South Carolina Morticians Association, Inc

The South Carolina Morticians Association

Our Mission is to assist our members in furthering their funeral service knowledge through continuing educ

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It is with deep sadness that we the members of the SCMA, Inc., and the Sixth District Morticians Association Announce.

The passing of Mr. Peter L. Gaskins age 75, of Lake City, SC, Licensed Funeral Director, Retired Educator & Principal , Community Leader, Retired Veteran and Retired Bus Supervisor, who passed on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at a local hospital.

Service & Visitation:


Arrangements By:

Backus Funeral Home,LLC.,
450 North Dargan Street
Florence , South Carolina 29501
Phone: 843-662-0539. 12/31/2020

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South Carolina Morticians Association, Inc.,

It is with profound sorrow that we the SCMA, Inc., and District 3 Morticians Association sadly announces the passing of the Reverend William H. Cox, 79, of Anderson, SC, husband of SCMA State President Mrs. Gloria Walker Cox.

Friday, December 25, 2020
9:00 AM ~ 11:30 AM
3:00 PM ~ 7:00 PM
​D.B. Walker Funeral Service
311 Cleveland Avenue | Anderson, SC 29624

Graveside Service
Saturday, December 26, 2020
Service: 1:00 PM
New Silverbrook Cemetery
440 E. Shockley Ferry Road | Anderson, SC 29624

Mrs. Gloria Walker Cox & Family
c/o D.B. Walker Funeral Home
311 Cleveland Ave.
Anderson, SC 29624
Tel: 1-864-226-4354 12/05/2020

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We the members of the SCMA, Inc., would like to wish our beautiful President Madam Gloria Walker Cox a happy 74th birthday and many more to come. 11/28/2020

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President of fifth oldest Black funeral home in the country, J.C. 'Skeepie' Scarborough, dies at 83

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South Carolina Morticians Association 2020 Counting Education Virtual Seminar November 16-19, 2020. 11/06/2020

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Troy's Funeral Home

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Mr. William Penn Troy Sr. pt.3


Troy's Funeral Home

Celebration of Life Service For William Penn Troy

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Mr. William Penn Troy Sr. pt.2


Troy's Funeral Home

Celebration of Life Service For William Penn Troy, LFDLE

Service Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time.

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Mr. William Penn Troy Sr. pt. 1


Funeral Arrangements For Mr. William Penn Troy.


South Carolina Morticians Association, Inc.,

It is with sadness, we the SCMA, Inc., & District Six announce the passing of Mr William Penn Troy. Owner of Troy's Funeral Home of Mullins, SC & Leggette - Troy Funeral Home of Loris, SC. William was a active member of the National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association, South Carolina Morticians Association, Inc., Sixth District Mortician Association, He is Survived by his wife Vivian and 3 children. William Penn Troy Jr. , Taj Troy and Shawn Troy.

Condolences may be sent to:

C/O: Vivian Troy & Family
Troy's Funeral Home
247 NE Front Street
Mullins, SC 29574
Tel: 1-843-464-0371


SCMA, Inc., Members of District Six Featured In Community Times Newspaper for more information please visit.


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Have You Registered ?? For Our National Virtual Convention August 16-18, 2020.


Office of the President Gloria Walker Vessels.


The Members of the SCMA, Inc., would like to wish our state President Gloria Walker Vessels a congratulation on her Engagement.


Our State President Gloria Walker Vessels Representing at our 2019 National Convention in Mobile, AL with other Females Morticians in the Industry across the Nation. 07/22/2020

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Funeral directors: Families understanding of COVID-19 adjustments

SCMA, Inc., Six District Member J. Lawrence Chippa Smith, II 3rd Generation Funeral Director of Florence Featured In A Article On Covid -19. FLORENCE, S.C. -- Being a funeral director in the time of COVID-19 is business as usual, except where it isn't.




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