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Obituaries

Elder Catherine English Felder, daughter of the late Annie Lou Ware and Prince Wactor, Jr. was born on July 21, 1927 in Sumter, South Carolina. She was the widow of the late Robert Lee Felder. 
 
Elder Felder entered into eternal rest at her home on Thursday, June 9, 2016. Elder Felder was educated in the public school system of Sumter County. She attended Sumter Technical College for one year to receive training as a sewing machinist. Elder Felder retired from Madison Industries, formally Cover Manufacturing, after twenty-two years of service. She also immensely enjoyed being employed for one year as a civil service worker at Shaw Air Force Base.
 
At an early age, she accepted Christ as her personal Savoir and became a member of the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). She was a faithful member, who truly loved her church and thrived in many capacities of leadership. She served as an Elder and Assistant Clerk of the Session for many years, President of the Board of Ushers, member of the Gospel Choir for thirty-two years, chairperson of the Building Fund, and a member of the Presbyterian Women Organization.
 
She leaves to cherish her memory; a devoted and loving daughter, Joeann (David) White of Augusta, GA; two grandchildren, David Raynard (Monica) White of Silver Spring, MD and Dwayne Joel White of Alexandria, VA; two great-grand daughters, Layla M. White and Maya R. White both of Silver Spring, MD; one sister, Lillie Garrett of Brooklyn, NY; three sisters-in-law, Mary (Walter) Moten of Sumter, SC, Julia English and Ruth Felder both of Brooklyn, NY; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
 
She was preceded in death by two sisters-in-law, Annie Mae Felder and Jimmie Lee Felder Green; four brothers, James English Sr., Claude Wactor, Robert Wactor and Richard Wactor; two brothers-in-law, Charlie Felder and Willie Felder, Jr.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Thursday June 16, 2016 from 2-6pm at Job’s Mortuary. Elder Felder will be placed in the church on Friday at 12noon until the hour of service. Funeral Services will be held on Friday June 17, 2016 at 1pm at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church (USA) 4620 Queen Chapel Road, Dalzell, SC with Moderator Rev. Carnell Hampton, Officiating.
 
Interment will follow in Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home 1005 Spaulding Avenue, Sumter.
 
 
Carolina James Singleton, widow of Frank Singleton, Sr. and the daughter of the late Semon and Lucinda James was born July 17, 1938 in Clarendon County. She departed this life on May 27, 2016 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital.
 
Surviving are two sons, Frank, Jr. and Darryl Singleton, both of Camden, SC; one brother, Leroy James, Pinewood, SC; two sisters, Mary J. Cantey, Rimini, SC and Louvenia J. (Leroy) Dinkins, Sumter, SC; grandchildren, great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Tuesday May 31, 2016 from 2-6pm at Job’s Mortuary.
 
Mrs. Singleton will be placed in the church on Wednesday at 2pm for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday June 1, 2016 at 3pm at Antioch Union Methodist Episcopal Church, 10026 Old River Road, Pinewood, SC.  Interment will follow in Antioch Memorial Garden.
 
Family is receiving friends at the home 603 York Street, Camden SC 29020 and on Tuesday May 31, 2016 at the home of Leroy and Louvenia J. Dinkins, 1060 East Calhoun Street, Sumter from 3-7pm.
 
 
John Wesley Cooper Sr. husband of Bertie Mae Legrant Cooper and son of the late Wesley Johnson and Rosanna Haynesworth Cooper was born November 25, 1937 in Sumter, SC. He departed this life on Thursday May 26, 2016 at Palmetto Health Tuomey, Sumter.
 
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Bertie L. Cooper of the home; eight daughters, Barbara (Randy) Washington, Rosa (Sam) Lewis, Janice Cooper, Carolyn Cooper all of Sumter, Rev. Jeannie (Alfred) Washington of Radcliff, Kentucky, Rev. Edna (Hayward) Wilson of Mayesville, and Melinda (Willie Lee) Humes of Gable, SC; two sons, Micheal Lee (Gail) Cooper of Fayetteville. NC and John Wesley Jr. of Sumter, SC; special daughter, Maxine Mosley of Sumter; four sisters, Elaine C Britt  of Forestville, MD, Earnestine C. Gary of Washington, DC, Deloris Cooper of Florida, and Jacqueline C. McFadden of Gable, SC; three brothers, Sammie Cooper of Manning, SC, Drayton N. Cooper of Gable, SC and James Johnson Sr.  Thirty grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
 
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Cindy and Jeridine Cooper and one son Carl Cooper; two sisters, Margaret Johnson Copeland and Dorothy Johnson Mayo; two brothers, Booker T. Phillip Cooper and John Wesley Johnson.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Tuesday May 31, 2016 from 2-6pm at Job’s Mortuary. Mr. Cooper will place in the church on Wednesday at11am for viewing until the hour of service.
 
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 12:00 noon at Westend Community Church with Rev. Bill Bennett, Officiating Interment will follow in the Goodwill Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
 
The family will receive friends at the home 4571 Wrangler Trail, Sumter.
 
 
Leevone “Disco Lee” Felder was born to Emma Jane Heyward Felder and the late Charlie Jr. Felder on May 6, 1963 in Sumter County. He departed this life on Sunday May 22, 2016 at his residence.
 
He attended the public schools in Sumter County. Mr. Felder worked at Bosch Braking System for fourteen years as a Machine Operator. He was currently employed with Caterpillar as a Finisher.
 
During his spare time he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and listening to music.
 
H e leaves to cherish fond and loving memories; a loving mother, Emma Jane Felder; one sister, Gloria (Kenneth U.) Riley of Sumter, SC; three brothers, Charlie Felder III, Leon Felder, and David Felder, all of Sumter, SC; two aunts, Bertha (James) Grinnell and Eva Way; a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by four aunts, Mabel Kennedy, Lucille (Roosevelt) Tindal, Ruby Felder, and Lillie Mae Felder; two uncles, Jeremiah (Everlena) Heyward and Clyde Felder.
 
Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 2pm at Westend Community Church in Christ 101 S. Salem Ave. with Rev. Charles Joe, Officiating Interment will follow in Calvary-Zion Cemetery, Pinewood, SC.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home at the home of his sister 460 Country Spring Drive, Sumter.
 
 
Antonia S. Tucker was born in Sumter, SC to Linda and James Brunson on August 30, 1978 in Sumter, SC.
 
She departed this life on Saturday May 21, 2016 at Roper Saint Francis Hospital, Charleston, SC. She attended the Public Schools of Sumter County. At an early age she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior.
 
She was affectionately known as a hard working mother, sister, aunt, and friend. Tucker was a special woman everyone could depend on when they needed her.
 
Loving and fond memories will be cherished by her devoted children; Bria Tucker, Marquelle Tucker, and Zaniyah Tucker all of Sumter, SC; two sisters, Keoyuanna (Isaiah) Tucker- Shaw, and Nakia (Shay) Tucker; one brother, Markelle (Lateaca) Tucker; special nephew/brother, La ‘Darius Tucker; a special friend. Jermaine Gooden; a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016 from 2-6pm at Job’s Mortuary. Ms. Tucker will be placed in the church on Saturday at 10am for viewing until the hour of service . Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 11am at Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church 803 South Harvin Street, Sumter with Pastor Marion H. Newton Officiating. Interment will follow in Walker Cemetery.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home 5635 Peartree Road, Wedgefield, SC.
 
 
Johnny Ray Lowery, son of Mary Rouse Lowery and the late Nelson Lowery was born January 13, 1960 in Lee County. He was the 5th child of his siblings. 
 
Lowery was a member of St. Peter AME Church, Mayesville, SC. He was employed with Gold Kist for several years.
 
He leaves to cherish his memories; his former wife Kimberly Nicole Lowery; two daughters, Shahonda Lowery and Tiahandra Lowery; his mother, Mary R. Lowery; four brothers, Thomas Lowery, Roy (Jacqueline) Lowery, Robert (Debra) Lowery, and Nelson Lowery; two sisters, Inell (Willie) Solomon and Lethia Greene; two aunts, Rebecca (Harry) Evans and Hattie Rouse; special nieces, Inetta Lowery and Jessica Lowery; and a host of other relatives and friends.
 
He was preceded in death by father and one brother, Willie Lowery. Public Viewing will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 4-6pm at Job’s Mortuary. Mr. Lowery will be placed in the church on Friday at 11am for viewing until the hour of service
 
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 12noon at St. Peter AME Church, Mayesville, SC with Pastor Rev. Emanuel Davis, Officiating 
 
Interment will follow in St. Peter AME Church Cemetery.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home 4645 McKnight Road, Lynchburg, SC. 
 

Mr. Adren Williams Sr. was born on June 4, 1939 in Sumter, SC and departed this earthly life on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, South Carolina. 
 
He was one of eight children born to the late Houston Williams Sr. and Sallie McFadden Williams.
 
As a child, Adren attended the public schools of Sumter County.  At an early age, Adren joined St. Paul AME Church and later joined Mulberry Baptist Church.
 
He was employed with Carolina Furniture Works for forty-four years.  In 1960, Adren was united in holy matrimony to Gracie Evelyn Wilder Williams.
 
To cherish his memory, Adren leaves six children: Gwendolyn Wright, Deborah Williams, Sharry Singleton (Willie), Evelyn Wilson (Terrence), Mallicha Ragin (Frankie) , and Adren Williams Jr. of Sumter, SC and  Norris Williams (Serena) of Rock Hill, SC; eighteen grandchildren; twenty four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pearl Moody of Marion, SC and Dorothy Thorne of Sumter, SC; one uncle, Alfred Williams Sr.(Novella) ; two brothers-in-law, James Wilder (Carrie) and Ezekial Burns; and one sister-in-law, Carolyn Pearson; nieces, nephews, and a host of other loving relatives and friends. 
 
In addition to his parents, Adren was preceded in death by his twin brother Vivian Williams, his sister Mary Jane Williams, and his older brothers, Houston Williams Jr. and Lester Williams Sr.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Sunday May 22, 2016 from 2-7pm at Job’s Mortuary. Mr. Williams will be placed in the church on Monday at 1pm for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral Service will be held on Monday at 2pm at Mulberry Baptist Church 1400 Mulberry Church Road, Sumter with Pastor Rev. Dr. Nate Brock, Officiating.
 
Interment will follow in Mulberry Baptist Church Cemetery.  
 
 
Sandra Pearson departed this life on Friday, May 6, 2016. She was born to the late Tryphena Lewis Henry and Earl Spears Sr., Sandra Pearson was reared in Sumter, South Carolina where she attended Lincoln High school and was known for her extraordinary basketball skills.
 
She continued her education at Florida A&M University, Howard University, and Morris College where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English. She spent most of her career as a high school English teacher. She dedicated her time to helping and caring for others. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.
 
She leaves to cherish her memory: her husband, Thales “Skipp” Pearson; children: Paolo (Von) Picott, Mei Lin (Yusuf) Pearson Boykin; grandchildren: Thales “CJ” Boykin, Yusuf Amir English, and Edison Amari English; Sisters, Darcelle Henry-Mack and Geneva Davis; Nieces: Mei Lan (Julian) Bargas, Jesean Mack, and Kalia (Kevin) Spears Lane; and many great nieces and nephews. Sandra was preceded in death by one brother, Earl Spears, Jr.
 
A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in the Parlor of Job’s Mortuary 312 South Main Street, Sumter 
 
 
Della Mae Holmes, departed this earthly life on Sunday May 1, 2016 at Vibra Hospital in Mt. Pleasant, SC. She was born July 14, 1936 in Sumter County. Della was the daughter of the late James Robinson and Eunice Scott Robinson Nelson, and the step-daughter of the late Mose Nelson. 
 
