Emma leaves to cherish her memories; her children Tony (Lynette) Porter of Winston-Salem, NC, Brigitte Clyburn, Rembert, SC, and Sherman (Devine); grandchildren, Philisha Mack, of Atlanta, GA, Brandon Dustin Porter, Wintson-Salem, NC, Chanel Clyburn , Christina Clyburn-Wilson, both of Bluffton, SC, Devenglo C. Wilson of Irmo, SC, Shanice, Javon, Jennifer, DeAndre and Shanaiya; one brother David (Mattie) Pollard of Rembert, SC; two sisters, Bertha Nixon of Newark, NJ and Betty Weather; two aunts, Virgil Washington of Columbia, SC and Nancy Porter of Sumter, SC; six sisters-in-law, Jacqueline Porter of New Jersey, Geneva Porter of Brooklyn, NY, Julie Jenkins of Rembert, SC, Mattie Moses of Dalzell, Mary Goodman, of Dallas TX, and Rosa (Rodney) Murphy of Texas; four brothers-in-law, Robert Lee (Willie Mae) Wilson of Dalzell, John Wilson of Seattle, WA, Lucious Wilson of TX and Willie Wilson of Dalzell; special cousin, Martin (Ellen) Washington of Rembert, SC; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, John (Bebe) Franklin, Dave Porter III, whom she took care of, Marion Porter, Robert Lee Porter, Leroy Ray Porter, James E. Porter and Rev. Terry Herrington and one sister-in-law Rosa Porter.
Memorial Services will be held Monday, June 8, 2015 at 2:00pm at Joshua Missionary Baptist Church 5200 Live Oak Road, Dalzell with Pastor Rev. Eugene Dennis, Bishop Sylvester Francis, Eulogist.
Family will be receiving friends at the home of Pastor Dorothy (Warren) Maple 4090 Patriot Parkway Sumter.
Mack David Perry Jr
, husband of Vivian Mae Rose Perry, son of the late Mack David Perry Sr, and Idella Scott Perry was born May 29, 1956 in Monroe, NC.
He departed this life on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia.
He worked for the State of North Carolina for 35 years before moving to South Carolina. He was a loving husband and father.
He leaves to carry on his legacy; his loving wife of 21 years, Vivian R. Perry; two children, Andre and Petrina Rose of Sumter, SC; three sisters; Dorothy Idella Perry, Mattie Louise Sanders, Kathy Mae (James) Feaster all of North Carolina; two grandchildren, and a host of nieces nephews, other relatives and friends.
He preceded in death by two sisters Mary Elizabeth Perry and Malinda Ann Perry.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 11:00am at Job’s Mortuary Parlor 312 South Main Street, Sumter with Reverend Chester Sanders, Officiating. Public viewing will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 1-7pm at Job’s Mortuary.
Family will be receiving friends at the home 54 Jerry Street, Sumter.
Rugena Vaughn Thomas, widow of Henry A. Thomas Sr. and daughter of the late Frank Vaughn and Willie Beck Lemmon Vaughn was born May 15, 1951 in Lynchburg, SC.
She departed this life on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Flagstaff Memorial Hospital, Flagstaff Arizona, where she embraced what was most dear to her- family, love and life.
Rugena was a 1969 graduate of Eastern High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Benedict College in Columbia, SC in 2001. She loved the Lord and was an active member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Shiloh, SC where she last served as Chairperson of the Finance Committee. Rugena also loved to sing and was a very vocal “back seat” choir member.
She enjoyed life and always had a sweet spirit that encouraged others to do the same. She always greeted you with an infectious smile that made you feel that everything was “ok”. She loved spending time with her children and grand children and enjoyed cooking for them which was one of her favorite past times. Although she lived in many cities, she was a country girl at heart because she loved being outdoors enjoying nature. Rugena loved helping others, regardless of the task. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, confidant, and friend.
