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Edna Lee Peace, 95, widow of Leroy Peace and daughter of the late Lindy and Edward Thomas was born July 29, 1919 in Bishopville, SC.  She departed this life on May 8, 2015 at her residence.
 
She was a devoted member of First Baptist Missionary Church where she served on the Louise Johnson club until her illness.  In her youth, Mrs. Peace was an avid traveler and made her home in New York.
 
S urviving are one sister, Wilhelmena T. Smith of Sumter; a grandnephew (caregiver) Rhahome T. Smith of Sumter, a niece, Debra J. Croskey, Fullerton, CA; a nephew, Edward D. Mitchell (Bleanda) of New Orleans, LA, three sisters-in-law, other nieces, nephews and a host of other family members.
 
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 15, 2015 2:00pm in the parlor of Job’s Mortuary, Inc. with Dr. Ralph W. Canty, officiating.  Interment will follow in Hillside Memorial Park.
 
Viewing will be held Thursday, May 14, 2015 – 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Job’s Mortuary.
 
Family is receiving friends at the home of her sister, 514 S. Main Street, Sumter, SC 29150.
 
 
Robert L. Moses, husband of Jessie Mae Rouse Moses and son of the late Robert Moses and Renetta Montgomery Moses and step son of Sadie Lucky Moses, was born May 10, 1927 in Elliot, SC. He departed this life peacefully in the comfort of his home on Sunday, May 3, 2015.
 
He retired as a certified Welder at Sumter Machinery in 1990. Once retiring he enjoyed gathering with friends and family.
 
He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving wife of the home Jessie Mae Rouse Moses; one daughter Runette (Barry) Nowlin of Garner, NC; one son, Sellmore (Corrine) Luckie of Lugoff, SC; one brother-in-law, Wallace Rouse of Baltimore, MD; one sister-in-law Laura Rouse of Wilmington, NC; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, honorary son, Curtis (Marilyn) Henry and other relatives and friends.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015 from 2-6 p.m. at Job’s Mortuary.
 
Mr. Moses will be placed in the church Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. for viewing until the hour of service.
 
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 12:00 noon at Unionville AME Church 1330 Swimming Pen Road, Mayesville with Pastor Rev. Alvin Webb, Officiating.  Interment will follow in Unionville AME Church Cemetery. 
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home 697 Atkins Ave Lynchburg, SC.
 
 
Mrs. Janie Richardson Fullard, was born in Mayesville, South Carolina on April 30, 1927 to the late Buron Richardson and Lucille Burgess Richardson. She was united in holy matrimony to the late Isaac Fullard, and to this union three children were born, Eliza, Jeremiah and Albertha.
 
She departed this earthly life to eternal rest on Monday, May 4, 2015, at the Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter, South Carolina.

Janie was affectionately called “Pringle” by her family and friends, was a quiet, soft spoken lady. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She especially loved planting and gardening and sewing. She especially enjoyed making the ole-fashion quilts for her family. She loved watching soap operas, “The Young and the Restless and Days of Our Lives”. She especially enjoyed watching “the Andy Griffith Show and Matlock”, along with her favorite ole western, “Gunsmoke”.
 
She attended the public schools in Sumter County, including the old Beulah School. She worked for many years as a Domestic Engineer for the Goza Family “Blue Eyes” in Mayesville, South Carolina.
 
Janie accepted Christ as her personal Savior early in life. She is a life-long member of Beulah AME Church and she served as a member of the Women’s Missionary Society, the Ladies’ Club, and the Lay Organization. 
 
She leaves to cherish her precious memories: two daughters: Eliza (Boston) Frierson of Lynchburg, SC and Albertha Fullard of Sumter, SC; and one sister, Martha Peterson of Mayesville, SC; three sister-in laws, Sallie Sims, Inez Richardson and Dorothy Richardson; 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Isaac, and son Jeremiah; two sisters: Thelma Temoney and Mary Brown; six brothers: Dallas, Frank, John, Buron, Isaac and Robert Richardson; three brother-in-laws, Floyd Peterson, Thomas Temoney and Willie Henry; and one granddaughter, Jenine Fullard.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Job’s Mortuary.
 
Mrs. Fullard will be placed in the church on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Beulah AME Church 3175 Florence Highway, Sumter with Rev. Dr. Dwayne Bruce, Officiating. Interment will follow in Beulah AME Church Cemetery. 
 
Family will be receiving friends at 7390 Fullard Street, Lynchburg.


James “Fat” McCain, widow of Elizabeth Green McCain and son of the late Asbury McCain and Sarah Lawson McCain was born May 22, 1937 in Wedgefield, SC.
 
He departed this life on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at his residence.
 
He was the brother of Frances Mitchell of New York City, Queen (James) Washington of Wedgefield, SC, Inez (Leon) Jones of Mocksville, NC, and J.W. (Kerline) Jackson of Sumter, SC.
 
