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Reuben O. Levy

Reuben O. Levy

Mortician

R.O. Levy is in his 33rd year in this community and has always been committed to personal service first.  He will continue this tradition of personal, professional quality service that has been a trademark of R.O. Levy Home for Funerals.  He states, “For the past 33 years, we at R.O. Levy Home for Funerals have provided families with sound advice, affordable, caring and personalized family service. We are dedicated to being compassionate, understanding and meeting the individualized needs of the families we serve.”

R.O. Levy is president of the Batesburg-Leesville Branch of the NAACP,  a life member and presently serving as an at-large member of the South Carolina Conference of Branches of NAACP Executive Committee.


Dr. John Summers

Dr. John Summers

Funeral Director

John W. Summers, DDS

Benedict College, Columbia, S.C. 1968-1971

Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass 1970&71 Summer School

Meharry Medical University, Nashville, Tenn Certificate in Medical Technology 1972

Oakwood College, Huntsville, Ala B.S. Medical Technology 1976

Meharry Medical University School of Dentistry, Nashville, Tenn DDS 1980

R.O. Levy Home For Funerals Apprenticeship 2001-2003

Licensed Funeral Director April 04


Shirley W. Barr

Shirley W. Barr

Office Administrator

Shirley Williams Barr is a lifelong resident of Batesburg-Leesville, SC.  She is married to Deacon Jesse Barr and they have three daughters:  Jessica Barr-Dennis, Angela Barr-Williams, and Jacqueline Barr; two sons-in-law: Dana and Travis.  She has seven grandchildren:  Darius, Dyani, Dana, Jaewan, Jamiyah, Jahmad and Journee'.  She is a 1968 graduate of Twin City High and she retired from Anslado STS after 35 years of service.  She is a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Batesburg-Leesville, SC where she serves as the President of the Deaconess Ministry, the Newsletter Staff and a member of Hospitality Committee.  She is active in her community where she serves as a member of the Zoning Committee for the town of Batesburg-Leesville and she is a former member of the Lexington District Three school board.  She joined the staff of R. O. Levy Home for Funerals in the year of 1998.

She enjoys working with people.  Her motto is to treat people as you would like to be treated.


Russell Blanks

Russell Blanks

Service Associate



Johnny Speech

Johnny Speech

Technical Manager



Lawrence Hartley

Lawrence Hartley

Service Associate



Keith Ridgell

Keith Ridgell

Service Associate



Ashlee Long

Ashlee Long

Memorial Gardens Administrator



Alexis Bowers

Alexis Bowers

Flower Shop Designer



Rev.  David Edmond

Rev. David Edmond

Minister on Call



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