaz Washington, Charity Washington, Treyon Washington, Devon Washington, Tracy and Dean Richardson; and host of nieces and nephews.

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Mr. Mack Frederick, Sr.

Mack was born on April 18, 1939 in North, South Carolina to Maxine Fredrick Leysath and the late Charlie Leysath, Sr. He went home from this life to join the Lord on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

He attended Booker T. Washington High School and went on to serve in the United States Army. He later retired from Harsco Track Technology after more than 30 years. Mack, affectionately known as “Sonny,“ was a quiet, kind, loving and stubborn man that always guided people to do things the right way in life. The love he had for people was shown through his gift of talking. After retiring from his first job, God led him to be a Greeter at the Walmart on Two Notch Road, where he enjoyed greeting people. He was the patriarch of the family. His wisdom and presence will be missed. He was a member of Brookland Baptist Church.

Mack was predeceased by a daughter, Ms. Barbara Fredrick; one son, Mr. Patrick Fredrick; two brothers, Mr. Freddie Leysath, and Mr. Wilson “Pop” Leysath; and one sister, Ms. Frances Crooks.

He leaves to cherish his loving memories, his mother, Mrs. Maxine Leysath; two sons, Mr. Mack Fredrick, Jr. of Columbia, SC and Mr. Hercules Mickens of North Carolina; three daughters: Ms. Wanda Diane Rand, Ms. Conserverina Smith and Ms. Carla Eichelberger of Columbia, SC; four brothers: Mr. Charlie (Roseanne) Leysath, Jr., Mr. Levi Leysath, Mr. Nathaniel Leysath of Virginia and Mr. Robert Bobby Leysath; four sisters: Ms. Ann Anderson, Ms. Elizabeth Leysath, Ms. Betty Leysath and Ms. Debra Leysath, all of Columbia. SC: one uncle, Mr. Alvin Mayes of Columbia, SC; 16 grandchildren; many great- grandchildren; a special friend, Ms. Betty Taylor; and a host of nieces and nephews.



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Mrs. Bertha H. Funches

On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, Bertha H. Funches, a loving mother and grandmother, peacefully departed this life at Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, South Carolina.

Mrs. Funches was born June 15, 1919 in Lexington County. She has fought a good fight; she has finished her course, and is now at rest.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Kitchens, and two sons, Joseph and Jimmy Gomillion.

Her loving memory will be cherished by: three loving daughters, Mrs. Ivory M. (Leroy) Gleaton of Lexington, South Carolina, Mrs. Lucille (Rubin) Thurmond of Gaston, South Carolina and Sadie Gomillion of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; two loving sons, Mr. John (Nellie) Gomillion, Jr. of Goose Creek, South Carolina and Benjamin (Mamie) Gomillion of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; twenty-four grandchildren; thirty-four great grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; and a host of loving, devoted cousins, including Rachel Ponds and Delorise White of Columbia, South Carolina, Rosa Lee Phillips, James Jeffery and Asa Jeffery, all of Cayce, South Carolina.










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Mr. Clinton W. Hazzard

Clinton W. Hazzard, of Springfield Gardens, New York, departed this life on December 4, 2014. He was the son of the late Leonard W. Hazzard and Vermelle King Hazzard of Columbia, South Carolina.

Preceding him in death were his brother, Emerson J. Hazzard, and a sister, Jacqueline A. Hazzard.

Clinton attended both primary and secondary schools in Columbia and was a 1960 graduate of C.A. Johnson High School. He also attended Benedict College. He later enlisted in the United States Army, where he was trained as a paratrooper and served in Vietnam. He was employed by the United States Postal Service for 22 years as an Electronics Technician at the Morgan Processing and Distribution Center in Manhattan, New York.

Clinton was devoted to his family and friends. He had a profound love for cars.

He leaves to cherish his memory his sisters: Jeanette (Alton) Tucker of Manassas, Virginia, Sonja (Kevin) Webster of Sacramento, California and Lenora Hazzard of Atlanta, Georgia; brothers, Leonard Hazzard of Trenton, New Jersey and Ronald (Gina) Hazzard of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; stepmother, Marilyn Hazzard of Columbia, South Carolina; an aunt, Mary K. Gist, also of Columbia; his companion, Dolores Conti of Springfield Gardens, New York; grandchildren in heart, Jonathan Ramit and Madeleine Norman; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Mrs. Mamie Beulah Quarles Sheppard

Whereas God in his infinite wisdom called from earthly labor our dear sister Mamie Beulah Quarles Sheppard on Thursday, December 3, 2014. The angel came to Self Regional Medical Center in the cool of the afternoon and sealed the lips of Mamie. Her soul winged its flight from this world of sin, sorrow, and pain to her eternal resting place not made by hands.

Mamie was born March 11, 1926 in McCormick County to the late Pressley Quarles and Lula Adams Quarles and (stepmother Mrs. Carrie Lue Dean Quarles). Mamie accepted Jesus Christ at an early age and joined the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Parksville, South Carolina.

In 1961, she moved to Dania, Florida where she joined St. Ruth Baptist Church, where she served on the Senior Usher Board, the #2 Choir, and the Home Mission. After 40 years, she returned to her roots in McCormick, SC and joined the Cedar Spring Baptist Church. As the angels gathered to celebrate Mamie’s homecoming in Heaven, we who are yet on earth celebrate her homegoing. While we remain, we anticipate that great day when all God’s children shall meet again, never to be parted.

Until that day, those left to cherish her memories are seven brothers: James (Estella) Quarles, Johnny Quarles, both of Anderson, South Carolina, Robert (Terri) Quarles of Greenville, South Carolina, Jesse Quarles of Charleston, South Carolina, James Willie (Jessie Mae) Adams, Hodges L. (Eula) Adams, both of Plum Branch, South Carolina and Walter Jennings of Lincolnton, Georgia; ten sisters: Pauletta Scott, Janice Pickens, both of Anderson, South Carolina, Dollie (David) Holloway, Lela (Harold) Willis, Frances Leverett, Bernice (Charles) Wiggleton, Delorise Robertson, all of Plum Branch, South Carolina, Corneila (Ervin) Talbert of Edgefield, South Carolina; Effie Lomax of Charlotte, North Carolina and Thelma (Sylvanis) Thompson of Peekskill, New York; a sister, Doreitha Adams; and many other loving relatives and dear friends.

She was preceded her in death by three brothers: Isaiah Quarles, Winerslow Adams and Bufford Wells, and a sister, Reverend Savannah Beards.

If Mamie could speak today she would tell you that if love could have kept her here she would live forever. There were two people in Mamie’s life that she loved with every fiber in her living body, they were the late Roosevelt and Gustan Adams. Her personal message to us all…“Thank you all for loving me unconditionally.”

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Mr. Herbert Lee Moses

Mr. Herbert Lee Moses was born May 7, 1937 in Bishopville, South Carolina. He was the beloved son of the late Lucious and Corinne Moses. God called him home on Thursday, December 4, 2014.

He met the love of his life, the former Betty McFadden, at a very young age and married on January 25, 1962. He was a retired brick mason and worked in construction for most of his life.

He was affectionately known as “Smiley” to all his friends. He never met anyone who did not become a friend. He loved sharing his home and maintaining his yard. Mr. Moses was a longtime member of Greenview First Baptist Church. He was much loved by his family, friends and community.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of over 50 years, Betty McFadden Moses; a sister, Mary Watson; and brothers: JC, Eddie Lee, Reese and Jimmy Moses.

Mr. Herbert Lee Moses leaves to mourn his passing: his daughter, Jacqueline Moses; his adopted daughter, Denise Duchnowski; grandchildren: Darius McFadden of Hawaii, Bridgette Mack, Jasmine, Shana, Daeton and Torraz Duchnowski, all of Columbia, South Carolina; sister, Ethel (Charles) Walker of Newark, New Jersey; brothers: Sammy “Dick”, Halley, James “Beaver”, David and Richard Moses, all of Newark; and several nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren, many other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.






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Mr. Tillman G. Watson

Mr. Tillman Watson was born July 10, 1937 in Eastover, South Carolina. He was the first-born of the late Gaddie and Elouise Grooms Watson. He departed this life on Thursday, December 4, 2014, at his home in Eastover.

“Monk,” as he was known, was a member of Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served honorably for four years. After the military, Tillman started his own brick masonry company.

On April 20, 1961, he married Gloria McLaughlin. Their union was blessed with four children.

Mr. Tillman was a good friend to many in his community. His vibrant story-telling and outspoken personality will always be remembered by all.

