Lucious Harvin was born on Sept. 3, 1956, in Sumter, to the late Charlie Harvin Sr. and Deaconess Rosann Harvin. He departed this earthly life on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at his home.

Lucious was educated in the public schools of South Carolina. He attended Mayewood High School and played on the Fighting Vikings Football Team for three years as a "Strong Safety No. 45," and graduated in 1974. He furthered his education with an associate degree in accounting from Central Carolina Technical College.

Lucious was a member of Beulah AME Church and served as a member of the church school department, trustee board, local lay organization, male chorus, immediate past president of the local Sons of Allen and was a member of the Conference Sons of Allen Choir. He was a class leader, member of the finance committee, usher board, chairperson of the Veterans Day committee and the homecoming committee.

Lucious enlisted in the U.S. Army the same year he graduated from high school and served four years on active duty as a 13B20 Cannon crew member. He served on year in Korea in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). He was honorably discharged in 1978. He then joined the Army Reserve and served six years. He thought he was finished but 14 years later he joined the Manning National Guard. He was employed at B.L. Montague in Sumter for 13 years and at Cooper Hand Tools for 12 years.

Lucious was a member of David Wells Chapter 39 the Red Hill Lodge 144 and was currently serving as the worshipful master.

Lucious leaves to cherish his memory: his siblings, Janie Mae Harvin and the Rev. Drusilla Harvin of Sumter, James L. Harvin Sr. of Hardeeville, Deacon Junious Wilson of Brooklyn, New York, Deaconess Rebecca (James) Pollard of New York, New York, and Missionary Sarah L. (Deacon Jerry) Rivers of Bronx, New York; two special nieces, Aretha Harvin and LaShonda C. Harvin; a special nephew, Eric Harvin; two special first cousins, past AKA president Dorothy Buchanan Wilson and Bennie Wilson (lifelong friend); special friends, the Rev. Archie Temoney Sr., Brother Lucious Davis and Brother Eugene Tomlin; special godmother, Eartha Mae Holmes; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends that he truly loved.

Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Beulah AME Church Cemetery, 3175 Florence Highway, Sumter, SC 29153 with Pastor Dwayne Bruce, Doctor of Ministry, officiating.

Job's Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements.

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