Obituaries

Herman Lee Hallingquest - Barnwell

Mr. Herman Lee Hallingquest, aka “Shorty”, age 70, was born on July 21, 1946, in Blackville, to the late James Hallingquest Sr. and Juanita Lee Bellinger Hallingquest.

At an early age, he sought God’s direction and guidance, and joined the Bethany Baptist Church in Blackville.

Herman received his education in the Blackville Macedonia School System in Blackville. He worked at Shuron Textron in Barnwell for 19 years and for Bechtel Savannah River Company for 23 years before retiring.

Edith Lowe Martin - Barnwell

Funeral services for Edith Lowe Martin, 83, widow of Marshall L. Martin Sr., will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Mole Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Turner officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the hour of service. Burial will follow in the Barnwell County Memory Gardens on Reynolds Road.

Stacy Gainey - Barnwell

Stacy L. Gainey, 49, of Barnwell, went into eternal rest on January 10, 2017.

A memorial service was held Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Dyches Funeral Home Chapel, Barnwell, officiated by Rev. Glenn Orr. Family received friends following the service.

Stacy was born in Berkley County, Ga. to the late Harry Robinson and Carolyn Taylor. He was a member of Morris Chapel Church. He was a loving brother who loved to eat and loved kids. He was a friend to all and will be missed by many.

Edna Walker Hurst - Barnwell

Mrs. Edna Walker Hurst, 90, passed away at her home on Saturday, January 14, 2017.

Mrs. Hurst was born in Barnwell County on July 24, 1926. She was a daughter of the late John William and Josephine Walker. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother and will be missed by her family and friends.

Claude E. McCain - Denmark

Claude Edward McCain of Denmark passed away on Jan. 13, 2017. He was born on September 14, 1924, a son of the late H.C. McCain and Julia Margaret Riley McCain.

He graduated from the Denmark Public Schools in May 1941. He was active in school activities and was taught to play the piano and organ by his mother and her sister, Esther. He earned spending money as a projectionist for the Dane Theater and delivering coal for his father’s coal yard.

Robert Lee Jones - Barnwell

Mr. Robert Lee Jones, 73, of 76 Scuppernong Road, Barnwell, died January 9, 2017 at his home.

Funeral services will be held on January 14, 2017 at noon at Second Baptist Church in Barnwell with Rev. Phillip Thomas and Elder Bobby Dukes officiating. Interment will follow at Hope Memorial Park.

Robert Lee Jones was the son of the late Hamp Jones Sr. and Willie Mae Samuel Jones. Informal visitation will be held Friday, January 13, 2017 at the Guinyard and Sons Funeral Home Chapel from 5 to 7 p.m.

Bernice R. Williams - Yonkers, New York

Bernice R. Williams, 73, was born on May 10, 1944 in Barnwell to Lucious Williams Sr. and Queen Esther Stokes Williams. She died December 20, 2016 in Yonkers, N.Y.

Funeral services were held on January 3, 2017 at noon at Hope Memorial Park in Barnwell. Interment followed at Hope Memorial Park in Barnwell. Informal visitation was held on Monday, January 2, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Guinyard and Sons Funeral Home Chapel.

Eddie Dean - Allendale

Funeral services for Eddie Dean, 62, of 597 Oakland Drive, Allendale, were held 11 a.m. Friday, January 6, 2017, at Mt. Hope Baptist Church, Martin, with Reverend Wayne Bennett officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. 

On December 30, 2016, God in his infinite wisdom called Brother Eddie “Eddie Boy” Dean, a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, cousin and an untiring man of God to his heavenly home. Eddie was the son of Sarah Dean and the late Henry Jay Dean.

Belva J. Keisler - Williston

A memorial service for Belva Johnson Keisler, 73, of Williston, will be held 3 p.m., Friday, January 6, 2017 at Mt. Beulah Baptist Church with the Reverend David Richardson officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be given in Belva’s memory to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke, DUMC Box 3624, Durham, N.C. 27710.

