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September 03, 2021

**Obituary for William Chavis Thompson**

We celebrate the life of our Gentle Giant, William Chavis Thompson.

Chavis passed away unexpectedly on August 23, 2021. Chavis was born on June 7, 1981, at 2 p.m., in Florence, South Carolina to Vangie Baker Thompson McCray (Roy) and the late William George Thompson (Shirley). Chavis was the youngest of five siblings: Corey Thompson, Sparkle Cotton (James), Sheree Thompson, and Cassandra Pierce. He leaves to cherish his memories of six nieces and one nephew: Deja, Simeyah, Kayden, Carmen, Makayah, Kameron, and Triston. He also leaves behind a host of relatives and friends.

Chavis early education began at Briggs Elementary, Sneed Middle, and Wilson High School. His college career began at Kilgore College in Texas, where he obtained an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts. He then went on to the University of Louisiana at Monroe where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in General Studies. While football was Chavis’ true love, being that he was 7 feet tall, his journey led him to basketball where he had made quite the name for himself as “Truck”. Later in his college years, he then took the name “Tank”, which was what stuck with him throughout the remainder of his college career.

Chavis was known for being a Giant Teddy Bear who gave the best hugs. He was also known for his great conversations about football and basketball. All who knew him, loved him so very much- not only for the hugs, but also for the back cracks. Chavis will forever be missed in the Florence area.

Please keep the family of Willam Chavis Thompson in your thoughts and prayers.

**Obituary for Michael Nunlee Cain**

Michael Nunlee Cain, 60, departed this earthly life on Monday, August 16, 2021, in Lumberton, NC.

He was born on August 29, 1960, in Florence, South Carolina. He was the youngest son of the late Nunlee and Carnell Brown Cain. He was educated in Florence County Public School, attended Gibbs Elementary School, and graduated from Hannah-Pamplico High School. He joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church at the early age of fifteen and was baptized as a Christian. He faithfully served at Mt. Zion Chapel Baptist Church until enlisting in the United States Army in June 1978.

He collectively devoted over 14 years to his country, serving in the United States Army, becoming an 11C INDIRECT FIRE Combat Arms Infantryman and Drill Sergeant. In this time, he earned the rank of Staff Sergeant. During his time in the US Army, he toured the Continental US at Fort Jackson, SC, 25th Infantry Division, HI, Fort Benning, GA, and Fort Ord, CA. He also toured overseas to Korea, Germany, Australia, and Africa. As a Drill Sergeant, he extended his military oath by training men and women into soldiers, instilling in them the true meaning of Army Strong. Many of which remain in the Army today, continuing to protect and defend our country globally. SSGT Cain was a highly decorated soldier earning many accolades. He received an Army Accommodation medal, expert Marksman badge, German marksmanship badge, and Airborne Parachutist badge. He honorably departed the United States Army in 1992 to begin the next chapter of his life as a US veteran.

After his military discharge, he moved to Connecticut to study criminal justice, becoming a Correctional Officer in 1993. Michael thrived in his job as a state Correctional Officer at Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution for over 20 years. After faithful service as a correctional officer, he honorably Retired from his career in 2014, setting out to hone his craft in the art of writing and poetry.

Michael was a gifted writer and poet. He took pleasure in writing beautiful poetry for his family and friends. His heart was always open to anyone who asked for help. He was always available to lend an ear to anyone when needed. To have known "Mike" would be to know the most loving, caring, and selfless individual. He was always willing to lend support to his family, friends, and community.

He leaves behind a most precious and loving daughter to continue his legacy.

Michael is survived by Miassha Carnell Cain(daughter), three siblings Diane Cain, Ernest Lee (Rose) Cain, and Edward Nunlee (Ana) Cain. Nieces and Nephews: Diane D. Johnson, Jermaine R. Cain, Jason K. Cain, Bridgette S. Sellers, Edmond(Deena) Eaddy, Larone(Aysia) Cain, Ernest Lamont Cain, Angela(Patrick) Wessels, Shalonda Cain-Hardy, and Marina Cain, Uncle and Aunt John and Roberta Pyett, and a close friend Marion(Olivia) Timmons and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, extended family, and friends.

Michael was preceded in death by Nunlee Cain (father), Carnell B. Cain (mother), and USA (ret) Carnun Alberta Cain-Gamble (sister).

Acknowledgments: The Cain family cannot express the caring love in which we feel for all of your prayers, untiring acts of kindness, generosity, compassion, and love shown to us during our time of grief. We know that

God will richly bless every one of you. Thank you all for your support as we continue the healing process. We, the Cain Family, will keep you in our prayers, and may God forever bless you all.

Arrangements are entrusted to Ideal Funeral Parlor, Inc..

**Obituary for Angela Deloris Wheeler**

Romans 8:39

Mrs. Angela Deloris “Lois” Bruce-Wheeler was born in Darlington, SC on May 3, 1971, to the late Mack Bruce and Frances Bruce. She passed from this life into eternal life on Monday, August 23, 2021, at MUSC hospital in Florence, SC after an illness.

At an early age, Angela confessed to Christ, joined the House of God, Florence, SC church, and was baptized. Angela attended West Florence High School graduating in the class of 1989. She gained her Higher Education from Limestone University in Gaffney, SC, and obtained her AA in Business Administration.

She was predeceased by her father Mack Bruce, Elaine Fleming(sister), John Bruce(brother), Jazmyne Wheeler(daughter), and Kathy pilot(sister-in-law).

Angela was employed at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florence, SC. Angela was also an entrepreneur where she owned and operated AAA Touch of Elegance, LLC she also specialized in event planning.

