Obituaries

Alford D. Elmore, Sr.

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Alford D. Elmore, Sr.

Alford D. Elmore, Sr., 82, husband of Naomi Jones Deas Elmore, died Monday, June 12, 2017, at Kershaw Health in Camden. Born January 30, 1935, in Lee County, he was a son of the late Claude Olin Elmore and the late Catherine Barnes Elmore. He was a retired farmer in Lee County for 30 years and served on the SC Forestry Commission Board for over 25 years. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard and was a member of the American Legion Post 140 in Lynchburg. Mr. Elmore served as Lee County Coroner for 20 years and as Deputy Coroner for 5 years. He was a co-owner of Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral...

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Jeffery Craig Lamar

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Jeffery Craig Lamar

Belvedere, SC—Funeral Services for Mr. Jeffery Craig Lamar, 72, who entered into rest June 6, 2017, will be conducted Thursday morning at 11 o’clock from the First Baptist Church of North Augusta. Dr. Randy Cooper officiating. Interment in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Mr. Lamar was a life-long resident of Belvedere and a 1962 graduate of North Augusta High School. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of North Augusta where he served as a deacon and former Sunday School teacher. Mr. Lamar was a US Air Force Veteran of Vietnam having received a Purple Heart and member of the Jesse C. Lynch...

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David A. Gethers

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David A. Gethers

David A. Gethers died Tuesday, June 6, 2017. David was the eldest brother of Reverand Octavius A. Gethers, Jr., founder of Gethers Funeral Home in Moncks Corner. David proudly served his country in the Army and was a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He will be remembered for his gentle spirit and his love for mankind. David is survived by Evelyn L. Gethers, Spouse; David Jerome Gethers, Son; Elder Wilbur O. Gethers (Lutrica), Son; Michael Gethers (Margarita), Son; Douglas Gethers (Ruby), Son; Herman Jenkins (Rev. Yvonne), Stepson; Harry A. Gethers, Brother; Ethel G. Davis, Sister;...

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Rev. William J. “Bill” Lockaby Jr.

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Rev. William J. “Bill” Lockaby Jr.

William J. “Bill” Lockaby, Jr., 91, of Pickens, loving and devoted husband to the late Margaret Kelly Lockaby died, Monday, June 5, 2017. Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late William Jasper, Sr. and Mattie Ellison Lockaby. Rev. Lockaby retired from Second Baptist Church in Shelby, NC and pastored churches in South Carolina and North Carolina for over 50 years. He served in the US Navy in WWII and was a member of Northside Baptist Church. He is survived by three sons, Charles Lockaby (Pat) of Pickens, Reverend Dr. Gene Lockaby (Carol), of Travelers Rest, and Steve Lockaby, of...

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Jane Coker Dunbar

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Jane Coker Dunbar

A funeral service for Jane Coker Dunbar, 77, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Reverend Dr. Wendell R. Estep will officiate the service. Pallbearers are Mac Sawyer, Bishop Sawyer, Travis Hancock, Lucas Brown, Ken Wingate and Bobby McNeely. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 5, 2017, at the funeral home. Mrs. Dunbar died Thursday, June 1, 2017. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin Covington and Katherine White Coker. She graduated from Dreher High...

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Charles Thompson “Tommy” Mayer, Sr.

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Charles Thompson “Tommy” Mayer, Sr.

Charles Thompson “Tommy” Mayer, Sr., 74, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital. Mr. Mayer was born in Charleston on October 12, 1942, a son of the late Jacob Brooks Mayer and Lease Izora Davis Mayer.  He grew up in Georgetown and graduated Winyah High School and attended Wingate University and Erskine College.  Mr. Mayer served in the U. S Army during the Vietnam war in the 25th Infantry Division.  He was a retired funeral director and co-owner of Mayer Funeral Home and Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens. Mr. Mayer was a lifelong member of Duncan Memorial United...

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