Mr. Tavaris Jamal Dolford

January 26, 2003 ~ December 2, 2023 (age 20) 20 Years Old

Mr. Tavaris Jamal Dolford Obituary

It is with heartfelt sorrow that the management and staff of Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home, Inc. And members of the Dolford family announce the sudden death of Mr. Tavaris Jamal Dolford of the Syracuse Community in Darlington County. 

Funeral service is 1:00PM on Sunday, December 10, 2023 at Spaulding Middle School Gym. Interment will follow in Sandsbury Cemetery. 


     “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”   Isaiah 41:10

     Mr. Tavaris Jamal Dolford was born in Florence, South Carolina on January 26, 2003 a son of Tony Dolford and Latosha Sparks Dolford.  He departed this life Saturday, December 2, 2023. Although our time was cut short, our hearts will forever be filled with joy and honor because we were able to be graced with his presence for twenty (20) years.

     He received his formal education in the Darlington County Public Schools in Lamar, South Carolina where he was a Silver Fox and graduated from Lamar High School Class of 2021. Tavaris was involved with playing sports since the age of 5. He was known to play football, basketball, baseball, and ran track on a court in our Lamar Community.  

    “Lil Drip”, as he was affectionately called by family and friends, will be greatly missed by his family, friends and community.  To know him was to love him.

    He was preceded in death by:  a brother, Kymir Dolford and an uncle, Detrick Gibbons.

    Those left to cherish the precious memories of Tavaris Jamal “Lil Drip” Dolford are:  his parents: Tony and Latosha Dolford; his siblings:  Tony Dolford, Jr., Jerel Humbert, Kyreek Dolford, Tashianna Gainey, Teahna Dolford and Kyron Keels; his maternal grandparents: Johnny & Louise McNeil; his paternal grandparents: Willie Gene & Francene Dolford; paternal great grandmother, Javer Dolford; his uncles: Greg  (Kimberly) Bines, Tracey (Patricia) Dolford, Chris Dolford, Darnell Dolford; his aunts: Regina Torain, Sarah Christina Byrd, Gloria Dolford, Angela (Robert L.) Dixon; a host of great uncles and aunts; several cousins, other relatives and friends that loved him dearly.

Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the residence of his parents, Tony and Latosha Dolford, 1517 South Center Road, Darlington. 

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Funeral Service
December 10, 2023

1:00 PM
Spaulding Middle School Gymnasium


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