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William Bailey

Jan 05, 1932 - Dec 02, 2023

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Lexington, SC

William G. (Bill) Bailey, faithful servant of God and loving husband, joined all the Saints in Heaven on Saturday, December 2, 2023. Bill was born January 5, 1932 to the late Rachel Craven Bailey and W. J. G. Bailey in Charleston, SC, where he attended public schools. He graduated from Spartanburg Junior College in 1953 and the University of South Carolina in 1958, after two years in the US Army during the Korean conflict. In 1954, he married Kathleen Causey Bailey who was his loving wife ...Read More

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Darrell Wayne Kindle Sr.

Dec 17, 1945 - Feb 17, 2024

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Lexington, SC

Darrell Wayne Kindle Sr., age 78 passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024. A funeral service for Darrell will be held Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home - Lexington, 503 N Lake Dr., Lexington, SC 29072.

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Drew Dutton

Jan 17, 2000 - Feb 15, 2024

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Lexington, SC

Drew Dutton, age 24, of Lexington, South Carolina passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2024. A visitation for Drew will be held Friday, February 23, 2024 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home - Lexington, 503 N Lake Dr., Lexington, SC 29072. Following the visitation will be a reception at 2:15 PM at Private Property, 220 W Main St, Lexington, SC 29072.

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Leonard Cyril Taylor

Sep 12, 1946 - Feb 17, 2024

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Lexington, SC

Leonard Cyril Taylor (L.C.), passed away Saturday, February 17, 2024, at the age of 77. L.C. was born to E.M. and Bertha Taylor in the Boiling Springs Community of Lexington County on September 12, 1946. He graduated from Gilbert High School in 1964. While at Gilbert High School, he served in Student Government (Treasurer for two years and Reporter his senior year) and participated in the Glee Club, FFA, 4-H Club and baseball team. He was also employed as a school bus driver. After high school graduation, L.C. began his life’s work in public service working in the Office of State Senator F. Beasley Smith and helped set up the Civil Defense Office in Lexington. He enlisted in the SC Army National Guard in communications and became a highly skilled marksman. After attaining the rank of Sgt. E-5, he was honorably discharged. L.C continued his public service by graduating from the South Carolina Fire Academy and joining the City of Columbia Fire Department. He later completed the Kaplan College Fire and EMS program. At the City of Columbia Fire Department, he rose to the rank of Captain/Logistics Officer. In 1973 he was recognized by the Columbia Jaycees as “Young Fireman of the Year.” He retired from the City of Columbia with 27 years of service. He then served his local community of Boiling Springs as a Volunteer Firefighter for an additional 14 years. L.C. was a servant leader who believed in civic duty. He demonstrated this through his dedication and commitment to working the elections process in Lexington County for more than 40 years. Starting at the Boiling Springs Voting Precinct, he worked his way up to Poll Manager, President and Chairman. In 2018 L.C. was appointed by the Governor to the Lexington County Board of Elections, where he served as a commissioner until 2024. L.C. grew up in the Boiling Springs Methodist Church and for ten years served on the Pastor-Parrish Relations Committee and was the Lay Delegate to the South Carolina UMC Annual Conference. Later in life he joined Pond Branch Methodist Church. He and his wife, Ruth, proudly donated over 1000 Operation Christmas Child “Shoe Box Gifts.” The Boiling Springs Community Club was important to L.C. throughout his life. He held numerous positions within the club, including serving as treasurer, on and off, for more than 30 years. The club honored him with “Man of the Year” awards in 1989 and 2001. Other community involvement for L.C. included serving as a Lexington Technology Center Advisory Board Member for Lexington School District One. He was also a board member for the Lexington County Forest and land Owner’s Association. He was a CPR and First Aid instructor, and served on Girl Scout and Boy Scout Advisory Boards. He played church softball for 25 years and coached for 10 years. He also participated in the S.C. State Fair with agriculture exhibits for over 20 years. L.C. cherished time with his family. He enjoyed spending time on his farm, caring for animals and growing award-winning produce. He was most well known for his heirloom jumbo peanuts. He enjoyed traveling with his family, attending Clemson Football Games, and attending his children’s and grandchildren’s games, performances and events. L.C. is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ruth Peterson Taylor; two children, Troy Taylor and Trenney Taylor Bennett (Robbie); grandchildren, Gevin Taylor, Kayhsen Taylor, Carolina (Lina) Bennett and Cressida (Cressi) Bennett. He is also survived by his brother, Charles G. Taylor, Sr.; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Pond Brand Methodist Church in the Chapel on February 21, 2024 at 1:00 pm. A service in his honor will be held following the visitation in the Pond Branch Sanctuary at 2:00 pm. A graveside service will be held afterwards at Boiling Springs United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to Boiling Springs Community Club, PO Box 84522, Lexington, SC 29073. Online register at barr-price.com

