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Bradley, Alice - Hopkins  
Alice A. Bradley HOPKINS Alice A. Bradley, 90, of Hopkins, South Carolina passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Palmetto Health Baptist in Columbia. She was born on April 28, 1925 in Charleston, South Carolina to the late Stephen and Annie (House) Walsh. Alice was a kind and generous soul. She was an amazing cook and would make the best Japanese fruitcake. Alice was known to take good care of the neighborhood kids. There was always room at her table for one more. She was a committed Christian and loved her church. Alice was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Eastover Garden Club. She loved being with her family. The times that they could be together were precious for her. She will be missed by those that loved her and those she loved. Alice is survived by her children: Thomas M. Bradley (Mary) of Lexington, SC, Timothy J. Bradley (Helen) of Columbia, SC, Jack B. Bradley (Terry) of Hopkins, SC, and Trudy B. Bell (Mike) of Eastover, SC, grandchildren: Paul D. Bradley, Jenny Dang, Jessica B. Collins, Joshua D. Bradley, Alisha H. Tabor, Stephen A. Bradley. She is also survived by thirteen great-grandchildren and a lifelong friend, Faye Young. She was preceded in death by her husband 64 years, Herbert J. Bradley, a son, Paul D. Bradley, Sr., and a grandson, Robert Wade Bradley. The family will receive friends at the fellowship hall of Beulah Baptist Church, 9487 Garners Ferry Road, Hopkins SC, 29061 on Sunday, February 7, 2016 from 1:30 PM until 2:30 PM. Funeral services will follow the visitation in the church sanctuary with Pastor David Spears and Pastor Buck Williams officiating. Interment will be at Eason Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery, 201 Vanboklen Avenue, Eastover, SC 29044. Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of Eason Memorial Baptist Church. Family and friends may sign the online guest book at www.thompsonsfuneral.com .
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Carroll, Vernon Jerry - West Columbia  
Vernon Jerry Carroll WEST COLUMBIA Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation in honor of Vernon Jerry Carroll, 66, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel Rooms ABC. The family will receive guests at the family home following the visitation. Mr. Carroll was born November 15, 1949 in Columbia, SC and passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, February 4, 2016. He was the eldest son of the late Vernon Pearson Carroll and Effie Blume Carroll. For 33 years, Jerry worked as an Extruder Operator at Shakespeare. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and gardening. As an animal lover, he always had a faithful dog by his side. Jerry had a talent for fixing just about anything; he also enjoyed refinishing old furniture, creating yard ornaments, and boiling peanuts while listening to music on the back porch. Most of all, Jerry was a devoted husband, loving father and doting grandfather, who was happiest playing with and caring for his grandchildren. Jerry will be missed by his wife of 48 years, Margaret R. Carroll; son, Terry Carroll; daughter, Jill Carroll; daughter-in-law, Alicia Carroll; grandchildren, Zachary, Zane, Noah, Luke and Meg; sisters, Pearl Lee, Judy Brooks, Joan Brummond and Darlene Carroll; brothers, Tim and Billy Carroll; many nieces and nephews; his faithful beagle, Kasey; and many friends and neighbors. Jerry was predeceased by his sister, Sharon Brooks. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the South Carolina Wildlife Federation. www.caughmanharmanfuneralhome.net .
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Cofer, Alma Shumpert - Wagener  
Alma S. Cofer WAGENER Mrs. Alma Shumpert Cofer, entered into rest Thursday February 4, 2016. Mrs. Alma was the loving mother of Linda (Dick) Reynard and Jimmy (Penny) Cofer; loving grandmother of Karla Ann Priester, Travis (Somer) Williams and Michael Cofer; loving great grandmother of Bailey Syl and Davis Williams; loving sister of Annie Jackson, Mildred Baker, Albert Shumpert, and the late Cyrus Shumpert and Ray Shumpert; and was the Aunt of a number of nieces and nephews. She was married for sixty-two years to the late James McLane "Mc" Cofer. She was a daughter of the late Bub and Ethel Gantt Shumpert. Mrs. Alma attended First Baptist Church of Wagener for over 30 years. She was a member of the Ladies' #2 Sunday School Class. Mrs. Alma was a wonderful homemaker who loved sewing and playing the piano. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Blizzard Funeral Home, 163 Main Street South, Wagener, SC 29164. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday also in the chapel. Burial will follow in Pauline Church of Christ Cemetery, 3133 Fairview Road, Leesville, SC (in the Fairview Community). In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Alma would like memorials to be made to your favorite charity or First Baptist Church of Wagener, P.O. Box 398, Wagener, SC 29164. Condolences to the Cofer family may be made online at www.blizzardfuneralhome.com .
