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James Leonard Poston, 75, died Monday, March 31, 2014. Born in Cheraw, SC he was a son of the late James Bailey and Lucy Grooms Poston. He was retired from J.P. Stevens/Delta Mills, Inc. (40 years of service). He was a graduate of Cheraw High School where he was a band member and First Drum Major. Prior to becoming a member of First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC, he was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Bennettsville, SC where he had served as a Certified Lay Speaker from 1984-1990, Lay Leader to the annual United Methodist Church Conference, Sunday School Superintendent, Chairperson of the Administrative Council, Youth Director and President/Chairperson of the Fall Festivals. Mr. Poston had served in the South Carolina National Guard. His hobbies included gardening/landscaping, floral designing, cooking, collecting recipes and music. Most of all he enjoyed his many beach trips and spending time with family.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Vivian Q. Poston, a daughter, Selene Poston Clinkscales of Cheraw, SC, a son, Leonard Marlin Poston of North Augusta, SC, sisters, Nellie Mae Quick, Marie Poston Seals both of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Ethan Poston Clinkscales of North Myrtle Beach, SC, Nicholas Bailey Poston of North Augusta, SC and many nieces and nephews. Also, family at heart, Ray and Julia Hayes of Cheraw, SC and Jamie Notareschi of Little River, SC.
He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a son, Leonard Monte Poston, and a brother, James Hamer Poston.
The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service will be held 5:00 PM Thursday, April 3, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC. A committal service will be held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens following the service.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
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