Belva passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017.

Annie Mae Owens - Barnwell

Mrs. Annie Mae Owens was born on May 2, 1939 to the late Mr. Lucious Williams Sr. and Mrs. Queen Esther Stokes Williams in Barnwell. She departed this life on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.

She established a relationship with Christ early in life and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Barnwell where she served as a Deaconess and Trustee. She was a 1958 graduate of Butler High School.

Annie Mae was a true gem throughout the entire community of Barnwell. Her nurturing and loving spirit impacted many lives. She was briefly employed at Shuron

Roselyn A. Moore - Denmark

Funeral services for Roselyn A. Moore, 90, of Denmark, will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2017 in the Denmark First Baptist Church, Denmark, with the Reverend Matt Thomas officiating. The casket will be placed in the church an hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Barnwell County Memory Gardens on Reynolds Road. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2017 at Folk Funeral Home, Denmark. Pallbearers will be Charlie Breland III, Barrett Breland, Ben Hay, Phil Moore, Jason Bridges and Spencer Stillinger.

Robert James Ford

Homegoing services for the late Robert James Ford were held Monday afternoon, December 26, 2016 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church in Snelling officiated by Rev. John Young.

Mr. Ford, son of the late Mr. Eugene Ford and Mrs. Julia Ford, was born on April 24, 1945 in Barnwell County. He departed this life on December 18, 2016 at the Allendale-Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax.

His educational training was received in the public schools of Barnwell County. He was employed for many years at Dixie Narco in Williston.

Hussy Barker - Barnwell

Homegoing services in loving memory of Mr. Hussy Barker were held Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 1 p.m. at St. Thomas Grove Baptist Church in Barnwell with Rev. John Young officiating.

Mr. Barker departed this life on December 21, 2016 at Aiken Regional Medical Center in Aiken.

He was born on July 27, 1925 in Dunbar, the son of the late Tillman and Nobie Barker. He was preceded in death by seven sisters and brothers. Mr. Barker was a member of St. Thomas Grove Baptist Church where he served faithfully as an usher. He retired from Shuron.

Carol C. Caldwell - Rock Hill

Carol Clark Caldwell of Rock Hill died December 24, 2016 at Westminster Health and Rehabilitation Center following a long illness.

She was born on November 18, 1940 in Philippi, West Virginia and later moved with her aunt and uncle, Beatrice and Morgan Boyles, to Williston. Graduating from Williston-Elko High School in 1958, Carol received an academic scholarship to attend Coker College. Her scholarship was acquired through assistance from Lenna Riley, a music teacher at Williston-Elko High and a Coker graduate.

Flossie M. Sullivan - Martin

Flossie M. Sullivan (nee Jones), 78, of Martin; beloved wife of the late Willie; dear mother of Gwendolyn, Gregory, Denise, Ottavino, Terrence (Rev. Kellie), and Glenda Owens (Curtis); grandmother of 17; great-grandmother of 8; sister of 13; beloved aunt, cousin and friend of many, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016.

Fannie Brown Stone - Fairfax

Fannie Louise Brown Stone, of Fairfax, the wife of Cambridge Trott Stone Sr., died Thursday, December 22, 2016.

Mrs. Stone was born March 12, 1932 in Sycamore a daughter of the late Eddie E. and Isleen Lyons Brown. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Fannie was a member of Fairfax First Baptist Church where she served as organist, Sunday school teacher, and youth leader for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her husband Cambridge and her family.

Roger Dale Kinard - Fairfax

Roger Dale Kinard, 72, of Fairfax, died Friday, December 23, 2016 at his residence.

Mr. Kinard was a native of Colleton County and the son of the late Willis E. Kinard and the late Aurelia Ryan Harvey. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran, was a retired construction worker and a member of Fairfax Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Fairfax First Baptist Church with Pastor James Porter officiating. Interment will follow with Military Honors in the Fairfax Cemetery.

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