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

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James Disher

James M. "Gene" Disher Sr.

Saturday, March 8th, 1952 - Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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James M. “Gene” Disher, Sr., 67, husband of Jennifer Works Disher, died Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at Prisma Health Tuomey.

Born March 8, 1952, in Florence, he was a son of the late Lory M. Disher and the late Lillie Mae Wallace Disher. He was adopted and reared by the late Cleo Disher and the late Sally Disher. Gene was one of the first Paramedics in Sumter. He retired from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Department. He was a member of Crosspoint Baptist Church and the Sumter Cruiser’s Car Club.

Survivors include his wife, Jennifer; five children, Angela Winstead (Chester) of Joplin, MO, James M. Disher, Jr. (Patty) of Montoursville, PA, Crystal R. Disher (Allen) of Sumter, Teresa Renee Wheeler (Greg) of Sumter, and Wesley Allen Disher (Abbey) of Sumter; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four brothers, Jerry Disher (Gayle) of Sumter, Jimmy Disher of Santee, Terry Disher (Cindy) of Camden, and Ronnie Disher of Santee; and a sister, Joeanne Rabon (James) of Camden; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Osteen and Betty Sue Boykin.

Funeral services will be held at 3 P.M. Sunday at Crosspoint Baptist Church with the Rev. John Sorrells officiating. Burial will be in the Sumter Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be sons and grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers will be current and former members of the Sumter County EMS and Sumter County Sheriff’s Department.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Saturday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Crosspoint Baptist Church, 2755 Carter Rd., Sumter, SC 29150.

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

  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 31st, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Saturday, August 31st, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home
    Address
    515 Miller Road
    SUMTER, SC 29150
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  • Service

    Sunday, September 1st, 2019 | 3:00pm
    When
    Sunday, September 1st, 2019 3:00pm
    Location
    Crosspoint Baptist Church
    Address
    2755 Carter Rd.
    SUMTER, SC 29150
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  • Interment

    Location
    Sumter Cemetery
    Address
    700 W. Oakland Ave.
    SUMTER, SC 29150
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Michael Roberts

Posted at 11:42pm
Jennifer, you have my heartfelt condolences.
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Ann Marie Yoder

Posted at 01:43am
So sorry for your loss. May Gods peace find you soon.
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Lisa

Posted at 09:11pm
My condolences to the Disher family. I am so sorry for your loss. i pray God continues to comfort and strengthen the family during this time of bereavement. May the many loving and cherished memories of James continue to comfort his family and friends. A comforting thought to keep in mind is at Psalm 46:1 "God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress." May you all have calming and pleasant thoughts during this time.
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Love, Cody & Ashley Ray

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Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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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