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Obituaries

Elizabeth Anderson Richardson, daughter of the late Marion and Louise Anderson was born April 10, 1938 in Lynchburg, SC. She entered peacefully into eternal rest on Friday, January 29, 2016 at Palmetto Heath Tuomey in Sumter.
 
She was educated in the public schools of Lee County. She was a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School. At an early age Elizabeth accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Mayesville, SC.
 
She later met and married the love of her life James Richardson on February 7, 1958 they were united and to this union two children were born. She was a lover of children her motherhood responsible swiftly expanded including raising her Grandson, Michael Richardson Jr. of Ft. Bragg Fayetteville, NC and her nieces Cynthia Anderson and Roberta Jones both of Jersey City, New Jersey. She later moved to New Jersey where she was employed by West New Your Laundry for several years. She then retired and relocated back to Sumter, SC.
 
She leaves to cherish her memories and regret her passing her husband of 58 years, James Richardson; one son, Michael Richardson of Charlotte, NC; four grandchildren, Michael Richardson Jr. of Ft. Bragg, Fayetteville, NC, Darya Ann Harding and Shaquille Richardson of Rockingham, NC, and Jordan Richardson of Charlotte, NC; one great-grand child, Mychail Tyler Richardson; five sisters, Geneva Scarborough of Bishopville, SC, Everlena (Willie) Green of Mayesvile, SC, Mary (Henry) Robert of Florida, Rosa (Walter) Scott of Darlington, SC and Patricia (Henry) Allen of Lamar, SC; two brothers, Marion (Jacqueline) Anderson of Lamar, SC and Odell Anderson of Bishopville, SC; two brothers-in-law, Robert Lee (Margie) Richardson of Mayesville, SC and Otis (Hennie) Richardson of Jersey City, NJ; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Nedd and Mary Lee Lawson both of Mayesville, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Albert Richardson, three sisters, Annie Lee Anderson Glover, Maggie Mae Anderson Johnson, and Margaret Anderson McDuffie; one brother, Leon Anderson, daughter-in-law, Regina Richardson. 
 
 
Public Viewing will be held on Thursday Feb.4, 2016 from 2-6pm at Job’s Mortuary.
 
Mrs. Richardson will be placed in the church on Fri. Feb. 5, 2016 at 12noon for viewing until the hour of service.
 
Funeral Service will be held on Fri. Feb 5, 2016 at 1pm at Trinity Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) Mayesville, SC with Pastor Elder Othan Franklin, Officiating Interment will follow in Mayesviile Cemetery. Family will be receiving friends at the home 305 Sandy Run Drive, Sumter.
 
 
Wilhelmenia Florine Pringle Alston 78 was born in Rembert SC on April 6, 1937 to the late Allen and Katie Gardner Pringle.  She departed this Life on January 12, 2016 at he residence.
 
Florine began her Christian journey at an early age at the Rafting Creek Baptist church, she ran her race being steadfast unmovable and always abiding in the word of God. Florine served on the Missionary and Pastor’s Aid Ministries until her death. She loved God with a pure heart and that was evident in the way she loved and treated others.
 
She was educated in the public schools of Sumter County.  She Retired from Rockwell International Tools where she was employed for numerous years. In 1955 Florine was united in Holy Matrimony to the love of her life, the late Edward Alston and to this union 2 children were born.
 
She leaves to cherish her loving memory and celebrate her home going, one son Edward (Michele) Alston Jr, one daughter Rev. Sharyn(Rev.Henry) Boyd, five grandchildren Amber, Clayonka, Flolanda, Quenton, and Kimberly, 6 great grandchildren, one sister, Josephine Spencer, 7 sisters in law, 3 brothers in law and a host of other relatives.
 
Public viewing will be held Friday, January 15, 2016 from 2pm-6pm Mrs. Alston will be placed in the church at 1pm for viewing until the hour of service until the hour of service. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00p.m Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Rafting Creek Baptist Church Rembert, SC.  Pastor Melvin Mack officiating assisted by the Ministerial Team of the Rafting Creek Baptist Church.
 
The family will be receiving visitors at her home, 7635 Osborne Rd. Rembert, SC.   


Dorcia Mae Robinson was the daughter of the late Herbert and Ella Williams.  She was born on December 22, 1928, in Littleton, North Carolina.  The Lord called her home on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.  She received her formal education in the Halifax County school system.  She was married to Mancy Robinson. 
 
She accepted Christ at an early age at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church where she was baptized.  Dorcia loved music and singing.  She sang on the choir and her first solo at age seven was a hymn, Jesus Paid It All.  Years later she moved to Brooklyn, New York, where she joined Evening Star Missionary Baptist Church.  She served as an outstanding usher for many years.  She sang on several choirs and also served on other ministries.  Upon leaving New York she joined Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church where she loved to sing her favorite song, I Believe.
 
