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515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
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515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
803-775-7500
515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
803-775-7500

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Dr. James Privett

Dr. James E. Privett

Saturday, July 30th, 1938 - Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
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Dr. James E. Privett, 88, died Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at his home.

Born November 7, 1938, in Indianapolis, IN, he was a son of the late Claude Franklin Privett and the late Nellie Louise Dickerson Privett. He retired from USC-Sumter where he was a professor of Chemistry, Physics, and Statistics. He was a member of the American Chemical Society.

Survivors include five children, Dominique Privett (Connie) of IA, Shirley Privett of IA, John Privett of Sumter, Juliana Touihri (Mongi) of North Charleston, and James Privett of Bishopville; and a grandson, Michael Touihri.

A memorial gathering will be held at 1 P.M. Saturday in the Nettles Auditorium at USC-Sumter.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 P.M. Saturday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home
    Address
    515 Miller Road
    SUMTER, SC 29150
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  • Service

    Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Nettles Auditorium at USC-Sumter
    Address
    200 Miller Rd.
    SUMTER, SC
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Don Jordan

Posted at 02:26pm
Jim Privett August 6, 2019

We have just learned that Jim passed away. This is truly sad news. Jim was a leader with the South Carolina Academy of Science where he directed several programs. He was noted for being the Judging Coordinator for the Junior Academy of Science. South Carolina honored Jim in 2011 by selecting Dr. Jim Privett as the Governor`s Awards Winners in Scientific Awareness. I was always impressed with Jim and had the honor of working with him at USC on many projects; such as The South Carolina Academy of Science, The USC DOD Junior Science and Humanities Symposium and The Region II USC Science and Engineering Fair. For some moments in life there are no words to express our thoughts. Jim Privett was a true leader and a South Carolina advocate for Teachers and Students. What Jim did for others will remain immortal. Our prayers are with family of Jim Privett.
With caring thoughts
Dr. Don & Susan Jordan
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Radman & Patricia Ali

Posted at 11:24am
Respected, admired, loved, Jim was the ideal scholar, teacher, friend.
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Caitlyn Mettetal

Posted at 05:21pm
With much love and sympathy,
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Scott Patrick

Posted at 09:45am
Doc, you were one my greatest mentors! You believed in me and my potential, even when I didn't believe in myself (high school). Thank you, professor!
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803-775-7500 Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home
515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
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803-775-7500 Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home
515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
Fax: 803-774-2037
Email: funeralhome@ftc-i.net
803-775-7500 Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home
515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
Fax: 803-774-2037
Email: funeralhome@ftc-i.net
803-775-7500 Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home
515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
Fax: 803-774-2037
Email: funeralhome@ftc-i.net
803-775-7500 Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home
515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
Fax: 803-774-2037
Email: funeralhome@ftc-i.net