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Funeral Services for Alava Drakeford, Jr. 77, of 3307 John G. Richards Road in Camden will be held Thursday, June 21, 2012, 2 p.m., at St. John Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Drakeford died Sunday, June 17, 2012. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Born in Kershaw County, he was a son of the late Alava Drakeford , Sr. and the late Nannie Bell Duren Drakeford and husband of Emma Mae Mingo Drakeford.
He was a member of St. John Baptist Church; graduated for the public schools of Kershaw County and retired from Duke Power Company as a lineman.
Surviving are his wife, Emma Mae Drakeford of Camden; daughter, Evelyn (Patrick) Cinningham of Camden; sons, Alava Drakeford, III, Robert Drakeford and David Drakeford all of Camden and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.