She leaves to cherish her precious memories two daughters, Nelvirnes Hartley and Carlotta Wilson; four grandchildren, Guy Hartley, Jay Hartley, Sr., Ryan Hartley, Shantell Hartley and Rashad T. Wilson; nine great grandchildren, Tis, Tori, Codey, Cameron, Jay Jr., Brianna, Amira, Ryian and Jeremiah; three great-great grandchildren, Graylin, Gavin and Jaylin; Two sister, Katie McCormick of Sumter, South Carolina and Perlean Williams of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina; One brother, Willie F. Williams of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.  Three brothers, Herbert, Amos and Otis Perry Williams preceded her in death.  Special people in her life whom she loved dearly, Pastor Washington Lee Lundy and Deacon Solomon Williams of Evening Star Missionary Baptist Church, Brooklyn, New York; Dectric Barnes of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, and a host of relatives and friends.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Fri. January 15, 2016 from 2-6pm at Job’s Mortuary.
 
Ms. Robinson will be placed in the church on Sat. January 16, 2016 at 11am for viewing until the hour of service.
 
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 12noon at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Sumter with Rev. Larry Barnes, Officiating.
 
Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will be receiving friends at the home 1584 US Highway 521 South, Sumter. 
 
 

Doris Hastie Fulwood, 63, entered eternal rest on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Palmetto Richland Heart Hospital. She was the daughter of Deacon Ezekiel and Lucille B. Hastie.
 
Born on February 1, 1952, she attended the public schools of Sumter and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1969. She graduated with Honors from Morris College with a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education in 1978. She   received her Masters of Early Childhood Education from Cambridge College, Boston, Mass. Doris taught in Sumter School District #2 for 25 years. Doris was a member of the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church where she served in many capacities. She was a member of the Trustee Ministry, YWA, Missionary Circle #2, and the Education Ministry. She was also member of various civic organizations, The Starlight Savings Club, South Main Street Neighborhood Watch Associations, South Sumter Beautification Association and the Irish Festival Committee.
 
Doris precious memories will forever cherished by her loving son, Randall B. (Kim) Fulwood; three grandchildren, Shammond R. Darius B. and Jamilyah K.; three brothers, James R. (Cynthia) Hastie, Bernard C. Hastie and Rev. Calvin K. (Ann) Hastie, Sr.; one sister, Brenda J. Hastie; one niece, Cashena L. Hastie, MD and two nephews, Attorney Calvin K. (Celita) Hastie, Jr. and Rashad Shariff; one grandnephew, Calvin K. Hastie, III and a special friend of the family, Walter Davis; and host of relatives and friends.
 
Public viewing will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 2–6 pm at Job’s Mortuary.
 
Ms. Fulwood will be placed in the church on Wed. January 13, 2016 at 11am for viewing until the hour of service.
 
Funeral service will be held on Wed. January 13, 2016 at 12noon at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church 3249 Highway 15 South Sumter with Pastor, Rev. Willie A. Wright Jr. will be officiating assisted by Rev. Leroy Blanding Sr. and Rev. Calvin K. Hastie, Sr.
 
Interment will follow in Hillside Memorial Park. 
 
Family is receiving friends at the home 707 Nelson Street, Sumter
 

Loretta Rush Goodman was born to the late Grant and Mattie Rush on July 27, 1929 in Lynchburg, SC. She departed this life on January 1, 2016 at McLeod Hospice House, Florence, SC.
 
Loretta attended the Public school of Sumter County. At an early age she joined St. John United Methodist Church and later moved to New York where she did domestic work and was a child care provider. Loretta was also a member of the Joint Stock Hall #492.
 
She was married to the late Joseph Goodman, to this union one son was born. 
 
Loretta leaves to cherish her memories; a loving granddaughter, Tresla Goodman of Bishopville, SC; five grandsons, Leo (Jaunisha) Goodman Jr, Kenyatta Goodman and Ross Underdue of Bronx, New York, Tarick Goodman of the home and Gregory Wheeler of Mt. Verson, New York; eight great grand children, five great great grand children; two brothers, Samuel (Rita) Burgess of Capital Heights, MD and Abraham Burgess of Pompano Beach, FL; one sister, Lucinda (Jimmy) Maulden of Capital Heights, MD; one sister-in-law, Martha Goodman of Manning, SC; a special loving partner, Robert Mack of the home; two special nieces, Patricia (Pat) Goodman and care giver of Lynchburg, SC and Betty Cheatham of Stanford, Connecticut; two special friends, Marion (Robin) Floyd  of Lynchburg, SC and a host of other relatives and friends.
Public viewing will be held on Friday, January 8, 2016 from 2–6 pm at Job’s Mortuary.
 