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Job’s Mortuary Parlor 312 South Main Street, Sumter.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home 7320 Pasture Road, Wedgefield


Lelia Mae Thomas Cantey, was born on March 27, 1944 in Bamberg, SC and entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 27, 2015 in Florence, SC.
 
“Mud” as she was affectionately known was a daughter of the late Joe and Annie Mae Abney Thomas.
 
She was educated at the Old Macedonia School in Blackville, SC. At an early age Mud joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Lees South Carolina, where she still was a member. Later, Mud met the love of her life Douglas Cantey and they were joined in Holy Matrimony on March 15, 1964.
 
She leaves to cherish her memoires; her husband Douglas Cantey of the home; one daughter, Therese C. Ragin of Manning, SC; three sons, Richard (Tonya) Cantey of Sumter, SC, Freddie Cantey of Coconut Creek, Florida, and John (Veronica) Cantey of Manning, SC; four grandchildren, Jacob Cantey, Dominique Carter, Niyea Saxton, and Jason Cantey of Manning, SC; niece whom she reared, Julette Thomas of Blackville, SC; one adopted son, Howard (Valencia) Pugh of Manning, SC; one son-in-law, Mark Ragin; one daughter-in-law, Patricia Cantey; three sisters, Beatrice Thomas, Jeanette Thomas of Blackville, SC, and Mary Ruth (George) Staley of Pampano, Florida; one aunt Emmie Harley of Barnwell, SC; a special brother-in-law whom she called “Grandpa” Cleveland Canty of Sumter, SC.; niece whom she called her sidekick, Stephanie L. Briggs of Sumter, SC; four brothers-in-law, Marion Cantey Jr. of Sumter, SC, Freddie (Deborah) Cantey of Greensboro, NC, Raymond (Anna) Cantey of Brooklyn, and Earl (Janie) Cantey of Manning, SC; five sisters-in-law, Ruby Thomas of Blackville, SC, Betty Thomas of Delray Beach, Florida, Jannie Nelson of Long Island City, N.Y., Rosa Dail of NC, and Edna M. Little of Queens Village, N.Y. and a host of nieces, nephew, cousins and friends.
 
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Willie, Eugene, Wilber, and Johnny Thomas and one son Edward Thomas.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Friday, May1, 2015 from 2-7pm at Job’s Mortuary. Mrs. Cantey will be placed in the church Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 12:00noon for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May2, 2015 at 1:00pm at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church 2225 Conyers Road, Manning, SC with Pastor Rev. Clifford Gaymon, Officiating
Interment will follow in Zion Hill/Calvary Cemetery, Pinewood.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home 1873 Boyd Road, Manning


Willie Kenley Jr., was born February 25, 1948 to the late Willie Kenley Sr., and Susie Reed Kenley. They nicknamed him “Boo Tee” as a young child.
 
Our Heavenly Father always knows when one of his children has grown tired and weary of life on Earth. He departed this life on April 24, 2015 in Atlanta, GA.
 
Willie attended Sumter County Public Schools and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1966. Standing 6 feet, six inches tall, he was voted “Tallest Boy” in his high school class. He was very charismatic and his classmates nicknamed him “Drawers”. His hobbies included watching science fiction television shows, movies and sports. Willie also loved spending time with his close friends and family.  After high school, he served in the United States Army for many years. During the 1970’s, he moved to Atlanta, Ga.
 
In December of 1976, Willie married Virginia Acker Dubose. They raised two children together, Michelle Jackson and Milan Kenley. Willie had a successful career in bill collecting and sales.  Willie will always be remembered as the “Life of the Party” and he left a lasting impression on everyone he met. He leaves behind a legacy of laughter, love and happiness. Willie Kenley Jr. will remain in the hearts of his loved ones. He will truly be missed. 
 
Willie Kenley Jr., is survived by his children, grandchildren Mikhail Kenley and Larik Kenley as well as five siblings: Francine Kenley of Brooklyn, NY, Johnnie Kenley and his wife Loretta Felder-Kenley of Washington, DC, Susie Brisbon and Patricia Kenley of Sumter, SC, O`Neal Kenley of Miami, FL and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. 
 
He was preceded in death by his parents. He was also preceded in death by his former wife Virginia Acker Dubose. 
 
Public Viewing will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 2-6 at Job’s Mortuary.  Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 1:00pm at Job’s Mortuary Parlor 312 South Main Street, Sumter 29150.  Interment will follow in Hillside Memorial Park.
 
Family will be receiving friends at 405 West Oakland Avenue, Sumter.


Dorothy Mae Bennett, longtime companion of Allen Peoples and daughter of the late Robert Bennett and Essie Mae Wright Bennett was born December 25, 1944 in Sumter, SC.
 
She departed this life on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Tuomey Hospital.
 