She was a lifelong member of Asbury United Methodist Church, where she served faithfully on the Usher Board, Senior Choir, Gospel Choir, United Methodist Women, and one of the first female Trustees.
 
She attended public schools in Sumter County. She was also a dedicated employee at Community Nursing Home for over 40 years as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Della was also employed at Sumter County DSS.
 
She leaves to cherish her precious memories, her devoted daughter; Annette Hill of Rock Hill, SC; one son, Michael Davis of Columbia, SC; six grandchildren; seventeen great grand children; two brothers, Isaiah (Elaine) Nelson of Washington, DC and Mose (Deloris) Nelson of New York, NY; five sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; devoted cousins, Curtis (Viola) Scott; loving and supportive sister-in-law, Viola Nelson; host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 
 
Public Viewing will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 2-6pm at Job’s Mortuary. Mrs. Holmes will be placed in the church on Saturday at 1pm for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 2pm at Asbury United Methodist Church 355 Pudding Swamp Road, Lynchburg with Rev. Shirley A. McKnight, Officiating. Interment will follow in Goodman Cemetery.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home 27 Larkin Street, Sumter. 

Mary P. McFadden, the daughter of the late Anthony Tony Pleasant and Lucinda Thompson Pleasant, was born on March 8, 1922 in Charleston, SC. She departed this life on April 29, 2016 at Elbert Memorial Hospital in Elberton, GA.
 
Mary was devoted to her family and the rearing of their children. She worked in the home until the youngest child (Alfred) was six years old. She later began working outside the home at Milford Plantation for the Clarks. She worked until the age eighty-one. The Clarks will forever cherish the service that Mary gave to their family.
 
S he was a lifetime member of Zion Hill AME Church in Pinewood, SC, where she served faithfully until her health declined. Mary loved singing praises to God on the church choir and keeping accurate records of the missionary funds. She left with much regrets to live with her daughter and son-in-law in Elberton, traveling from South Carolina, Georgia and New Jersey.
 
She was united in Holy Matrimony at an early age to the late Henry McFadden in 1937, to that union eleven children were born.
 
She leaves to cherish her loving memories; one son, Richard (Ruth) Henry of Newark, NJ, daughters, Mary (Lawyer) Sue of Elberton, GA, Deloris and Ernestine of Piscataway, NJ, Lucinda of Pinewood, SC, and Nellie of Ellenwood, GA; three sisters-in-law, Margaret (Edward) Canty, Julia Ann Pleasant of Summerton, SC, and Gail Pleasant of New Jersey; two brothers-in-law, John McFadden of Pinewood, SC and Ben McFadden of Roseboro, NC; three daughters-in-law, Dolly McFadden of Piscataway, NJ, Ruth McFadden of Newark, NJ and Pandora McFadden of Aquasco, MD; eighteen grandchildren, sixteen great grands and five great great grands; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins  other relatives and friends. Public Viewing will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 3-7pm at Job’s Mortuary. Mrs. McFadden will be placed in the church on Friday at 12noon for viewing until the hour of service Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 1pm at Mt. Zion AME Church, Pinewood, SC. with Rev. Malcolm O. Simpson, Officiating Interment will follow in Manning Cemetery. Pinewood, SC.

Family will be receiving friends at the home 8205 Milton Plantation Road, Pinewood, SC.
 
 
Wilhelmena Thomas Smith departed this life on April 26, 2016 at Palmetto Health Tuomey, Sumter, SC.  She was born on December 5, 1927 in Bishopville, SC to the late Linda and Edward Thomas.    
 
Mrs. Smith was a member of First Baptist Missionary Church. She worked for many years as a Laundry Attendant and later on for the Campbell Soup Company. At the latter part of her life, she was employed at The Sumter Item, the local newspaper.
 
Surviving loved ones include two sons, Edward D.  (Bleanda) Mitchell, Sr. and Rhaheme T. Smith (Caregiver); one daughter, Debra J. Croskey all of Sumter.  She also leaves her grandchildren and a host of other beloved relatives and friends.  
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Smith, daughter, Linda Smith, loving sister, Edna Peace, and brother-in-law, Leroy Peace.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 2 to 6pm at Job’s Mortuary. Mrs. Smith will be placed in the Job’s Mortuary Chapel on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 12 noon for viewing until the hour of service.
 
Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 1pm in the Job’s Mortuary Chapel, 312 S. Main St., Sumter, SC.
 
Interment will follow in Hillside Memorial Park.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home, 514 S. Main St., Sumter, SC.  

 
Robert Lee Mitchell the youngest of three children was born to the late Johnny B. Mitchell and Frances McCain Mitchell and the grandson of the late Asberry and Sarah Jane McCain, Hamp and Ida Mitchell, Robert was born on June 2, 1946 in Wedgefield, SC.
 
He received his formal education in the public school system and a graduate from Ebenezer High School in Dalzell, SC.
 
In 1965 Robert decided to relocate to Port Chester, New York to find employment. He worked for Life Saver Candy Company and late he worked for Trucking Company as a Driver and then became entrepreneur which was the joy of his life.
 
T here are so many things one could say about Robert but for those who knew him well knew that first and foremost was his love for his family as he always try to be there for them. Robert had a genuine passion for the well being of anyone he came across. He was a fun loving person with a big heart of gold. His one and only sister has always been the joy of his life. Robert love fishing and baseball.
 
He leaves to cherish his memories; his loving mother, Frances L. Mitchell of Elmsford, NY, one brother, Herbert Mitchell (Elizabeth) of Sumter, SC; one sister, Johnnie Emise Sinkler of Elmsford, NY, one daughter, Vivian (John) Babalola of Houston, TX; one step daughter Tia Moore of Port Chester, NY; two grandchildren, one step granddaughter, three nephews, Herbert Mitchell, Jr, Darryl Mitchell, and James Donnell Sinker; one favorite grandnephew Jason Roach; two aunts, Queen (James) Washington of Wedgefield, SC and Janet (Leon) Jones of Mocksville, SC; a host of other relatives and friends.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 2-7pm at Job’s Mortuary.
 
