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

Operating as usual

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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

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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.

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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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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.

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It is with heavy hearts that the South Carolina Morticians Association, Inc., announces the passing of Mr. Lewis Hicks, 57 Mr. Hicks was Student Funeral Director for the state of South Carolina and volunteer for the SCMA, Inc., Annual State Convention.

Funeral services:

Time: Thursday April 16, 2020
12:00 Noon

Resthaven Memorial Gardens
1655 Piedmont Highway PIEDMONT, SC

Professional Service By:

Watkins Garrett & Woods Mortuary Inc.
1011 Augusta Street ~ Greenville, SC 2960
Phone (864) 242-4636 ~ Fax ( 864) 232- 4636

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