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Elizabeth Drakeford

(November 16, 1934–March 25, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 04/01/2017,11:00 AM

Cayce – Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell Drakeford will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. (viewing 10:00 a.m.) at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1908 Wilkinson St., Cayce, with burial to follow in the Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held this Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are her sons, Charles (Patrice) and Michael (Rosie) Drakeford; six grandchildren and host of other relatives and friends.

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Rudolph Vernal Brantley

(September 5, 1936–March 24, 2017)

Funeral: Thu, 03/30/2017,12:00 AM

Columbia – Funeral services for Mr. Rudolph Vernal Brantley will be held Thursday at 12:00 p.m. at the Sandhill Baptist Church, Garnett, SC with burial in the church cemetery. Wake services will be held thisWedesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are: his wife, Octavia Coles Brantley; sons, Kerry (Shannon) Brantley and Rudolph (Tonya) Brantley; daughter, Verna Brantley; brother, George Solomon; sisters, Chris (Lennox) Callendar and Janet Mungin; a devoted cousin, Charles Hudson; other loving relatives and friends.

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Evelyn Marie Coleman Sumter

(July 10, 1947–March 24, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 04/01/2017,12:00 PM

Columbia – Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Marie Coleman Sumter will be held Saturday at 12:00 noon at the Greenview First Baptist Church with burial in the Lincoln Cemetery. A family visitation will be held this Friday evening from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are her sons, James (Sebrana) Sumter, Jr., and Anthony Sumter, Sr.; sisters, Joyce Williams and Carolyn Epps; brother, Marvin Coleman; six grandchildren; other loving relatives and friends.

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Louisiana Berry Moody

(April 21, 1936–March 23, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 04/01/2017,12:00 PM

Columbia – Funeral services for Mrs. Louisiana Berry Moody will be held Saturday at 12:00 noon (viewing 11:00 a.m.) at the Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church, Arthurtown, with burial to follow in the Lincoln Cemetery. Public viewing will be held Friday beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel.

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Eddie Hills

(March 30, 1934–March 23, 2017)

Funeral: Wed, 03/29/2017,12:00 PM

Columbia – Funeral services for Mr. Eddie Hills will be held Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. (viewing 11:00 a.m.) at the Ridgewood Missionary Baptist Church. Interment with military honors will follow in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. Public viewing will be held Tuesday beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are: his sons, Andre (Ida) Hills and Tyrone (Sharon) Samuels; daughters, LaVerne Mack, Loretta (Joe) Kelly, Letitia (Gerald) Tyce, and Laytona (Marion) Williams; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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David Esau Hallman

(May 29, 1943–March 22, 2017)

Funeral: Tue, 03/28/2017,11:00 AM

Columbia – Funeral services for Mr. David Esau Hallman will be held Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel, with burial to follow in the Lincoln Cemetery. Public viewing will be held Tuesday beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving are: his wife, Judith Watson Hallman; daughter, Cynthia Hallman; sister, Rosemary Hallman; a host of other relatives and friends.

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Annie Pearl Maple Lane

(January 3, 1942–March 20, 2017)

Funeral: Tue, 03/28/2017,1:00 PM

North, SC – Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Pearl Maple Lane will be held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel, with burial to follow in the Chapel Hill Baptist Church, North, SC. Public viewing will be held Monay beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving are: her sons, Jimmie Maple and Tiny Lane; daughter, Jacqueline Lane; sister, Gracie Scott; a host of other relatives and friends.

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Francina Shiver Sims

(April 25, 1944–March 23, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 04/01/2017,12:00 PM

Gadsden – Funeral services for Mrs. Francina Shiver Sims will be held Saturday at 12:00 p.m. at the St. Matthews Baptist Church, Eastover with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Viewing will be held Friday beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home. Lower Richland Chapel. Surviving are her son, Rodney (Jeanetta) Sims; stepsons, Lewis B. (Ronnie) Sims III and Angelo Sims; daughters, Cheryl Shiver and Beverly (Leroy) Hopkins; brothers, Deacon Walter Shiver and Alphonso Shiver; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; other loving relatives and friends.

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Gloria Jean Cheeseboro

(April 26, 1955–March 19, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 03/25/2017,2:00 PM

Columbia – Funeral services for Ms. Gloria Jean Cheeseboro will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the New Ebenezer Baptiat Church with burial to follow in the Lincoln Cemetery. Viewing will be held Friday beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are her sons, Marlon and Antonio Cheeseboro; brothers, Olivette and Christopher Samuels, Larry and Kenneth Cheeseboro; sister, Vertell Green; five grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Erskine Romell Johnson Mills

(December 9, 1947–March 18, 2017)

Funeral: Thu, 03/23/2017,11:00 AM

Columbia – Funeral services for Mr. Erskine Romell Johnson Mills will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel with burial on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. Public viewing will be held Wednesday beginning at 2:00 p.m. at funeral home. Surviving are: his wife, Mildred Scott Mills; sons, Darrow Mills, Andre Mills, Everette Mills, and Desmond Mills; daughter, Lynette Mills; his companion, Loretta Tyler; sisters, Jacquelyn Mills and Gotdry Mills; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; other loving relatives and friends.

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