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John Luther Thames, 78, died Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Miami Jewish Health Hospital, Miami, FL.  He was born August 21, 1940 in Manning, SC, a son of the late Deacon Luther Thames and Victoria Dingle Thames.

Funeral services for Mr. Thames will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Elizabeth Baptist Church, 4829 Alex Harvin Highway, Manning, SC, Rev Terry R. Johnson, pastor officiating. Burial will follow in the church yard cemetery.

Public viewing will be held Friday, September 21st from 12:00 Noon until 7:00 PM and the  family will receive friends on Friday, September 21st  from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the funeral home and after 7:00 PM at the home of his sister, Naomi Blair, 1034 Virginia Court, Manning, SC.
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  • Monday, September 17, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Samuels Funeral Home, LLC.
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    My sincere condolences to the family of John Thames, I offer heartfelt prayers for your comfort and endurance during this grievous time. Allow your wonderful memories of the love he showed you, carry you forward. May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness, comfort your hearts and make you firm.—2 Thess. 2:16, 17.
    ~ Phyllis Jones   Stockbridge, GA
  • Friday, September 21, 2018
    My condolences to the Thames Family and friends for your loss. It is never easy to cope with the loss of someone you love. May you find comfort in God’s promise to soon bring an end to death forever and then reunite us with our loved ones again (Revelation 21:4; John 5:28,29). An encouraging video Is There Hope for the Dead at
    ~ Anne   Kingstree, SC
  • Sunday, September 23, 2018
    My condolence to the family I am so sorry to learn about the loss of your love one there is hope for your loved one at John 5::25 the hour is coming and it is now when the dead will hear the voice of the son of God and those who have paid attention will live I hope this scripture bring Comfort to the family to learn more about this hope I invite you to visit our website
    ~ Mary Kinsler   Daytona Beach, FL
  • Saturday, October 20, 2018
    Our hearts aches in knowing you are mourning the recent loss of your dear loved one. We hope you can find comfort in the words found in Holy writing, in Psalms 9:9 which reads: “ 9 Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress.” Our loving God cares about us and is ready to bring us comfort if we allow him (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored into a beautiful paradise. See and imagine yourself welcoming back to life your dear loved one? Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez