Obituaries

Hammond Lott Sr. - Blackville

Funeral services for Ben Hammond Lott Sr., 80, of Blackville, will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Blackville First Baptist Church with the Reverends Ken Frederick and Dr. Thomas Terry officiating; burial will in the Blackville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Folk Funeral Home, Williston. Memorial contributions may be sent to Blackville First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 217, Blackville, SC 29817.

Mr. Lott passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017.

Harold Douglas Bennett - Estill

Harold Douglas Bennett, 77, of Estill, the husband of Anne Gohagan, died Friday, February 17, 2017.

Mr. Bennett was a native of Allendale and a son of the late Frank Harold and Daisy Roberds Bennett. Douglas was retired from the Savannah River Site and later worked for many years at Tison Ford Motor Co. He was a member of Lawtonville Baptist Church.

Graveside funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Lawtonville Cemetery with Rev. Joe Hester officiating.

Ralph W. Moody - Barnwell

Ralph W. Moody of the Big Fork Community passed away on February 13, 2017 in the Allendale County Hospital at the age of 97.

He was born in Barnwell County, a son of the late William Henry and Daisy Barker Moody. Ralph served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and retired from the Barnwell County Vocational School after 20 years of service.

Steve McNeil - Williston

Funeral services for Robert Steven McNeil, 65, of Williston, will be held on Sunday, February 12 at 3 p.m. at Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Sunday.

Mr. McNeil passed away on February 10, 2017 at his residence.

Mildred Sanders Williams - Blackville

On Tuesday, February 7, 2017, Mildred Sanders Williams, 75, of Blackville, went home to be with Jesus. Ms. Williams was born to the late Ruth Elizabeth Sanders and James Sanders on October 4, 1941, in Barnwell County.

Mildred joined Macedonia Baptist Church at a very young age and served faithfully until her passing. During earlier years, she served as Secretary to the Sunday School and Pianist for both the Sunday School and the Church. Subsequent to her retirement, she served as a member of the Trustee Board, Scholarship Committee and Financial Secretary of the Church.

Mackey Joyner - Allendale

Funeral services for Mr. Mackey Joyner, 88, of 455 Black Road, Allendale, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Magdalene Christian Church with Reverend Cynthia Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Mackey Joyner was born in Bull Pond, Old Barnwell County on February 15, 1928 to the late John Joyner and the late Sylvia Baxter Joyner.

Ivree Ashley Dixon - New York

Homegoing service for Mrs. Ivree Ashley Dixon was held Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church in Snelling with Rev. Dr. John W. Young presiding.

Mrs. Ivree Dixon was born January 23, 1949 in Snelling, the daughter of James and Josephine Ashley.

She attended school in Barnwell County. She attended Saint Paul Baptist Church as a child. After she finished school she married Richard Dixon. To this union one son, Richard Jr., was born.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Josephine Ashley, and one sister, Sadie Mae.

Lacy Brown Ryals - Barnwell

Lacy Brown Ryals, 87, of 65 Palmetto Street, Barnwell, died on Jan. 28, 2017 at PruittHealth-Barnwell.

Service will be held on Feb. 3, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Second Baptist Church in Barnwell with Rev. Phillip Thomas and Rev. Isaiah Odom officiating. Interment will follow at Hope Memorial Park. Informal visitation will be Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the Guinyard and Sons Funeral Home Chapel from 5 to 7 p.m.

Ryals was the daughter of the late Lacy Barthalomew and Katie Bells Brown.

Audrey Dixson Hodges - Barnwell

Audrey Dixson Hodges, 97, of Barnwell, passed away on January 8, 2017.

A graveside service is planned for Saturday, February 4, 2017 at noon at Hope Memorial Gardens in Barnwell.

Mrs. Hodges was born August 1, 1919 in Barnwell and was preceded in death by her husband, George Hodges of New York, her father, Dr. David J. Dixson, mother, Virginia Ryan Dixson, and brother, Dr. David R. Dixson Sr. of Barnwell.

Charlie E. Dixon - Barnwell

Charlie E. Dixon, 88, of Barnwell, passed away on January 29, 2017 at his home.

Mr. Dixon was born in Glascock County, Georgia, a son of the late Hubert and Zulene Williams Dixon. He was a retired employee of the Savannah River Plant with 33 years’ service. He was a member of the Barnwell First Baptist Church.

James Elmer Still - Barnwell

James Elmer Still went to be with The Lord after a short battle with cancer, on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 2:10 a.m.

He was born in Barnwell on June 10, 1928.

In addition to his parents, Amos Kirby Still and Ida G. Grubbs Still, James is predeceased by his loving wife of 26 years, Wilma Fender Still.

Jim was one of eleven children, and is survived by his brother, Kirby Still.

Mr. Still has many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who call him Dad, Papa, and Pa.

Joseph Henry Jones - Barnwell

Joseph Henry Jones of Barnwell passed away on January 28, 2017.

He is survived by his wife, Julie; son William; daughter Juliet, all of Barnwell; and one brother, Stephen of Shelby, N.C. Henry was preceded in death by his father Robert, mother Mabel and brother Bobby.

Henry had a B.A. in English, Masters in Education and Ed. Specialist degree. He retired from teaching English.

William Ronnie Knopf - Olar

William Ronnie Knopf, 63, of Olar, passed away on January 24, 2017 in the Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg.

Ronnie was born in Orangeburg County on August 16, 1953 and was a son of Elizabeth Padgett Knopf and the late Myer Knopf. He was a former employee of Holland Hitch Company of Denmark.

Alberta Vinson - Williston

Funeral services for Alberta Widener Vinson, 78, of Williston, will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, January 26, 2017 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Dan Fogle officiating. Burial will be at the Mt. Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery, Windsor. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Thursday. Memorial contributions may be given to Rosemary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 409, Williston, SC 29853.

Mrs. Alberta passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017.

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