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Rhunnette Mack Wise, “Big Annie”, was born May 20, 1924 in Clarendon County, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the Late Ethel Bowman Mack and Wesley Mack. She was called from labor to reward on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at her home. > class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:.5in" She was educated in the Sumter County public school system.  She worked in the dry-cleaning business for over 60 years and she retired in 2005 from Sumter Laundry & Cleaners after 30 years.  > class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:.5in" Rhunnette, gave her life to Christ at an early age. She is a life-long member of the St. Matthew Baptist Missionary Church where she severed faithfully both in the church and the Sumter Baptist Association.   She severed in the following ministers St. Matthew’s Benevolence Committee, Senior Usher Board, Senior Missionary, Gospel Choir, Pastor Aide, and Sunday School Superintendent. > class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:.5in" She leaves to cherish precious memories; her children Darlissa Wise-Parker, Cheryl ( Dec. John) Robinson, Jacqueline Wright of Sumter, S. C., Wilhelmina Washington, of Houston, Texas, Carrie Mathis of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Catherine Nichols of New Jersey; one special granddaughter who was her caregiver Darnisha D. Boone, “Cake” and six brother  grandchildren Aaron Parker and Akeem Parker of  Greenville, S.C., Rashane Hills of Columbus, GA, Taisha Washington of Sumter, S. C., Ramona Wright, Charlotte, N. C. and William Washington; four brothers John( Sylvia) Mack of Sumter, S.C., Dec. John ( Senovia) Carroway and William(Dorcey) Carroway, Miami Gardens, Fl.,  Masco Abraham of New York.; four sisters Mattie( Rev. Wilbur) Witherspoon,  Sumter, S.C. , Ruby Carroway, Alcolu, S.C., Claria Carroway, Augusta, Ga. , and Romona Israel of California; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. > class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:.5in" In additional to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; Benjamin Wise: one daughter Christine Bymun; two sisters Frances Washington and Alma Lowe; two brothers Eugene Brown and Levi Mack; and one granddaughter, Wyshida Washington.> class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:.5in" Public Viewing will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 2-7pm at Job’s Mortuary.> class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:.5in" Eastern Star Rites will be held at 5pm on Saturday.> class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:.5in" Mrs. Wise will be placed in the church on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 2pm for viewing until the hour of service.> class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:.5in" Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 3pm at St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church 1715 S. Guignard  Parkway Street, Sumter  with Pastors Rev. Michael and Marion Walters.> class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:.5in" Interment will follow in Hillside Memorial Park.> class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:.5in" Family will be receiving friends at the home 39 Brent Street, Sumter.> class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:.5in"  
 
 
 
 
 
Princess Ja’Kyla Imani Wilson, daughter of Ms. Deidre D. Wilson and Mr. Jerry Johnson, was born February 19, 2012 in Sumter, SC. She entered eternal peace on Friday, July 24, 2015. She was 3 years old. 
 
Princess “Mani”, as she was affectionately called, was a beautiful, lively little girl. She brought joy and laughter to the family and everyone she met. Her favorite colors were pink and purple. Her favorite cartoon character was Dora the Explorer. She loved basketball and bikes.
 
Princess “Mani” is survived by her loving and devoted parents, Ms. Deidre D. Wilson of the home and Mr. Jerry Johnson of Camden, SC; one brother, Master Aiden Wilson of the home; her maternal grandparents, Mr. Derrick and Mrs. Silessa Wilson of the home; paternal grandparents, the late Ms. Patricia Ross, Mr. Jerry Leach and Mrs. Betty Benjamin.; maternal great-grandparents Ms. Mary Wilson and Mr. Harry Lesane of Sumter, SC and Ms. Ruby Wilson and the late Mr. Robert Wilson of Bishopville SC, Eight aunts: Ms. Banessa “TT” Ross and Ms. Sha’Kiya Magazine of Bishopville SC, Ms. Andrea Barney of Florence SC, Ms. Cynthia Massingill of Mayesville SC, Ms. Mae Durant and Ms. Doretha Wilson of Sumter SC , Ms. Aja Clabon and Ms. Lakeisha Tomlin of the home. Eleven uncles; Master Derrick (CD) Wilson of the home, Mr. Datrick Wilson, Mr. Diontrae Epps, Mr. Walter Wilson, Mr. Wallace Wilson, and Mr. Ricky Durant of Sumter SC , Mr. Rico Ross of Camden, SC, Mr. Rondell Boyd and Mr. Reginald Wingate of Bishopville SC , Mr. Devin Wilson of Enoree, SC and Mr. Clarence (Katie) Wilson of Killeen, Tx. God parents: Ms. Nichelle Wilson, Ms. Sharon Wilson and Mr. Robert Boone and a host of other cousins, other relatives and friends.
 
