Obituaries

Richard L. Sullivan

Richard L. “Ricky” Sullivan, age 60, of Fairfax, died Thursday, July 23, 2015.
Mr. Sullivan was a native of Fairfax and a son of the late Herbert and Geneva Cook Sullivan and was employed with Carolina Motors Used Cars.
Graveside services were held 12 noon Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Fairfax. 
Survivors include a son, Richard L. (Karen) Sullivan Jr.; brothers, Harry, Jerry, Wallace and David Sullivan; four grandchildren. 

John Paul Walters Sr.

John Paul Walters Sr., 74, of Moore, died Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the Medical University of South Carolina, surrounded by his family.

Born February 9, 1941, in Marlboro County, he was the son of the late Benjamin Franklin Walters Sr. and Bertha Turner Walters.

Lenwood Tillman Williams

Funeral services for Lenwood Tillman “Len” Williams, 73, of Williston, were held 2 p.m. Sunday, July 26, 2015 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, with the Reverend Dan Fogle officiating; burial followed in the Williston Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent to The Williston Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 367, Williston, SC 29853.

Len passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015.

Lee Dell Wilks Draughon

Mrs. Lee Dell Wilks Draughon, 88, of Barnwell, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in the Aiken Regional Medical Center.

Mrs Lee Dell was born on March 16, 1927 in Fort Payne, Ala. She was a daughter of the late Fred and Clara Brown Wilks. She was a homemaker and loved to travel, spending summers in their mountain home in Banner Elk, N.C. and winters in Melbourne, Fla.

Heyward Miller Sr.

On Monday, July 20, 2015 the Master so sweetly and gently called Heyward Miller Sr. home.

Funeral service was held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Jordan Baptist Church, Barnwell, with Reverend Angelon Brooks and Reverend Christopher Holley officiating. Burial followed in the Jordan Baptist Church Cemetery.

He was born in Barnwell on November 25, 1952 to the late John Harrison and Hattie Mac Miller.

Hammond Lee

Funeral services for Hammond Lee, 90, of Blackville, were held 11 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2015 at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church with Reverend John Holston officiating. Burial followed in Hope Memorial Park Barnwell.

On October 2, 1925, the union of Hammond Lee Sr. and Sadie Lee welcomed the birth of their oldest son, Hammond Lee Jr. in Blackville.

Bertha L. Hayward

Mrs. Bertha L Hayward, 91, of Barnwell, passed away Monday, July 13, 2015 at Pruitt Health in Aiken.

Mrs. Hayward was the daughter of Mr. Alex Aldrich and Martha Aiken Aldrich.

Funeral service was held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Beulah Baptist Church with Reverend Pamela Richardson and Bishop Tommy L. Doe officiating. Burial followed in the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 17, 2015 in the Guinyard and Sons Funeral Home Chapel.

William Raymond Mills

Mr. William Raymond Mills, 69, of Christiana Estates in Allendale, died early Monday morning at his residence after an extended illness.

Mr. Mills was born on August 7, 1945 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He was a son of the late George Henry Mills II and Ethel Bogel Mills. He operated Mills Accounting Service in Allendale for many years, was a member of the Swallow Savannah United Methodist Church, and a Marine Corps veteran.

Karey Annette Smith Price

Funeral service for Mrs. Karey Annette Smith Price, 79, of Barnwell, were held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Jordan Baptist Church, Barnwell with Reverend Christopher Holley Sr. officiating. Burial followed in the Jordan Baptist Church Cemetery.

Karey Annette Smith Price, the eldest of four children, was born on October 24, 1935 to the late William Smith Sr. and Thelma Jackson of Barnwell County.

She was preceded in death by a brother, William Smith Jr.

Betty Chavis Smith

Betty Chavis Smith, 80, of Barnwell, died Thursday, July 16, 2015.

She was the widow of the late Wade C. Smith.

Mrs. Smith was a native of Aiken County and the daughter of the late Spurgon and Mattie Simmerman Chavis. She was a member of the Gillette United Methodist Church, a seamstress and a homemaker.

James David Cooper Jr.

James Davis Cooper Jr., 87, of Barnwell, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015 at his home.

J.D. was born in Lockhart on May 4, 1928. He was a son of the late James Davis Cooper Sr. and Essie Williams Cooper. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII. He became one of the youngest members of the Navy at the age of 14. He served for one and one half years before his Mama informed the Navy of his real age. After WWII he served in the U.S. Merchant Marines.

Lizzie Carter Sweat

Funeral services for Lizzie Carter Sweat, 90, of Williston, formerly of Dillon, will be held 6 p.m. Friday, July 17, 2015 in the Sardis Baptist Church, Latta. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Dillon. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston.

Mrs. Lizzie passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

Born in Latta, she was a daughter of the late Rufus B. Carter and Odie C. Carter and was the widow of Willie Sweat. She was a member of Sardis Baptist Church and was previously active with the Council on Aging in Dillon.

Ola Mae Still Hutto

Ola Mae Still Hutto, 95, of Hilda, widow of Archibald “Hop” Hutto, passed away on Saturday, July11, 2015.

Born in Barnwell County on August 1, 1919 she was a daughter of the late Luther Lavant “Bub” and Elizabeth Hair Still. She was a member of the Hilda First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school until she was 93, sang in the choir, was a member of the Senior Happy Group, and the WMU. She was a precious loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

David Ray Snider

David Ray Snider, age 63, of Conway, passed away at Tidelands Hospice House in Georgetown on Wednesday, July 8, 2015.

Funeral Services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Greenwood Baptist Church. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service with Rev. Randy Zurcher officiating.

Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Gertrude Benenhaley

Gertrude Benenhaley, 96, of Sumter, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, July 12, 2015.

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Long Branch Baptist Church with Dr. Eleazer Benenhaley and the Rev. John Cook officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12 noon until time of service at the church on Wednesday, and from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Dyches Funeral Home in Barnwell.

Sammie Sanders

Mr. Sammie Sanders, 79, of Barnwell, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in Barnwell.

Born in Barnwell on May 6, 1936, he was the son of the late Curtis and Lilly Rowell Sanders. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church and an avid fisherman.

Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Victory Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Mt. Lebanon Christian Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Mole Funeral Home.

Hattie Drayton

Funeral Services for Hattie Kirkland Drayton, 88, of Fairfax, were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Macedonia CME Church in Allendale with Reverend Michelle Williams officiating.

Burial followed in the St. Mark Missionary Church Cemetery.

Hattie K. Drayton was born on September 5, 1926 in Allendale County, the daughter of the late brother Sammie Kirkland and Mrs. Ester Johnson Kirkland.

She entered into heavenly rest on July 3, 2015 at the Colleton Medical Center.

Willa Oakley

A Memorial Visitation for Mrs. Willa Davis Oakley, 91, of West Columbia, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia.

Mrs. Oakley passed away on June 24, 2015.

Mrs. Oakley was born on March 8, 1924 in Lysite, Wyoming to Edward and Amanda Brown Davis.

John Brown

Mr. John Marshall Brown, 85, of Williston, was born on August 6, 1929 to the late Issac and Josephine O’Neal Brown.

Mr. Brown entered eternal rest on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at University Hospital, Augusta, Ga., surrounded by his loving family.

Home Going Celebration for Mr. John Marshall Brown was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Canaan Fair C.M.E. Church, 506 Harley Road, Williston with Reverend Clarence E. Miller officiating.

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