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Forest Lawn Cemetery
Wednesday October 7th, 2020

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Curtis Merchant




Joseph “Curtis” Merchant




Joseph “Curtis” Merchant, age 75, of 401 Calhoun Street, and husband of Mary Sue Williamson Merchant, passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at Hospice of Laurens County Hospice House.


Born in Clinton, he was a son of the late Claude Tillman and Mary Deyton Merchant.  Curtis was formerly employed with Joanna Mills, Bohnson HVAC, and Laurens City Police Department.  He was of the Pentecostal Faith and was formerly a Mason.


Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Michael Curtis Merchant of Laurens, and Joseph “Jason” Merchant and wife Amber of Laurens; two brothers, Wayne Merchant and wife Betty Jean of Newberry, and Eugene Merchant of Clinton; and three sisters, Carolyn Huey of Laurens, Kathy Deadwyler of Clinton, and Diane Parks of Laurens.


In addition to his parents, Curtis was predeceased by a brother, Frank Merchant; and a sister, Coleen Young.


Graveside services will be held at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at Forest Lawn Cemetery.


The family will be at their respective homes.


Memorials may be made to Hospice of Laurens County, PO Box 178, Clinton, SC  29325.


Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.





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We are so sorry to hear about Curtis. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Gary, Angie, and Dylan Corley Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers for all of you. God will see you through.

Joyce Padgett Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Curtis Merchant

Marianne Gaskins Haltiwanger Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry that you all have lost Curtis. He was such a nice guy. It's been a long time since I had seen him, but always enjoyed talking with him over the years. I know he'll be missed greatly!

Bennie Sprouse Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers for the Merchant Family . Memories of y'all treating my daughter Michele & Grandson Andrew like a part of your family.

Karen Ann Sutton Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Curtis Merchant

Karen Ann Sutton Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear about Curtis passing. We are praying that GOD will comfort and hold you.

James and Donnis Quinn
Mary Lambert

Donnis Quinn Oct 5 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Curtis Merchant

Kim Deese Oct 5 2020 12:00 AM

I was saddened to hear of Curtis Merchants passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time. I remember Curtis as a police officer for the City of Laurens and I am sure he will be missed by many.

karen M Nix Oct 5 2020 12:00 AM