Cecil H. Gunter , 76, passed away November 2, 2019. He was born in Temple Hill, SC, August 20, 1943 to Hugh and Edna Gunter. He was a 1960 graduate of Wilson High School, Florence, SC. Also, Morgan State University, MD, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Miami. He was a medical organ transport professional, specializing in kidney transports. As a member of the NAACP, Cecil was instrumental in desegregating the lunch counter at Kress Department Store in Florence, SC. He is honored with a place in the Florence Museum. He is survived by his wife Hazel Gunter, daughters; Karen Gunter of PA and Ginna Douglas Morehouse of MS, son; Toby Gunter of TX, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sisters; Lois James and Essie Gross of MD, brother; Hugh Gunter, Jr. (Barbara) of Warrenville, OH. Visitation: Friday, November 8, 4-6 p.m. at Serenity-Simmons Funeral Home Chapel, New Albany, MS. Funeral Service: Saturday, November 9, 11:00 a.m. at Red Hill Baptist Church, Blue Springs, MS. Serenity-Simmons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online information; serenityfuneralhomeinc.com
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Some clouds this morning will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon. High around 35F. Winds N at 15 to 25 mph. Higher wind gusts possible..
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Updated: November 12, 2019 @ 9:36 am
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