Obituaries

Dorothy Cheek Still (Barnwell, SC & Richmond, Va.)

Dorothy Cheek Still, 92, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018 in Retreat Doctors Hospital in Richmond, Va.

Mrs. Still was born on April 1, 1925 in Barnwell and was a daughter of the late Randolph and Mattie Cheek. She was a retired employee of the Bell South Company. She was attended Saint Andrews Catholic Church of Barnwell. She was a loving and devoted mother.

Mary Drayton 'Dray' Meyer (Barton)

Mary Drayton “Dray” Robertson Meyer, age 74, of Barton, and the widow of the late Ralph “Jackie” Meyer died Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

Mrs. Meyer was a born in Ridgeland and a daughter of the late William Madison and Flossie Hamilton Robertson. She was a hairdresser having worked at Nor-Lena’s Hair Stylist for many years, was a member of Fairfax Chapter #65 O.E.S. and a member of Brunson Christian Church. Dray was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Faye Blackwell (Williston)

A Graveside Funeral Service for Doris Faye Coffey Blackwell, 85, of Williston, was held 2 o’clock p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the Williston Cemetery with the Reverend Dan Fogle officiating.

Faye passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

Born in Fyffe, Alabama, she was a daughter of the late Buster Taft Coffey and Brunell Graves Coffey and was married to the late L Q Blackwell. She was a member of Rosemary Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Faye was a loving wife and mother.

Jamie Lee (Barnwell)

Home Going celebration for Mr. Jamie Lee of Barnwell was held on Saturday afternoon, December 30, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Main Street Church of Christ in Williston where Brother Dennis Pernell is pastor and officiating. Interment followed in the Blackville Cemetery.

Visitation was held on Friday December 29, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Jamie Lee, 45, was born on September 8, 1972 to Mrs. Shirley Ann Lee Hunter and the late Mr. Herbert Hicks in Bamberg County.

Arnold Anderson (Blackville)

Funeral services for Mr. Arnold Anderson of Blackville were held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Shrub Branch Baptist Church in Blackville where the Reverend McKinley Neal is the pastor and eulogist and Evangelist Gwendolyn Neal, presiding. Interment followed in the family plot in the church cemetery.

Visitation was held from 12 noon until the hour of service.

Mr. Arnold Anderson, 72, was born on May 4, 1945 to the late Mr. John and Mrs. Fannie Williams Anderson in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Annie Agnes 'Dolly' Short (Barnwell)

Annie Agnes “Dolly” Boyd Short, 98, of Barnwell, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, January 4, 2018.

Dolly was born on July 4, 1919 in Augusta, Georgia and was a daughter of the late Walton Saxon and Eva Bell Ferguson Boyd. She retired after 25 years from the Veterans Administration Canteen Service having worked in Augusta and Decatur, Georgia. She was a member of the Barnwell First Baptist Church. She was a member of The Young at Heart at First Baptist Church and the Busy Bees.

Helen Hightower Shealy (Barnwell)

Funeral services for Helen Black Hightower Shealy, 96, of Barnwell will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018 in the Mole Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rommie Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Reedy Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home, 9399 Patterson St., Barnwell, SC 29812.

Helen went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Robert Jacobs (Barnwell)

Mr. Robert Jacobs departed this life Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at his home.

Born on September 26, 1926, he was the son of the late Robert and Ellen Jacobs. At an early age he joined the Bethlehem Baptist Church and remained active until his illness.

Jacobs was a Navy veteran who devotedly served his country as a chef during World War II.

He was joined in matrimony to Virgie Jacobs who preceded him in death. To this union nine children were born. Three preceded him in death: Terrence, Ada, and Phyllis Jacobs.

Marian F. Davis (Springfield)

Funeral services for Marian Fogle Davis, 89, of Springfield, will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, January 6, 2018 in the First Baptist Church of Springfield with the Reverends Jarrod Pemper and Henry Cooper officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery in Neeses. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service at the church on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be given to the First Baptist Church of Springfield, P.O. Box 368, Springfield, SC 29146.

Mrs. Marian passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Elaine MacDonald (Barnwell)

Elaine Mae Rhoads MacDonald, 82, of Barnwell, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at her home. No formal services are planned at this time.

Born in Akron, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth Wayne Rhoads and Maybelle Rock Rhoads. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her son, Kenneth MacDonald; grandchildren, Faith (Daniel) Jackson, Terry (Stephen) Renew, Tina Still, Jason MacDonald; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Leslie MacDonald and a brother, George Rhoads.

Delores Creech Fail (Barnwell)

A graveside funeral service for Delores Creech McDonald Fail, 88, of Barnwell, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery with the Reverend Kyle Hardin officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the cemetery and other times at the home of her sister-in-law, Myrtle Creech. Memorials may be made to the Gideon’s International, Barnwell Camp, P.O. Box 86, Williston, S.C. 29853 or Friendship Baptist Church, 3132 S.C. Hwy. 64, Barnwell, S.C. 29812.

Delores passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017.

Karen Kennedy Terry (Williston)

A memorial service for Karen Kennedy Terry, 54, of Williston, will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, December 28, 2017 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, with Dr. Thomas Terry officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Barnwell County Animal Shelter Foundation, P.O. 1009, Barnwell, SC 29812.

Karen passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.

James Arthur Creech (Summerville)

Henry Arthur Creech, 86, of Summerville, died Sunday, December 17, 2017.

His funeral service will be held Thursday, December 21, 2017 in Deer Park Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Barnwell County Memory Gardens (2624 Reynolds Road) at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Bebeta Blume (Denmark)

Funeral services for Bebeta “Betty” Martin Blume, 75, of Denmark, will be held 2 o’clock p.m., Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, with the Reverend Matt Thomas and Dr. Thomas Terry officiating; burial will be in Barnwell County Memory Gardens on Reynolds Road. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Tuesday. Pallbearers will be Gregg Covington, Terry Dyches, Steve Martin, F. C. Noles, Billy Turner, Mark Whetstone and Phillip Whetstone.

Jason Schumpert (Elko)

Funeral services for Jason Allen Schumpert, 43, of Elko, will be held at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, December 17, 2017 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Tom Baker officiating; burial will be in the Williston Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home on Sunday. Memorial contributions may be given in Jason’s memory to the Elko Fire Department, P.O. Box 217, Elko, SC 29826; Allendale & Barnwell Counties Disabilities and Special Needs Board (Autism), 20 Park St., Barnwell, SC 29812 or the Williston Cemetery Fund, P.O.

Nora Brabham Riley (Barnwell)

Nora Brabham Riley, 98, of Barnwell, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 16, 2017 in the John Edward Harter Nursing Home in Fairfax.

Mrs. Riley was born in Allendale County on June 30, 1919 and was a daughter of the late Hallie Benjamin and Elizabeth Ferguson Brabham. She was the widow of John W. “Billy” Riley. Mrs. Nora was a retired store manager for Barnwell Factory Outlet, a member of Barnwell First Baptist Church and Harmony Hope Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

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