Those left to cherish Monk’s memories are his loving wife, Gloria Watson of Eastover, South Carolina; six children: Xavier Watson of El Centro, California, Clifford Watson, Russell Watson, both of Eastover, Kimberly Watson Stroud, Crystal Watson, of Columbia, South Carolina and Brian (Patricia) McLaughlin of Lexington, South Carolina; two brothers, Deacon Leroy (Carrie) Watson of Blythewood, South Carolina and Marion Watson of Eastover; three sisters: Vernie (Richard) Gibson, Algie (Marvin) Bryant and Elaine (Wayne) Billy, all of Columbia; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.






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Mrs. Fairy Clay Moore

A human spirit has taken flight at the call of our Heavenly Father from distraction and weariness of time, to the peace of eternity. Today, we celebrate that journey in the homegoing celebration of our dearest Mrs. Fairy Clay Moore. The memories we have of her will always be dear to our hearts. We should not mourn her passing; instead, rejoice that another soldier has gone on to be with The Lord.

Fairy Clay Moore was born October 15, 1927 to the late Isadore and Fairy Lou Waymyer. She left this earth peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, December 4, 2014.

Mrs. Moore was reared in Neeses, South Carolina where she attended the public schools of Orangeburg County. She retired from the Housekeeping Department of Columbia College after 33 years of service. “Granny,” as she was affectionately called, was married to the late Allen Moore.

Fairy Clay was dedicated member of Fellowship Baptist Church for 40 years. Later on in life, she joined Bethlehem Baptist Church with her granddaughter, Kimberly Livingston.

Fairy was a kind, patient, and hard-working woman. We know that she has gone on to be with The Lord — adding to His great blessed family in His heavenly Home in the sky.

Fairy leaves a legacy of love, and precious memories to her sisters, Flossie Mae Waymyer and Maggie Mae Waymyer, both of Brooklyn, NY; a daughter, Mrs. Arabella Moore of the home; her dear, devoted grand-daughter, Kimberly (Stanley) Livingston of Blythewood, SC; great-grandchildren, Malik and Mya Livingston of Blythewood; and a host of other loving nephews, nieces, cousins and her beloved church family.



Mr. Jacob Anderson

The Homegoing Service for Mr. Jacob Anderson was held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ (527 Longtown Road, Columbia) with burial at Memorial Gardens of Columbia.

Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Jacob was the beloved son of the late Henry and Cora Lee Gadson Anderson. He passed away on December 4, 2014 at Palmetto Health Baptist in Columbia. He was 66.

Mr. Anderson was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was employed with the City of Columbia’s Wastewater Division. He was a member of Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

He is survived by his wife Belendia Anderson; his daughters: Tatahisha (Dinichie) Smith-Ashe, Ellena Coretta Dewitt, Melissa (Pervis) McCloud and Miracle Danielle Gleaton; eight grandchildren; siblings: Thomas (Willette) Anderson, Evelyn (Carlee) Moser and Malverse Anderson; and many other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.



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Mr. Sean Worthy, Sr.

Mr. Sean Worthy, at the age of 46, passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014. Sean was born on August 23, 1968 in Winnsboro, South Carolina to the late Mrs. Margaret Jenkins Worthy and Mr. Ronald Worthy.

Sean was a 1986 graduate of Lower Richland High School. He served in the United States Army as a Radio Repair Operator. For the last 14 years, he worked as the Head Cook at Vella’s Restaurant & Tavern in Cayce, South Carolina.

He leaves behind to mourn his passing his wife, Roberta Hunter Worthy; his children: Ike Okoli, Georgia Hunter, Sean Worthy, Jr. and Elijah Worthy; granddaughters, Aniya and Robyn Maxwell; siblings: Anissa Worthy, Veronica Worthy and Jamie Price; grandparents, Henry Sr. and Eunice Jenkins; uncles: Floyd D. Worthy, Jr., Henry (Gloria) Jenkins, Jr., Joseph (Darlean) Jenkins, Hezekiah (Emily) Jenkins and Timothy Jenkins; an aunt, E. Regina Jenkins; great uncle, Samuel (Ann) Jenkins; and other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.






Mr. Don Hall

The funeral service for Mr. Don Hall was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Shandon Baptist Church (5250 Forest Drive, Columbia) with burial at Serenity Memorial Gardens.

Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Don was the son of the late Gabbie and Dorothy Richardson Hall. He passed away on November 29, 2014 at Agape Hospice in Columbia. He was 52.

Mr. Hall, a member of Shandon Baptist Church, was a dedicated Sunday School teacher. He worked as an Accountant for Transition Housing.

He is survived by his wife, Angie Hall; his children: Russell Vance, Roman Adams, Javris Vance and Tasha Vance; six grandchildren; siblings: Randy Hall, Kim Hall and Berry Sutton; and other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.


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Mrs. Betty Ann Harris Jackson

Betty Ann Harris Jackson was born April 25, 1954 in Batesburg, South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of the late Mansfield and Thelma Barr Harris. She entered into an eternal rest on Saturday, November 29, 2014 after an extended illness.

Betty was a graduate of Twin City High School in Batesburg, South Carolina and of Leon’s Beauty School in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was an employee of GNK of Columbia for many years. Betty was a loving member of First Nazareth Baptist Church, where she served as an usher. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Dorothy Rembert.

She leaves to cherish her precious memory: her husband, Harvey W. Jackson, Jr.; two daughters, Kuanta “Kin” Harris of Columbia, South Carolina and Candis “Boosie” Harris of Atlanta, Georgia; a granddaughter, Kennidy Mariah Peterson of Columbia, South Carolina; three brothers: Phillip (Joan) Harris of Atlanta, Georgia, James Harris of Columbia, South Carolina and Sly (Katherine) Harris of Summerville, South Carolina; four sisters: Minnie Harris, Mary (Allen) Reese, Shirley Harris, all of Columbia, South Carolina, and Gloria (Craig) Williams of Atlanta, Georgia; three sisters-in-law; a very special cousin, Jessie Barr; Mecha Walker, that was like a daughter to her; four goddaughters; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.





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Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Davis Keno

Ruth Elizabeth “Libby” Davis Keno was born in Lexington, South Carolina on December 21, 1940. She was the oldest daughter of the late James “Sonny Boy” and Lottie Waring Davis.

Ruth was educated in the public schools of Lexington County where she graduated from Rosenwald High School in 1958. She continued her education at Benedict College, receiving her B.A. degree in English in 1962.

Ruth moved to New York and was united in Holy Matrimony to the Henry E. Keno. Their union was blessed with two sons, Derek and Curtis. During her career, she taught at J.H.S. 43 in 1972, retiring from the same in 1996. During her tenure, she received two Masters Degrees, one from City College of New York and the other from Columbia University. Ruth joined Union Baptist Church in 1981. She was a faithful member, singing on the Women’s Choir, the Wade Chorale and the Mass Choir. She remained there until 2004 when she moved back to South Carolina. While residing in South Carolina, she attended and joined her home church, St. Paul Baptist Church in Lexington, South Carolina and later joined Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia, South Carolina. When she returned to New York in 2009, she became a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Ruth was a member of the Gospel Chorus, the Women’s Day Choir, Christmas Choir and Mass Choir. She remained an active member up to the day she passed away on November 24, 2014.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Donald Davis, James Waymon Davis and Terry Davis; and sister, Barbara D. Brown.

Those who will forever cherish fond and precious memories of Ruth are her two sons, Derek and Curtis Keno; a granddaughter, Deandra Keno; a great-grandson; two brothers, Harvey Davis of Bronx, New York and Floyd (Livvie) Davis of Batesburg, South Carolina; two sisters, Helen Davis of Hopewell, Virginia and Joyce (Will) Leaphart of Lexington, South Carolina; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a large, and still growing, extended family.

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Little Miss Heaven Chanel Jackson

Heaven Chanel Jackson was born on October 4, 2014 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of Samarra Nicole Wright of Bridgeport, Connecticut and the late Heyward Sentel Jackson, Sr. of Columbia.

Heaven blessed us with her presence and with a smile that could light up the sky. Her deep dimples would make your heart melt. Her bright eyes were so big and beautiful. She liked tummy-time, but she loved her swing even more.

Heaven passed away unexpectedly of SIDS on November 26, 2014 in Bridgeport.

