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Johnny Lee (Papa John) Bethea

June 17, 1955 ~ July 16, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old


Brother Johnny L. (Papa John) Bethea departed this life on Sunday, July 16, 2023, in Florence, SC. He is survived by his wife Bernice Thomas, children: Louis Jenkins, Jr., Veronica (Dajuan) Thomas-Weems, Sandra (Rodney) Barnes, Letticia (Christopher) Graham, and Ishama Blackshear (Jennifer Jennings). You may visit the family at 610 Walker Ct Latta, SC 29565.

Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at 11:00 am, at Jackson & McGill Chapel. He will be laid to rest at Smithboro Cemetery in Zion, SC.

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July 24, 2023

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Jackson & McGill Funeral Home, LLC
P. O. Box 845, 612 S Main Street
Marion, SC 29571

Funeral Service
July 25, 2023

11:00 AM
Jackson & McGill Memorial Chapel
612 South Main Street
Marion, SC 29571


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