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Absolum McFadden Jr.

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Absolum McFadden Jr., 81, husband of Ruth Deloris McFadden, died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Carolinas Hospital in Florence. He was born Sept. 14, 1932, in New Zion, a son of the late Absolum “Peter” McFadden Sr. and Bessie Burgess McFadden.

He attended Melina Parochial School and Walker Gamble Elementary School. He was employed by Floyd Brothers and McCoy Construction until he retired.

Survivors are his wife, Ruth D. McFadden, of the home; five sons, George (Yvonne) McFadden of Gable, Absolum (Michele) McFadden, Christopher and Jeffery (Stathier) McFadden of Sumter and Stanley (Rosa) McFadden of the home; three daughters, Edna R. McFadden of the home, Tammy (Timothy) Reardon of New Zion and Pamela (Charlie) Gamble of Manning; two sisters, Susie McFadden of Alcolu and Ruth Singleton of Manning; 25 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and one brother-in-law.

The celebratory services for Mr. McFadden will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Melina Presbyterian Church (USA) in Gable, with the Rev. Samuel Sparks, pastor; the Rev. Carnell Hampton, officiating; and the Rev. Mary Rose Hagan assisting. Burial will follow in the church yard cemetery. Mr. McFadden will lie in repose one hour prior to services.

The family will receive friends at his home, 7139 Black River Road in New Zion.

These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC in Manning.

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