Bennie Gathers

Bennie "Bubba Snuff" Gathers

Thursday, March 27th, 1941 - Sunday, February 2nd, 2020
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Bennie “Bubba Snuff” Gathers was born in Barnwell, South Carolina on March 27, 1941 to his parents, Joseph “Duece” Cummings and Mozell “Whites” Gathers, who preceded him in death. He attended Aiken County Public Schools.

He departed this life on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital, in Jacksonville, FL. He was preceded in death by one sister, Beatrice “Sister” Evans.

Earlier in life, he met and married Elease Hankerson in Aiken, South Carolina on September 28, 1963. From this union four sons and two daughters were born. One son, Bennie Bernard Gathers preceded him in death.

He leaves to cherish his memory: three sons, Steven Gathers (New Ellenton, SC), Stanley Elmore Gathers (Philippines), and Calvin (Carla) Gathers (Indianapolis, IN); two daughters, Marian (Mickey) Major-Pahn (Graniteville, SC) and Stephanie (Calvin) McLeod, Sr. (Aiken, SC); one sister, Leola Russell, (Goldsboro NC); two aunts: Thelma Hogan (Augusta, GA) and Mary Ealy (Aiken, SC); twelve (12) grandchildren, six (6) great-grandchildren; a hosts of nieces, nephews, and cousins whom he cherished; a special friend in Jacksonville, FL, Lula Alexander; and a close friend/brother, Johnny Williams.

The funeral service for Bennie Gathers will be held 1:30 pm Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at the Samuel C. Rogers Jr. Memorial Chapel 4315 N. Main Street Jacksonville, FL 32206. The visitation will be 5 - 7pm, Friday, February 7th, 2020 at the Funerals by T.S. Warden 4315 North Main Street Jacksonville, FL 32206. Interment in Restlawn Cemeteries. Please sign the family guest book and view the video tribute @ Arrangements in care of Tyrone S. Warden, FDIC, 4315 N. Main Street, 765-1234
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 7th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, February 7th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Funerals by T.S. Warden
    4315 North Main Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 | 1:30pm
    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 1:30pm
    Samuel C. Rogers Jr. Memorial Chapel
    4315 N. Main Street
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  • Interment

    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 |
    Saturday, February 8th, 2020
    Restlawn Cemeteries
    2600 Ribault Scenic Drive
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Jim Bob Williams

Posted at 12:03pm
I have have had the privilege of knowing Bubba my whole life. When I reflect on three things Bubba loved most, it would be Family, Work and Food. I have spent countless hours with Bubba and he would tell me about his family and how proud he was of each and every one of you. I feel like I know you all just because of his updates and stories. It was no secret to anyone that he loved his Family! Secondly, Bubba liked to work. Bubba would work day, night weekends. He has cut more concrete in Winn Dixie stores than anyone else in the world. If Bubba was on the job or farm everyone was working. He hated laziness and just standing around idle. He loved the people he worked with and they often became family as well. Finally, Bubba loved food. He loved to grill ribs, fry pork chops and pick up Krispy Creme donuts. I have shared many meals with Bubba. I am proud to call Bubba a friend, coworker and most importantly family. Although his time on this earth is over, we can have comfort in knowing that we can see Bubba again one day in heaven. If you unsure if are going to heaven all you have to do is to repent of your sin and place your faith alone in Jesus Christ. We love your Bubba!

Eartha Rogers

Posted at 03:30pm
So sorry about the loss of Bubba snuff, my deepest sympathy to the family. Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning rest in peace Bubba snuff!!❤


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Octavia Bryant

Posted at 08:42am
To My "Goddaddy,"A man Who Always Had My Back I miss Him So Much I want See Him No more on My Way Home or Hear HIM call And "SAY WHAT YOU PASSING BY ME FOR"on Last Thursday was the Last we Talked I Thank God For The Time He Gave You To Me . Love Him ❤️ Always 'LANEY'

W Wayne Bostic

Posted at 08:36pm
I was introduced to Bubba, and knew him through the Johnnie Williams family. A real Gem and gentlemen. Wayne Bostic

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