Mr. Mitchell will be placed in the church on Saturday at 1pm for viewing until the hour of service.
 
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2 pm at Orangehill AME Church 3035 South Highway 261 Wedgefield, SC. with Rev. Harry Burns, Officiating Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park.
 
Family will be receiving friends at 6995 Arthur Gayle Road, Wedgefield.
 

Calvin Oaks Sr, 69, was born September 1, 1946 in Sumter County to the late Alphonso and Beatrice Scriven Oaks. He departed this earthly life on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at his residence.
 
He was married to Mable Porter Oaks and to this union five children were born. Oaks was a member and raised in Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, Dalzell, SC. Calvin was a fun and loving person who valued his family and shared his love with all he came into contact with. He raised his children on the principles to always have respect, work hard and to love each other.
 
Calvin began his career as a construction worker at an early age under the training of his late father-in-law; John Porter Sr. He held this field until his health declined.
 
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Mable P. Oaks, of Sumter; five children, Vernita (Ben) Peay, Calvin (Deloris) Oaks, Michael Oaks, Kimberly Ferguson, and Natasha (Dominick) West all of Sumter, SC; a loving and devoted mother-in-law, Dorita T. Porter; four brothers, Alphonso (Ruby) Oaks of Irvington, NJ, Fredric Oaks, Robert (Doretha) Oaks, and Cedric (Lucille) Oaks all of Sumter, SC; four sisters, Maggie John of Staten Island, NJ, Edna Mae Oaks, Beatrice Oaks both of Newark, NJ, and Carolyn (Raymond) Jefferson of Sumter, SC; nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, six brothers-in-laws, four sisters-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 2-7pm at Job’s Mortuary. Mr. Oaks will be placed in the church on Thursday at 11am for viewing until the hour of service Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 12 noon at Westend Community Church 101 S. Salem Ave. with Rev. Jermaine Walker, Officiating, Pastor Dorothy Maple, Eulogist. Interment will follow in Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Dalzell, SC. 
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home of his daughter 18 Beard Drive, Dalzell, SC.
 
 
Mrs. Julia B. Hudson, the widower of John “Charlie” Hudson, was the daughter of the late Rubin & Annie Davis Benjamin. She was born in Mayesville, SC on January 22, 1924 and after the death of her parents, reared by her sister, the late Annie L. McCray.
 
Mrs. Hudson was preceded in death by her daughter, Dorothy “Dotty” Hudson and her brother David Benjamin.  She entered into eternal rest on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Brookdale Senior Living, Sumter. 
 
She received her early education in the public schools of Mayesville, SC. Because she understood the importance of education, she received her diploma in 1977 from Sumter High School.
 
The best example of a true servant of the Lord, “Miss Julia” served in numerous capacities at Unionville A.M.E.  Church to include the choir, Sunday School, Missionary and Stewardess. She proudly wore the title, “Mother of the Church.”
 
Mrs. Hudson’s civic involvement was equally extensive at her work in the church. Attending community meetings and having a voice for the people, she was actively involved in the betterment of her community. In recognition of her civic mindedness, the City of Sumter proclaimed June 10, 2006 as Julia B. Hudson Day. She also enjoyed her service as a volunteer Candy-striper at Tuomey Hospital.
 
According to Miss Julia, “hard work never hurt anybody.” Aside from taking care of everybody in the neighborhood, she worked for years as a beautician; loved to sew and retired from Campbell Soup Co.
 
Left to cherish her memories and live by her example is a son, David Jenkins Hudson of Silver Springs, MD; a sister-in-law, Naomi Hudson; two cousins, Frances Wilson and Wilhelmina Harris; a god-son, Jaime Carter; a god-daughter Ronetta Moses, all of Sumter; a god-daughter, Mary Thomas of Greenbelt, MD and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 12-8pm at Job’s Mortuary
 
Mrs. Hudson will be placed in the church on Monday, April 18 at 10am for viewing until the hour of service.
 
Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 11am at Unionville AME Church, 2036 Swimming Pen Rd, Mayesville, SC 29104, SC with Reverend Alvin E. Webb, Officiating and assisted by  Reverend Joshua Dupree. Interment will follow in Unionville AME Church Cemetery.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home of her sister-in-law, Naomi Hudson, 18 Shirer St., Sumter, SC 29150.


Mr. Sammie Lee Anderson entered into eternal rest on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at his residence.  He was born on November 23, 1950 to the late Mr. Charlie and Nancy Garrett Anderson.
 
He was a lifelong member of Orangehill Independent Methodist Church where he served on the Usher Board and the Security Ministry.
 
He was employed by ECB Construction for many years and Wilson Hall School.  Sammie enjoyed gardening and fishing.
 
He leaves to cherish his precious memories: one daughter, Stacey (Haskell) Bradley of Sumter, SC, ; four grandchildren, Oszhane, Shamari, and Tydrell Simon of Bishopville, SC and Aaliysianna Bradley of Sumter, SC; four brothers, Ossie (Gail) Durant of Wilmington, NC, Eddie (Alice) Anderson of Murfreesboro, TN, Charlie Jr. and Jerry Anderson of Wedgefield, SC; six sisters, Helen Dinkins, Marie (Samuel) Holliday, Lillie Anderson, Elizabeth Wilson (Marvin Jackson, Companion) and Ella Golden all of Wedgefield, SC and Hannah Durant of Greensboro, NC and host of nieces, nephews, uncle, aunts, other family members and friends who are saddened by his passing. 
 
He was preceded in death by his father Charlie Anderson, Sr., mother Nancy Anderson, daughter Lakeisha Sumpter, a niece Cassandra Holliday, and a nephew James Dinkins, Jr.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 2-6pm at Job’s Mortuary. Mr. Anderson will be placed in the church on Friday, April 15 at 11am for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 12 noon at Orangehill Independent Methodist Church, 3005 South King Hwy, Wedgefield, SC with Pastor Constance Walker and Dr. Nate Brock, Officiating. Interment will follow in Orangehill Independent Methodist Church Cemetery.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home of his sister, Elizabeth Wilson, 2635 Burnt Gin Road, Wedgefield, SC. 
 
Trust in the Lord, with All Thine Heart, and Lean not on thy own understanding.  Proverbs 3:5  
 
 
Sammie Coleman was born in Sumter County on November 11, 1951 to Ellen Coleman and the late Harold Coleman. He departed this life on Friday, April 1, 2016 at Palmetto Health Tuomey, Sumter. 
 
He was the third of four children. Sammie was educated in Sumter County Public Schools and became a skilled carpenter under the guidance of Mr. Daniel McGhaney. Throughout his life, he had numerous jobs but always returned to his beloved carpentry.
 
Although Sammie never married, he was the loving father of three daughters. He was a helpful friend, a fun-loving and doting uncle, a loving and caring grandfather and a loving and helpful brother and son.

Sammie was known for his friendliness, easy-going personality and smiling face. He was also known for his willingness to pull up a chair at any table for a good meal. In his later years, he came to know Christ as his personal savior and studied God’s word in order to change his life.
 
He leaves to cherish his memory: three beautiful daughters, Latoya Shawndra' Gadson, Angela Monique Ricks, and Rosalynd Niesha Witherspoon; a loving mother, Ellen G. Coleman; a brother, Harold (Shirley) Coleman; two sisters, Minnie Marie Coleman and Mary Ellen King; a special sister/cousin, Linda Houck-Leneau; a special uncle/cousin, James Louis Glisson; seven grandchildren, Jonathan W.S. Gadson, Dai’ja A.N. Ricks, Jordan L. Gadson, Jaylon C. J. Gadson, Jayvon R. Gadson, Bailey W. DeWey, and Da’vieon A.N. Ricks; two uncles, James  Houck and John Glisson; four aunts, Ruth Clyburn, Ruth Jackson, Emma Garrison, Della (Johnnie) Davis ; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
 
He was preceded in death by: his father, Harold Coleman; a brother-in-law, Frankie King; six uncles, John Coleman, Israel Houck, Clarence Gilbert, Alfred Mackey, Willie Hargrove and Chinia Jackson; six aunts, Betty Glisson, LouEthel  Harris, Mattie Lee, Ruth Houck, Katie Mackey, Elzona Gilbert and Annie Mae Hargrove; and a grand nephew, Tywione Coleman. Sammie will be missed by all who knew him.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 3-6pm at Job’s Mortuary.
 
Mr. Coleman will be placed in the church on Saturday, April 9 at 10am for viewing until the hour of service.
 
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 11 am at Canty Memorial Church of God In Christ, 873 Woodcrest St, Sumter, SC with Elder Eugene Canty, Officiating.
 
Interment will follow in Smith Cemetery.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home 665 Duffie Drive, Wedgefield, SC. 
 
 

Amelia Choice Wiley, was born on August 28, 1946 in Sumter, SC to the late John Henry and Sallie Gathers Choice. She slipped peacefully into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 in the comfort of her home. 
 
Amelia was educated in the public schools of Sumter County and graduated from Ebenezer High School. She retired from Sumter School District Two after 28 years of faithful service. She was a member of High Hills AME Church where she sang on numerous choirs and was an active member of the Edward Robinson Floral Club and Emma Louise Robinson Womens Missionary Society. Amelia was also a proud member of The Golden Girls of Sumter, SC.
 
Amelia leaves her warm and precious memories; one son, Bryant (Amanda) Wiley of Wedgefield, SC; two devoted daughters, Jawanda (Frederick ) Stukes of Rembert, SC and Shalanda Wiley of Sumter, SC; two sisters, Louise Hunter of Vineland, NJ and Albertha Hales of Sumter, SC; one aunt, Elnora Gathers of Sumter, SC; two granddaughters, Angelica and Taryn; her spouse, George Wiley of Sumter, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 2-6pm at Job’s Mortuary.
 
Mrs. Wiley will be placed in the church on Sat. at 1pm for viewing until the hour of service.
 
Funeral Services will be held on Sat, April 9, 2016 at 2pm at High Hills AME Church with Pastor Stanley Rivers, Officiating.  
 
Interment will follow in High Hills AME Church Cemetery.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, 850 Carmiler Lane, Wedgefield, SC.
 

Mrs. Grace Cole Lesane, 90, was born on July 7, 1925 in Lynchburg, SC, to the late Will and Virginia Cole.   Grace received her education in the public school system of Sumter County.  She was a member of The House of God Keith Dominion Church where she served faithfully until her health began to fail.
 
On Sunday, March 27, 2016, Grace accepted the invitation and left the ones she loved and went with the Angels to her eternal resting place in the presence of the Lord and bid this world bye bye. 
 