Ms. Goodman will be placed in the church on Sat. January 9, 2016 at 11am for viewing until the hour of service.
 
Funeral service will be held on Sat. January 9, 2016 at 12noon at St. John United Methodist Church, Lynchburg, SC.
 
Interment will follow in Chandler Cemetery, Lynchburg  
 
Family is receiving friends at the home 9975 Woods Bay Road, Lynchburg

 
Pastor William Leroy Ervin, beloved husband for eleven years of Vermelle Capers-Ervin was called to eternal rest on Friday, December 25, 2015 at his home.
 
Pastor Ervin was born January 24, 1928 in Camden, New Jersey. He was the son of the late Samuel and Jessie May Ervin.
 
He graduated from Woodrow Wilson Vocational High School in Camden, NJ in 1946. He served 18 months in the US Army from 1946-1947. Before beginning college Pastor Ervin worked several years with his father in Camden, NJ.
 
His journey to begin his college education started by the purchase of a “Message Magazine” from a man on the street who invited him to attend church with him at Mt. Olive Seventh-day Adventist Church in Camden, NJ. He then accepted the “The Angels Message” of the Seventh-day Adventist beliefs and became a member of the Mt. Olive Church. His college education started at Oakwood College (now Oakwood University) in Huntsville, Alabama where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion as his Major and Biology as his Minor in 1955. He then attended Potomac University (now Andrews University) in Barren Springs, Michigan where he received his Masters of Arts Degree in Bible and Systematic Theology in 1957.
 
Pastor Ervin pastured churches in the Alleghnay East Conference in New Jersey and Maryland areas. He retired in 1993.
 
He truly has a passion for preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and enjoyed eating and snaking in the middle of the night.
 
He later moved to Sumter, SC with his fiancé’ Vermelle Capers where they united in marriage on June 2, 2004.
 
He later joined Berea Seventh-day Adventist Church. He then pastured as Interim Pastor for the South Atlantic Conference of churches in Lagrange, NC, Hemingway. SC, Florence & Darlington, SC District and Manning & Sumter, SC District.
 
He is survived by his devoted loving wife; Vermelle Capers- Ervin of the home, one stepdaughter, Karen Capers-Adams of Orange, New Jersey, one step granddaughter, Latoya Capers of Patterson, NJ, two step grandsons; Douglas Capers of Patterson, NJ and Reginald Adams of Orange, NJ; six great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
 
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ethel Braxton-Ervin, one daughter Dawn Ervin, four brothers and three sisters. 
 
Public viewing will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 from 3–6 pm at Job’s Mortuary.
 
Pastor Ervin will be placed in the church on Thurs. December 31, 2015 at 9:30am for viewing until the hour of service.
 
Funeral service will be held on Thurs., December 31, 2015 at 10:30am at Berea Seventh Adventist Church with Pastor Marquis Jackson, Officiating. Interment
will follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia.

Family is receiving friends at the home 78 Hoyt Heights Street, Sumter.
 
 
Mary Louise James Davis, departed this life on Sunday, December 13th, 2015 at the age of 87 years old at Palmetto Health Richland hospital in Columbia, S.C. She was born on December 12th, 1928 in Sumter, S.C. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Ellen Bracey James.
 
Sis James was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. Louise worked for the Sumter County School district, Shevelle Zipper and also did modeling jobs in New York City.  Louise was a member and the mother of Tabernacle of Praise Church in Columbia, S.C. 
 
When you think of her you will find yourself smiling because she had such a fun and spunky personality. Sis. James was a true diva and never left the house without her nails and hair done. She was a loving and giving person, only wanting the best for her family.  She even gave her family a gift on her birthday, giving them the chance to celebrate her 87th birthday with her.
 
She was the widower of Willie Davis and is survived by four children: Joe Arthur James (Wanda), Donald Jimmy James (Lisa), Troy Arthur James (Jameela), Sharon James Johnston (Darren), stepchildren, Goddaughter Bertha Willis (John) and adopted family Clarice, Rodney and Maggie. Grandchildren: 20 and Great grandchildren: 25 and a host of nieces and nephews who she loved as they were her own. She is survived by her sister Fannie Geneva Fields (Grant) and Aunt Mattie from Philadelphia.
 
She is preceded in death by Henry, Robert, Felton, George and Rovenia. She also leaves her loving memories with other relatives and friends. 
 
