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Melvin Chavis

Died : Dec 05, 2023

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Batesburg-Leesville, SC

Melvin Chavis, husband, father, grandfather, and friend has gone to be with his Lord. Nicknamed "Papa-Doo" by his family, this gregarious and glad-hearted patriarch passed away on December 5, 2023. Melvin was a friend to many, a stranger to none. With a twinkling eye and a wry smile, he amused and charmed so many during his nearly eighty years on this earth. His playful spirit and humble nature have touched many hearts; his absence is already being keenly felt. Melvin was the second of five chil...Read More

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Donald Lee Smith

Died : Feb 17, 2024

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Batesburg-Leesville, SC

Master Sergeant Donald Lee Smith, SCARNG, Retired went home to the arms of his heavenly father on Saturday, 17 February, 2024. He was a loving and devoted husband, son, brother, friend, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. As a devout Christian he served as a deacon and choir director at Old Lexington Baptist Church of Leesville, SC where he was a life time member. He served in United States Air Force for three years, the South Carolina National Guard for twenty-nine years retiring as a Master Sergeant and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Don was the son of the late Perry Lee “Bill” Smith and Lucille Smith Shealy. Surviving is his loving wife of 57 years, Carol J. H. Smith; brothers, Larry Smith (Janet) of Gilbert and Laverne Smith (Lynn) of Beech Island, SC; one step-brother, Paul Shealy of San Antonio, TX; his three daughters, Connie Smith, Angela Smith, and Tara Chavis (Arrion) all of Gilbert, SC; eight grandchildren, Lindsey (Ricky) Brown, Katelin (Thomas) Swartzlander, Nathan (Kristen) Shealy, Erin (Douglas) LaFlam, Sallie Shealy, Cheyenne Chavis, Ethan Keisler and Jacy Chavis; ten great grandchildren, Ryleigh Brown, Brady Laflam, Walker Brown, Peyton Swartzlander, Khloe Shealy, Jenny Laflam, Caroline Brown, Allie Swartzlander, Jace Swartzlander and Raelynn Shealy. Don was predeceased by his brother, Philip Ray Smith; and several loved aunts and uncles. Funeral service will be held 3pm Friday, February 23, 2024 at Old Lexington Baptist Church 800 Old Lexington Road B-L, SC 29070. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers are Rusty Lewis, Aaron Shealy, Howard Barr, Tony Sharpe, Johnny Derrick, Kendall Gunter, Travis Rentz. Honorary Pallbearers are his grandchildren, Chris Leaphart, David Bedenbaugh, Jeffrey Van Nest, Carroll “Doc” Hall, Dean Smith, Rodger Caldwell, Tee Derrick, Jim Cushman, Bruce Hall; the Senior Adult Class for Old Lexington Baptist; and SC Army National Guard members. The family will receive friends from 5pm to 7pm Thursday, February 22, 2024 at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel. Memorials can be made to the VFW post 6740, Lake Murray, SC or to Old Lexington Baptist Church.

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Johnnie Ray Harmon

Died : Feb 17, 2024

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Batesburg-Leesville, SC

Memorial Services for Johnnie Ray Harmon, 78, will be conducted 12:00 p.m., Friday, February 23, 2024 at Independent Fellowship of the Living Word, 3595 Highway 6, Lexington, SC 29073 with the Rev. Jack Whitlow officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Mr. Harmon passed away Saturday, February 17, 2024. He was a son of the late Benjamin Malichie and Sallie Lou Asbill Harmon. He retired from Windstream after 35 years and was a United States Marine Corps Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Portia Craps Harmon; son, Adam Harmon (Anita); daughters Kim Kuhn (Austin), Lisa Hendley (Lee); 13 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Harmon; sisters, Ina Mae Kyzer, Magalene Kyzer, Caffie Stricklin (Skip), Linda Sharpe, Pamela Brand (Steven); numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Harmon was predeceased by a brother, Laurie Harmon sisters, Lou Ellen Frye, Faye Kyzer and Annie Ruth Greene.