She leaves to cherish her memories: two sons, Hazel Lesane and Heyward Lesane of Lynchburg, SC; two daughters,  Emerdith Miller, Mayesville, SC and Betty (Timothy) Colbert, Riverdale, GA;  nine grandchildren, Deborah (Rolland) Goodman, Goose Creek, SC, Shonda (Harold) Eaton, Indiana, SFC Barry (Tanjala) Miller, Lexington, SC, Danielle Miller, Avis Colbert, Jonesboro, GA, Adrian (Candace) Lesane, Texas, Felicia Lesane, Columbia, SC, Rachelle Barriento, Texas, and Raquele Barriento, Vineland, NJ; nine great-grands, Ashley, Ambri, Christopher, Audrionna, Summer, Amaria, Devyn, Myles and Adyan; ten sisters-in-law, Emma Thomas (special caregiver), Minne Lesane (special caregiver), Virginia Lesane, Nellie James, Margaret Lesane, Shirley Cole, Wilhemena Titus, Evelyn Cole, Delores Lesane, and Annie Mae Lesane; a very special niece, Shirley Lesane, Fort Pierce, FL; six brothers-in-law, Henry Lesane, Jr., John Wesley Lesane, Oneal Lesane, Eddie Lesane, Jerry Lesane, and Willie Lesane; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends and acknowledgement to very special caregivers and friends, Ms. Flora Fullwood and Mrs. Marie Peterson.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Richard Lesane; grandson, Patrick T. Miller; three brothers, Arthur, Henry, and Marion Cole; five sisters, Emurl Williams, Sadie Lesane, Carlene Cole, Lenora Fullwood, and Irene Cole.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Friday, April 1, 2016 from 2-6pm at Job’s Mortuary.  Mrs. Lesane will be placed in the church on Saturday at 10am until the hour of service. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11am at Salem Chapel and Heritage Center, 101 S. Salem Ave., Sumter, SC.  Interment will follow in Mayesville Community Cemetery.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home 1150 Richard Lesane Lane, Lynchburg, SC.
 
 
Reverend Theodore “Ted” Williams, 71, died Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the Aiken Regional Medical Center.  Born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, he was a son of the late Moses F. and Henrietta Dale Williams.    
 
Reverend Williams attended the public schools in Fort Smith.  Upon graduation, he moved to South Carolina to attend Morris College.  He served as pastor of Hills Chapel Baptist Church, Nichols, SC; Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Florence, SC; Olive Branch Baptist Church, Batesburg-Leesville, SC and Cedar Baptist Church, Norway, SC. 
 
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 6pm in the Westend Community Church in Christ with Reverend Dr. Marion Newton, celebrant; Reverend Dr. Clinton Brantley, Reverend Dr. Vandroth Backus, the Reverend Dr. Charles B. Jackson, the Reverend Fred Johnson and the Reverend Emanuel Simon, assisting.  
 
There will be a visitation period on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 between the hours of 3pm and 6pm at Job’s Mortuary, 312 S. Main St., and an hour before the worship on Thursday in the Westend Community Church in Christ sanctuary, 101 S. Salem Ave.  
 
 
Daisy Bell Samuel departed this earthly life and was called to heavenly reward on Wednesday March 23, 2016 at Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter, SC. She was born on September 29, 1935 in Lee County to the late Willie and Carrie Jennings. She was married to the late Eddie Samuel to this union twelve children were born. She was educated in the public schools of Lee County.  
 
Daisy was a faithful member of Galilee Baptist Church for many years, even during her illness.
 
Daisy Bell leaves to cherish her precious memories; six sons, Jerry (Linda) Jennings, Isaac Samuel, Edward Samuel, Dennis Samuel, David Lee Samuel, and Willie Samuel; three daughters, Evelyn (Tony) Wright, Dilene (Micheal) Hodge, and Tiffany Samuel; three sisters, Lillie Mae Dubose, Louviena Toney and Lou Bertha (Frank) Butler; one brother, Marion Gregg; fifteen grandchildren, thirty-one great- grandchildren, a very special niece, Sarah Dwyer, Home Health Nurse, Louise Singleton; special friends, Pearl Parrott, Margret Rubin, Thelma Hodge and Wilhelmina Titus; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 
 
Public Viewing will be held on Monday, March 28, 2016 from 2-6pm at Job’s Mortuary.
 
Ms. Samuel will be placed in the church on Tuesday, at 1pm until the hour of service. Funeral Services will be held on Tues. March 29, 2016 at 2pm at Galilee Baptist Church, 126 East Sumter Street, Mayesville Interment will follow in King Emmanuel Baptist Church Cemetery, Lynchburg, SC.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home 214 Emily Drive, Sumter.
 

Ms. Beulah Davis, 79, was born October 9, 1936, to the late Mr. Robert and Emma (Amos) Davis, in Sumter, South Carolina. On Wednesday, March 23, 2016, she departed this earthly life at Palmetto Health Tuomey Hospital.
 
Beulah was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. At an early age, she received the Lord as her personal Savior. She was a lifetime member of Church of God by Faith, Inc. She attended El Bethel where she served faithfully as a Mother of the church, president of the Missionary Department, and she also extended her love for children while working with the youth department until she experienced health challenges.
 
Beulah had a kind and sweet spirit always giving of her time and energy with no expectation of reciprocation. She was the primary caretaker of her mother during an extended period of illness.  In her leisure, she found joy in sewing, knitting, cooking, shopping, and singing praises to her Heavenly Father.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Eva Taylor; and six brothers; Henry Davis, David Davis, Elijah Davis, Willie Davis, Austin Davis, and Ernest Davis. Left to treasure her beautiful memoires are: her only surviving brother, Thomas Davis (Lula Ann Davis) of Sumter, South Carolina; 2 sisters-in-law Leona Davis and Velray Davis, one brother-in-law, James Taylor; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and a special friend Carrie Duffie.
 
Beulah was a loving, caring, and humble person who definitely loved God and she will be greatly missed.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 2-6pm at Job’s Mortuary. Ms. Davis will be placed in the church on Sunday at 12noon until the hour of service. F uneral Services will be held on Sun., March 27, 2016 at 1pm at Church of God by Faith with Elder Mack Wilson, Eulogist. Interment will follow in Stukes Cemetery.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home 125 W. Bartlette Street Apt #402 (Shiloh-Randolph Manor), Sumter.
 
 
Mattie Lou Holmes affectionately known as “Sister Girl” departed this life on Monday, March 21, 2016 with her family by her side. 
 
Mattie was born February 27, 1941 in Manchester, Georgia and was the youngest daughter of the late Charlie Gaines Melson and Charlie Mae Ellison Melson.

Mattie attended and graduated from Ruth Carter High School in Talbotton County Georgia.
 
