James McFarland


James McFarland, aged 65, passed away peacefully on May 28th, 2023, leaving behind a community of loved ones who will miss him dearly.

Born on February 27th, 1958, in Bennettsville SC, to the late Veronica Davis and late Claude McFarland. James lived a life dedicated to his family and friends. A skilled and self-taught auto and small engine mechanic, James was also an experienced drywall worker. He loved spending his free time with those he cared for most, and he never met a stranger.

James is survived by his daughter, Maggie Bell (Bubba), his son, McIver McKenzie (Deborah), his stepson, John Michael Scott, his common-law wife, Sadie Cumbee, his two brothers, Kim McFarland and Kevin McFarland (Kathy), Sister In Law Janice McFarland, one niece, one nephew and several great nieces and nephews all of Sumter and his special cousin, Ray Pate (Theresa), of McColl. He is also survived by his special friend and ex-wife, Faye McFarland, as well as his beloved dog, LuLu.

James was blessed with six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one on the way. James was preceded in death by his parents Veronica Davis and Claude McFarland, a brother, William McFarland, and daughter Jamie Bernier.

James worshipped at Promised Land Ministries, where he found solace in his faith. He will be remembered for his love of family and friends, his infectious smile, and his outgoing personality. The service to celebrate James' life will be held on Thursday, June 1st, at 3 pm at Promised Land Ministries, located at 1880 Myrtle Beach Hwy. Sumter SC 29150. His legacy will be carried on by all those who knew him, and he will be deeply missed by many. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to his daughter to help with any final expenses.