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Thelma S. Puryear

Jun 30, 1932 - Feb 16, 2024

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Lexington, SC

Thelma S. Puryear, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and devoted wife, passed into the arms of Jesus on Friday, February 16, 2024, at the age of 91. A celebration of her life will take place on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 3:00 pm, preceded by visitation which will begin at 1:30 pm. Both will take place in the sanctuary of Lexington Baptist Church, 308 East Main Street, Lexington, SC. A graveside service and internment will follow at Bush River Memorial Gardens. Reverend Dan Williams will conduct the services, and Thelma’s grandsons will serve as pall bearers. Born on June 30, 1932, in Campbell County, Virginia, Thelma was the youngest of three daughters of the late Charles E. and Dora W. Spencer. Soon after graduating, she married her high school sweetheart, Henry Spradlin who would die shortly after while serving his country. In 1955 she married Charles “Gene” Puryear and they lived a full and loving life together for 50 years. Thelma was the consummate homemaker for her family of five children and her husband. They traveled by RV all over the country, taking their children to almost every state. Once they became “empty-nesters”, Gene and Thelma continued their travels to other countries, as well as hitting the highways and by-ways of the U.S. in their motor home (with Thelma doing much of the driving.) They were active members of the Palmetto Belles and Carolina Cruisers Camping Clubs and Palmetto Cove. Gene also convinced Thelma to ride with him on his motorcycle. One summer they drove across the country with several friends and family on motorcycles to view the Grand Canyon and other beautiful sites. Throughout her life, Thelma was active in her church. When they moved to Lexington in 1964, she became a leader in the youth ministry of Lexington Baptist. She was instrumental in organizing and leading mission trips to West Virginia, Washington, DC, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Hunting Island, SC, where vacation Bible School, tent revivals, and church planting took place. She was also a leader in the WMU and taught GA’s/Acteens. She was active in her Sunday School class. She had a beautiful voice and loved to sing. She was a member of the church choir and, in her younger years, occasionally sang solos in church and at weddings. She and Gene were also involved in helping establish Round Hill Baptist Church, where they attended for a few years. After returning to Lexington Baptist, they enjoyed participating in Lay Renewal ministries. The Puryear home on Lake Murray was where the neighborhood kids loved to gather. Thelma always welcomed them with snacks and Kool-aid. She enjoyed sports and attended South Carolina football and basketball games, cheering on the Gamecocks with her husband. Later in life, she became a NASCAR fan and looked forward to watching races on TV. She was also an avid “Facebooker” and Words With Friends player, spending hours on the computer that she vowed was a waste of her children’s money. Together, she and Gene started two family businesses that are still in operation today, Cemitha, Inc. and P&S Construction/PASCON LLC. Thelma is survived by her children; Mike Spradlin (Jeannine), Teri Puryear, Linda Cooper (Alan), Bobby Puryear (Arlene), and Eddie Puryear (Jan). She took great pride in her grandchildren; Michael Spradlin (Maria), Allison Zimmerman (Trevor), Meredith Cook (Keelan), Brett Cooper (Taylor), Ashleigh Griffith (Dane), Kaitlyn Corley (Chan), Chase Puryear (Angelica), Trent Puryear (Mary), Beth Ann Puryear, and Sara Puryear; her great-grandchildren brought special joy: Myra, Michael Jr., Lily, Nora, Ezra, Ellie, Ryleigh, Fuller, and Colton. She was predeceased by her parents; her sisters, Margaret Howell and Madeline Pound; her husband, Gene; son-in-law, Jim Wigglesworth; and her grandson, Timothy Spradlin. The family would like to thank her many caregivers, too numerous to name, from Solutions for Living at Home, Lakeside Place Assisted Living, McLeod Home Health, Still Hopes Rehabilitation Center, Lexington Extended Care, and Wellmore of Lexington. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lexington Baptist Church Missions Fund, 308 East Main Street, Lexington, SC 29072 or to a charity of your choice. Barr-Price Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel, is assisting the family. Online register at barr-price.com

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Barbara Anness Wickwire

Mar 09, 1928 - Feb 17, 2024

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Lexington, SC

Barbara Anness Wickwire, age 95, of Lexington, South Carolina passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024.