She was loved and cherished by the Sumter community from her work with the Sumter County Disabilities Board from which she retired in June 2006. 
She attended Grace Cathedral Ministries under the leadership of Apostle Sammy Smith until she experienced health challenges.
 
Many loving memories will remain with her loving devoted husband Elder Holmes Sr., her daughters Kaldejia “Dee” (Robert) Faulk, Valencia (Frederick) Gadson, Theresa Luckey, Gwen Wilson, Dorothy Mae Davis and Rhonda “Peaches” Evans. Her sons Elder (Barbara Ann)Holmes Jr. and Ricky Holmes. Her only beloved brother T. L. Melson..Two special sisters Geneva Ling and Ruby (Abraham) Heyward. A host of dear brothers and sisters in laws. The loves of her life, her grandchildren David, Deborwah, Nehemiah, Bryant, Justin, Bryton. Her precious great grandchildren, Jasmine, Ahna and Raegan. Her nieces and great nieces: Shakeria, Belinda, Ahna, Jocelyn, Kenya, Jessica, Kathy, Linda and Laura Love. Her nephews and great nephews: Greg, Gary, Charlie John, Ervin, Aaron, Tyler, Anthony, Amor, Tequiro, Tobauis, Mark, Antavious and Jaiden.
 
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Maggie Love and Earline Copeland Jacquelyn, nieces, Brenda and Debra.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 2-6pm at Job’s Mortuary
 
Mrs. Holmes will be placed in the church on Fri. at 10am for viewing until the hour of service.
 
Funeral Services will be held on Fri, March 25, 2016 at 11am at Salem Chapel & Heritage Center 101 S. Salem Ave, with Pastor Robert Faulk, Officiating. 
 
Interment will follow in Bradford Cemetery.
 
 
Tyron Harvin Sr., affectionately known as “Ronnie” or “Rabbit” was born on April 28, 1962 in Mayesville, SC to the late Mary E. Wells-Harvin and Junious Harvin. Tyron was peacefully called home for eternal rest with the Lord on Wednesday March 16, 2016 at his residence.
 
Tyron was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. After school he was employed with the City of Sumter, later he was employed by SCDOT for 10 years before his health failed. Tyron was also a volunteer Firefighter, which he took pride in the most.
 
He joined Ebenezer AME Church at an early age.
 
Tyron was a fun, loving, outspoken and well known person who was loved by everyone. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Tyron loved making everyone smile and laugh. He enjoyed working, cooking, volunteering and helping out in   the community.
 
He leaves to cherish his memories; four daughters; Tywonna Smalls, Latise Smalls, LaShay Smalls and Shaute Smalls; two sons, Rahim Benjamin and Tyrone Harvin Jr; eighteen grandchildren; five siblings, Gladys Simmons of Brooklyn, NY, Betty Johnson of Maryland, Virginia Moore of Washington, DC, Willie Wells of Washington, DC, and Alphonso Wells of Alexandria, VA;  two aunts, two uncles; seven God brothers and sisters special caregiver, Carolyn Harvin and Coresa Myers; special friend, Tiawonda Caesar; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Tyron was preceded in death by his parents, three siblings, Kenneth Lee Harvin, Ruth Harvin and Mae Francis Wells.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 2-6pm at Job’s Mortuary. Mr. Harvin will be placed in the church on Thursday at 12noon for viewing until the hour of viewing. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 1pm at Ebenezer AME Church, Mayesville, SC with Pastor Rev. Phillip Washington, Officiating. 

Interment will follow in Mayesville Community Cemetery.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home 16B Boundary Street, Mayesville. 

 
Dr. Sylvia LeTrell Miott, daughter of the late Reverend Dr. Sylvester R. Miott and Synethia Dorch Miott, was born November 19, 1951 in Sumter, South Carolina.  She passed peacefully from this earthly life to eternal life on Monday, March 14, 2016, at Palmetto Health Tuomey, Sumter, SC. 
 
As a small child, Sylvia excelled in her studies and as she grew, her parents instilled the importance of education.  She was a 1969 graduate of Edmunds High School, Sumter, SC, and continued her education at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD, where she earned a Bachelor and Master Degree in Social Work.  She later earned a Doctorate Degree in Education from Nora Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.   
 
Sylvia accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and joined Mt. Pisgah AME Church, where she remained a faithful member until her demise.  She was a Steward and regularly attended Church School. 
 
Sylvia was employed as a social worker in Baltimore, MD, and Atlanta, GA.  She also taught in Lee and Sumter County Schools. 
 
Sylvia enjoyed traveling and lived for a brief time in Paris, France.  Spending time with family members was very special to her.  She was especially dedicated to her parents, and was truly a “Daddy’s girl”.  She became caregiver for her father during an extended period of illness.  It was always evident that Sylvia was precise and meticulous in everything she did. 
 
Sylvia leaves to cherish her memories: sister, Annie (Johnny) Gilchrist of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; three uncles: Johnny (Martha) Miott of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Reverend George P. Miott of Rockledge, Florida, Dr. Roosevelt O. Miott of Sumter, South Carolina, two aunts, Rosa M. Moore of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Pearl Dorch Streater of New York, one niece, Sonya Gilchrist, one nephew Johnny Gilchrist and other relatives. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Sylvester Ralph Miott, Jr.  

Public Viewing will be held on Friday, March 18, 2016 from 2-6pm at Job’s Mortuary. Delta Omega Service will be held at 6:30pm on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Job’s Mortuary.  Dr. Miott will be placed in the church at 3pm for viewing until the hour of service.  Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 4pm at Mt. Pisgah AME Church, 217 W. Bartlette St., Sumter, SC with Rev. Laddie Howard, Officiating. 
 
Interment will follow in Hillside Memorial Park, Sumter, SC.
 
The family will be receiving friends at the home of her uncle, Dr. Roosevelt O. Miott, 7015 Claremont Lane, Sumter, SC 29154.
 

