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Rubin C Gathers
Jul 06, 1952 to May 05, 2018


Rubin C. Gathers, 65, answered His Masterís call on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Lexington Medical Center, West Columbia. Born July 6, 1952, in Sumter County, he was the eldest son of the late Carolina and Pearl Thompson Gathers. Rubin received his education in the public schools of Sumter County and was a 1971 graduate of Hillcrest High School. Rubin worked many jobs during his lifetime: bus driver, Put ĎNí Take Cleaners and Georgia Pacific. Most recently until his health failed, he worked at Mungo Housing. Rubin joined Wayman Chapel A M E Church at a very young age and accepted Christ as his Savior there. He was very active there in his youth as a member of the youth choir and Kings Men of Wayman Chapel. He was also a member of the Wayside Singers of Sumter. Rubinís memories will be cherished by: his wife, Betty Smoot Gathers of Columbia; one son, Rubin Carnel Gathers, Sr. of Sumter; three grandchildren; one step-son, John Simmons of Columbia; two brothers, Willie Charles (Diana) Gathers, Sr. and Claudia (Deloris) Gathers, both of Wedgefield; two aunts, Eleanora Gathers of Wedgefield and Janie Gayle of Hampton, VA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family will be receiving relatives and friends at the home of his brother, Claudia Gathers, 43 James Haskell Road, Wedgefield. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 11, 2018 Ė 11 a. m. from the Wayman Chapel A M E Church, 160 North Kings Highway, Sumter, with the Rev. Dr. Dennis W. Broughton Jr., pastor, eulogist. The Remains will be placed in the church at 10 a. m. The procession will leave the home at 10:20 a. m.
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