James Clinton Dunham

March 24, 1962 ~ December 6, 2021 (age 59)


James Clinton Dunham was born March 24, 1962 in Sumter to the late John Sylvester Dunham and Dorothy Mae Addison Dunham.

He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County.

James was a handy man for all his family and friends. He kept everyone entertain with his jokes and his very unique sense of humor.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Tieasha Richardson Spencer, a sister, Lorrine Dunham, two brothers, Jerome Dunham and John Sylvester Dunham, two grandsons, Na’Zarrah and Na’shawn Richardson.

James departed this life on Monday, December 6, 2021, in Sumter.

James leaves to cherish his memory and reflect on his life:  his wife, Carolyn Dixon Dunham; two sons, Michael Ream and Darin (Timneka) Fitzgerald Williams; step-daughter, Catherina Ballard; step-son, Shermell Ballard; special daughter, Dorothy Vernice Davis; two sisters, Johnnie M. Dunham Smalls and Emma L. Dunham; four brothers, Joseph Dunham, Michael Robinson, Donnell Robinson and Leroy (Latanya) Dixon; eleven grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


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December 13, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Whites Mortuary
517 N Guignard Drive
Sumter, SC 29150

Funeral Service
December 14, 2021

2:00 PM
Greater Light
1205 North Main Street
Sumter, SC 29153

Interment following funeral service
December 14, 2021

Bradford Cemetery
Bowen Road
Sumter, SC 29150

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