Deacon Ezekiel R. Hastie, 96, the husband of Lucille Burgess Hastie entered eternal rest on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Palmetto Health Tuomey.  He was a son of the late Deacon James and Lula Wright Hastie.
 
Born on September 8, 1919, he attended the public schools of Sumter County, graduated from Lincoln High School and attended Morris College.  His employment began at the Sea Board Train Station in Sumter during which time he met and married Lucille Burgess Hastie, his loving wife of over seventy years.  He retired from Georgia-Pacific, formerly known as Williams Furniture Company, after over thirty years.  Deacon Hastie was a lifelong member of the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church where he served in many capacities.  He was a member of the Trustees Ministry, Deacon’s Ministry, Male Chorus, the Hastie Bible Class and the Church Garden Ministry.
 
His precious memories will be forever cherished by; his devoted wife, Lucille Burgess Hastie; three sons, James R. (Cynthia) Hastie, Bernard C. Hastie and Rev. Calvin K. (Ann) Hastie Sr.; one daughter, Brenda J. Hastie; four grandchildren, Randall B. (Kim) Fulwood, Cashena L. Hastie, MD, Attorney Calvin K. (Celita) Hastie Jr. and Rashad Shariff; four great grandchildren, Shammond R., Darius B. Jamilyah K. and Calvin K III; two sisters-in-law, Florine Hastie, Sumter, SC and Evelyn B. Morant, Baltimore MD; two brothers-in-law, Enoch (Mae) Burgess, Baltimore, MD and James Burgess, Winston Salem, NC; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Doris H. Fulwood; three sisters, Annie H. Bowens, Mary H. Gillard and Susan H. Burgess; two brothers, Deacon Titus Hastie Sr. and David Hastie.
 
A special thank you to the staff of NHC Healthcare and Magnolia Hall.
 
Public viewing will be held Friday, March 18, 2016 from 2:00-7:00 pm at Job’s Mortuary.

The body will be placed in the church on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 10:00 am for viewing until the hour of service.
 
Homegoing service will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 3249 Highway 15 South, Sumter, SC 29150 with Pastor Willie A. Wright Jr., officiating; assisted by Rev. Leroy Blanding Sr.  Interment will follow at Hillside Memorial Park.

 
The family will be receiving friends at the home of his daughter, Brenda Hastie, 707 Nelson Street in Sumter SC.
 
 
LeGrand “LJ” Oaks Sr. was born January 19, 1941 in Sumter County to the late Alphonso and Beatrice Scriven Oaks. 
 
LJ was a true warrior who fought the Good Fight of Faith until his transitioning to this heavenly home on Saturday March 12, 2016. He was talented and labored in the Construction Industry until his health failed.
 
He leaves to cherish his memory; four children, LeGrand (Cathy) of Sumter, SC, Nathaniel Oaks, Thomas (Algetha) Oaks of Newark, NJ and Erick (Renee) Mahoney of Sumter, SC; ten grandchildren, six great grandchildren; five brothers, Alphonso (Ruby) Oaks of Irvington, NJ, Fredric Oaks, Calvin Oaks, Robert (Doretha) Oaks and Cedric (Lucille) Oaks of Sumter, SC; four sisters, Maggie John of Staten Island, NY, Edna Mae Oaks, Beatrice Oaks both of Newark, NJ and Carolyn (Raymond) Jefferson; two sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Oscar and Henry Oaks, one sister, Eloise Graves. 
 
Public Viewing will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 2-7pm at Job’s Mortuary. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 11am at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church USA, Dalzell, SC with Rev. Carnell Hampton, Officiating.  Interment will follow in Ebenezer Church Cemetery.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home 934 Cherryvale Drive, Sumter. 
 

John Wesley Mack, Sergeant First Class (Retired) departed his earthly journey on March 11, 2016 after an extended illness.  He was born on October 4, 1938. 
 
He will be cherished by his loving wife Sylvia J. Mack; three sons, John W. Mack Jr., Kevin Mack, and Roosevelt L. Mack; three daughters, Janell Price, Rhonda M. Mack, and Glenda E. Tisdale; one sister, Mattie Witherspoon; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and dear friends.
 
Family will be receiving visitors at the home.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Tues. March 15, 2016 from 2-6 at Job’s Mortuary. Mr. Mack will be placed in the church at 10am for viewing until the hour of service.
 
Funeral Services will be held on Wed. March 16, 2016 at 11AM at St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church, Sumter with Rev. M.G Walters, Officiating.
 
Interment will follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia, SC.
 
 
Willie “Knot” McFadden, son of Mary K. McFadden and the late Horace McFadden Sr. was called to rest on March 8, 2016. He was born on February 22, 1952 in Clarendon County.
 
He received his formal education in the public schools of Sumter County.He was employed by Shaw Lumber Company for nine years.
 
He leaves to cherish his memories; a loving mother, Mary K. McFadden of Sumter, SC; three sons, Christopher McFadden, Cory McFadden and Willie Chandler of Sumter, SC; two sisters, Estelle Sumpter of Philadelphia, PA, and Deloris (Morris) Leverette of Sumter, SC; three brothers, Leander (Ruth Ann) McFadden, John McFadden both of Sumter, SC and Toney McFadden of Chattanooga, TN; one sister-in-law, Ella Mae Kennedy of Washington, DC; one uncle, Maxwell Kennedy of Sumter, SC; two aunts, Bernice McDonald of Sumter, SC and Gerome Shaw of Philadelphia, PA and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
 
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Nathaniel Kennedy and Horace McFadden Jr.  Public Viewing will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 2-7pm at Job’s Mortuary. Mr. McFadden will be placed in the church on Mon. at 12noon until the hour of service. Funeral Services will be held on Mon, March 14, 2016 at 1pm at Goodwill Presbyterian Church USA with Pastor Samuel Sparks, and Rev. Cornell Hampton, Eulogist.

Interment will follow in Melina Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Gable Family will be receiving friends at the home 115 North Purdy Street, Sumter.