Justin Michael Whitehurst

November 16, 1989September 17, 2019

WEST COLUMBIA – Justin Michael Whitehurst, 29, was born November 16, 1989 in Lexington County, SC and passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. He was the son of Dawn Edelmann Kemmerlin and Timothy Lee Whitehurst. Justin was attending Midlands Technical College to be a Veterinary Technician.

He is survived by his parents, Dawn Kemmerlin (John) of Swansea and Tim Whitehurst (Leslie) of Lexington; brothers, Matthew Whitehurst of Greenville and Johnathan McLaurin of Lexington; maternal grandparents, Donald and Carole Edelmann of Swansea; paternal grandmother, Gloria Cook of West Columbia and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A private Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel, with interment to follow in West End Cemetery, St. Matthews, SC. Memorials may be made to Carolina Wildlife Care, 1551 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212.


  • Carolina Wildlife Care


  • Celebration of Life Thursday, September 26, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, September 26, 2019


Justin Michael Whitehurst

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Elizabeth Gaston

September 25, 2019

I am so sorry for your lost. I grew up with Justin and Matt. We played when we were kids and just hang out whenever we came over. I’ll still and will always remember Justin as sweet kind guy.

Colver Miller

September 25, 2019

Dawn and John, Please know I am thinking of you. Dawn, I know you probably don't remember me. Laura is one of my oldest friends and John is a smart, fine young man. You are blessed to have him. It will be hard for you to go through this.....just be strong and put faith in the Almighty. Remember your son with a smile! Sincerely, Colver Holman Miller