Memorial for Richardson set for Friday at Sumter's Morris College

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Memorial services for Luns C. Richardson, president emeritus of Morris College, will be held on Friday and Saturday in Sumter and Hartsville, respectively.

Richardson, 89, died on Saturday, Jan. 13, in his hometown of Hartsville.

Services for the former college president will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday in the Garrick-Boykin Human Development Center on the Morris College campus and at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Hartsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to the Office of Church Relations for the Luns C. Richardson Endowed Scholarship.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. at 1214 Club Court, Hartsville, from today through Friday.

Richardson served as president of the Sumter college for 43 years before retiring in 2017.

A more in-depth look back on Richardson's life and his effect on the Sumter community will be published on Sunday.