Obituaries

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Ronnie Leroy Goodwin

(February 7, 1950–April 3, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 04/08/2017,3:00 PM

Columbia – Funeral services for Mr. Ronnie Leroy Goodwin will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Public viewing will be held Friday beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving are: his wife, Norma Spry Goodwin; sons, Cory Cornelius and Lamont Morris; daughters, Kim Mobley and Latasha Wigfall; mother, Rosa Lee Goodwin; brother, Clarence Goodwin; sisters, Pamela Thomas and Barbara Preater; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Marion Patterson Houston, Jr.

(January 8, 1952–March 31, 2017)

Funeral: Mon, 04/10/2017,11:30 AM

Columbia – Funeral services for Mr. Marion Patterson Houston will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the New Light Beulah Baptist Church, with burial in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. A family visitation will be held this Sunday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are: his wife, Mirian Suber Houston; son, Maurice Houston, granddaughter, Kourtney Houston; brother, Antonio Houston; sisters, Teruko (Ian) Dawkins and Cheryl White; devoted cousin, Jennifer Green; 6 godchildren; other loving relatives and friends.

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James H. “Jim” Baker, III

(September 24, 1936–April 2, 2017)

Funeral: Fri, 04/07/2017,11:00 AM

Columbia – Funeral services for Mr. James Henry “Jim” Baker, III will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Northminster Presbyterian Church with burial in to follow in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. A family visitation will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Public viewing will be held Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Mr. Baker, 80, of Columbia, SC died Sunday, April 2, 2017. He was the only child of the late James H. Baker, II and Augusta Baker Alexander, of Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from the public schools of Baltimore, Maryland and Johns Hopkins University with a B. A. Degree in Political Science. He received a Master’s of Education Degree from

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Georgia Mae Walker Bowman

(March 6, 1936–April 1, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 04/08/2017,11:00 AM

Georgia Mae Walker Bowman Columbia – Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Mae Walker Bowman will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Public viewing will be held Friday beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving are: her sons, Darnelle Walker, Alfred (Rena) Bowman, Stanley (Chanel) Walker, and Robert (Priscilla) Bowman; daughters, Cathaleen Walker (Eugene) Williams and Angela (Charles) Bowman-Etheridge; sisters, JoAnn Walker and Juanita Wannamaker; brother, Roger Walker; 45 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren; other loving relatives and friends.

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Remell C. Harris

(September 20, 1939–April 2, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 04/08/2017,1:00 PM

Columbia – Funeral services for Mrs. Remell Brown Harris will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel, with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Public viewing will be held Friday beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are: her daughters, Kasandra Brown and Carolyn Simpson; step-daughter, Tonya Harris; sons, Curtis (Shirley) Brown and Xavier (Solange) Harris; sisters, Easter Brown, Edna Walker, and Annette Brown; brothers, Joseph Brown, David Brown, and Clyde Brown; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; other loving relatives and friends.

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Ella Wease Brown Deloach

(August 3, 1959–April 1, 2017)

Funeral: Wed, 04/05/2017,2:00 PM

West Columbia – Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Brown Deloach will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. (viewing 1:00 p.m.) at the Brookland Baptist Church, 1066 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia, with burial to follow in the Celestial Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be held Tuesday beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Mrs. Deloach was married to Tyrone Deloach and is survived by: her daughters, Brittney Brown and Kerrie Deloach; a brother, Washington Brown, Jr.; a host of other relatives and friends.

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Ellis Fitzgerald Hawkins, II

(May 3, 2000–March 30, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 04/08/2017,1:00 PM

Blythewood – Funeral services for Mr. Ellis Fitzgerald Hawkins, II will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. (viewing 11:00 a.m.) at the Westwood High School, with burial to follow in the Memorial Gardens of Columbia. Public viewing will be held Friday beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are: his parents, Ellis, Sr. and Lisa Hawkins; sisters, Maressa and Elexis Hawkins; paternal grandparents, James and Odessa Hawkins; maternal grandmother, Mary Quince; great aunt, Lillie Edwards; a host of aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends.

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Bessie Lowery Thomas

(September 23, 1939–March 29, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 04/08/2017,11:00 AM

Columbia-Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Lowery Thomas will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Second Calvary Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the Lincoln Cemetery. Public viewing will be held this Friday afternoon beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Born in Gastonia, NC, Mrs. Thomas was a graduate of Highland High School, Benedict College, and received her Master’s from the University of South Carolina in Business Education. She taught for over 32 years at C. A. Johnson High School, was a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., and was a dedicated member of Second Calvary Baptist Church (of which her husband pastored for 22 years). Surviving are: her husband, Rev. Dr. Latta R. Thomas; a

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Bessie Lowery Thomas

(Septembe r23, 1939–March 29, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 04/08/2017,11:00 AM

Columbia-Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Lowery Thomas will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Second Calvary Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the Lincoln Cemetery. Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel is in charge. Born in Gastonia, NC, Mrs. Thomas was a graduate of Highland High School, Benedict College, and received her Master’s from the University of South Carolina in Business Education. She taught for over 32 years at C. A. Johnson High School, was a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., and was a dedicated member of Second Calvary Baptist Church (of which her husband pastored for 22 years). Surviving are: her husband, Rev. Dr. Latta R. Thomas; a son, Latta Thomas, Jr.; three grandsons; one great-grandchild; adopted daughter, Shanai

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Rosetta Artis Williams

(June 7, 1932–March 28, 2017)

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

Columbia – Funeral services for Mrs. Rosetta Artis Williams, 84, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church with interment to follow in the Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with Rosary and “Ivy Beyond the Wall” service will be held this evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are: her daughter, Celeste (Dwayne) Duckett; grandsons, Meetze, Harrison and Adam Duckett; sisters, Sophie Mayo, Mozelle Rhodes and Christine Bethea; a host of other relatives and friends.

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