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Deacon Tony Gant

October 27, 1965 ~ June 22, 2022 (age 56)

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If me departing has brought so much pain to your lives just remember the joy that I brought to this world beginning on October 27, 1965, when God gave this beautiful soul to the late Benjamin Gant, and the late Vidalia Williams Gant in Furman, South Carolina.

Tony Gant received his education in the public school of Hampton County, South Carolina. He was a graduate of Estill High School, Estill, South Carolina. He received Christ as his personal saviour and became affiliated with the Varnville Miracle Revival and later, he became affiliated with the House of Prayer under the leadership of Pastor Harrison Sanders. Tony was a very reserved and quiet individual. He enjoyed fishing, because it gave him the quietness and tranquility that he loved. He had a special love for his family. He was employed by Elliot Sawmill as a truck driver, which gave him the initiative to own his own trucking company.

When a man finds a wife, he finds a good thing. He was joined in holy matrimony to Elizabeth Mitchell on May 21, 1990, in Hampton, South Carolina. Their union was blessed with four children: Richmond Mitchell (deceased), Antonio Gant, Clifford Gant, and Jeremiah Drayton.

Maybe some viewed Tony’s life as being brief, but God viewed it as being a fulfilled life here on earth. God saw he was tired and the hills were too hard to climb. He gently closed his eyes and whispered, “Come to me my child.” He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Richmond Mitchell; and sister, Linda Gant.

He leaves to cherish his memories: wife, Elizabeth Mitchell Gant of Fairfax, SC; sons, Antonio Gant, Clifford Gant, and Jeremiah Drayton, all of Fairfax; sisters, Alice Mae Gant and Barbara Ann, both of Furman, SC, Faye Ann Cohen, of Varnville, SC, and Betty Jean Gant of Taraboro, SC; brothers, Cleven (Carolyn) Gant of Augusta, GA, Luther Gant and Johnny, Lee both of Furman, SC, and Kenneth Mitchell of Lena, SC; aunts, Johnnie Mae Wright of Ridgeland, SC, Ruby Lee (Robert) Greene, Savannah, SC, and Florrie Jane Williams; uncles, McArthur (Andrea) Williams of Furman, SC, and Marion Lee (Sarah) Williams of Estill, SC; special friends, Pastor Clemente Soser and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Crouell; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Due to the current state of (COVID-19) pandemic and in order to promote social distancing, anyone entering the funeral home for viewing; as well as attending all graveside or funeral service, either inside or outside, must wear a mask. We will also limit the number of persons allowed to enter the funeral home or any other facility at any given period during the viewing process.  We ask that you leave the premise upon exiting the building. The family is most appreciative to each of you for all acts of kindness shown to them during this difficult time in their lives.

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 Service Program


July 1, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Martin Funeral Home Chapel
161 Clarke Avenue South
Estill, SC 29918

Funeral Service
July 2, 2022

11:00 AM
New Church of Christ Cemetery
Stafford Furman Highway
Furman, SC 29921

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