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Eason, Sara Celeta Bradshaw - West Columbia  
Sara Celeta Bradshaw Eason WEST COLUMBIA - Services for Sara Celeta Bradshaw Eason will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Harry T. Reid Funeral Home, 901 4th St. NW, Jasper, FL, with visitation prior to service at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Sasser's Landing Cemetery in Jennings, FL. A visitation will be held from 1:00 3:00 p.m. at Woodridge Funeral Home, 138 Corley Mill Road, Lexington, SC, on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Mrs. Eason died February 4, 2016. She was 100 years old and the 10th of 11 children born to the late John Harley and Mary Alice "Mamie" Lee Bradshaw of Jennings, FL. The family referred to Celeta as their "firecracker", born on the 4th of July, 1915. During her long life, Mrs. Eason was employed in a variety of fields: an elementary school teacher in a two-room school house, office nurse and surgical nurse to eye, ear, nose and throat physicians, and bookkeeper for an orthodontist. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Eason Heckle (Bill), and her son, Jamie "Jim" Vernon Eason (Debbie); grandchildren, Elizabeth Lee Heckle, Melissa Eason Bell (Matt), Heather Eason, and Jonathan Eason; two great-grandsons, Jacob and Owen Bell. She was predeceased by her husband, Vernon Frank Eason, and all ten of her brothers and sisters. The family is very grateful for the friends from her church, McGregor Presbyterian, for the cards, calls, visits and love during her years of illness. They also wish to express gratitude to all the caring staff at NHC, Lexington for the good care and love shown to her during the eight years she was a resident there. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to McGregor Presbyterian Church, 6505 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29212, or to Jennings Primitive Baptist Church in Jennings, FL, or The Alzheimer's Association, 3223 Sunset Blvd., #100, West Columbia, SC 29169. Harry T. Reid Funeral Service of Jasper, FL, and Woodridge Funeral Home of Lexington, SC are assisting the family.
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Freeman, Elizabeth R. "Bettie" - Columbia  
Elizabeth R. Freeman COLUMBIA Elizabeth "Bettie" R. Freeman, 97, of Columbia, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016, in Palmetto Health Baptist in Columbia. She was born April 27, 1918, in Robesonia, Pennsylvania, to the late Robert and Mabel Kline Kauffman. She was a longtime, faithful member of Resurrection Lutheran Church. Bettie was a professional dancer and traveled from Canada to Miami, FL, performing with such greats as George Jessel, Rose Marie, and had the opportunity to hold Sammy Davis Jr. in her lap as his father rehearsed. During WWII, she worked at Jacob's Airplane Factory in the manufacturing department and later "mothballed" the planes for long term storage after the war. As a stay-at-home mother, she enjoyed volunteering in her children's schools, community projects and was an active worker for Meals on Wheels for over 10 years. Elizabeth is survived by her children, David E. Freeman (Shirley), Donna F. Turbeville and Deborah F. Hayes (Lee); grandchildren, David Freeman (Janice), Krishjen Auld (Liz), Anastacia Auld, and James Turbeville (Tammie); great-grandchildren, Timothy White, Lindsey Beachman (Jimmy), Kaylin, Alex and Ava Auld; great-great-grandchildren, Allie and Harper Beachman. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Earle J. Freeman, and a granddaughter, Tamara White, and her seven brothers and sisters. The family will receive friends at Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 845 Leesburg Road, Columbia SC 29209 on Monday February 8, 2016, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral service will follow the visitation in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park, 845 Leesburg Road, Columbia, SC 29209. Family and friends may sign the online guest book at www.thompsonsfuneral.com .
