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Lorenzo Neal

(January 1, 1956–June 30, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 07/08/2017,12:00 AM

Funeral services for Mr. Lorenzo Joel Neal will be held Saturday 12 noon (viewing 11:00 a.m.) at the Brookland Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Memorial Gardens of Columbia. Public viewing will be held Friday beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are his wife Cecelia Counts Neal; son, Cpt. Lorenzo Neal; mother, Vera Neal Nesbitt; brother, Bruce Neal; sister, Denise Neal Singleton; three grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Mary Johnson Holmes

(November 15, 1940–June 30, 2017)

Funeral: Thu, 07/06/2017,2:00 PM

– Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Johnson Holmes will be held Thursday 2:00 p.m. (viewing 1:00 p.m.) at the Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Public viewing will be held today beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are her husband, Arthur Holmes; son, Darnell (Maxima) Holmes; daughter, Keneitha Delaney; daughter-in-law, Jocquelyne Holmes; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Thelma O. Gibson Washington

(September 22, 1933–June 29, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 07/08/2017,1:30 PM

Funeral services for Mrs. Thelma Odessa Gibson Washington will be held Saturday 1:30 p.m. (viewing 12:30 p.m.) at the Calvary Holiness Church, Cayce, with burial to follow in the Lincoln Cemetery. Public viewing will be held today beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel.

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Josephine Whittington Watson

(August 5, 1956–June 26, 2017)

Funeral: Fri, 06/30/2017,11:00 AM

Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Whittington Watson will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the Bethlehem Baptist Church with burial in the Sellers Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Sellers, SC. Viewing will be held today beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are her husband, Anthony Watson; daughter, Natasha Watson; sisters, Bernice Kirton, Earnestine Whittington, and Barber Miles; brother, Levern (Bertha) Whittington; other loving relatives and friends.

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Simon P. Hughes

(February 6, 1953–June 26, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 07/01/2017,11:00 AM

Funeral services for Mr. Simon Paul Hughes will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Second Calvary Baptist Church, 1110 Mason Road, Columbia with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. A wake service will be held this Friday beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are his wife, Penelope Wright Hughes; daughters, Phonecia Hughes and Kearstan Wright; sons, Ronnie and Donnie Ellis; sisters, Jackie Davis, Mary Snow, Joann Baldwin, and Dianne Hughes; brothers, James “Doug” Hughes, Lee Edward Hughes and Ronald Hughes; six grandchildren; other loving relatives and friends.

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Dorothy Mae Anderson Pickett

(August 14, 1935–May 31, 2017)

Funeral: Fri, 06/09/2017,11:00 AM

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Mae Anderson Pickett will be held Friday 11:00 a.m. (viewing 10:00 a.m.) at the Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1028 Eastman St., with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Public viewing will be held today beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel.

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Keith Dantrell Kennedy

(April 28, 1992–June 24, 2017)

Funeral: Fri, 06/30/2017,11:00 AM

Funeral services for Mr. Keith Dantrell Kennedy will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the First Nazareth Baptist Church with burial in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be held Thursday beginning at 2 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are his parents, Keith and Cheryl McKie Kennedy; brother, Darriaus Kennedy; sisters, Nicole Hampton and Portia Santiago; grandparents, Samuel and Yvonne McKie and Arthur and Cora Kennedy; other loving relatives and friends.

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Isaiah DaSean Pendergrass

(June 30, 2003–June 23, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 07/01/2017,1:00 PM

Funeral services for Mr. Isaiah DaSean Pendergrass will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the Second Nazareth Baptist Church with burial in the Lincoln Cemetery. Viewing will be held Friday beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are his mother, LaShawn Alston; father, Fernando Pendergrass; brother, DeAngelo Alston; m. grandmother, Mary Graham; m. grandfather, Billy Graham; p. grandmother, Nellie Pendergrass; other loving relatives and friends.

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Mattie Evans Kemp

(February 2, 1927–June 24, 2017)

Funeral: Thu, 06/29/2017,12:00 AM

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Evans Kemp will be held Thursday at 12 noon in the Central Baptist Church with burial in the Lincoln Cemetery. Viewing will be held Wedneday beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are her daughters, Verna Isaac and Stephanie (Michael) Kemp-Pearson; son, Jimmie (Latasha) Kemp III; sister, Mary Mack; brother, Landy Evans; 26 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; other loving relatives and friends.

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Raphael Kenneth Williams

(September 22, 1958–June 23, 2017)

Funeral: Sun, 07/02/2017,1:30 PM

Funeral services for Mr. Raphael Kenneth Williams, Jr. will be held 1:30 p.m. (viewing at 12:30 p.m.) Sunday at Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church with burial to follow in the Memorial Gardens of Columbia. Public viewing will held Saturday afternoon at beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel.

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