Obituaries

Chuck Cochran Jr. - Allendale

Chuck Edward Cochran Jr., 33, son of Chuck and Sheila Cochran, died Sunday, March 26, 2017.

Mr. Cochran was a native of Allendale and a United States Marine Corps Veteran, having served in Iraq with the 1st. Marine Division 3rd LAR (THE WOLF PACK). He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.A. Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. He was a member of the Local 150 Pipefitters Union. Chuck also volunteered as a Guardian Ad Litem.

Funeral services with Military Honors will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2017 in Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort.

Gloria B. Cooley - Blackville

Gloria Morris Boylston Cooley, 93, formerly of Blackville, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in Savannah, Ga.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m., Friday, March 31, 2017 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston with the Reverends Blake Boylston and Dr. Thomas Terry officiating. Burial will be in the Blackville Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday.

Andrew B. Hutto - Williston

Funeral services for Andrew Bradford Hutto, 24, of Williston, will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, March 30, 2017 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, with the Reverend Steve Mattier officiating. Burial will be at the Williston Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Andrew passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Carl Allen - Rincon, Ga.

Funeral services for Mr. Carl Allen, 67, of Rincon, Ga., formerly of Martin, were held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Allendale Community Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Wendell Johnson officiating. Burial followed in St. Mary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Benjamin Franklin Johnson Sr. - Snelling

Benjamin Franklin (Ben) Johnson Sr., 78, of Snelling, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at University Hospital.

Ben was born in Hampton County on June 21, 1938 and was a son of the late Geddis and Ellen Keefe Johnson. He was a retired E&I mechanic with the Savannah River Site, a member of Calvary Baptist Church and an avid fisherman. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Barbara Croft - Blackville

Funeral services for Barbara Ann Brown Croft, 64, of Blackville, will be held 3 p.m., Friday, March 24, 2017 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, with the Reverends Timmy Gunnells and Kenneth Dodson officiating. Burial will be in the Siloam United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at Folk Funeral Home, Williston.

Barbara passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

Teddy Johnson - Barnwell

Mr. Teddy Johnson of Barnwell County passed away on March 5, 2017 at the age of 73. He was born on July 16, 1943 to the late Ethel Saxon and Eugene Johnson.

He attended school in Barnwell. He worked most of his life as a construction worker. He was married to Rutha Mae Jefferson.

Two brothers preceded him in death, Terry Johnson and Mike Jenkins Jr.

Mike Jenkins Jr. - Barnwell

Mr. Mike Jenkins Jr. was born to the late Ethel S. Jenkins and the late Mike Jenkins Sr. on December 1, 1948 in Barnwell County. On Friday, March 3, 2017, he departed this life at his home following an extended illness.

At an early age, he joined Hutto Chapel Baptist Church in Hilda. He attended Macedonia Schools of Blackville. He also attended Denmark Technical College where he studied to become an electrician.

In July 1968, he was united in holy matrimony to Elizabeth Dyches of Denmark. To this union three sons were born.

Jeanette Hamilton - Barnwell

Mrs. Jeanette Hamilton, age 62, of Barnwell, was born on July 17, 1954, to Henry Priester and the late Gladys Hay Dunbar.

Seeking God’s direction and guidance she joined the Union United Methodist Church in Kline.

Jeanette received her education at the Butler School in Barnwell. She worked at Shuron Textron for five years, and Hardee’s in Barnwell for eight years.

Ruth Mae Mayes - Barnwell

​Ms. Ruth Mae Mayes, aka “Mae”, age 58 of Barnwell, was born on October 22, 1958, to the late Lucious Johnson and the late Annette Lee Johnson.

Seeking God’s direction and guidance she joined the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Blackville.

Ruth Mae received her education at the Macedonia School in Blackville.

“Mae”, as she was affectionately known, was a loving and kind person and will be remembered for the love she had for her family, and friends.

Laurie Kuglar - Denmark

A Memorial Service for Laura “Laurie” Lianne Kuglar, 53, of Denmark, will be held 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Barnwell with the Reverends Mark Epperson and Andy Hunter officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at the home of her daughter, Katie.

Laurie passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Perry Lee Moore Harden - Barnwell

Ms. Perry Lee Moore Harden was born on February 16, 1944, in Allendale, to the late Mr. Harry Lee Moore Sr. and Mrs. May Francis Allen Moore.

She departed this life on March 2, 2017, at her home.

At an early age, she joined Treemount Temple Baptist Church in Savannah, Ga. She graduated from Beach High School in Savannah, Ga. She was married to the late Izell Harden for 52 years, and from this union, five children were born.

Ava Nicole Fields - Barnwell

Ava Nicole Fields was born on January 4, 2017 in Aiken to Ariel Love and De’Angelio Fields. On Friday, March 3, 2017 at 10:06 a.m., God in his infinite wisdom dispatched an Angel to the home in Barnwell to escort the spirit of Ava Nicole Fields, age 1 month, 29 days, back home.

Homegoing services in loving memory of Ava were held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 1 p.m. at New Testament Baptist Church in Barnwell. Interment followed at Barnwell Memorial Garden.

Aubreyanna Crawford - Raleigh, N.C.

Ms. Aubreyanna Denae Crawford, aka “Yanna” age 23, was born on January 14, 1994, in Orangeburg, to Lossie M. Crawford and Honali Adrian Hayes.

Seeking God’s direction and guidance she attended the Rosemary Baptist Church in Barnwell along with her mother.

Aubreyanna received her education in the public school system of Barnwell. She graduated in 2013 and was furthering her education by attending the Wake Community College in Raleigh, N.C. She worked in customer service at Walgreens in Raleigh, N.C.

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