Deacon Gussie Thames Sr.

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ALCOLU - Deacon Gussie Thames Sr., 78, husband of Evangelist Dorothy Gray Stukes Thames, died Wendesday, April 9, 2014, at his home.

Born May 1, 1935, in Manning, he was a son of the late Daniel K. "D.K." Thames and Ruth Pearson Thames.

Celebratory services for Deacon Gussie Thames Sr. will be held 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, 4829 Alex Harvin Highway in Manning, with the Rev. Terry Johnson, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery. Deacon Thames will lie in repose for one hour prior to services.

Wake services will be held 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Hayes F. & LaNelle J. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel, 114 N. Church St. in Manning.

The family will receive friends at the home, 6636 Sumter Highway in Alcolu.

Messages for the family may be left at his page on the Samuels Funeral Home LLC website.

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

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