Heaven is survived and will forever be loved by her mother, Samakra Nicole Wright; sister, Adonte’ Chentel Sims; brothers, Ezra Carnel McBride and Heyward Sentel Jackson, Jr.; grandparents: Samuel Wright (Brenda) of Norwalk, Connecticut, Lasondra (James) Johnson-Massey of Columbia, South Carolina, and Peggy Saxby and Heyward Jackson also of Columbia; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.





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Mr. Eleauthious Oglesby, Jr.

Mr. Eleauthious Oglesby, Jr. was born May 2, 1943 in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Reverend Eleauthious Sr. and Pawnee Oglesby. He departed this earthly life on Friday, November 28, 2014. He was 71 years old.

Eleauthious graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1963 and went on to attend two years of college. At an early age, he enlisted in the armed services, serving both the United States Army and Marines. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and was a Mason at the College Lodge #378. He loved and cared for his family.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lois Oglesby; two stepchildren, Doris Amaker and Bennie Amaker, Jr., both of the home; a sister, Nell Smith of Columbia, South Carolina; two brothers, James Oglesby, also of Columbia, and Wivian Oglesby of Chicago, Illinois; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives and friends.






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Mrs.  Ramona Coffee Robinson

Ramona was born March 21, 1981 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Elder Barbara Jean Coffee and the late Pastor Acorne Coffee, Sr.

“Mona,” as she was affectionately known, graduated from Ridge View High School and was actively pursuing her education at Midlands Technical College. Mona gave her life to God at a very early age and continued serving him through ministry with the gifts of music and singing at His Heartbeat Ministries International, where she was a member. Her praise was vibrant and contagious. Her laugh was hearty, expressive and full of joy. Ramona was passionate in her love for God.

While Ramona was with us, she married her high school sweetheart, that union being blessed with two beautiful children whom she cherished and lavished with her love and affection.

Even though Ramona pursued her education and business, nothing came before her God and family. On Friday, November 28, 2014, at Providence Hospital, God in His infinite wisdom, called Ramona home to take her eternal rest.

Ramona was preceded in death by her father, Acorne Coffee, Sr.

Those left to cherish memories of Ramona are her loving husband of fourteen years, Richard Robinson, Jr.; two children, Logan Ashley Robinson and Richard Robinson, III; her mother, Elder Barbara J. Coffee; sisters: Rhonda Harris, Barbara M. Coffee, Cecily (Eddie) Johnson, Brenda Coffee, Kiy Rish, Shuntell Harris, Rayvonna Allen of Philadelphia, PA; Shirley Coffee of Columbia, SC and Alvetta Coffee of Blythewood; brothers: Pastor Acorne (Rosa) Coffee, Jr. of Philadelphia, PA, Walter (Jestean) Tucker, Lawrence (Tyrra) Coffee of Blythewood, SC; sister-in-law, Ruthie D. Robinson of Columbia, SC; mother-in-law, Apostle Vernice Felder of Columbia, SC; father- in-law, Richard Robinson, Sr. of Denmark, SC; marital grandparents; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and friends, all of whom loved her dearly.


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Mr. Willie James Jacobs

Born June 15, 1958 in Columbia, South Carolina, Willie was the eleventh of fifteen children born to his loving mother, Beulah M. Jacobs. He entered into eternal rest with the Lord on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Lexington Medical Center in Lexington, South Carolina. He was 56.

Willie, affectionately known as “Jake,” received his formal education in the public schools of Richland County, graduating from Eau Claire High School. From an early age, he worked hard as a roofer, learning valuable skills from his older brother and from his uncle. After a burn incident, Jake quickly changed his desire to continue roofing and focused more on driving “Big Trucks.” After obtaining his Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), he became employed with Ben Arnold Beverage Distributors, driving all over South Carolina. He was an outstanding employee with the company, earning many commendations and awards. He received the “Safe Driver” designation every year and monetary bonuses of unused sick leave. Jake never took unscheduled leave from his job. He retired after 28 years of faithful service to the company. Unable to accept not working, he obtained what he referred to as an easy job with Johnson Food Service at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, where he continued to work until his health declined.

Willie loved the Lord and always enjoyed worship service. He loved singing and was a member of the Central Male Chorus. He never met a stranger and could easily lift your spirits with his infectious laugh. He had a big and tender heart for helping people. His favorite pastime was fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters.

Willie leaves to cherish his wonderful memories: his treasured children: Reco Jacobs of Irmo, South Carolina, Willie McDaniels, LaTasha Jacobs, Olivia McDaniels, Sierra Jacobs and LaShawn Jacobs, all of Columbia, South Carolina; two adopted children, Renee McDonald and Thomas McDaniel, also of Columbia; four brothers: Curtis, Oits, Michael and Johnny Jacobs, all of Columbia; three sisters: Pauline (Cecil) Adderly of Boynton Beach, Florida, Beulah M. (James) Smith and Gloria (Willie) Bryant, both of Columbia, South Carolina; twenty-six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.



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Mr. James "Ricky" Scott

James “Ricky” Scott was born to the Julia H. and the late William Scott on April 21, 1958. He peacefully departed his earthly life with his sons by his side on November 24, 2014at 6:55 pm after a long illness at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital in Columbia, SC.

Brother James Scott was united in holy Matrimony to Debra A. Scott on August 11, 1984. He was a faithful servant to Pray and Bible Study Church in Eastover, SC. He served in the United States Army and was currently employed with Richland School District One and maintained a perfect work attendance record. He will truly be missed.

Ricky was truly a kind and gentle soul who loved to attend church, spending much time with his eight grandchildren, and his dog, Mercedes and cat, Lucy whom adored him. His presence will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Debra A. Scott; five children, Jamie (Magan) Scott, Adelia (Wilie) Pressley, James Jr. (Kierstin) Scott, Joshua and Jessica Scott; two sisters, three brothers and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving relative and dear friends.




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Mrs. Thelma Garrett Carter

Mrs. Thelma Garrett Carter was born March 23, 1928 in Mariana, Florida. She was the beloved daughter of the late John and Angeline Garrett. God called her home on Sunday, November 23, 2014.

She attended school in Jackson County, Florida.

She met the love of her life, Mr. Edward H. Carter in 1947. They were married on February 18, 1949 and became a military family in 1950. She became co-owner of Carter’s Day Care where her boundless love for all children was so evident that she thereafter was affectionately known as “Momma Carter.” She was a great cook and was well known for her baking throughout her church and community.

Mrs. Carter was a long time member of Zion Chapel Baptist Church #1 serving on various committees. She was also a member of the Jubilee Choir. She was active in the Eastern Stars for many years.

She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Edward H. Carter; her daughters, Barbara Carter of Columbia, SC, Angeline (“Anne”) Carter of Fort Washington, MD and Sharon (Jerry) Carter-Brinson of Fort Jackson, SC, four grandchildren, Ain Carter of Fort Washington, MD, Michael Douglas of Atlanta, GA, Ashley Smith of Fort Jackson, SC, and Joshua Legette of Irmo, SC; one great-grandchild, Audriana Smith of Fort Jackson, SC; cousin/son, Kelvin Horne of Columbia, SC; three brothers, Cleveland Garrett of New York, NY, Charles Garrett of Atlantic City, NJ, and John Garrett of Charleston, SC; two sisters, Alkanease Williams and Linda Garrett both of Tallahassee, FL and a host of loving family and friends.



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Mrs. Evelyn Rice Whitener

Evelyn Rice Whitener was born August 13, 1927 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Cardoza and Lula Rice. Evelyn entered into eternal rest on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Palmetto Health Baptist.

Evelyn, or "Bay" as she was affectionately known, was a proud graduate of the historical Booker T. Washington High School. After high school, she gained employment at Allied Chemical where she ultimately retired.

A devoted wife and mother, "Bay" wore many hats — from being an excellent baker, to a beautician. She also served as the secretary of her church, Friendship A.M.E. for many years. A faithful member, she served on the Missionary Society and the Stewardess Board.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Mr. Horace Lee Whitener Sr., and sons, Horace Jr. and Ronald Whitener.

Left to cherish her precious memories are her grandchildren, Nicholas (Diana) Whitener and Shakita Cherry; her siblings: Nora (Silis) Roberts, Odell (Frances) Rice, David Rice and Larry Rice. the great-"granny" of four: Nicholas Whitener, Zack Whitener, Ceion Cherry, Mia Rouse. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, friends and church members.





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Mr. Ulysses  Simpson Cornelius

Born August 14, 1954 in Columbia, South Carolina, Ulysses was the first of two children born to his loving mother, Hester Mae Cornelius. He entered into his eternal rest with the Lord on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Providence Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. He was surrounded by family and friends.