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Katherine Collins Call

Nov 07, 1978 - Feb 15, 2024

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Lexington, SC

"LEXINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA – Katherine “Katie” Collins Call, 45, beloved mother, wife, daughter, and sister, entered her heavenly home on Thursday, February 15, 2024. The family will receive friends and family on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Christ’s Sanctified Holy Church, 823 Jackson Street, West Columbia, South Carolina. There will be a service held on Friday, February 23, 2024, from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. at Christ’s Sanctified Holy Church in Perry, Georgia. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at Christ’s Sanctified Holy Church in Perry, Georgia. Interment will be in Christ’s Sanctified Holy Church Cemetery immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to Christ’s Sanctified Holy Church, P.O. Box 211971, Columbia, South Carolina, 29221. Katie was born in Columbia, South Carolina, on November 7, 1978, to Harry James Collins III and Robin Wright Collins. She was a graduate of Dreher High School and North Carolina State University, where she was an honor student. Upon graduating, she began teaching in Raleigh, North Carolina, and continued when she returned home to Columbia. Katie had an absolute love for children and her true passion in life was seen when she was teaching. There is no doubt that her students prospered from her dedication and guidance. Katie, like her grandfather, Poppy, never knew a stranger. Her smile and laugh would light up a room. And, like her beloved Poppy, her spirit and love for the Lord was evident in her life. She dedicated her life to the Lord as a youth and served the Lord at Christ’s Sanctified Holy Church, where she was a Sunday School Teacher. She married Bryan Phillip Call, of Charleston, South Carolina, on April 9, 2011, in Columbia. They welcomed the joy of their life, Harrison James Call, on December 9, 2014. Katie was the most nurturing, attentive, and loving mom to her beloved Harrison. Harrison was a long-awaited blessing, and Katie thoroughly enjoyed life with her beautiful son. Harrison is carrying on the tradition started by his great-grandfather and his mother, for he has a kind and loving spirit. Katie was preceded in death by her beloved grandparents, Harry “Poppy” and Dot Collins, of Columbia, South Carolina, and William and Matilda Wright, of Augusta, Georgia. Katie is survived by her husband, Bryan Call OF Lexington, South Carolina; their son, Harrison Call; her parents, Harry and Robin Collins of Lexington, South Carolina; one brother, Will Collins and his wife, Laura, of Lexington, South Carolina; one sister, Stacey Paysinger and her husband ,Daniel, of West Columbia, South Carolina; and a special aunt, Doris Martin and her husband, Wayne, of Irmo, South Carolina; a nephew, Davis Collins; and a niece, Drayton Collins. Condolences for the family may be left in the online guestbook at www.watsonhunt.com. Watson-Hunt Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements in Georgia, and Thompson Funeral Home in Lexington, South Carolina."

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William (Bill) Anderson Dunovant, Sr., M.D.

