Funeral services for Mike Earl Chavis, 62, of Williston, SC will be held at three o’clock p.m., Tuesday, May 11, 2021 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, SC with the Reverend Timmy Gunnells officiating; burial will follow in the Williston Cemetery. The family will receive friends from six to eight p.m. at the funeral home on Monday. Earl passed away on Friday, May, 7, 2021. The family has asked that in Lieu of flowers memorials be sent to Folk Funeral Home, P.O. Box 367, Williston, SC 29853.
Born in Bamberg County, SC, he was a son of the late Roosevelt Chavis and Retha Mae New Chavis. He enjoyed farming, dealing with watermelons and selling produce. Earl was always hustling and junk dealing; he believed in feeding the children and enjoyed people just having a good time eating and enjoying life. He loved all of his family and friends and never met a stranger.
Survivors include his daughters Haleigh Payton Chavis of Blackville and Kala (Blake) Vaughn of Barnwell; the boys Mike, Jacob and Patrick; his grandchildren Presleigh Chavis, Kadden Collins, Kylee Vaughn, Kolston Vaughn, Keagan Vaughn and Kyler Vaughn; his sisters Patricia Hair and Kathy (Edward) Davis all of Blackville; Jeanette Chavis Driggers, Barbara (Tony) Carter, and Shelby Jean (Eric) Williams all of Barnwell; a brother O’Neal (Janet) Chavis of Aiken along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his brothers Tommy, Leamon and Mack and Cecil Chavis.
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