Ulysses, affectionately known as “Boe,” received his formal education in the public schools of Columbia. He loved driving school buses. At an early age, he worked hard learning many skills such as stucco siding, and brick masonry from his many uncles. Fascinated with karate, he obtained a third-degree black belt, and then become a martial arts instructor. Also, working closely with his neighbor and dear friend, A. D. Underwood, he became a very skilled electrician. He was known to be just an all-around, great handy man.

On August 28, 1999, he married the love of his life, Diane Goines of Columbia, South Carolina, who preceded his passing. Their family was blessed with three daughters and a son. Ulysses loved the Lord greatly. He was a “true worshiper.” The sounds of his “Amen” could be heard resonating throughout the church every Sunday before his illness kept him from attending regularly. He was definitely a doer of the Word. He loved reading the Word that strengthened him to keep pressing on. He always “showed himself friendly,” greeting you with a warm smile and big hug. For over 16 years, his passion was his Karate ministry that he and Diane began at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Columbia. It was a training ground for raising up strong soldiers for the Lord. To his numerous present and former students, he is known as Sensei. Often the parents, called upon him for his wisdom and compassion to continue encouraging and bringing discipline to the lives of his students outside of the karate class.

While still in recovery, and even up until a week before his passing, he was not a quitter and remained dedicated and faithful to his class. He was a spiritual mentor to many. In August 2011, he was chosen “Man of the Year” at Bethlehem Baptist Church. He will be remembered most for his gift of encouragement. In the hospital and in the neighborhood, he was known to give you a word that would elevate and uplift your spirits. Sometimes many of us walked away feeling guilty because the goal was to encourage him. It never seemed to fail that, somehow, he would always so graciously manage to shift the love toward you, thus, empowering you not to lose sight of your hope and trust in God's never ending love for you.

Boe truly walked out God's plan and purpose for his life. A man after God's own heart, he was a vessel of honor, earnestly desiring for others to come to know.

Ulysses leaves behind to cherish his many wonderful memories: his mother, Hester Mae Cornelius of North, South Carolina; his treasured four children: Stacey Cornelius of Sierra Vista, Arizona, Jessica (Jason) Fullen of Kansas, Casola Cornelius of Columbia South Carolina and Farrah (Raymond) Rister, Columbia, South Carolina; sisters, Rosetta (Benjamin) Hook of North, South Carolina and Jerilyne Jeter of Wayne, Michigan, Lydia Jenkins, Islet H. (Kenneth) Guider, Adale Hammond, Deborah H. (David) Parks, all of Columbia, South Carolina, and Cathy H. Moulton (Dedrick) of Nashville, Tennessee; brothers, Haze (Patricia) Sims and Jerry L. (Bernadette) Hammond, Jr., both of Columbia, South Carolina.; thirteen grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law, and a host of nephews, nieces and other loving relatives.

As Ulysses stated after his students ended a fighting match, “GOOD FIGHT!” We declare to him, “GOOD FIGHT BOE!! We love you, and God loves you more.” ow his heavenly Father as their very own.



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Dr. Kendra Lynn Ogletree Cusaac

Kendra Lynn Ogletree Cusaac first gave the world joy on September 3, 1969 in Denver, Colorado. Arriving almost two months early, she was the second of two children born to Laurence Reginald Ogletree and Audrey Lee Ogletree. When she was seven years old, Kendra and her family moved to Richland, Washington and quickly developed a very active lifestyle.

In school, Kendra was involved in gymnastics, dance, cheerleading, drill team, and student government. When she was still in Junior High school she competed in the region's popular Tri-Cities Talent Competition and won first place with her dance routine despite her outfit which included a pink spandex unitard, headband, and very big hair. When she was 15, Kendra got her first job working at Fred Meyer, a Walmart-esque retail store, thus killing two birds with one stone: her need for a part-time job and her love of shopping.

For college, Kendra left her small town in the desert to attend the University of Washington in Seattle. Here she followed a family tradition and became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. An unsuccessful tryout for college cheerleading steered Kendra into the Husky Hostess Program. This program matched high school athletic hopefuls with female students who guided the athletes and their families on their visits to the University. Kendra managed to turn her position into being more than just a pretty face. She successfully recruited each athlete she worked with. She kept in contact with these athletes throughout their collegiate career and is still in contact with many who transitioned into coaching or playing professional sports. Although she started college pre-med, a few psychology electives helped Kendra realize her true professional calling and she earned a B.A. in Psychology.

In 1990, Kendra's parents relocated to Aiken, South Carolina, and so the following year she followed them and attended the University of South Carolina to get her Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology which she received in August, 1996. During that time, she met and fell in love with Dr. Terrance Lavern Cusaac.

After graduate school, Kendra began working as Treatment Services Director at South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. She supervised treatment programs for Young Offenders, Sex Offenders, and Female Offenders. In March, 1997 she and Terrance were married in Aiken, South Carolina.

While working at DJJ, Kendra never lost focus on her three loves: clinical psychology, sports and family. And so began a mish-mash, hodge-podge of incredible choices that forged her very distinct and unique career.

In 1998, Kendra started her own practice with offices in Aiken and Columbia SC, offering clinical and sports psychological services. In 1999 she became a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science Department, and an Adjunct Professor for the Psychology Department at USC. So began her therapy and teaching careers.

In February 2001, Kendra and Terrance gave the world their own version of joy with the birth of their son Booker. To Kendra's delight, Booker, a spitting image of Terrance, would grow to share her love of sports.

In 2006, when Booker began elementary school, Kendra added a new prong to her career. She became Consulting Sports Psychologist for the Athletic Department at USC. In addition to individual USC athletes, Kendra was the Contract Sports Psychologist for the Women's Basketball Team, the Track and Field Teams, the Women's Soccer Team, the Women's Golf Team, the Women's Softball Team, and the Women's Equestrian Team.

This spring, Kendra was awarded the University of South Carolina Non-Tenure-Track Undergraduate Teaching Award. She was surprised and overwhelmed by this nomination. It was a career highlight for her. She had successfully melded sports psychology, teaching, and individual therapy. Kendra is also member of many professional associations and has received other awards too many to name.

In 2011, when baby Kaiya joined the Cusaac family, they were overjoyed, and the family was complete. A member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Kendra was devoted to God and to her family. She always lent an ear or helping hand to others. She volunteered as a Program Facilitator for the Youth Drug Prevention Program at the Columbia Urban League. She enjoyed traveling, visiting family and spending time at her family's farm in Virginia. Kendra was called home on Monday, November 17, 2014.

Honoring and cherishing her memory are her husband, Terrance Lavern Cusaac: her son, Booker Cusaac, and daughter, Kaiya Evelyn Cusaac; mother, Audrey Booker Ogletree, father, Laurence “Larry” Ogletree; brother, Vincent Laurence Ogletree; father-in-law, Howard Cusaac; mother-in-law, Evelyn Cusaac; sisters-in-law, Roneisha (Joe) Hughes and Chasity T. Cusaac; a niece, Isabel; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.



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Mr. Herbert Cornelius, Jr.

Mr. Cornelius was born November 27, 1932 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Herbert Sr. and Willie Mae McClurklin Cornelius.

“Junior,” as he was affectionately known, was educated in the Richland County public school system. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged from the military, Mr. Cornelius worked as a self-employed contractor. He was an established farmer, an avid hunter and an excellent cook!

On Monday, November 17, 2014 at the Palmetto Health Heart Center, God in His infinite wisdom, called Herbert Cornelius, Jr. to rest from his journey here on earth.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy M. Cornelius, five brothers and one sister.

Those left to cherish his memory are: his children James (Francene) Cornelius of Milan, Tennessee, Angela (Fredrick) Myers of Junction City, Kansas, Gwendolyn Marvin, Therion Cornelius, Gil (Sharon) Cornelius and Viola (Joseph) Morris, all of Columbia, South Carolina; two brothers, Melvin (Nadine) and John S. (Barbara) Cornelius, and two sisters, Nell Keitt and Hester Mae Cornelius, also of Columbia; thirteen grandchildren: Chantis, Kimberly, Carla, Juan, Daniel, Andy, Joshua, Elijah, Rachel, Jermaine, LaTesha, Keisha and John; twenty-two great-grandchildren; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.






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Mr. James Edward Nathaniel McFalling

James Edward Nathaniel McFalling entered this world on July 30, 1936. He was the beloved son of the late Lucious McFalling, Sr. and the late Essie Mae McFalling Sellers of Bamberg, South Carolina.