Princess “Mani” was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Ms. Patricia Ross; her paternal great grandmother, Ms. Cora Lee Johnson; her maternal great grandfather, Mr. Robert Wilson and a cousin, Master Russell Massingill.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 12noon-7pm at Job’s Mortuary. Princess Mani will be placed in the church on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 12noon for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday August 1, 2015 at 1pm at Salem Chapel & Heritage Center 101 S. Salem Ave, Sumter with Elder Othan Franklin, Officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mark Baptist Church Cemetery, Bishopville, SC.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home 68 Phil Jr. Road, Bishopville.
 
 
Reverend Dr. Sylvester Ralph Miott, widower of Synethia Dorch Miott, was born on September 7, 1924 in Statesburg, South Carolina. He departed this earthly life on July 24, 2015.
 
He was the devoted and eldest son of the late Charlie and Rosa Lee Gadson Miott. His loving parents encouraged his knowledge and acceptance of Jesus Christ at an early age. As a result, he was a faithful and loyal member of Wayman Chapel AME Church throughtout his childhood and early adult life.
 
As an adult, he moved to Sumter and after marrying the love of his life, Synethia Dorch, he joined Mt. Pisgah AME Church in Sumter, South Carolina. He faithfully served in many capacities which included Sunday School Superintendent, Class Leader, Official Board Secretary, Trustee and Steward. Known as the “Layman’s Layman” his service extended beyond the walls of the local church to include local, state, national, and international activities.
 
He was President of the Sumter District Lay organization and Board Member of Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina. For many years, he was an elected delegate to the international General Conference of the AME Church. He was a graduate of Morris College High School and also received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morris College in Sumter, South Carolina. He earned a Master of Education degree from South Carolina State College in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Not one to rest on his educational laurels, he was awarded the Doctor of Education and the Doctor of Divinity degrees from Faith Grant College in Birmingham, Alabama.
 
Reverend Doctor Sylvester Ralph Miott was a principal for thirty-five years in Clarendon School District One. He was instrumental in the establishment of the first Head Start program in the county. Tireless and blessed with the abundant energy that served him well in the Sumter and Clarendon communities, he was a Boy Scouts Leader and basketball official for the Greater Sumter Officials Organization. After this retirement from Clarendon County, he returned to his college Alma Mata, Morris College, and served in varied capacities which included counselor and instructor. He was an outstanding role model for the students and many of them looked to him for guidance and support.
 
A strong community service advocate, he received numerous awards for his efforts. To this end, he was a founding board member of the Mt. Pisgah Apartments and served in the role as Vice Chair.
 
He was a member of the Gamma Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and served in many capacities. He was honored as Man of the Year. A staunch supporter of the Goodfellows Club, he served as both President and Chaplin to the service organization. After having worked tirelessly as a layman, Reverend Doctor Sylvester Ralph Miott received and accepted God’s calling and became an ordained minister in the AME Church. He was appointed to four churches as an Itinerant Elder: Reeseville AME Church, Santee AME Church, St. Matthews AME Church, and Antioch AME Church. Upon this retirement, he returned to his home church, Mt. Pisgah, and served as Associate Pastor.
 
In addition to his late wife, Synethia Dorch Miott, a son Sylvester Ralph Miott, Jr., five brothers: Willie Cabbagestalk, Charlie Miott, Henry Miott, Samuel Miott, and James Miott, two sisters: Janie Cabbagestalk and Theola Alston preceded him in death.
 
He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving daughter, Dr. Sylvia Miott of Sumter, a special daughter, Mrs. Annie Gilchrist (Johnny) of Burlington, North Carolina; one sister Mrs. Rosa Moore of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; three brothers, Reverend George Miott of Coco Beach Florida, Johnnie (Martha) Miott, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Dr. Roosevelt Miott of Statesburg, South Carolina; two special grandchildren Sonya and Johnny Gilchrist Jr. of Burlington, North Carolina; seven special great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 4-7 at Job’s Mortuary. Omega Omega services will be held on Friday at 7pm. Reverend Miott will be placed in the church on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 10am for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11:00am at Mt. Pisgah AME Church with Presiding Elder Robert McCants, Officiating, Reverend Dr. Betty Clark, Eulogist, Bishop F.C. James (Retired), President Luns C. Richardson, Presiding Elder J.H. Gillison (Retired), Presiding Elder Charmaine M. Ragin and Reverend Laddie Howard. 
 
Interment will follow in Hillside Memorial Park.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home 20 East College Street, Sumter.
 