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Hurley Sr., Noel McKay - Lancaster  
Noel McKay Hurley Sr. LANCASTER - Mr. Noel McKay Hurley, Sr., age 84, died Thursday, February 4, 2016, in Springs Memorial Hospital. He was born January 7, 1932, in Montgomery County, NC, a son of the late William Keplar Hurley and Margaret Janet Trogdon Hurley, and was the husband of Ann Maness Hurley. Mr. Hurley and Ann were both graduates of Troy High School in Troy, NC. Mr. Hurley attended Pfeiffer University and was a 1958 graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a degree in chemistry. He also received a master's degree in microbiology from Clemson University in 1968. He retired from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control as the bureau chief of Environmental Laboratories. He was a life member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC). He served in many capacities in both organizations including representing WEASC as a WEF director in the late 1980s. He served our country in the United States Army and served as a medic in the Korean conflict and recently received the Korean War Service Medal. Mr. Hurley was a very active member of Douglas Presbyterian Church serving as elder, Sunday school teacher, choir member and served as secretary/treasurer of the Men's Club for 50 years. Mr. Hurley is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ann Maness Hurley; a daughter, Janet Hurley Cann and her husband, Mark, of Spartanburg; two sons, Noel M. Hurley, Jr. and his wife, Kelly, of Chapin, and Keplar Hurley of Lancaster; three brothers, James Boyce Hurley and his wife, Audrey, of Troy, NC, Phillip Hurley and his wife, Brenda, and Wayne Hurley and his wife, Joretta; a sister-in-law, Sue Hurley, all of Star, NC; a sister, Mildred Yongue and her husband, Douglas, of Laurinburg, NC; and six grandchildren, Kathryne Hurley, Mark Cann, Jr., William Hurley, Betsy Cann, Noel Hurley III and Anna Hurley. Mr. Hurley was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Hurley and Gene Hurley. The Celebration of Life funeral service for Mr. Hurley will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 7, 2016, at Douglas Presbyterian Church by Rev. Dr. Harriss Ricks and Rev. Brian Barton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends, following the service, in the church fellowship hall and suggest memorial contributions be made to Douglas Presbyterian Church, 2325 Sunday Place, An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.burgessfunerals.com . Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory, 1800 Charlotte Hwy., Lancaster, SC, is caring for the family of Mr. Hurley.
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Justesen, Wayne - Greenwood  
Wayne Justesen, Jr. GREENWOOD - Wayne Quay Justesen, Jr., 69, of Greenwood, SC, a retired attorney, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at Self Regional Medical Center, after an extended illness. He served for several years as chairman of the South Carolina Humanities Council, and later as chairman of the National Council of State Humanities Councils. He retired in 2012 as general counsel and secretary of Greenwood Mills, after more than three decades of service. Later he was active in Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. a Christian faith-based ministry serving the incarcerated. He served as elder, clerk of the session, and Sunday school teacher at First Presbyterian Church of Greenwood, and as chairman of the Lander University Foundation. An active Rotarian, he was a Paul Harris Fellow. Born March 17, 1946, in Dunn, NC, he was an honors graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, from which he also held a degree in law. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1968 until 1971 in Augsburg, Germany, he began his professional career as a staff attorney at Blue Bell, Inc., in Greensboro, NC. Survivors include his mother, Elizabeth M. Justesen of Dunn, NC; three sons, Wayne Q. (Tad) Justesen III and wife Beth, and Gordon H. Justesen of Greenwood, and Specialist Julian T. Justesen and wife Lavin of Fort Bragg, NC; his sister, Elizabeth J. VanNortwick of Raleigh, NC, and brother, Benjamin R. Justesen II of Alexandria, VA; his aunt, Mrs. Tootsie Taylor of Waco, TX; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Q. Justesen; his former wife, Wee Lynn Gordon Justesen of Greenwood; and an infant daughter, Meredith. At the time of his death, he resided at Emerald Gardens Assisted Living Home of Greenwood. A funeral service will be held Sunday, February 7, 2016, at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Greenwood, with Dr. Kyle Hite officiating and members of the Wednesday Morning Men's Bible Study as escort. A private interment will occur at a later date. The family will receive friends at Blyth Funeral Home of Greenwood from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, February 6, 2016. Memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church Columbarium Fund, P. O. Box 426, Greenwood, SC 29648. Blyth Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements www.blythfuneralhome.com .
