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Posted: February 16, 2017 4:42 p.m.
Updated: February 17, 2017 1:00 a.m.

REMBERT – Funeral service for James Clinton Stukes Sr., 72, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.  Memorials may be made to Heart Strings Hospice.

Mr. Stukes passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at home.  Born in Sumter County, he was the son of the late Ronnie and Olcie Bernice Brown Stukes.  He retired from Kershaw County Public Works.  He was a member of Mt. Bethel Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon.  He enjoyed fishing, mechanic work and most of all spending time with his family.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Mary Elizabeth Grant Stukes; children, James C. Stukes Jr. (Eunice) of Rembert, Aretha A. Smith (Rubin) of Rembert, Kurtis L. Stukes (Crystal) of Cassatt, and Frederick A. Stukes (JaWanda) of Rembert; sisters, Runette Williams and Frances Ann Stukes; brothers, Clarence McLeod Sr. (Clara) and Melvin Stukes (Laura); 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a sister, Oralee McLeod; brothers, Thomas Lee Stukes, David Stukes, Ernest Stukes and Ronnie Stukes; and 4 grandchildren.

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