 
Deacon Harrison Witherspoon, son of the late Ferdinand and Camilla Johnson Witherspoon was born May 16, 1930 in Silver, SC. He departed this life on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Tuomey Hospital, Sumter.  
 
He attended Silver School, Silver, SC, and later on as an adult, attended the Adult Education Program in Sumter, SC.  
 
For many years, he was the owner of Witherspoon’s Builders, a cement finishing company, and later worked for Boyle/Sumter’s Builders for more than twenty years, where he later retired.  Deacon Witherspoon loved fishing and cooking in his spare time, and enjoyed sharing stories with others. Prior to his health declining, he was an active member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Silver, SC, where he served as one of the longest tenured Deacons at the church.
 
Harrison was married to the late Vermell Richburg Witherspoon. He leaves to cherish his memories; his children,  a daughter Bertha L. (Robert) Lucas; four sons, Gregory B. (Genova) Witherspoon, Thomas Witherspoon, Anthony (Marie) Witherspoon all of Sumter, SC, and Harrison (Regina) Witherspoon Jr. of Pforzheim Germany; daughter-in-law Janie Holland of Sumter, SC;  six siblings, three sisters, Willie Ruth Pringle, Sarah Grant, and Mary (Calvin) McConico; three brothers, Reverend Wilbur (Mattie) Witherspoon, Cleveland (Dorothy) Witherspoon, Robert “Robbie” (Anna) Witherspoon; four sister-in-laws, Dorothy Witherspoon, Betty Lou Witherspoon, Edith Reed and Oree Richburg; two brother-in-laws Rev. Dr. Cokley (the Rev Dr. Elizabeth) Richburg and Hezikiah “Pete” (Carrie) Richburg; twelve grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews and cousins.
 
Deacon Witherspoon was preceded in death by two sons Jackie Holland and James Witherspoon and two brothers John I. Witherspoon and Leroy “Bubba” Witherspoon.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 12-7pm at Job’s Mortuary.
 
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 11:00am at Salem Chapel & Heritage Center 101 S. Salem Ave. with Rev. David Pugh, presiding and Rev. Ranzy McFadden, Eulogist. Deacon Witherspoon will be placed in the church on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:00am for viewing until the hour of service. 
 
Interment will follow in Hillside Memorial Park.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home of his son 1330 Boulevard Road, Sumter.  
 

Arnett Burgess, husband of Dorothy Burgess was born January 28, 1937 in Sumter County to the late William and Ailene Lee Burgess. He departed this life on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Tuomey Hospital.
 
He received his education at Lincoln High School and Central Carolina College. He became a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Sumter, SC at an early age. After a four year term in the United States Navy, he began working at VB Williams from where he retired.
 
He was a member of the Liberty Hill Masonic Lodge No. 357
He leaves to cherish his memories: his son, Ronald (Lisa) Burgess, four grandchildren, Rolandra (Derrick) Williams, Ronzlynn Burgess, Rhonda (Desmond) Blanding, and Roland Burgess, Jr; two great-grandchildren, Daymian and Damiyah Burgess all of Sumter, SC.; one brother Harry Burgess of Sumter, SC; one sister, Ann Burgess of Washington, DC; two sisters-in-law, Sally (David) Hasty and Irabelle Choice; three brothers-in-law, Raffield (Willie Mae) Choice, Colel (Francis) Choice and Larry (Gloria) Choice all of Sumter, SC and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
 
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Willie Mae and Barbara Burgess; and one brother Ollie “Brother” Burgess, in-laws Raymond Choice, Louise Anderson Raffield and Minne Choice.
 
Public Viewing will be held Monday June 29, 2015 from 2-6 at Job’s Mortuary. Mr. Burgess will be placed in the church at 10:00am Tuesday June 30, 2015 for viewing until the hour of service Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday June 30, 2015 at 11:00am  at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Willie Wright, Officiating Interment will follow in WALKER Cemetery.
 
Family receiving friends at 429 Albert Drive, Sumter
 
 
Helen Mack Williams, the eldest daughter of Queen Choice Mack and the late James Mack Sr. was born on November 26, 1956 in Sumter, South Carolina. She departed this earthly life on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Palmetto Richland Hospital, Columbia.
 
Helen was converted and joined the Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church at an early age. She was a 1977 graduate of Hillcrest High School, Dalzell, SC. She was previously employed at Lemira Elementary School for many years before becoming ill.
 
Helen was united in marriage to her longtime sweetheart, Moses Lee Williams on August 24, 1997. She was a people’s person and enjoyed conversations with her family and friends.
 