She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, who never met a stranger. She enjoyed spending time with her family and enjoyed cooking, listening to old school music, and occasionally shaking a leg. Dorothy was a devoted member of Mount Pisgah A.M.E Church of Sumter, SC.
 
She leaves to cherish her precious memories; four sons; Reuben Bennett, Jerome (Stephanie) Bennett, both of Sumter; Gregory Bennett of Columbia, and Harry (Yolanda) Bennett of Dalzell; three brothers, Robert (Gloria) Bennett, Willie Bennett, both of Sumter, and Edward (Eleanor) Bennett of Columbia; three sisters, Mary McCoy, Julia Tisdale, both of Sumter, and Barbara (Woodrow) McFadden of Columbia; eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
 
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, one son, Dexter Bennett, and two siblings Blondell Houston and Delphine Bennett.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 12:30-6pm at Job’s Mortuary.
 
Mrs. Bennett will be placed in the church Monday, April 27, 2015 at 2:00pm for viewing until the hour of service
 
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 3:00pm at Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church 217 West Bartlette Street Sumter with Pastor Rev. Betty Deas Clark, Officiating. 
 
Interment will follow in Walker Cemetery.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home 21 North Pike Road, Sumter.
 
 
Nancy Uleese June (Baby) Oliver departed this life peacefully on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Tuomey Hospital. She was born June 29, 1928 in Manning, SC to the late Furman June Sr, and Katie Neal June Briggs and the stepdaughter of Thomas Briggs Sr.
 
Nancy gave her life to Christ at an early age. She joined and was baptized at Elizabeth Baptist Church of Manning; SC. Nancy was very active in the Sunday school, choir and other church ministries.
 
She was married to the late Leon Oliver of Summerton, SC; they were blessed with three lovely children Annie Deborah, and Donald. After marriage, Nancy joined the historic Liberty Hill AME Church of Summerton, where she taught Sunday School, sang on choir and was a stewardess. She enjoyed serving the Lord. 
 
She graduated from Manning Training School in June 1946. She later attended Morris College in Sumter where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She was employed by Clarendon County School District 1 in Summerton. She taught for twenty-four years at Scott’s Branch Elementary School, and three years at St. Paul Elementary School. Mrs. Oliver was one of the last surviving teachers of Clarendon County Segregation Case- Briggs vs. Elliot.
 
Nancy leaves to cherish her precious memories and to celebrate her life; children, Annie (James) Mitchell, and Mildred D. Oliver both of Sumter, SC and Donald (Sherry) Oliver of Englewood, New Hersey; three sisters, Rose Belle June Francis and Dorothy June Gause, of Philadelphia, PA, and Naomi June Rodman of Sumter, SC; three grandchildren, Tasha (Tarnell) Horton, Brady Bullard both of Sumter, SC and April Benbow of Englewood, New Jersey; five great grandchildren; and host of nieces nephews, other relatives and friends. 
 
Public Viewing will be held on Monday, April 27, 2015 from 1-7pm at Job’s Mortuary.
 
Mrs. Oliver will be placed in the church Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 10:00am for viewing until the hour of service.
 
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 11:00am at Historical Liberty Hill AME Church 2310 Liberty Hill Church Road, Summerton with Pastor Rev. Robert China, Officiating.
 
Interment will follow in Liberty Hill Church Cemetery.
 
Family will be receiving friends at the home 40 West Patricia Drive Sumter.
 
 
David Wendon Jackson was born June 16, 1982 in Sumter, South Carolina where he spent his entire life.  He peacefully departed this life from sickle cell related complications on April 22, 2015 at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC.  He was 32 years old.
 
Wendon was the son of David (Linda) Jackson and Wendy (Larry) Burroughs and two sisters, Adrianne Nashon Blanding (deceased) and Adavia Michelle Jackson. 
 
He enthusiastically worked for years as a sales associate at Walmart Supercenter of Sumter where he met the love of his life, Kwander Prince.  They married on August 21, 2009. He was known for his warm, fun loving personality and his incandescent smile that could light up a room. 
 
He received his formal education from Sumter High School and graduated in 2000. 
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving and beautiful wife Kwander Jackson, his sister Adavia Jackson, mother-in law Maggie Harrison, father-in-law Kale Gregg, two sister-in-laws Shemeka Prince and Sheneka Prince, two honorary sisters Christina Lastarr Benenhaley and  Lanessa  Tomlin, four step sisters, four step brothers, a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.
 
Wendon was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Willie and Earline Smith, and his paternal grandparents James Henry and Ethel Jackson, his older sister Adrianne Nashon Blanding, his cousins Bryan Jermaine Smith, Earl Barry Smith, Jr., Ze'Brian Andrel Jackson.
 
Public Viewing will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 2-6 at Job’s Mortuary.
 
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 1:00pm at Job’s Mortuary Parlor 312 South Main Street, Sumter with Brother Russell Smith, Officiating.
 
Family will be receiving friends at 904 Reaves Street, 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)