Rugena’s career began in banking when she moved with her husband to Dayton, Ohio. She continued her career in banking as she moved with her husband and family to Johnson City, TN, Birmingham, AL, and Pittsburg, PA and finally settling in Columbia, SC after 20 years. After receiving her degree she became employed with the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services where she worked as a Senior Accountant for 15 years.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories: two children, Patrice T. (Charles) Drakeford, of Fort Mills, SC and Henry A. Thomas, Jr of El Paso, Texas; three grandchildren, Zaria and Rugena Drakeford and Gianna Marie Thomas; one sister Zenovia Vaughn of Columbia, SC; three brothers, Herman (Francine) of Sumter,SC, John (Margie) of Paxville, SC, and Roland (Annette) of Sumter, SC; a special companion, Alvin Lewis of Sumter, SC, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, one sister, and six brothers.
Public Viewing will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 1-7pm at Job’s Mortuary. Wake Service will be held Friday, April 24, 2015 from 5-7pm at Job’s Mortuary. Ms. Thomas will be placed in the church on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 10:00am for viewing until the hour of service.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 11:00am at Asbury United Methodist Church 355 Pudding Swamp Road, Lynchburg, SC 29080 with Pastor Rev. Shirley A. McKnight, Officiating Interment will follow in Goodman Cemetery, Lynchburg, SC.
Addie Mae Cooper Davis
, affectionately known as “Reena” was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 26, 1961 to the late Harry Lee and Dorothy Rouse Cooper. She departed this life on April 16, 2015
She was married to Buddie Davis and to this union seven children were born.
She was educated in the public schools of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the former Sumter School District Two. In 1979 she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and became a member of Church of Christ in Lamar, South Carolina.
Addie was a humble, quiet, soft-spoken, caring and loving person. She demonstrated her love for God by her every day living and actions. She was a loving mother that showed patience, generosity and kindness to her children no matter what she was going through. She loved her family dearly and showed a special love for her grandchildren.
Addie graduated from Mayewood High School in 1979. In her early life she was s stay at home mother. As her children grew older she took employment outside the home and was employed by Glen Manufacturing Company. She had a yearning to continue her education and enrolled at Central Carolina Technical College and became a certified Nursing Assistant in 2000. After completing her program she was employed by Covenant Place and National Healthcare of Sumter, South Carolina as a Nursing Assistant. She worked with National Healthcare from 2000 until her health failed and she was no longer able to maintain her employment. She loved working with her patients and her work ethic was exemplified by the love her patients showed towards her.
She leaves to her cherish her precious memories: her husband, five children; two daughters; Lakeisha R. Davis, and Felisha T. (James) Dukes; three sons; Cleveland Davis, Buddie Davis Jr, Phillip Davis, all of Sumter, S.C.; seven grandchildren; Kaniya Davis, Isaiah Davis, Jazmine Holley, Jacobi Davis, Gabrielle Dukes, Amar’e Davis, Ivey Davis; two sisters, Earnestine D. (Eddie) Shields of Hinesville, GA, Dorothy (Lee) Elder of Stuttgart, Germany; one brother, James (Sophia) Cooper of Sumter, SC; one niece, Evelyn (Janus) Fraley, of Fort Leavenworth, KS; three aunts Sue Mae Wells of Mayesville, SC, Charlotte Dinkins, Sarah Frances Peterson both of Sumter, SC; one uncle, Ervin Rouse, of Philadelphia, PA; two great aunts; Essie (Albert) Plowden of Washington, DC and Bernice (Fred) Penny of Philadelphia, PA; one great grand aunt Bernethea Linton Wilson of Sumter, SC; eleven sisters-in-law, eleven bothers-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.
Public viewing will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 1-7pm at Job’s Mortuary. Mrs. Davis will be placed in the school on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 4:00pm at Mayewood Middle School 4300 East Brewington Road, Sumter 29153 with Minister Sylvester McCray, Officiating.
Interment will follow in Church of Christ Church Cemetery, Lamar, SC.
Family will be receiving friends at the home of her daughter 445 Innisbrook Court, Sumter (Lakewood Link Subdivision) .