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Alavin Landers

LANDERS, ALVIN TERRY, 82, born February 11, 1938, died February 2, 2021, in Columbia, SC. He was member of Columbia First Church. The fourth of six children, he was raised in Duluth, GA, and graduated from Duluth High School in 1956. He served in the United States Army as an artilleryman and was deployed to Germany during the Korean Conflict. Al met and married the love of his life, Audrey Evans Landers in 1962. He was formally trained in heating, ventilation and air conditioning and established A & R Service, Inc. in 1973. He and Audrey went on to operate Landers Properties in the latter part of his life. An avid philanthropist, he became a foster parent to several children, traveled to Estonia and Costa Rica as a missionary, and gave back to his community most every opportunity afforded him. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Pamela Landers Edwards (Tommy) and Amy Landers May; two granddaughters; two grandsons; sons-in-law, H. Michael Helms (Terrie), Jon C. May; and daughter-in-law Amy White Landers; two sisters, June Starnes and Mary Ann Kenerly; one brother, Billy Landers (Mary); a brother-in-law, Franklin Evans (Mildred), and more than 30 nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his son, Jason Todd Landers; a brother, Neal Landers; and sister, Marie Powers.

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