BISHOPVILLE - Donald Edward Chavis, 68, husband of Susie Caughman Chavis, died on Friday, March 2, 2018, at Palmetto Health Tuomey.

Born on July 10, 1949, in Bamberg, he was a son of the late Rev. Dewey Weldon Chavis and Josephine Watts Chavis. Don was a member of St. Luke Methodist Church at Elliott and retired from the S.C. Army National Guard. He was formerly an officer with the Bishopville Police Department, the Lee County Sheriff's Department and Security Management.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years; two children, Donna C. Nutter of Florence and Jason A. Chavis of Hartsville; three grandchildren, Noah Alexander Nutter, Gregory Cade Nutter and Preston Quinn Nutter; two sisters, Beth DuBose (Jerry) and Ann Chavis, all of Lamar; a brother, John W. Chavis of Haines City, Florida; and a brother-in-law, Andy Caughman of Bishopville.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Hildred "Sonny" Dixon; a sister, Shirley Chavis; and stepmother, Mattie Barrineau Chavis.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Luke Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Ridenhour officiating. Burial with military honors will be at St. Luke Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Luke Methodist Church and other times at the home of his sister, Beth DuBose, 4625 Lee State Park Road, Lamar.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke Methodist Church, c/o Mollie Moore, 60 Bradley Road, Bishopville, SC 29010.

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