Obituaries

Ashley Austin Witherspoon - Irmo

Ashley Austin Witherspoon passed away Friday, September 23, 2016 at Lexington Medical Center surrounded by her loving family following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born August 28, 1974 in Paducah, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Rhonda (Wayne) Smyly of Barnwell and Greg Austin of Chapin.

Sandra Woodward

Sandra Woodward finished the adventure of life Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at 5:20 p.m. surrounded by her proud family in Aiken.
Although it was a sprint through the Pearly Gates she is now enjoying heavenly peace and happiness with those who raced before her. Having built an immense sense of humor, service and patience though many years as a submarine

Lugenia P. Walker - Barnwell

Mrs. Lugenia P. Walker, 69, of 2011 Jordan Road, Barnwell, died on Sept. 17, 2016 at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia. She was the daughter of Allen and Beatrice Peeples.

Funeral services were held on Sept. 24, 2016 at noon at Jordan Baptist Church in Barnwell officiated by Reverend Jonas Walker & Reverend Theresa Gambrell. Interment followed at Hope Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation was held Friday, September 23, 2016 at the Guinyard and Sons Funeral Home.

Thomas P. “Tom” Scott Sr. - Williston

A graveside funeral service for Thomas Pinckney “Tom” Scott Sr., 81, of Williston, will be held 11:15 a.m., Friday, September 23, 2016 at the Williston Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Friday at Folk Funeral Home, Williston. Memorial contributions may be given to The Williston Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 367, Williston, SC 29853.

Tom passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

Addison Victoria Causey - Olar

Addison Victoria Causey, infant daughter of Alex and Victoria Williams Causey of Olar, became one of God’s angels on September 17, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in the Olar First Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Hutto officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Kenneth Bruce Johnson - Blackville

Mr. Kenneth Bruce Johnson, 65, of Blackville, died peacefully Saturday, September 17, 2016.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his beloved wife, Jeanne Carey Johnson; daughter, Carey J Cook of Asheville, NC; and his ten four-legged family members in Elko. He also leaves behind his sister, Suellen Johnson and daughter Julia Johnson of Ocean Beach, CA; and brother, Ben Richard Johnson and wife Susan and daughter Christine of Simpsonville.

Leo B. Simmons Sr. - Williston

A Graveside Funeral Service for Leo Benjamin Simmons Sr., 93, of Williston, will be held 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at the Williston Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the service on Wednesday.

Mr. Simmons passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2016.

Rudy Lightsey - Bluffton

Rudolph “Rudy” Owens Lightsey, 70, of Bluffton, died Thursday, September 15, 2016.

Mr. Lightsey was a native of Fairfax, and a son of the late Roy H. and Grace Evelyn Brant Lightsey and was a member of Mt. Arnon Baptist Church.

He was retired from the S.C. Dept. of Education and was now employed at the Chatham County GA. Dept. of Education. Rudy had a lifelong love for cars, he fueled this passion by building, racing, selling, trading and restoring them. He was also an avid golfer but most of all he loved his family.

Kenneth Williams - Allendale

Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Williams, 82, of 926 West Bay Street, Allendale, were held on Sunday, September 18, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Happy Home Baptist Church of Allendale where the Rev. Ronald West is pastor and officiated. Interment followed in the Zion Branch Cemetery of Allendale.

Visitation was Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the funeral home.

Mr. Kenneth Williams was born on September 13, 1934, to the late Thomas Williams and Mary Hay Grant in Allendale. He departed this life on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at Pruitt Health of Barnwell.

Willie Williamson Jr. - Barnwell

Willie Williamson Jr., affectionately known as Billy, entered into eternal rest on August 28, 2016 at PruittHealth Nursing Facility in Barnwell.

Homegoing celebration was held Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 at noon at St. Thomas Grove Baptist Church in Barnwell with Rev. John Young officiating. Pallbearers were nephews and friends while flowers bearers were nieces and friends. Interment followed the service at St. Thomas Grove Baptist Cemetery in Barnwell.

Deborah Duncan Bellinger - Columbia

Mrs. Deborah Duncan Bellinger entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 4, 2016 in Columbia after a long illness.

She was born in Barnwell to the late Rivers Duncan and Mary Alice Mitchell Duncan on May 20, 1931.

She attended the public schools in Barnwell. She retired from the South Carolina Department of Mental Health where she was a dental assistant.

L.M. Morris - Williston

Funeral services for Leighton McArthur “L.M.” Morris, 71, of Williston, will be held 3 p.m. Friday, September 16, 2016 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, with the Reverends Bert Baynham and Charles Morris officiating. Burial will follow at the Williston Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the funeral home in Williston.

Memorials may be made to The Williston Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 367, Williston, SC 29853.

L.M. passed away at his home on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.

Ben 'Tommy' Black - Barnwell

Ben Thomas “Tommy” Black, 79, of Barnwell, passed away at his home on Sunday, September 11, 2016.  

Born in Bamberg County on April 6, 1937, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Faucia Still Black. He was a retired security guard for Augusta Fiberglass and a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Brenda Lee Myrick

Brenda Lee Myrick of Williston entered into rest on September 6, 2016 at her residence.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Culbert Branch Baptist Church, 647 Elko Street, Williston, with Rev. Dr. Joseph H. Cook Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, Williston.

Luebirta Tolbert - Allendale

Funeral services for Luebirta Tolbert, 77, of 148 Warner Road, Allendale, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 12, 2016 at Miller Swamp Baptist Church with Reverend Angelon Brooks officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Luebirta Davis Tolbert was born on September 5, 1939 in Allendale County to the late Deacon John Davis and the late Ruth Bowers Davis.

Benjamin Deas Jr. - Barnwell

Benjamin Deas Jr., 66, of Barnwell, passed away peacefully September 2, 2016.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Dyches Funeral Home Chapel in Barnwell with special message from Apostle Calvin D. Wright. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to service in the chapel.

He was the son of the late Benjamin Deas Sr. and Thelma Flood Deas. He was employed at AGY of Aiken prior to his retirement.

Teenie Boyleston - Williston

Funeral services for Teenie Shelton Boyleston, 85, of Williston, will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Williston First Baptist Church with Dr. Stephen Burnette and Dr. David Richardson officiating; burial will be in the Williston Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Reading Buddies Program c/o Williston First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 366, Williston, SC 29853.

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