Public Viewing will be held on Saturday Dec. 19, 2015 from 2-6pm at Job’s Mortuary.
 
Mrs. Davis will be placed in the church on Sunday at 1pm for viewing an hour before service. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday Dec. 20, 2015 at 2pm at Salem Chapel & Heritage Center, 101 S Salem Ave, Sumter with Overseer Dwayne Jeffcoat, Officiating  Interment will follow in Walker Cemetery.
 
Family will be receiving friends at Ashley Chase Apartments #100, Sumter.
 
 
Reverend Dr. Lawrence Presley, the son of late Johnson and Daisy Presley was born November 19, 1931 in Mayesville, SC. He departed this earthly life December 16, 2015.
 
Rev. Presley received his education in the public schools of Sumter, SC. He was a graduate of Morris College School of Religion with a BA, Charleston University, School of Religion, Master of Divinity, Shaw University, School of Religion, Doctrine of Divinity.
 
He was a member of Galilee Baptist Church, Mayesville, SC and he later joined Chaney Grove Baptist Church. He pastured the flowing churches; Pleasant Hill Baptist, Fork, SC, Meltionville Baptist Church, Peachland, NC, and Macedonia Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC.
 
Presley was a kind and loving husband, father, friend and neighbor. Rev. Presley was first married to the late Willerdean Fuller Presley; to this union five were born.
 
He later married the former Margie Earley.
 
Rev. Presley leaves to cherish his precious memories; his loving wife, Margie E. Presley of Lamar, SC; one daughter, Maudine Presley of Sumter, SC; three sons, Lawrence Presley Jr., Tyrone Presley both of Sumter, SC, and Keith Earley of New Orleans, LA; three brothers, Richard (Annie Bell) Presley of Suitland, MD, Prince (Geraldine) Presley Sr. of Lynchburg, SC and Ernest Presley of Sharon Hill, PA; one sister-in-law, Lurene Fuller of St. Matthews, SC; two brothers-in-law, Henry (Florence ) Jackson of Winston , NC and J.C. Jackson of Columbia, SC; six grandchildren, Shaquetta Dingle, Shakema Durant, Shiolah Mathis, Alexis Evans, De’nya Ragin, and Stephon Mathis; two great grands, Savion Madison, and Kayden Budden, and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
 
Rev. Presley will be placed in the church on Saturday at 12noon for viewing an hour before service. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday Dec. 19, 2015 at 1pm at Chaney Grove Baptist Church, Timmonsville, SC with Rev. Henry Peoples, Officiating and Rev. Dr. Ralph W. Canty Sr., Celebrant.
 
Interment will follow in Chaney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
Family will be receiving friends at 219 Plaza Road, Lamar 29069. 
 
 
Louvenia McDonald was born in Sumter, South Carolina on June 23, 1953, the fourth child of Emily Marjorie McDonald and Ethan Pack, Sr. She attended Savage Glover Elementary, Bates Middle and Emonds High School, graduating in 1972. She departed this life on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 in New York, New York.
 
She attended and graduated from Bennett College, then moved to New York seeking the job of her dreams. Always striving to achieve, Louvenia began studies at Columbia University. It took her a few years to complete her coursework and received her MBA Degree. This was a proud moment for the family.
 
Louvenia leaves to cherish her precious memories; one brother, Carl (Gloria) Baker of Sumter, SC; three sisters, Ruthie (Garrett) Anderson of Stone Mountain, GA, Marjorie Pack of Stone Mountain, GA and Virginia King of Sumter, SC; one sister-in-law, Wanda Pack; although Louvenia didn’t have any children of her own, she enjoyed spoiling her nieces and nephews; Ethan Pack Jr, Ramsey Pack, Toreika Pack of New Bern, NC , Melinda Baker Mihlbauer, Carl Elliott Baker, Melanie Baker, Sean Baker and Chanelle Baker of Sumter, SC, Rankin Anderson, Drew Anderson, and Blane Anderson of Stone Mountain, GA; grandaunt of four nieces and three nephews  and a host of other relatives and friends.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers James McKnight and Eathan Pack Jr.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Wednesday Dec.16, 2015 from 3-6pm at Job’s Mortuary. Ms. McDonald will be placed in the church on Thursday at 10am for viewing a hour before service. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday Dec. 17, 2015 at 11am at Salem Missionary Baptist Church, Fulton Street, Sumter with Deacon Jerry Farmer, Officiating Rev. Dr. Ralph W. Canty Sr., Celebrant.
 
Interment will follow in Hillside Memorial Park.
 
Family will be receiving friends at 932 South Main Street, Sumter.