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Lesemann, Bessie Sykes - Mount Pleasant  
Bessie Sykes Lesemann MOUNT PLEASANT - Bessie Sykes Lesemann died peacefully on Wednesday evening, February 3, 2016. Mrs. Lesemann was the widow of Arvid Reenstjerna Lesemann of Charleston, SC. She was born in Orangeburg, SC, June 1, 1918, as the daughter of the late Rena Grace Edwins Sykes and the late Charles Lane Sykes. Mrs. Lesemann was Miss Orangeburg in the 1934 Azalea Festival in Charleston, where she met her husband. She was a retired partner in the Lesemann Insurance Agency. She is survived by her daughter, Martha Ann Lesemann Clark and her husband W. Joseph Clark; her sons: John Davis Lesemann and his wife Linda Mathis Lesemann, William Frederick Lesemann III and Charles Sykes Lesemann; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter, Barbara Lesemann, her son, Arvid R. Lesemann, Jr., her grandson, John Arvid Clark, five brothers and one sister. The family will receive friends Monday, February 8, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, 232 Calhoun Street. Her funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Archdale and Clifford Streets, at 1:00 p.m. Interment, Bethany Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 5 Clifford Street, Charleston, SC 29401. Mrs. Lesemann was a member of the congregation for 80 years. The family would like to thank the staff and nurses at Roper Hospital 5 East and the staff at Hospice of Charleston for their extraordinary kindness and care. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com .
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Lumpkin Sr., Samuel - Columbia  
Samuel Lumpkin Sr. COLUMBIA Funeral services Celebrating the Life of Mr. Samuel Lumpkin, Sr., formerly of Los Angeles, California, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Bible Way Church of Atlas Road, with entombment in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Leevy's Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel is in charge. Sam leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Patricia Ann; three sons, Anthony (Gina) Lumpkin, Samuel (Vanessa) Lumpkin, Jr., both of Riverside, California, and Mark Lumpkin, of Los Angeles, California; two daughters, Samuella Lumpkin, of Los Angeles, California and Ayeshah (Kelvin) Major, of Columbia, South Carolina; brothers, Charlie Lumpkin, Madison (Audrey) Lumpkin, Jr., and Deacon Lloyd (Ellen) Lumpkin, all of Columbia, South Carolina; one sister, Mother Jannie R. Jackson, of Columbia, South Carolina; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; other loving relatives and friends.
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Moore, Margie Ray Laney - Columbia  
Margie Ray Laney Moore COLUMBIA - Mrs. Margie Ray Laney Moore died peacefully in Palmetto Richland on Thursday, February 4, 2016. During her two-day stay in the hospital, she was constantly surrounded by family and blanketed in love. She was born February 18, 1928, in Pageland, SC, to the late Bruce Leroy Laney and Etta Mae McManus Laney. After graduating from Pageland High School, she began her career with Bell South Telephone Company, retiring in 1984. She lived a full and active life up until her hospitalization on January 7, 2016. Margie met with her dear friends from Southern Bell quarterly for a retiree luncheon. She was an avid bowler until just a couple of year ago. She was an active member of her Sunday school class, New Beginnings, at Park Street Baptist Church in Columbia. Margie had a standing hair appointment every Thursday with her hairdresser, Sue Gahm, and all who knew Margie knew not to plan anything for Thursday morning. Margie loved her family beyond words and was proud of each and every one of them, never missing a family reunion on either the Laney or McManus side of her family. Margie was predeceased by her husband, Jean Heyward Moore; her parents, Bruce Leroy and Etta Mae Laney; her brothers, John Bruce and Amon Leroy Laney; her sisters, Virginia Ruby Laney Guice and Jerry Ann Laney. Margie is survived by her daughters-in-love, Susan Wight and Jeanie Yelton; her granddaughters, Catherine and Megan Yelton; great-grandsons, Aiden Jean Yelton, and one to be born in April; her brother, Billy Alexander Laney; her sisters, Georgia Mae Laney Leuth, Ella Dean Laney Matney and Sylvia Wayne Laney Rock; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Moore. Margie was a second "mother" to 19 nieces and nephews. A funeral service for Mrs. Moore will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at Park Street Baptist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building or Mission Fund at Park Street Baptist Church, 2204 Park Street, Columbia, SC 29201 or a charity of your choice. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com .
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