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William Augustus "Gus" Avinger

September 6, 1975 — September 6, 2022

Santee, South Carolina

William Augustus "Gus" Avinger

William Augustus "Gus" Avinger II, 47 of Santee, South Carolina, departed this life on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. 

Born on September 6, 1975 in Orangeburg, SC he was a Son of Linda Risher Hodges and the late William "Billy" Avinger.

Gus worked most of his life in the construction industry as a heavy equipment operator until he became the owner and operator of his own business “In A Pinch Property Enhancements” in the most recent years.   He loved spending time with his family and especially was loving with the little ones. His favorite pastime was holding a fishing pole in a lake somewhere. He would pitch a tent and spend the night on a riverbank as often as he could.   Gus never met a stranger and was always willing to help others.  He was a momma’s boy since birth but will surely be missed by all.

Gus is survived by his mother Linda; sister, Brandy Ford (Travers); Brother, Jay Williams (Miranda); wife, Norma Jean Avinger; daughter, Hallie-Diane Avinger; son, William Ashton Avinger; stepdaughters, Carrie Adams and Cindy Goodman; stepsons, Thomas Goodman and Jimmy Adams; nieces, Brayla and Trinity Ford that he loved as his own, grandsons, Opie, Jayden and Kyle; and granddaughters, Aubrey, Haylee and Hazel. Gus also was survived by numerous extended family and friends. 

Gus is preceded in death by his father, Billy, and a daughter, Novaleigh Avinger

A graveside service will be held Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 11am at The Avinger Family Cemetery, Hwy 6, Santee, South Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Avinger Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Avinger Funeral Home, 2274 Eutaw Rd, Holly Hill, SC 29059, (phone).


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Graveside Service

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Avinger Family Cemetery

Hwy 6, Santee, SC 29142

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