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Port Royal councilman Versnon DeLoach dies

Vernon DeLoach, 88, of Port Royal, died Monday, Feb. 20, at the Millennium Post-Acute Rehabilitation in West Columbia.

DeLoach was born in Varnville, and was a son of the late Robert and Lola Adams DeLoach. He was retired from civil service and was currently a Port Royal councilman.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, John Reed IV.

DeLoach is survived by Daisy, his wife of 67 years; a daughter, Gwen Reed of Lexington; two sons, Lauren (Roberta) DeLoach of St. Helena Island and Keith DeLoach of Richmond, Va.; a half-brother, David Anthony DeLoach; a granddaughter, Kerri (Jonathon) Haselden; two grandsons, Ryan and Dylan DeLoach; one step-grandson, Matt (Shannon) Rodgers; one step-granddaughter, Anna (Geoffrey) Mikota; one great-granddaughter, Annabella DeLoach; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Port Royal Baptist Church, P.O. Box 207, Port Royal, SC 29935.