Obituaries

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James Earl Jones

(January 2, 1950–March 2, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 03/11/2017,11:00 AM

Columbia – Funeral services for Mr. James Earl Jones will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. (viewing 10:00 a.m.) at the Kingdom Vision Church, 1701 Alta Vista Drive. Viewing will be held Friday beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel

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Ret. Petty Officer 1st Class William Barnett Dawkins

(September 29, 1948–February 28, 2017)

Funeral: Mon, 03/06/2017,11:30 AM

Columbia – Funeral services for retired Petty Officer First Class William Barnett Dawkins will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the Temple of Faith Bible Way Church, Gadsden, SC with burial and full military honors to follow in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. Public viewing will be held Sunday beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are: his sons, William B. Dawkins, II, Brandon S. Dawkins, Eric O. Dawkins, and William B. Dawkins, III; daughters, Kimberly D. Dawkins, Ebony E. Dawkins, and Ebony M. Dawkins; brother, Henry Coleman; sisters, Marilyn Dawkins and Juanita Dawkins; other loving relatives and friends.

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Vivian Ann Anderson Fletcher

(December 15, 1950–February 28, 2017)

Funeral: Tue, 03/07/2017,1:00 PM

Columbia – Funeral services for Mrs. Vivian Anderson Fletcher will be held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Zion Canaan Baptist Church. Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel is assisting the family. Surviving are: her son, Johnny Fletcher, Jr.; daughter, Catina Fletcher (Russell) Palmer; brothers, Ronnie Anderson and Herman Anderson, Jr.; 3 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Ret. SFC Harry Worthy, Jr.

(May 29, 1948–March 1, 2017)

Funeral: Mon, 03/06/2017,11:00 AM

SFC (Ret.) Harry Worthy Jr. ( with photo) Columbia – Funeral services for SFC (Ret.) Harry Worthy, Jr. will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. (viewing 10:00 a.m.) at the Gill Creek Baptist Church. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. Public viewing will be held Sunday beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are: his sons, Bakari and Chris (Cathy) Worthy; brothers, Timothy (Lindirish), Kirk (Vasana), and Bobby (Latitia) Worthy; sisters, Jeanette Roach and Catherine Ross; 2 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Bobby Boyles

(September 20, 1948–February 24, 2017)

Funeral: Fri, 03/03/2017,12:00 PM

Columbia – Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Boyles will be held Friday at 12:00 noon in the New Direction Church, 9544 Wilson Blvd., with burial in the Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Public viewing will be held Thurssday beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are: his son, Kennyatta (Ashley) Counts; sisters, Mary Moultrie and Samara Cooper; brother, Dr. William Boyles, Jr.; grandson, Kannon Counts; other loving relatives and friends.

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Thomasina Singleton Gathers

(May 19, 1928–February 22, 2017)

Funeral: Thu, 03/02/2017,11:00 AM

Columbia – Funeral services for Mrs. Thomasina Singleton Gathers will be held Thursday 11:00 a.m. (viewing 10:00 a.m.) at the Emmanuel A.M.E. Church with burial to follow in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. Viewing will be held Wednesday beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are: her son, Lucius Gathers, Sr.; grandson, Lucius Gathers, Jr.; a host of other relatives and friends.

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Ollie Mae Miles Coleman

(December 25, 1945–February 25, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 03/04/2017,11:00 AM

Columbia – Funeral services for Mrs. Ollie Mae Miles Coleman will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel with burial on Monday at 11:00 a.m. in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. Public viewing will be held Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home and then wake services that evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Charity Baptist Church, 2200 Lower Richland Blvd., Hopkins. Surviving are: her sons, John (Aretha) McLendon and Dexter McLendon; daughters, Aunja Patterson and Tamara Coleman; brothers, Emmitt (Jackie) Miles and Homer Miles; sister, Annie Richardson; 16 grandchildren; other loving relative and friends.

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Horace Wilson

(December 10, 1925–February 23, 2017)

Funeral: Fri, 03/03/2017,11:00 AM

Columbia – Funeral services for Mr. Horace Wilson will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. (viewing 10:00 a.m.) at the Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1028 Eastman Street. Interment with military honors will follow in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. Public viewing will be held Thursday beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are: his wife, Annie Jackson Wilson; son, Larry Wilson; daughters, Betty Ann Frazier, Lynn Brown and Kathleen Wilson; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Johnathan Green

(November 10, 1955–February 17, 2017)

Funeral:

Incomplete

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Loretta James

(February 1, 1943–February 20, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 02/25/2017,1:00 PM

Columbia – Funeral services for Mrs. Loretta Ann Lee James will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. (viewing 12:00 noon) at the Bride Tabernacle of Jesus Christ 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.

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