Angela was an outgoing, energetic, and loving wife and mother that loved the Lord, her family and never met a stranger. She had a deep passion for fashion and decorating. To know her is to know that Angela was a true definition of a “DIVA”. She loved living a fabulous life and she wanted the same for others.

Angela leaves to cherish her memories of her loving husband Wayne Wheeler, One daughter Aneshia Bruce, and one son Ahmad Wheeler, all of the home. Mother, Frances Bruce(Florence, SC); Four sisters; Rosa Lee Lyde(Hartsville, SC), Maxcenia Bruce Brown(Florence, SC), Dorteacia Bruce(Florence, SC), Carretta Bruce (Florence, SC), and one brother Matthew(Kimmie) Holloman(Charleston, SC); 5 sisters-in-law, Elaine Pilot(Jamohl Williams)(Columbia, SC), Carey(Mark) Sawyer, (Columbia, SC) Patricia Bruce(Florence, SC), Cynthia Taylor(Tracy, CA), Renzie Richardson(Brookhaven, Georgia). 2 brothers-in-law; Tracy(Jennifer) Pilot(Florence, SC), Dr. G Cleve (Lavet) Pilot(Columbia, SC). Goddaughter Latisha Roberts(Pamplico, SC) and Godson Terry Douglas Jr.(Bennettsville, SC). Host of nieces, nephews, and many special cousins and friends that she loved dearly (too many to name individually).

Angela will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her. In the words of Angela “Lois” Bruce-Wheeler, “Live your best BLESSED life”.

Arrangements are entrusted to Ideal Funeral Parlor, Inc.

**Obituary for Willie Adams, Jr.**

Mr. Willie “Bunk” Adams, Jr. the son of the late Willie Henry Adams, Sr. and the late Sallie Smith Adams was born September 9, 1935 in Darlington, South Carolina. He departed this earthly life on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at the age of 85.

At an early age, he joined Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church and served on the Usher Board.

“Bunk” attended Rosenwald High School in Society Hill South Carolina.

He was joined in marriage to Retha Daniels to this union five children were born.

Bunk was dedicated to working the Gary Byrd and the Chapman Farm. Later he was employed by the Fertilizer Mill and worked as a contractor at Rolling Bearing in Hartsville, South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Sallie Smith Adams; and three children, Dennis, Larry Adams, and Christine Jackson.

Bunk leaves to cherish his precious memories: three children, Samuel, Sr. (Sandy) Adams, Deborah (Terrence) Adams Palmer, and Carolyn Adams of the home; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great grandchildren; three brothers, James (Pick), Johnny, and Jerome Adams; six sisters, Jannie” Sims Williams, Sarah Adams, Sallie (Henry) Swinney, Chriscile McPhail, Margaret (Robert) Gattison, and Lucretia Lunn; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives, and friends.

Family will receive friends at 1200 Plum Branch Road, Hartsville.

Due to COVID-19, please wear a mask.

**Obituary for Janarick Maleek Reed**

Brother Janarick Maleek Reed was 24 and departed this life Wednesday, August 25, 2021, in Hinesville GA. He was the son of Almontre Riakos Malloy (wife-Amanda Davis Malloy) and Valarie Tamekia Reed (husband-Kevin Waters), the father of Little Janaria Malani Reed.

Janarick is survived by his parents, his daughter, his companion, Sharita McPhail, his brothers: Nazir Bradman and Tyrik Bradman, his sisters: Amoni Malloy and Ayoni Malloy, fraternal grandparents: Demetrius Phillips (Isaac), Barry Deans (Erika), and Earl Brown., maternal grandparents: Mamie Ruth Wilson Reed and John Wayne Reed.

You may visit the family at the home of his father: 3963 N. Hwy. 501 Marion, SC, and the home of his mother: 502 W. Baptist St. Marion, SC.

Funeral services for the late Brother Janarick Maleek Reed are scheduled for Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 3:00 pm in the Henry L. Jackson Memorial Park located at 612 S. Main Street in Marion, SC 29571.

The family of Brother Janarick Maleek Reed in consideration of the current health crisis facing our world, nation, state, and local community, has decided to hold a private 50 people or less, family only, funeral service for their loved one with private interment immediately following. While the Reed family would love to be surrounded by your presence, they acknowledge the health risks to family, church members, friends, and particularly to those who are most vulnerable to this disease, the elderly, and those with chronic health conditions. What the family needs most at this time are your prayers and understanding. Thank you for your concern and cooperation.

**Obituary for Mildred Renissa Swinney**

Sister Mildred Renissa Swinney was 47, and departed this life Tuesday August 24, 2021 in Florence County. She was the daughter of Sabrina Swinney, the mother of Shanetta Swinney, Arrion Swinney, Nomari Swinney, Jabari Swinney and Bakari Swinney. You may visit the family at 521 Eutaw St. Marion.

Funeral services are scheduled to be held at the Henry L. Jackson Memorial Park on Friday September 3, 2021 at 11:00 am. She will be laid to rest at Devotion Gardens Cemetery, Mullins. Services will be live-streamed on the Jackson & McGill Facebook Page.

The family of Sister Mildred Renissa Swinney in consideration of the current health crisis facing our world, nation, state and local community, has decided to hold a private 50 people or less, family only, funeral service for their loved one with private interment immediately following. While the Swinney family would love to be surrounded by your presence, they acknowledge the health risks to family, church members, friends, and particularly to those who are most vulnerable to this disease, the elderly and those with chronic health conditions. What the family needs most at this time are your prayers and understanding. Thank you for your concern and cooperation.