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Gavin W. James

Feb 05, 1995 - Feb 10, 2024

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Batesburg-Leesville, SC

Gavin W. James, 29, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2024. He was born February 5, 1995, in Columbia, SC. He had a passion for self-care with working out and exercising. Gavin was very protective of his brother, Kaleb. He ensured to have his brother by his heart with Kaleb’s date of birth tattooed on him. He had a good heart and was fiercely loyal to his small circle of friends and family. He is survived by his mother, Tracy James; brothers, Kaleb and Colby James; and longtime girlfriend, Ebonee Cabbagestalk.

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Larry Tyrone Barrs, III

Dec 03, 1986 - Feb 13, 2024

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Batesburg-Leesville, SC

Larry Tyrone Barrs, III, 37, lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. He was born on December 3, 1986 in Gaston, SC to Claudia Leviner and Larry Tyrone Barrs, Jr. Ty enjoyed fishing, spending time with family and working on his motorcycles. He is survived by his parents; his children, Hunter, Braylon, Kenzie, and Tyler; sister, Brandi Tidwell. He is also survived by his significant other, April Sharp and her children, Isabella Renee and Dion Christopher Sharp. Ty is preceded in death by his brother, Matt J. Barrs. Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel, 609 Northwood Road, Lexington, SC 29072. A Memorial Service will follow at 5:00 pm. Online register at barr-price.com

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Amber Nichole Proctor

Died : Feb 11, 2024

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Batesburg-Leesville, SC

Memorial services for Amber Nichole Proctor will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Pelion United Methodist Church, 810 Magnolia Street, Pelion, SC 29123. Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic Batesburg-Leesville Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Proctor passed away Sunday, February 11, 2024. Born in Lexington County, she is a daughter of James H. Shealy, Jr. (Deborah) and the late Michelle Floyd Shealy. She graduated from Christian Kingdom Academy and from Midlands Technical College. She loved children and nursing, working for many years in childcare, teaching, and in the medical field. Mrs. Proctor worked at several local daycares, Sandhills Elementary, and Wellmore of Lexington as a LPN/Medical Tech. Surviving are her beloved husband and soul mate, Michael Proctor, her heart and soul, her son, Lee Proctor, her father and step-mother, James H. Shealy, Jr. (Deborah), sister, Melissa Lynn Blodgett, sister-in-law, Darlene Senn, mother-in-law, Ann Proctor, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother, Michelle Floyd Shealy, sister, Brittany Shealy, uncles, Leonard H. and Kevin “Babe” Shealy, cousins, Wendy Shealy, Morgan “Munkey” Spires, and Rusty Shealy, brother-in-laws, Jamie and Tim Proctor, father-in-law, Aaron Proctor, grandparents, James H. Shealy, Sr., Clarence and Faye Spires, Robert Floyd, and Jannette Wolfe. To to the family or in memory of Amber Nichole Proctor, please

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Charles Alfred Fletcher

Dec 23, 1935 - Feb 11, 2023

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Batesburg-Leesville, SC

Charles Alfred Fletcher passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2023. He was born in Kingsport, Tennessee, December 23, 1935 to the late Charles Leonard and Mildred Kiehl Fletcher. Mr. Fletcher was educated in the public schools of Kingsport and later graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree. After College, he served as an officer in the United States Army Chemical Corps. In 1959 he began work as a design engineer with the Tennessee Eastman Company in Kingsport, TN. In 1967 he was transferred to Carolina Eastman Co. where he worked as an engineer, production supervisor and management trainer before retiring in 1990. During his early professional career, he married his childhood sweetheart, Geraldine (Gerry) Carmichael and together they raised three sons: Scott Charles, David Michael, and Matthew Kiehl. He taught them all how to build, camp, fish, fix, hike, hunt, love, pray, and worship Jesus Christ whom he well knew as his personal Savior. As a churchman, he served Christ with many gifts including encouragement, leadership, teaching, and giving in several local parishes around the Midlands including: All Saints Episcopal Church, Cayce; St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Lexington; Church of the Apostles, Anglican Church, Columbia; and finished his earthly ministry at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Irmo, SC. He was a true friend to many. Mr. Fletcher was active in hiking and conservation organizations including the Appalachian Trail Club, Sierra Club, Palmetto Trails Club, Nature Conservancy, North American Fishing Club and the Cousteau Society. He was also active in community organizations including Boy Scouts of America, United Way of the Midlands, Boy’s Clubs of America, West Columbia Kiwanis Club. Surviving are his beloved wife, Gerry; sons, Scott (Dawn) of Greenville, SC, David (Joy) of Cayce, SC, and Matthew (Page) of Cayce, SC; six grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren, who lovingly call him “Poppa Charlie.” Mr. Fletcher was predeceased in glory by his sister, Sarah Jane Morrow. A memorial service will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 17, 2024 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 1541 Lake Murray Blvd, Columbia, SC 29212. Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel is assisting the family.