Mr. McFalling was educated in the Bamberg County area, graduating from Richard Carroll High School where he was an outstanding basketball player. After completing his skills, James later married Mattie L. Childs, the daughter of the Berdie Childs and the late Jessie Childs, Sr. They moved to New York shortly thereafter. Their union was blessed with the births of seven lovely children, all of Jamaica Queens, New York.

James was a devoted father and husband. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon A. Anderson, and a brother, Lucious Leroy McFalling, Jr.

He leaves to continue his legacy and cherish precious memories: his children: Elaine Stephens of the home, James E. McFalling of Charlotte, North Carolina, Blayney McFalling of Columbia, South Carolina, Denine McFalling of Columbia, South Carolina, David (Kim) McFalling of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Pastor Michael McFalling of Port St. Lucie, Florida; thirty-three grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Celeste (Charles) Sellers Johnson of Conway, South Carolina; and a host of other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.









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Mr. Fred Brown Sr.

Fred Brown, Sr. was born July 11, 1935 in Lone Star, South Carolina. He was the eldest child of the late Fred Sr. and Emma Robinson Brown. He quietly passed away on November 12, 2014 at Providence Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. He was 79.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Brown; sons, Wade and James Edward Brown; his father, Fred Brown, jr.; and siblings, Samuel Brown and Precious V. Grooms.

Known affectionately as “Drip” to friends and family, he moved to Columbia, South Carolina at an early age where he attended public schools. Before retiring, he worked 35 years at Guinyard Brickyard in Cayce, South Carolina and Carolina Concrete in Columbia. It was said that he never missed one day on the job.

He was an avid outdoorsman and craftsman who enjoyed recycling, listening to country music, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Always fun-loving and easy-going, he spread joy to all those he loved.

He leaves to cherish his loving memories: two daughters, Ola Mae McKnight and Cynthia Ann Brown; three sons: Fredrick Brown, Ted Lee Brown and Marty Brown; twenty-six grandchildren and forty-seven great-grandchildren; his mother, Emma Brown; siblings, Mary Alice Johnson, Nathaniel Brown, Willie Lee Brown, James D. (Sylvia) Brown, Emma L. Gilmore, Elnora (Samuel) Williams, Alberda (David) Jeffcoat, Benjamin Brown and Darnell Brown; and a sister-in-law, Janie Fordham, all of Columbia, South Carolina. He also leaves an aunt, Fannie Brown of Fort Motte, South Carolina, and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.




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Mr. James Theodore Cantey, Sr.

Mr. James Theodore Cantey, Sr. entered this earthly life on November 19, 1926, and he departed quietly and without fanfare early on Saturday morning November 15, 2014 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the first born son to the late Theodore Roosevelt Cantey and Serena Watkins Cantey.

James was affectionately called J.T. — in fact, he insisted on it. He was a lifelong member of First Calvary Baptist Church and attended faithfully until his health failed earlier this year. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Columbia, South Carolina. He attended Johnson C. Smith University for 2 years before entering into the United States Army.

J.T. married the lovely Essie Titus on June 15, 1958, and to this union were born five children. J.T. was on the outside, a very unassuming man, but once you met him, you discovered his outgoing nature. The three things he enjoyed most were time with his family, time on the golf course, and meeting new people. His charm and charisma, as well as a very strong work ethic, led him to be successful in many careers over the course of his life. He worked at the Forest Lake Country Club for more than 20 years as a bartender, where he developed many long lasting friendships as well as business relationships that lasted long after he left the club’s employment. He worked as a bailiff with the Richland County Court System. Through his contacts at the courthouse, he and his late wife Essie Titus Cantey started their own business in 1969, J.T.’s Process Service.

J.T. was a trailblazer. He was the first African American City Clerk and the first African American Municipal Court Administrator for the City of Columbia. J.T. was recognized as one of Columbia’s most Charming Men in 1983. Mayor Steve Benjamin, along with the entire City Council, proclaimed Thursday, December 16, 2010 officially as James T. Cantey Day.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Essie Titus Cantey in 1988; his two brothers, Fred A. Cantey, Wilbert E. Cantey; and one sister, Marie Purcell-Johnson; and beloved first cousins Vera Pope Simpson and Lessie V. Pope.

Those who will forever cherish his precious memory include his children Essie Cantey James (Columbia, SC), James Theodore Cantey, Jr. (Columbia, SC), Gerald (Nicole) Cantey (Cincinnati, OH), Susan (John) Blanding (Columbia, SC), Elizabeth Serena Cantey (Columbia, SC), and Renette (Louis) Greene-Davis (Columbia, SC). His loving memories will also be treasured by his sister-in-law, Lottie Cantey (Washington, DC), Daisy Titus (Charlotte, NC), and Sarah Titus (Columbia, SC); brother in law Thomas Titus (Bluffton, SC); his grandchildren, Joseph James, Danielle Cantey, Sarah Cantey James, Julian Cantey, Joseph (Terrelle) Greene; four great grandchildren; a son in law Andrew James; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and many other loving relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.



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Mrs. Leah Sumter Moore

Leah Sumter Moore was born December 14, 1928 in Hopkins, South Carolina to the late Richard and Celia J. Sumter. She departed this life after a short illness on November 10, 2014 at Palmetto Richland Heart Center. She was 85.

Leah, also known to all who loved and adored her as “Aunt Leah” or “Mrs. Moore,” attended the public schools in Richland County, South Carolina. On September 3, 1955, she was united in Holy Matrimony to the love of her life, Jesse Moore. Their enduring love in this union lasted 59 years until Leah’s passing. To God be the Glory! Leah moved to Patterson, New Jersey at an early age. She was a faithful and dedicated member of St. Luke Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Albert M. Tyler. She was a member of the Nurses Unit and the Women’s Choir. She remained dedicated to the call of Christ at St. Luke until they relocated back to Gadsden, South Carolina in 1989. After relocating, she and Deacon Moore continued to confess Jesus Christ as their Savior with Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and now The Unity Missionary Baptist Church. She was a faithful member of the Jubilee Choir and the Pulpit Aide Ministry. For everyone with whom she came in contact, Leah had a very unique way of letting them know that they were appreciated and adored by her. She would always give compliments to others. That was her special gift from God that she shared with everyone.

Leah’s legacy and memory will be forever cherished by her loving husband, Deacon Jesse Moore; a nephew that they took in as their son, Deacon Bryant Sumter; brothers: Freddie Sumter, Sr. of Hopkins, South Carolina and Richard (Edna) Sumter of Patterson, New Jersey; sisters: Geraldine (Elwood) McCollum of Gadsden, South Carolina, Mary Sims, Retha Sumter and Rosetta (Jesse) Sims, all of Patterson, New Jersey; brothers-in-law: William (Jewel) Moore and Reverend Simon Moore, both of Gadsden, South Carolina, and Herbert Moore of Lancaster, South Carolina; sisters-in-law: Ora (John Bobby) Harris, Charlotte (Isaac) Harris and Ethel Greene, all of Gadsden, South Carolina; and a host of nieces nephews, other loving family and dear friends.




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Mr. Robert Lee Jones

Robert Lee Jones was born October 31, 1958 in Gadsden, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Roosevelt and Bella Jones, the youngest of their 13 children. Robert entered in to his peaceful rest on November 7, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland. He was 56.

Robert was a 1975 graduate of Lower Richland High School. He was employed at Olivia Mills for 17 years.

He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted, special friend, Jessie Cypress; daughters, Diane Reese of Gadsden, South Carolina, Shikita Jones of Hopkins, South Carolina, and Contessa and Shanta Jones, both of Columbia, South Carolina; a son, Rickey Jones of Hopkins, South Carolina; seven grandchildren; four brothers: David (Jenie) Jones of Columbia, South Carolina, Roosevelt (Barbara) Jones of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, James Jones and Roosevelt Reaves of Eastover, South Carolina; five sisters: Roselle Walker of Burgaw, North Carolina, Susie Anderson of Gadsden, South Carolina, Jessie Clark of Columbia, South Carolina, Lulu Battle of Brooklyn, New York and Mary Gundy of Gadsden, South Carolina; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.









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Mr. Willie Clay Bell

Willie Clay Bell was born in Springfield, South Carolina on June 18, 1939. He was the son of the late Hezekiah and Rebecca James Bell. He passed away on November 9, 2014 at his home in Columbia. He was 75.

