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Sharon Gail Owens

(November 27, 1956–December 27, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 01/06/2018,3:00 PM

Funeral Services for Ms. Sharon Gail Owens will be held on Saturday 3:00 p.m. at Leevy’s Funeral Home Chapel, Taylor Street. Public viewing will be held on Friday 2:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home.

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Claritha W. Bouknight

(December 7, 1948–December 23, 2017)

Funeral: Tue, 01/02/2018,3:30 PM

Memorial services for Mrs. Claritha Washing Bouknight will be held on Tuesday 3:30 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home Chapel, Taylor Street. Public viewing will be Tuesday 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Mrs. Claritha Washington Bouknight leaves to mourn her passing: her sons, Edward (Cathy) Bouknight, Jr. and Adrian Bouknight, both of Columbia, South Carolina; her brother, Robert (Felicia) Washington III, of Columbia, South Carolina; her sister, Diane (Hykim) Washington, of Columbia, South Carolina; grandchildren, Tyski Bouknight, Zipporah Bouknight, and Uri Iquan Taylor; two great- grandchildren; a special daughter-in-law, Tammy Jeffers; a host of nieces, nephews, many other relatives and caring friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.

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Andrea Denise Murray Rivers

(February 5, 1957–December 25, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 12/30/2017,9:30 AM

Funeral services for Mrs. Andrea Denise Murray Rivers will be held Saturday 9:30 a.m. (viewing 8:30 a.m.) at Union Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home. Taylor Street Chapel. Mrs. Rivers was born in Columbia, S.C. and was a graduate of Columbia High School and Benedict College. She was employed with the S. C. Department of Disability and Special Needs for 26 years. Surviving are her husband, Deacon John S. Rivers, Jr.; son, John S. Rivers, III; daughters, Jonisha Rivers (Jerrod) Jones and Jada Rivers (Gregory) Carroll; a host of other relatives and friends.

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Alice Wilma Whitener Mayo

(June 27, 1934–December 25, 2017)

Funeral: Fri, 12/29/2017,1:00 PM

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Whitener Mayo will be held Friday 1:00 p.m. (viewing 12 noon) at the Cleave’s Memorial C.M.E. Church with burial to follow in the Lincoln Cemetery. Public viewing will be held Thursday beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel.

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Reverend Willie Duggan

(September 7, 1956–December 22, 2017)

Funeral: Thu, 12/28/2017,11:00 AM

Funeral services for Reverend Willie Duggan will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church with burial in the Lincoln Cemetery. Viewing will be held Wednesday beginning at 2 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Born in Sparta, Georgia, Reverend Duggan graduated from Hancock Central High School and Benedict College. Currently, he was the pastor of the Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church in Arthurtown. Surviving are his sons, Willie M. Duggan, II and Terrence L. Duggan; mother, Margie Jennings; grandchildren: Marquell, Denzell, Tyrek, India and Enosh; brothers, Willie James Duggan and Sanford (Kyra); sisters, Margie D. (Johnathan) Searles and Shirley A. Jackson; uncles; aunts; nephews; other loving relatives and friends.

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Timothy Weeks

(June 13, 1947–December 23, 2017)

Funeral: Thu, 12/28/2017,11:00 AM

Funeral services for Mr. Timothy Weeks will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Round Top Baptist Church, Blythewood with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Viewing will be held today beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Born in Blythewood, he was a graduate of C. A. Johnson High School, Morgan State University, and received his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University Law School. Surviving are his sisters, Carolyn (Donald) Weeks-Forbes and Reaver Weeks; other loving relatives and friends.

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Jeannie Deloris Walker Roberison

(November 29, 1955–December 21, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 01/06/2018,1:00 PM

Funeral services for Mrs. Jeannie Walker Roberison will be held Saturday 1:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel with burial to follow in the Lincoln Cemetery. Public viewing will be held Friday beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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James Copeland, III

(January 11, 1987–December 22, 2017)

Funeral:

Incomplete

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Victor Torres

(May 27, 1933–December 21, 2017)

Funeral:

Incomplete

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Trustee Napoleon Johnson

(September 10, 1959–December 20, 2017)

Funeral: Wed, 12/27/2017,1:00 PM

Funeral services for Trustee Napoleon Johnson will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. in the Brookland Baptist Church, West Columbia with burial in the Lincoln Cemetery. A family visitation will be held Tuesday evening beginning at 6 pm. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Born in Lamar, SC, Trustee Johnson was a graduate of Spaulding High School, the University of South Carolina and received his MBA from Louisiana State University. He was currently employed as the Senior Director of Program Services at the SERC Reliability Corporation. Surviving are his wife, Joyce M. Johnson; son, Nathan B. Johnson; daughter, Jeshanah N. M. Johnson; sister, Shirl Campbell; brothers, Darris Johnson, Sr., Willis Johnson, Jackie Johnson, Floyd Johnson, and Chris Johnson; mother-in-law, Eleanor Williams; a host

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