Obituaries

Henry Thomas Boyd

Henry Thomas Boyd, 58, of 267 Falcon Street, Blackville, died on March 25, 2016 at his residence.

A funeral service was held April 2 at 1 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Blackville with Rev. Herman Wallace officiating. Interment followed at Hope Memorial Park. 

Paul Meiklejohn

Peacefully in his 94th year, with his children by his side, Paul Allen Meiklejohn passed away at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington, Ontario, Canada on April 1, 2016.

Meiklejohn was born on January 30, 1923. He was a World War II veteran and served with the Royal Canadian Air Force as a radar technician in the Battle of Britain where he met his wife-to-be, Joyce Wells, who served in the fire department in Newcastle upon Tyne. He retired from the DuPont Agricultural Chemical Department in Delaware and spent his retirement years first in Aiken and then Blackville. He loved it.

Ethel Chavis Waltz

Ethel Marie Chavis Waltz, 67, of Olar, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016 in Orangeburg.

Born in Orangeburg on October 22, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Aaron and Beatrice Spires Chavis. Mrs. Waltz was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Olar. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who loved fishing and the outdoors.

Louise Harvey Davis

Louise Harvey Davis, 84, widow of the late Artimus C. Davis Jr., died Saturday, April 23, 2016.

Mrs. Davis was a native of Fairfax and a daughter of the late Sim H. and Annie Lento Harvey. She was a member of Fairfax First Baptist Church. Louise was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with Reverend Terrell Harvey officiating.

Henry Pickering

Henry Pickering, 56, of Barnwell, was called home to be with Jesus on April 22, 2016.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 4 p.m. at the Life Tabernacle Church, Barnwell, with the Rev. E. P. Coto and Rev. Robert Mahuron officiating. Visitation will be held Monday, April 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Dyches Funeral Home, Barnwell. Pallbearers will be Jonathan Chavis, Kevin Coto, Matthew Mahuron, Timothy Thomas, Paul Coto and Joey Chavis.

He was born in Orangeburg on July 2, 1959 to the late Ordell Pickering and Martha Pickering. 

Sol Blatt Jr.

The joy of living ended Wednesday, April 20, 2016 for U.S. Senior District Court Judge Sol Blatt Jr., 94, of Charleston.

Judge Blatt served 45 years as a federal judge in the District of South Carolina, and was the longest serving judge in the 4th Circuit of U.S. Courts. He was nominated for the court in 1971 by President Richard M. Nixon. He served as chief judge from 1986 to 1990 and senior judge from 1990 to 2016.

Annette Bonds Wilder

Annette Bonds Wilder, 80, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loved ones.

Annette was born on November 13, 1935 and was the daughter of the late Maude Halford Bonds. She was a retired case worker with SC Department of Social Services and a member of the Seven Pines Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by her family and friends.

Allen Cooley Jr.

Funeral services for Allen Brooks Cooley Jr. 87, formerly of Williston, were held 3 p.m., Sunday, April 17, 2016 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston. Burial was in the Williston Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be sent to the Commission for the Blind, Finance Department, P.O. Box 2467, Columbia, SC 29202-2467.

Allen passed away Friday, April 15, 2016 in Savannah, Ga.

Pamela Rochelle Worthy

Ms. Pamela Rochelle Worthy was born on January 26, 1983 to George Heyward and Rubena Johnson in Barnwell. On Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 12:20 a.m., she started her heavenly journey at MUSC in Charleston.

Pam was educated through the Barnwell County Public School System. She was known by family and friends for her down to earth, “keep it real” persona.

Bobbie Jean Simmons

Bobbie Jean Simmons, 55, gained her wings on Monday, April 4, 2016.

She was born on July 16, 1960 to Lucille Brown Robinson and the late Allen Jacob. She was employed in the District 45 school system where she served with great pleasure for 20 years. In her leisure, she enjoyed socializing, making great food and a passion for gardening.

Herbert Lee Tims Sr.

Mr. Herbert Lee Tims Sr., affectionately known as “Pogo”, was born on September 18, 1958 to the late Mrs. Affair Tims Mitchell in Jamaica, New York. He departed this life on March 27, 2016 at his home in Barnwell.

He joined Sweetwater Baptist Church of Barnwell at an early age. He was educated in the Barnwell Public Schools and was a graduate of the Class of 1977. Herbert joined the United States Army and served from 1981-1984. He was then employed with Barnwell Elementary School where he worked until 2013.

William Robinson Jr.

Mr. William Henry Robinson Jr., aka “Shoe Shine”, age 27, was born in Orangeburg, on August 11, 1988 to William Henry Robinson Sr., and Ammie Tilley Robinson.At an early age, he sought God’s direction and guidance, and joined the Brown Chapel Baptist Church in Barnwell where he sang in the youth choir and served on the Usher Board.   

William graduated from the Blackville-Hilda High School in Blackville, and later furthered his education at Denmark Tech where he received an Associate’s Degree in Building Construction and Plumbing.  

William 'Bill' Gouthro

William B. “Bill” Gouthro, 89, passed away on April 2, 2016 in Select Specialties Hospital.

Bill was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia on June 4, 1926. He was a son of the late John Blair and Anna Letta Mills Gouthro. He was a retired U.S. Army Veteran and retired Transportation Director for Chem-Nuclear Inc. He was a communicant at St. Andrews Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Herman Rumph

Herman Earl Rumph, 89, of Williston passed away peacefully, April 8, 2016.

Services were held Monday, April 11, 2016 at 3 p.m. at Dyches Funeral Home Chapel in Barnwell with Rev. Jamie Wootten officiating. Burial followed at Williston Cemetery with military rights. Visitation was held an hour and a half prior to service in the chapel.    

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