Willie was educated in the Orangeburg County School District. In his early twenties, he left Springfield and moved to Columbia, South Carolina where he worked for the Pepsi Distributing Plant, retiring after 35 years of dedicated service.

Boo, as he was affectionately known, enjoyed small pleasures like sitting on his front porch and talking to his family and friends.

He leaves to cherish his memories a very special lady in his life for more than 50 years, Rosa Bell Lawton and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.









Mrs. Suprise Pinckney

The Memorial Service for Mrs. Suprise Mae Sweat Pinckney will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Word of God Church and Ministries (119 Diamond Lane, Columbia).

Born in Sumter, South Carolina, Suprise was the daughter of the late Bessie Mae Sweat Colwell and the late Elijah Wilson. From the age of nine, she was raised in Bayonne, New Jersey by her aunt, Gloria French. Suprise passed away on November 10, 2014. She was 60.

Prizie, as she was affectionately known, is survived by: her husband, James Pinckney; two daughters, Sharonda (Errol) Gordon and Jawanna (Freddie) Watson; three grandchildren: Lexus A. McNeil, Adria E. Gordon and Errol “EJ” Gordon, Jr.; seven siblings: Ida (Norus) Bradley, Bettie (Herbert) Tindal, Timothy (Elaine) Colwell, Alford (Novell) Colwell, Robert (Betty) Colwell, Barbara Colwell and Thelma (Buddy) White; her mother-in-law, Mary L. Pinckney; and many other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.

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Ms. Audrey Annette Roberts

Audrey Annette Roberts was born July 24, 1956 in Kershaw County, South Carolina, the daughter of Elizabeth Roberts-Jones and the late Elijah Roberts. Audrey entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland.

Audrey joined Stover Chapel AME Church at an early age, where she received Christ as her Lord and Savior. She participated in many church activities from Sunday School, ushers and choirs to working with the Church’s finances. Because of her love for Christ she also frequented First Nazareth Baptist Church with her sister in law and brother. Audrey was a proud Shamrock and graduated from Eau Claire High School in the class of 1974. She continued her education studying accounting at Palmer Community College in Columbia. She was employed with The South Carolina Department of Public Safety for 26 years, rising through the ranks to eventually becoming a Senior Accountant.

Audrey was a really good communicator who expressed her love, concerns, and interests in plain talk. You always knew where she stood on the issues. She was always there to help others, often forsaking her own needs to make the lives of all around her comfortable. Travel was a favorite pastime of Audrey’s, and she loved to go. Often visiting relatives in the North and taking cruise vacations.


In addition to being a devoted mother to her son, Audrey loved all of her family and friends. She was especially fond of her godchildren, Teffany and Brent. She leaves to cherish her precious memories a loving and devoted son, Tarsus Byrd; mother Elizabeth Jones; two brothers, David (Wanda) Roberts of Ft. Washington PA and Claude (Marilyn) Roberts of Columbia SC; two godchildren, Teffany Jackson and Brent Suber; and a host of relatives and friends.




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Mrs. Angela Deloris Davis

Angela Deloris Davis was born in Hartsville, South Carolina on August 28, 1958. She was the only child born to the late Jimmy and Otis Mae McClendon. She entered into eternal rest on November 2, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina.

She was raised under the guidance and nurturing care of her aunt (and uncle), the late Jessie Lee and Frank Myers, Jr., whom she loved so very much and called mother. Angela went to public schools in New Jersey until she decided she was missing what she loved and knew about South Carolina. Her mother allowed her to be raised by her late grandmother, Millie Ann Myers. It was in Hartsville where she grew up and after graduating from Butler High School in 1977 that Angela set off for Columbia, South Carolina to attend Columbia Commercial College. While attending Columbia Commercial College she would meet the man who would one day become her husband, William E. Davis.

While living in Columbia and in Newark, New Jersey, Angela was employed with several companies over the years; but it was at the Days Inn where she found she was most productive. For more than 10 years, she managed the Days Inn, and ultimately becoming a General Manager, where she remained until February 2014.

Angela was preceded in death by her birth parents, Jimmy and Otis McClendon, and her adoptive mother, Jessie Lee Myers.

Angela leaves to cherish precious memories: her husband of 16 years, William E. Davis of Columbia, SC; one sister, Linda D. Jackson of Florence, SC; and one brother, Donnie Meyers of Camden, SC. Her other loves were her nephews, Dondre Scott of Bishopville, SC, and Javarius Hunter of Florence, SC. She also leaves to mourn, one sister-in-law, Catherine (Dane) James of Atlanta, GA; brothers-in-law, Carl Davis of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Nathaniel Davis of Columbia, SC; a special godson, Shawn Simpson of Columbia, SC; a very dear friend, Delores Brown of Columbia, SC; and a host of aunts, cousins, and friends who will love and cherish her memories and miss her dearly.




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Apostle Leroy Vant Williams

Born in Cameron, South Carolina, Leroy was the son of the late James and Annie Mae Jamison Williams. He quietly passed away at his home on November 3, 2014. He was 61.

A graduate of C.A. Johnson High School, Munchie, as he was affectionately known, went on to earn several certificates and degrees from various institutions. He holds a Bachelor of Theology degree and a Doctorate of Christian Education from the Spirit of Truth Institute and The World Wide Accrediting Commission of Richmond, Virginia. He also holds a Doctor of Divinity from Wayne Theological Seminary of Detroit Michigan among many others. He was consecrated as an Apostle in October 2014.

A very accomplished and educated man of God, Apostle Williams served the Kingdom in ways too numerous to count. A few of his noted achievements included pastoring Chinquapin Baptist Church and One Faith Ministries. He was the founding pastor of St. Peters Overcoming Baptist Church and was Presiding Chief to churches of Districts one, two and three of South Carolina.

He was licensed to preach the Gospel at Mount Tabernacle Pentecostal, Inc. in 1969, and was ordained under St. Peters Overcoming Baptist Association.

Apostle Williams was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Charles Williams.

He is survived by five children: Sadaria Williams, Sharon Williams, Edmond Douglas, Ben Douglas and Aaron Nance; grandchildren: Jemond, Suteria, Arneisha, Antonio, Tyesha, C’qwan, Jalen, Taegan, Aayaana, Tayanna, De’Andre, Shakerra and three others; three great grandchildren; six sisters: Dorothy Miller, Juanita Hall, Brenda Williams, Alphelia Williams, Tonia Williams and Gerri Rawlings; four brothers: Edward, James and Stanley Williams and Prince Taylor; an aunt, Mrs. Gloria Adams; one sister-in-law, Carolyn Williams; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and dear friends.



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Mrs. Gertrude M. Corbin

Born March 10, 1931, Mrs. Gertrude M. Corbin was the daughter of the late Howard and Daisy Rhett of Columbia, South Carolina. She was one of seventeen children. She was educated in the schools of Richland County.

Gert, as she was affectionately known, spent more than 70 years in the service and care of others. Gertrude loved Jehovah very much. She loved talking about God and the Bible. She loved all people. If you spent any time with her, you would love her too. Gert’s family was so very special to her. Ask her neighbors about her, and they will say she was “the nicest and best person ever.” Not only was Gert kindhearted but she was generous and hospitable as well, and always had an infectious smile. Mom will be missed very much.

On December 31, 1961, Mrs. Gertrude M. Corbin symbolized her dedication to Jehovah God and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s witnesses. She faithfully attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses for 53 years. This is what Gert was most proud of, her service to Jehovah — sharing the good news of God’s Kingdom and the promise of a Paradise on earth.

Gertrude is survived by her loving children: James Alvin (Michell) Lorick of Kentucky, Charlie L. (Betty) Corbin, Jr., Bernice Mitchell, Michael (Patricia) Corbin, all of Columbia, South Carolina, Theresa (David) Wilson of Charleston, South Carolina, Terry (Pinkie) Corbin of Manassas, Virginia, Joann (Dwight) Britt of Columbia, South Carolina and Valarie (Tony) Cockfield of Columbia, South Carolina; a beloved sister, Betty Corley of Tacoma, Washington; a caring brother, Charles H. Rhett of Columbia, South Carolina; a total of 66 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and other loving relatives and dear friends.




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Mrs. Shari Davis-Moody

Mrs. Shari Nikysha Davis-Moody, daughter of Ms. Delores D. Gaulman and Mr. Fredrick L. Gaulman, was born in Richland County, South Carolina on December 6, 1977. She entered into eternal rest on November 1, 2014 at Providence Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina.

