Obituaries

Freddie Morell III - Allendale

Mr. Freddie Morrell III, age 51, was born on July 23, 1965 to the late Thelma Charlton Morell and the late Freddie Morell II.

At an early age, seeking God’s direction and guidance, he joined Faith Temple Church of God in Christ in Gifford where he served as a member.

Freddie received his education in the public school system of Allendale.

He worked as a truck driver for Little Red Logging Company of Allendale and Helena Chemical Company of Fairfax.

Raymond Larry Belger - Allendale

Raymond Larry Belger, age 70, of Allendale, the husband of Judy Herndon Belger died Saturday, July 22, 2017.

Mr. Belger was a son of the late Raymond A. and Marjorie Matthews Belger Jr. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and retired from the S.C. National Guard as SFC with the 163 Support Bat. Larry enjoyed coaching and coached the Allendale Academy football team for many years and was a former deacon and member of Allendale First Baptist Church.

Earnestine Graham - Allendale

Funeral services for Mrs. Earnestine Graham, 78, of 3414 Concord Church Road, Allendale, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Revelation Ministries with Reverend Virgin Johnson Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Miller Swamp Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Sister Earnestine Williams Graham was born December 2, 1938 in Allendale County to the late Rosa Lee Garvin Williams and O.C. Williams Sr. She was called to glory from labor to reward on July 19, 2017 at her daughter’s home in Augusta, Georgia.

Carolyn P. Hall - Springfield

Funeral services for Carolyn Poole Hall, 95, of Springfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Springfield with the Reverends Henry Cooper and Jared Pemper officiating. Burial will follow in The Salley Oakview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Folk Funeral Home, Williston. The family has asked that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 368, Springfield, S.C. 29146.

Carolyn passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Saturday, July 15, 2017.

Virginia Wright - Williston

Virginia Ossie Gambrell “Doosie” Wright, 90, of Williston, loving wife of Oliver N. Wright for 69 years passed away Friday, July 14, 2017.

A funeral service will be held at noon on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. A private family burial will be held at Barnwell Memory Gardens following the service. Memorial contributions may be given to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 1077 Hwy. #39, Williston, S.C. 29853.

Robert Lee Odom - Barnwell

Mr. Robert Lee Odom, son of the late Leroy Odom Sr. and Mrs. Clara Wiggins Odom, was born on December 29, 1937 in Barnwell County. He entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at his residence in Barnwell.

Robert Lee attended Diamond Dale and Barnwell Public Schools. At an early age, he joined the New Home Baptist Church of the Red Oak Community.

He was employed by Milliken & Company and Barnwell School District 45 where he served as a custodian. While residing in Cocoa Beach and Belle Glade, Fla., he operated Heavy Equipment Machinery.

Richard Lee Workman - Barnwell

Deacon Richard Lee Workman, 62, of Barnwell, was born to the late Mr. Leon & Gertrude Workman on November 6, 1954.

At an early age, Deacon Workman was baptized and became a member of Morris Chapel Baptist Church. Deacon Workman later dedicated his life back to the Lord and joined Greater Faith Ministries. Up until the time of his declining health, you could find him on security, driving the van, collecting the offerings or working on the family life center. He was a faithful servant.

Benny Garvin - Barnwell

Benny Alvin Garvin, 63, of Barnwell, was the son of the late Heyward Sr. and Emma Garvin Reed. He was born in Springfield on February 3, 1954.

At an early age seeking God’s direction and guidance, he joined Bethlehem Olar in Olar where he served as a trustee.

Benny received his education in the Orangeburg County Public School System. He graduated from Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High School, Norway, Class of 1972. Benny was part of the U.S. Naval Reserve for three years. He later worked for Hubbard in Aiken.

Betty Ann O'Berry McClain - Barnwell

Ms. Betty Ann O’Berry McClain, age 69, was born on December 13, 1947 in Barnwell to Albertha Brown O’Berry and the late Eugene O’Berry Sr.

At an early age, she sought God’s direction and guidance, and joined the Second Mount Olive Baptist Church in Barnwell.

Betty received her education at the Butler School in Barnwell. She worked at Hanes Brands, formerly known as Sara Lee Sock Company, as a machine technician for many years before retiring.

Leon Boyer - Williston

A graveside funeral service for Howard Leon “Blue” Boyer, 70, of Williston, will be held 3 p.m., Sunday, July 9, 2017 at the Williston Cemetery with U.S. Coast Guard and Masonic Rites accorded. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. at Folk Funeral Home, Williston. Memorial contributions may be given to the Williston Cemetery, P.O. Box 367, Williston, S.C. 29853 or Winfield Heights Baptist Church, 315 Chester St., Williston, S.C. 29853.

Leon passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017.

Dale Lenard - Augusta, Ga.

Graveside funeral service for Norman “Dale” Lenard, 52, of Augusta, Ga. will be held 11 a.m., Monday, July 10, 2017 at the Williston Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at Folk Funeral Home, Williston. Memorial contributions may be given to S.C. Grand Chapter, ESTARL Scholarship Fund, c/o Cathy Gerner, Grand Secretary, 532 Greenbriar Dr., Seneca, S.C. 29678.

Dale passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017.

Born in Augusta, Ga., he was a son of Clarence Buford “C.B.” Lenard and Carolyn Newsome Howard.

William Harold Kerr - Allendale

William Harold Kerr, 72, of Allendale, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

William Harold was born on December 16, 1944 in Orangeburg. He was a son of the late Harold and Dora Hazel Kerr. He was the retired owner of Warren’s Hardware of Allendale and a member of Great Salkehatchie Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He was a friend to many and will be missed by his family and friends.

Marie Owens Wall - Barnwell

Marie Owens Wall, 57, of Barnwell, went to be with her Lord on Monday, July 3, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Marie was born on January 29, 1960 in Barnwell. She was a daughter of John Louis Owens and the late Rosa Lee Still Owens. She was a pharmacy tech at the Denmark CVS and a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister and will be remembered lovingly by her family and friends.

Betty Stanley All - Fairfax

Betty Stanley All, wife of James J. All, died Saturday, July 1, 2017 at her home in Fairfax.

Betty was born in Varnville on October 25, 1950 to the late Harry and Mattie Long Stanley. Betty was the youngest daughter and was often speculated to be the most favorite of Harry and Mattie’s seven children.

She was predeceased in death by her brothers Tony, Billy, Jimmy, Dennis as well as her sister Connie Winn. She is survived by her beautiful sister, Louise Long.

Genia Richardson - Williston

A Celebration of Life service for Genia Soulier Richardson, 55, of Williston were held 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Sunday.

Genia passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

Born in Akron, Ohio and raised in Unicoi, Tenn., Genia was a daughter of the late Gary and Pauline Roberts Soulier both of Erwin, Tenn.

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