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Mattie Quattlebaum Caswell

Died : Feb 08, 2024

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Batesburg-Leesville, SC

Services for Mattie Quattlebaum Caswell, 96, will be conducted at 1:00 PM Monday February 12, 2024 at Christ the Good Shepherd Mausoleum Chapel in Ridge Crest Memorial Park. Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel is assisting the family. Mrs. Caswell passed away Thursday, February 8, 2024. Born in Leesville, SC she was a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Essie Pearl Porter Quattlebaum. She was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and a private home nurse. Surviving include her children, Elizabeth Galloway, Gwendolyn Weston, Alicia Burgess and Harry A Johnson; 14 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and a host of great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Neal Caswell, Jr.; daughters, Gertrude Shepherd, Lynn Gamble, and Essie Livingston; son, Gerald Johnson; brothers, Algernon Quattlebaum, Wakefield Quattlebaum, and Cicero Quattlebaum; sisters, Sara Quattlebaum, Janie Chatman, Juanita Quattlebaum, Gladys Quattlebaum, and Alice Robertson.

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Laura Ellen Price Royster

Died : Feb 07, 2024

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Batesburg-Leesville, SC

Gilbert-Services for Laura Ellen Price Royster, 85, will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 11, 2024 at First Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. John Steele and Rev. Chris Murray officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Barr-Price Funeral Home, Historic B-L Chapel is assisting the family. Mrs. Royster passed away Wednesday February 7, 2024. Born in Gilbert, she was a daughter of the late William O’Dell and Minnie Gillian Price, was a member of First Calvary Baptist Church, and was a homemaker. Survivors include sons, Steven R. Royster and Robert Jeffrey (Ginny) Royster; daughters, Robin (Bob) Lessard and Melisa Smith; sister, Jean Keisler; sister-in-law, Delle Price; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Bobby Ray Royster; son, Charles William Royster; daughter, Laurie Ann Royster; brother, Dwight Price; and sisters, Hazel Rauch and Judy Case.

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Edward Joseph Dubisky

Died : Jan 29, 2024

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Batesburg-Leesville, SC

Edward Joseph Dubisky, 73, passed away Monday, January 29, 2024. Born at Camp Lejune, N.C. he was a son of the late Frank and Dorothy Thiel Dubisky. Mr Dubisky was a United States Marine Corp Veteran. Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium is assisting the family. Survivors include his companion, Gretchen Schwab; daughter, Jenifer Dubisky Mahan; grandchildren, Reven Mahan, Montana Mahan, Adison Mahan, Angel Mahan; great-grandchildren, Carson Magnusen, Kaiden Magnusen, Kezleigh Magnusen; 2 brothers; 2 sisters; nephews, Matthew Baker, Chad Baker and Christopher Baker.

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Harvey F. Keisler

Aug 22, 1939 - Jan 27, 2024

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Batesburg-Leesville, SC

Harvey F. Keisler, 84, entered the gates of Heaven and is no longer in pain on January 27, 2024. He was born in Lexington County to the late Horace and Sadie Keisler. Harvey's favorite past time was spending time with his family, being involved with his grandchildren and playing with his great grandbabies. Harvey is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jean Keisler; daughter, Pam (Phil) Stocker; 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; his brother, Melvin (Linda) Keisler; and son-in-law, Tim Wooten. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Connie Wooten; his sisters, Linette (Wendell) Lybrand, Wilma (Floyd) Sharpe and Sharon Smith. Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 1, 2024 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Lexington, South Carolina. Reverend John Derrick will be officiating. Burial will follow at St. Matthews Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will follow in the fellowship hall. Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel, is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Matthews Lutheran Church. A special thanks to his two favorite nurses at Lexington Medical Center (Main Hospital) and Heart of Hospice. To to the family or in memory of Harvey Franklin Keisler, please

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