Shari was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church at College Place in Columbia. She later began attending Bible Way Church of Atlas Road, where she remained until her passing.

Shari was a 1996 graduate of W.J. Keenan High School. She Married Brandon A. Moody on July 30, 2014. While dealing with the stresses of her illness, Shari persevered, earning her certification as a phlebotomist. Shari worked for many years at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. She was a loyal Gamecock fan, so much so that she even had a tattoo to prove it.

She leaves to share her precious memories: her husband, Brandon A. Moody of the home; two daughters, Miss Kenya Davis and Miss Keyonna Davis, both of the home; a son, Master Keyshawn Davis, also of the home; parents Delores D. Gaulman and Fredrick (Denita) Gaulman, all of Columbia, South Carolina; sisters: LaToya Gaulman, Tiffany Gaulman, Deborah Anderson, Jessica Rucker, Kiana Rucker, LaCola Cheesboro and Sheila Jenkins, all of Columbia, South Carolina; brother, Fredrick (Lawanda) Sansbury of Columbia, South Carolina; brother-in-law, Roderick Moody of Hopkins, South Carolina; eight uncles; ten aunts; two special childhood best friends, Lawanda “Pooh” McNair and LaKisha Phillips, both of Columbia, South Carolina; and a host of nieces nephews, other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.







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Mr. Earnest Hooper

Born in Mooresville, North Carolina, Earnest was the son of the late James and Sarah Graham Hooper. He passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Carolina Medical Center. He was 87.

For more than 40 years, he worked as a truck driver for various trucking companies, including Frederson Trucking, Overnite and Watkins Motor Line. He also worked for Terry’s Taxi in Mooresville for several years. He was a former Trustee of Macedonia Baptist Church. During his spare time, he loved watching television and spending time with his family. Always with a quick with wit and sharp sense of humor, Earnest loved joking around and having fun. He especially loved to play jokes on people. He had a larger than life personality and lived it to the fullest.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Ernest Edward Jordan and James M. Hooper, and a sister, Annie Zula Hooper.

Mr. Hooper is survived by: his wife of more than 49 years, Margie Ratliff Hooper; his children: Tracie (Carl) Hooper Southerland, Earnest (N. (Donna) Hooper and Diane Stewart; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Jordan; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.









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Reverend George W. Dorrah, Jr.

Reverend George W. Dorrah, Jr. was born in Gifford, Florida on December 20, 1927. He was the oldest of all his siblings born to the late Reverend George Sr. and Mary Bell Saxon Dorrah. He entered into eternal rest on October 31, 2014 at the WJB Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina.

Under the guidance of his loving parents, the late Reverend George W. Dorrah, Sr. and the late Mary Bell Saxon Dorrah, he accepted Christ at an early age.

On November 11, 1950, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Mrs. Esther Harmon Dorrah. From this union, two daughters were born. He grew up in the Owings-Gray Court Community and attended the public schools there. Later, he moved to Columbia where he attended Allen University for a short time before he was inducted into the United States Army. While living in Columbia, he was employed by several companies, including Fortress Book Supply Store, Cimarron Coach of Virginia and Professional Transportation, Inc. He was voted Outstand Driver of the Month. Reverend Dorrah served as Pastor of Zion Chapel Baptist Church No. 2 for nineteen years. Later, he affiliated with Clement Road Church of God, where he remained until his passing. He served on the ministerial staff at Clement Road and was fed the Word by his illustrious pastor, Reverend Dr. Jordan D. Smith.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Sims Dorrah, and adopted brother, Rolaston Saxon.

Reverend Dorrah leaves to cherish precious memories: his wife of 64 years, Esther Dorrah; daughters, Izola Gist and Stacey Lear Dorrah; sisters, Carrie (John) Todd and Ligrette (Fred) Morris; brothers, James (Elaine) and Phillip (Barbara) Dorrah; three grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.



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Mr. Ronnie Nathaniel Combs

Mr. Ronnie Nathaniel Combs departed this earthly life to be with the Heavenly Father on October 30, 2014 at his home surrounded by family. Ronnie was the son of the late William Combs, Jr. and Jenell Gadson Tisdale.

Ronnie was born in Richland County, Columbia, South Carolina. He received his education in the public schools of Richland County School District One, graduating from W. J. Keenan High School, Class of 1972. Ronnie attended Midlands Technical College where he studied Auto Mechanics.

He was employed at Pulliam Ford and Howards Garage. He was baptized at New Ebenezer Baptist Church at an early age.

Those that will cherish his memories are his mother, Jenell Gadson Tisdale; one brother, Danny (Cynthia) Combs of Columbus, Georgia; two aunts, Jamesanna Carter and Joel Williams of Columbia, South Carolina; four nieces, Wilvena Powell of Radcliff, Kentucky, Danielle Combs of Columbus, Georgia, Dana Combs and Diana Combs both of Columbia, South Carolina; two special cousins, Kendra Carter and Debora George both of Columbia, South Carolina; and a host of other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.





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Reverend William Louis Bowman

Reverend William Louis Bowman was graced upon this earth April 23, 1920 in Edgefield, South Carolina. He was the fifth child born to the late George and Nancy Chinn Bowman. His temporary struggles on earth were eclipsed by eternal glories on October 25, 2014.

Reverend Bowman was baptized into the fellowship of Springfield Baptist Church by his uncle, the late Reverend Johnny Bowman. He was a young man when he acknowledged his call to serve our Divine Creator. It was under the guidance of the late Reverend Peter B. Jaudon that he was ordained into the ministry of the Baptist Church. Reverend Bowman pastored Happy Home Baptist Church in Allendale, South Carolina for twenty-one years and Padgett Branch Baptist Church in Jasper County for forty-one years.

Reverend Bowman was a true servant of our Lord Jesus Christ. He faithfully preached the Word of God, his crowning virtue being his faithfulness. His life was an example to his church members, his fellow ministers and all who knew him. He worked in loved, wisdom and humility – with courage, patience, joy and self-denial. Only God could have enabled him to serve as he served.

Reverend Bowman was united in holy matrimony to Alice Marie Saxon on January 3, 1948 during her first year of college. He served in the United Sates Army during World War II. After being honorably discharged, he completed his high school credits, studied theology, earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Allen University, Columbia, South Carolina, a Master of Science Degree from South Carolina University (formerly South Carolina State College), and further studied school administration. His thirty year professional career as an educator in the State of South Carolina was outstanding; working with young people afforded him a great sense of purpose. He held principalships in Barnwell and Jasper County schools. He also taught elementary and high school math, science and physical education. Some of his achievements and memberships include: Moderator of the Rockspring Baptist Association, Member of the Jasper County Ministerial Alliance, Treasurer of Jasper County Development Board, A Shriner Prentice Hall Free and Accepted Masons 32° Member of the American Legion,South Carolina Education Association National Education Association

Cherishing loving memories are his wife, Mrs. Alice S. Bowman of Columbia, SC; sisters: Mrs. Elise White of Greenwood, SC, Mrs. Ida Price of Capital Heights, MD, Mrs. Ollie (William) Temoney of Suitland, MD and Mrs. Essie (Minister Edwin) Bryant of Clinton, MD; brother, George D. (Lonakay) Bowman of Edgefield, SC; sisters-in-law, Lillie Bowman of Hodges, SC and Helen (Virgil) Jones of Los Angeles, CA; and nieces, nephews, two godsons and other loving relatives and dear friends.



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Mrs. Lula Mae Wise

Lula Mae Wise, affectionately known as “Lulu” or “Big Mama,” was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to all whom came across her path. She was educated in the public schools of Fairfield County. After a long illness, she departed this life at Palmetto Health Richland on her birthday, October 22, 2014.

Ms. Wise was born in Ridgeway, South Carolina on October 22, 1928 to the late James and Lula Adams Lawhorn. Their union was blessed with 13 children.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Glennie Wise, and two sons, Curtis and Walter Wise. She was a faithful member of Second Nazareth Baptist Church until her health declined.

She is survived by ten loving children: George, John, Leon and Melvin Wise, all of Columbia, South Carolina, Sammie Wise of Baltimore, Maryland, Margie Watson, Janis Wise, Patricia Wise and Charlene (Solomon) Davis, also of Columbia, South Carolina and Darlene (Sylvester Hallmon) of Augusta, Georgia; sisters, Mattie Briscoe and Alice (George Morrell) Paige of Lanham, Maryland. Ms. Wise was blessed with 29 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great grandchildren; four very special friends: Addie Mitchell, Susan Milledge, Lilamae Prescott and Ella Jackson, all of whom will miss her dearly.