Helen leaves to cherish her memories; her mother, Queen Mack of Wedgefield, SC; two loving and devoted daughters, Tilhanta Mack of the home, and Santana Mack of Wedgefield, SC; five grandchildren. Honesti Mack, Ky’mani Dow,Ja’laysha Zuell, and Dondria Nelson; two sisters, Margaret Mack and Betty (Patterson) Mellette both of Wedgefield, SC; one brother Derek A. Mack of Wedgefield, SC; six aunts, two uncles, two sisters-in-law, five brothers-in-law, three God Children, and a host of nieces, nephews, others relatives and friends.
 
Helen was preceded in death by a brother, James Mack Jr. a sister, Shirley M. Choice, a maternal grandmother, Leola Choice and a paternal grandmother, Anna B. Grant.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 2-6pm at Job’s Mortuary. Mrs. Williams will be placed in the church on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 10:00am for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral Services will be held on Monday June 29, 2015 at 11:00am at Wayman Chapel AME Church 160 North Kings Highway Sumter with Pastor Rev. Laddie N. Howard. Interment will follow in Wayman Chapel AME Church Cemetery.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home of her mother 4870 Cane Savannah Road, Wedgfield.


John Henry Logan, Husband of Janice Ramsey Logan and son of the late Joseph Logan and Essie Rhode Logan was born January 17, 1928 in Colleton County. He departed this life on Monday June 22, 2015 at Tuomey Hospital.
 
He leaves to cherish his fond memories; his loving and devoted wife Janice Logan; four daughters, Patricia (Glen) Grant, Carrie Logan, Johnnie Ruth Logan, and Janaris (John) Lambright-Trefny; two sons, David Logan and Byron (Carmen) Lambright; thirteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and six great -great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, sisters, brothers-in-law, and family and friends.
 
John was preceded in death by one son, Henry Lee Logan, and six siblings, Holland Logan, Amanda Hayes, Hattie Middleton, Alma Logan, Lizellen Logan, and Leila Logan.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Friday, June 26, 2015 from 2-6pm at Job’s Mortuary. Mr. Logan will be placed in the church on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 11:00am for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday June 27, 2015 at 12:00noon at Alive Praise & Worship Center Ministries 342 West Liberty Street, Sumter with Pastor James Goodman, Officiating.
 
Internet will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home 1136 Shoreland Drive, Sumter

 
John Lawson a retired Engineer, administrator, lab technician, son, husband, father, grandfather, son-in-law, and friend, entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 22, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center of Sumter, South Carolina.
 
He was born in Summerton, South Carolina on July 21, 1952. He was the son of Carrie Briggs Lawson and the late Charlie Lawson.
 
Mr. Lawson, a 1974 graduate of Voorhees College with a BS, degree in Business Administration. After graduation John went to work for Federal Mogul Corp.,  as a Quality Assurance Technician, PPAP Coordinator, Quality Assurance Supervisor, Quality Assurance Engineer, Quality Assurance engineer- Precision Lab, and until his retirement he was the Quality Assurance Engineer Manager.
 
John was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Sumter, South Carolina where he served in several capacities. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing the game and being with his family.
 
John leaves precious memories to be cherished by his wife Brenda Jones Lawson; daughter Soyini Lawson of North Carolina; son Juwan Lawson of Charleston, South Carolina; grandson Aaron-Michael Caffery, and mother Carrie B. Lawson. He is also survived by his in-laws, and sisters-in-law a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends and his golf team and associates. He was predeceased in death by his father Charlie Lawson and his brother Charlie, Jr.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 2-6pm at Job’s Mortuary. Mr. Lawson will be placed in the church on Friday, June 26, 2015 10:00am for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 11:00am at Emmanuel UME Church 421 South Main Street, Sumter with Pastor Rev. Doris Bright, Officiating.
 
Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home 933 Clay Street, Sumter

 
Richard "Tucker" E Ballard was born to late Wesley Ballard and Katie Mae Sigler (Paterson) Ballard on July 15 1946. He departed his earthly life on Thursday, June 18, 2015 after a long term illness.
 
Richard received his education in the public schools of Sumter County, Richard accepted Christ at an early age. He later moved to Newark NJ to live his adult life. He worked for Newark Board of Education 20 years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #6.
 
He leaves to cherish his memories; his brother Fred (Buster) Ballard -wife Jo Anne Sumter SC, his children Richard Ballard Jr. Bloomfield NJ, Naeem Ballard -wife Melissa Charlotte NC, Adrienne Ballard Springfield NJ, Dawn Robinson Furman SC, and Elijah Ballard Elgin SC. 6 grandchildren 3 great grands, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. A special friend John Murray.
 