Jul 02, 1939 - Feb 17, 2024

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Lexington, SC

God has called William (Bill) Anderson Dunovant, Sr., M.D., his gardener, to tend to the flowers in Heaven. Bill completed the earthly portion of his walk with the Lord on February 17, 2024. Born in North Augusta, S.C. on July 2, 1939, he was the son of the late Raymond Buist Dunovant and Marie Slaughter Dunovant. He graduated from the University of South Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Bill was board certified in Internal Medicine. Bill’s life was distinguished by his service to his country as a Naval doctor during the Vietnam War on the USS Cavalier. He, along with Dr. Bryan Walker, were founders of Internal Medicine Associates in West Columbia. Bill touched the lives of countless patients with his unwavering commitment to excellence in healthcare and as a compassionate and caring physician. He was a loyal husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother. He loved to tell people he grew up in Edgefield, SC and had the best childhood. He had a lifelong love of gardening. After his retirement, he became a Master Gardener and volunteered at the Lexington County Extension Office for several years. Bill spent many hours gardening in his yard and could be found taking his chair to different areas to maintain his no weed policy. He enjoyed taking trips with his grandchildren and spending time at Kiawah. He took pleasure in his annual trip to North Carolina to pick apples and sample treats from the bakeries along the way. In the summers, he looked forward to picking blueberries at Mr. Bill’s Berry Hill farm. Bill was a lifelong fan and supporter of the Carolina Gamecocks. Bill is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joanne Susinski Dunovant; daughter, Emma (Amy) Dunovant, son, William (Will) A. Dunovant, Jr., M.D.; grandchildren, Amelia Dunovant, Davis Dunovant, and Luke Dunovant, of Lexington, beloved companion, Sadie Belle, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his brothers Raymond (Buddy) Buist Dunovant, Jr. and James Slaughter Dunovant. A visitation for Bill will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2024 at Barr-Price Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. Donations in Bill’s honor may be made to the Pawmetto Lifeline, 1275 Bower Parkway, Columbia, SC, 29212 or the charity of one’s choice. Online register at barr-price.com

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Harley Ashton Gleasure

Oct 05, 1959 - Feb 16, 2024

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Lexington, SC

Harley Ashton Gleasure, age 64, of Lexington, South Carolina passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024.

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John Mack Bumgarner, Jr.

Aug 18, 1944 - Feb 14, 2024

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Lexington, SC

John Mack Bumgarner, Jr., age 79, of Lexington, South Carolina passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri on August 18, 1944 to LaVon Cox Bumgarner and John Mack Bumgarner, Sr. John was raised in Pittsburg, Kansas. He graduated from Pittsburg State University in 1967 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and a minor in Business. While attending Pittsburg State, he was President of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, played varsity baseball, and held various part-time jobs which left him with no debt upon graduation. He also graduated from Officers’ Candidate School as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army, where he served for three years. In addition to his service to the U.S. Army and his various part-time jobs, John also had a career in banking. He attended Graduate School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University. He worked for First National Bank of South Carolina, South Carolina National Bank, and Southern National Bank, and he went on to retire from BB&T in 2002. John married Joyce Emalyn Thompson of Spartanburg, SC on March 21, 1970. Together, they had two children, James Allen Bumgarner (Jenny) and Julie Bumgarner Mentnech (Phil). He also welcomed four perfect grandchildren, Lukas Dean Mentnech, Michael Rhett Mentnech, Sally Grace Bumgarner, and James Wesley Bumgarner. In addition to his dedication to his career and his family, John was also involved in a variety of groups and clubs throughout his life. He was a member of several civic clubs, former President of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce, Chairman for the Town of Lexington Planning Commission, and a member of the Lexington Medical Center Advisory Board. He also was on the Lexington Technical School Advisory Board, was a Director of the Columbia chapter of The American Red Cross, and was Chairman for the Columbia Urban Lending Project and two Sertoma Clubs. He was also a Trustee for the Oliver Gospel Mission. John was a member of Lexington United Methodist Church and served as Chairman of the Council on Ministries. He was also a member of the Administrative Board and Chairman of the Staff-Parish Relations Committee, as well as President of the Men’s Club. John was on the Board of Directors for the Congaree Girl Scouts. He was a member of Lexington County Business and Industrial Council; a member of the Palmetto Club; Treasurer for Lexington Ministerial Association, Lexington County Easter Seal Association, and Lexington American Cancer Society; a member of The Country Club of Lexington since 1970, for which he served two terms on the Board of Directors; and a member of The Lexington Jaycees and The Palmetto Golf Club from 1998-2010. John was loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed. A funeral service will be held for John at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at Lexington United Methodist Church, 309 E Main St, Lexington, SC 29072, with a visitation to follow the service. A private burial will take place at Woodridge Memorial Park.

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Adilynn Ruff

Died : Feb 12, 2024

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Lexington, SC

Adilynn Ruff, age 11, of Lexington, South Carolina passed away on Monday, February 12, 2024. A graveside service for Adilynn will be held Monday, February 26, 2024 at 2:00 PM at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29229.

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