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Mr. Freddie S. Taylor

Mr. Freddie S. “Nookie” Taylor was born March 13, 1937 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Jack Knowles and Willie Taylor-Knowles and the oldest of five children. He transitioned from this earth into eternal life on Friday, October 24, 2014.

Nookie, as he was affectionately known, was educated in the public schools of Richland County, South Carolina. He was in the United States Army, serving in the 11th Airborne Division. He later began a career at Cardinal Health as a Customer Service Representative. Mr. Taylor was a faithful member of Union Baptist Church, where he was a Deacon and a Sunday School teacher. He had a passion for fishing and talking about the Word.

Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Taylor.

Mr. Taylor leaves behind to cherish his precious memory: his loving and devoted wife, Rose Taylor; his children: Anthony B. (Esther) Taylor, Joan E. (Thomas) Morana, Kimberly Hicks, Shannon Mathis and Charles (Stephanie) Mathis; brothers, Robert Taylor and Billy (Hazel) Taylor; sister, Jacquelyn Boyd; grandchildren, Terrell, Courtney, Sidney, Taylor, Jaime, Justin, Anthony, Daryl and Robert; great-grandson, Jackson Taylor; and other loving relatives and caring friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.






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Mr. Louis Hampton

Louis “Louie” Hampton was born on October 18, 1927 in North, South Carolina to the late John Hampton and Mary Anthony Butler. He departed this life on October 23, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland. He was 87.

Louis enlisted in the United States Army at a young age, fought in three wars, serving his country for more than 25 years. He met his lovely wife, the former Ossie Lee McCary, while stationed in Sebring, Florida. Their union was blessed with four children. Retiring in 1965, Louie, as he was known, and his family, made their home in Columbia, South Carolina, where they raised their children. He worked different jobs and owned several businesses until he retired once again.

He was predeceased by his father, Mr. John Hampton; his mother, Mrs. Mary Anthony Butler; two brothers Mr. James Butler and Mr. Eddie Hampton; his wife, Ossie Lee Hampton; and his daughter, Mrs. Margaret A. Steele.

He is survived by three sons: Mr. Leonard Hampton, Mr. John L. Hampton and Mr. Timothy Hampton; a son-in-law, Mr. K. Alford Steele; fourteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and a host of relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.






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Mr. Jessie Perry Taylor

Mr. Jessie Perry Taylor, 81, of Columbia life ended tragically on Friday, October 17, 2014.

He was born in Hopkins, SC to Mary Ward Perry and William Taylor and he was educated in the public schools of Richland County, SC. He retired from the City of Columbia Sanitation Department after many years of dedicated service helping to keep our city and environment free of litter and debris even until the time of his death.

Jessie was truly dedicated to everything that he did in life and was a loyal citizen of the Millwood, Gervais, Five Points, and USC areas that will certainly be missed.

Jessie was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Mamie Lee Taylor; a son, Robert Taylor; his siblings, Carrie Evans, Louise Goodwin, Paul Perry, and Willie Davis.

Those left to cherish his fond and lasting memories are his sons, Jessie Taylor, Jr., Tyrone Taylor (Tirisha), and James Nixon; a daughter, Shirley S. Nixon; his beloved sister, Rebecca Perry; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends that will miss him dearly.







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Mr. John Gilmore, Jr.

John “Crow” Gilmore, Jr. was born on Sunday, February 22, 1948 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the eldest of four children born to the proud parents, the late Sylvia Portee and the late James Gilmore. He passed away on October 20, 2014 at the age of 66.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Pamela Roberts Miller.

John matriculated through the Richland County public school system and attended Booker T. Washington High School. Here lies before us, Crow’s empty cocoon. The spirit that embodied this heavenly casing was a God-fearing, confident man of strong character who possessed a unique and blessed type of survival skills which he wisely used to provide for his family. John’s lineage expands three generations. He knew and loved every one of his children and his children’s children. He was united in Holy Matrimony for 47 years to Dorothy Louise Miller.

Crow’s smile was a magnet to those in need. He greeted some with a strong word of advice to redirect their lives to be more effective in this life. His home was open to a diverse group of friends and acquaintances. Crow worked in the construction profession for many years and was a skilled demolition expert. He had a God-given gift as a Master Gardener – feeding a multitude, and as a skilled fisherman. Fish and man…during these times, he would encourage others and share life experiences. One of his favorite stories was when he played center field for the Cardinals baseball team. He had “Super Star” skills of course!

John “Crow” Gilmore, Jr. leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Dorothy L. Miller; their children: Arthur Miller, Melissa Miller Scruggs, Sylvia Gilmore, Kevin Miller, Calvin Graham and Renee Parker, all of Columbia, South Carolina, and Tabitha Gilmore of New York; sixteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his siblings, Carrie Gilmore and Lind Green, both of Columbia, South Carolina. Though he is no longer with us physically, his legacy will live on through his family.



Mr. John Garner House

John Garner House Sr., 76, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. He was born August 4, 1938 in Baltimore, Maryland.

John worked for the City of Columbia. He is survived by his wife, Harriet House; three children: John Jr., Shawnee and Angela House; six grandchildren: Antwan, Dominique, Desirae, Lorenzo, Breonia and Ja-Da; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home, 2930 Colonial Drive. Columbia, SC.






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Mrs. Ethel Mae Session

Ethel Mae Session, youngest daughter of the late Reverend Marion and Marie Glover Jackson, was born June 10, 1925 in Swansea, South Carolina. She passed away on October 20, 2014 at Providence Hospital Northeast.

She was married to the late Feacha Session, Sr. of Miami, Florida. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Mamie Lou Jackson Leevy and Lucille Jackson Carter.

Mrs. Session attended public school in both Lexington and Richland Counties. She worked for many years as a Nurse Technician at Manor Care Nursing Facility before retiring to care for her ailing husband and son. Mrs. Session was a longtime member of the Women’s Working Society and served as a member of the Senior Ushers’ Ministry for many years at First Nazareth Baptist Church. She also worked faithfully for many years in her community as a Poll Watcher and Registrar.

Mrs. Ethel is a former resident of the Waterford Retirement Home, where she lived until her illness. Mrs. Session was the glue that held the family together. She was well respected in her community. Among her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and friends, she was affectionately known as “Madear.” She loved her family as much as we loved her. She was humorous, witty, proud and very independent. A jewel has gone Home to receive her rewards. Heaven is blessed to have her.

Mrs. Session is survived by her children: Nancy (Albert) Scruggs, Gloria (Bobby) Guider, Feacha (Jackie) Session, Jr., and Chrisman Session, all of Columbia, South Carolina. She leaves loving memories to her twelve grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.




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Mr. Willis "Duddy" Riddle

Willis ‘Duddy’ Riddle was born on July 27, 1942 in East St. Louis, Missouri.

He moved to Chicago, Illinois at a young age with his mother and siblings. On May 3, 1963, Duddy was joined in Holy Matrimony with the love of his life and best friend, Marian Francis Fleming. They began their lives and started a family.

Their union was blessed with six children: Marshall Lagrear Riddle, Daphne Patrice Riddle, Tonia Denise Joyner, Dant’e LaShawn (Rae Ann) Riddle, Brandy Patrice (Kevin) McDougald and Sommer Tenniel (Nick) Bouknight. It was in Chicago that Duddy joined the United States Army, where he served his country exceptionally for 23 years. He was a dedicated serviceman who was often called to duty away from home and his family. After retiring in 1983, Duddy continued to serve his country as a civilian Instructor at the Unit Supply Specialist School at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, where he was the recipient of numerous awards and decorations. He attended Crane Tech in Chicago, and received his Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management from Park University in Missouri.

Duddy was called to be with the Lord on October 15, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willis and Carollee Edwards-Riddle; his sister, Emilee M. Ivy; his daughter, Daphne Patrice; and grandson, Anthony Lagrear.

He is survived by his wife Marian; his siblings: Carol L. Anthony, Barbara (Lloyd) Noles, Marshell (Elizabeth) Riddle, Anita (Velmar) Williams, Diana Riddle, Freida (John) Hopper, Jerry (Delores) Riddle and Sharron (Art) Horton. He is also survived by his ten loving grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a host of friends. The bond that survives this family is undeniable. Four of his children followed him into service; and all live by the credo ‘FAMILY is EVERYTHING’. Duddy touched the lives of so many, and his f