He was preceded in death by his wife Lillian Ballard in August 2001.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 3-6pm at Job’s Mortuary. Mr. Ballard will be placed in the church on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 1:00pm for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 2:00pm at Salem Chapel & Heritage Center 101 S. Salem Ave, Sumter with Rev. Lemmel Washington, Officiating; assisted by Rev. Larry Clark Interment will follow in Hillside Memorial Park.



James Kennedy, Jr. was born May 3, 1955 to Dorothy Mae Kennedy and the late James Kennedy.  He departed this life on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at his residence.
 
He received his education in the public schools of Sumter County.  He was a truck driver and his last employment was with J. Shivers Trucking Company.  He was a member of the Kingdom M-Pact Worship Center where he served as a greeter.
 
He leaves to cherish his memories, his mother, Dorothy Mae Kennedy of the home; a daughter Latisha Renee Nelson of Charlotte, NC; his wife, Patricia Kennedy and son, Justin Jerod Stephens both of Chester, SC; one step-son, Ivy Stephens; four sisters, Mary Rhim and Erica Harrell both of Mayesville, SC, Pastor Linda (Rodney) Speed and Elaine Davis all of Sumter, SC; one brother, James (Cheryl) Kennedy of Sumter, SC; five grandchildren, Freyan Anderson of Troy, NY, Jazmiya Nelson, Malik Nelson both of Charlotte, NC, Jazmine Gaither and Isaiah Stephens both of Chester, SC;  a special friend, Deloris Alston; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.  
 
Public viewing will be held Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 2-6pm at Job’s Mortuary.  Funeral service will be held on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 12:00 noon at Salem Chapel & Heritage Center, 101 South Salem, Sumter, SC  with Rev. Gayle D. Coker, Officiating, Pastor Linda Speed, Eulogist. The body will be placed in the church on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 11:00 am for viewing until the hour of service.
 
Interment will follow in Beulah Haynesworth Cemetery, Wedgefield, SC.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home 1826 Georgianna Drive, Sumter, SC.  


Leon Jackson entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 17, 2015 at Tuomey Healthcare System. He was born March 15, 1926 to the late James and Rena Jackson.
 
He was educated in the public schools of Manning Elementary. At an early age he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior and was a member of Bethel AME Church where he served as a trustee member and a loyal faithful member.
 
Jackson was employed with Boyle’s Gin Carolina Furniture works and Sumter School District 17 Maintenance Department until his health failed.
 
Leon leaves to cherish his fond memories; one daughter, Brenda Jackson (Robert) Young of the home; two grandsons, Raymond Leon Jackson, and Robert Lee Young Jr.; one great grand Ry’Kell Daquaun Young, and a host of niece’s nephews and other relatives and friends.
 
Public viewing will be held Friday, June 19, 2015 from 2-6pm at Job’s Mortuary.
 
The body will be placed in the church on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 9:00 am for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10:00 am at Bethel AME Church 218 East Calhoun Street, Sumter with Rev. David Brown, Officiating
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Brenda (Robert) Young 990 Elbow Circle Sumter 29153.  


Arthur “Ike” Porter Sr. son of Doretia T. Porter and the late John Porter Sr. was born May 8, 1957 in Sumter County. He departed this life on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center
 
At an early age he joined Mt. Olive A.M.E Church. Arthur was a graduate of Hillcrest High School, class of 1975. He retired from Exide Yusa Corp.
 
Arthur was formerly married to Rebecca G. Porter to this union three children were born, Diane Singleton, Arthur (Verna) Porter Jr, and Adlicia (Cedric) Rembert all of Sumter, SC; six brothers, John (Mary) Porter Jr, Bobby Porter, Willie (Keisha) Porter, Soloman Porter, Donald Porter, and Steve (Gwen) Porter; five sisters, Mable (Calvin) Oaks, Dorothy (Moses) Singleton, Helen (Leroy) Woods, Annette Pitts and Nevetta (Tony) McKnight; seven grandchildren, four aunts Earlese Holmes, Mable (J.P.) Abrams, and Nancy Porter all of Sumter, S.C. and Fannie Mae (Hall) Mickens of Newark, New Jersey; special grandson, Quinton Singleton, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Monday, June 8, 2015 from 2-6pm at Job’s Mortuary. Mr. Porter will be placed in the church on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 10:00 am for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 11:00am at Mount Olive AME Church 2738 Woodrow Road, Sumter with Pastor Rev. Dr. Friendly J. Gadson, Officiating.

Interment will follow in Mount Olive Gardens.
 
Family will be receiving friends at 2610 Genoa Drive, Sumter