Obituaries

Charlene Richardson

Funeral services for Charlene Clark Richardson, 61, of Elko, were held 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Tuesday. Burial followed at the Williston Cemetery. The Reverends Randy Wilson and Walter Mitchum officiated.

Mrs. Richardson passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015 at her home.

William Halford Jr.

William “Bill” A. Halford Jr., 63, of Rincon, Ga., passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015 at Memorial Health University Medical Center.

Bill was born in Augusta, Ga. to the late William A. Halford Sr. and Mary Keel Halford. He was raised in Barnwell, and had lived in the Savannah area for the past 35 years. He served his country in the U.S. Marines, and was employed with Alloy Crane.

Rosa Duncan

Rosa Bell McKenzie Duncan, 90, peacefully passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 at the Arbor Terrace Assisted Living & Memory Care in Marietta, Ga.

She will be greatly missed by her children, Barbara Presha (Paul), Connie Hart, Denny Duncan (Rene’), Lorie Polite (Fredrick).

Rosa Duncan was preceded in death by her son, McClennon Duncan Jr.; and her husband, McClennon Duncan Sr.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend.

Willie Taylor

Mr. Willie Taylor, 55, of Blackville, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015.

Mr. Taylor was a native of Blackville. He was the son of John Henry and Letha Johnson Taylor.

Funeral service was held 12 noon, Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend John Holston and Bishop George Burkhalter officiating. Interment followed in the Blackville cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2015 at the funeral home.

John Harrison

Mr. John Edward Harrison, 71, of Blackville, departed from this earthly home and entered eternal rest on Saturday, April 25, 2015.
Funeral service was held 1 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Blackville with Rev. Dr. Herman Wallace officiating. Burial followed in the Hope Memorial Park Cemetery, Barnwell. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Public viewing was held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Willard Jenkins

Mr. Willard Brodie Jenkins, 98, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at his Veterans Administration (VA) Foster Home in Martinez, Ga.

Home-going services for Mr. Willard Brodie Jenkins was held 12 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2015 in the Libby’s Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eugene Keitt officiating. Burial followed in the Second Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Maggie Williams

Mrs. Maggie M. Brown Williams, age 75, of Olar, was born on July 9, 1939 in Martin, to the late James Ingram and the late Pearl Smith Ingram.
Our Heavenly Father called her home on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg.
At an early age, she sought God’s direction and guidance, and joined the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Martin. She attended the Butler School in Barnwell, and worked as a Dietary Technician at the Barnwell County Hospital and Nursing Home for many years.   

Larry Farris

Larry Darnell Farris, 57, of Allendale, husband of Pamela Edwards Farris, departed this life to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at his residence.

Mr. Farris was born in Florence, Ala. He was the son of the late George and Elvira McDade Farris and the fourth of six children.

Carrie Thomas

Mrs. Carrie Lou Thomas, 86, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at her home in Blackville.

Mrs. Thomas was a native of Blackville. She was the daughter of Jerry and Ethel Duncan Augustus.

Funeral service was held 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness officiated by Brother Burdie Johnson and Brother Darryl Moore. Interment followed in the Hope Memorial Park. Visitation was held from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Solomon Hamilton

Solomon Hamilton, aka “Possum”, age 51, of Barnwell, was born on November 9, 1963 in Barnwell, to Mary Lee Hamilton and the late Norman Patterson Sr.

Our Heavenly Father called him home on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Georgia Regents Medical Center in Augusta, Ga.

At an early age, he sought God’s direction and guidance, and joined the Union United Methodist Church in Kline. He graduated from the Barnwell High School and worked in construction for Gain’s Construction Company, and in farming for Emmett Black.

Judy Jeffcoat

Judy Calhoun Jeffcoat, age 80, of Augusta, Ga., widow of Clifford Henry Jeffcoat who died in an auto accident in 1955, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 1, 2015.

She was born in Ninety-Six, and grew up in Williston, graduating from Williston-Elko High School in 1952. Judy was the daughter of the late Christine Buchanan and Robert Frank Calhoun.

She was preceded in death by her brother Ben in 2003.

James Peeples Jr.

James B. Peeples Jr., known as “Jim/Jimbo”, 66, of Murrieta, Calif., died Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, Calif.

Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015 in First Baptist Church Chapel, Barnwell. Memorial visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service on Saturday, in First Baptist Church Chapel. Burial will be in Barnwell United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mary Rowell

Mary Elizabeth Rowell, 90, of Hilda, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at home.

A graveside service will be held 4 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015 in the Hilda Southern Methodist Church cemetery with the Rev. Gene Carroll and Andy Sandifer officiating. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Dyches Funeral Home.

Born in Barnwell County, Mrs. Rowell was the daughter of the late Joe and Addie Grubbs Still Bonds and a lifelong member of Hilda Southern Methodist Church. She was a loving mother, wife and grandmother and will be missed by many.

Virginia Mitchell

Virginia Dale Mitchell, 73, of Denmark, Entered into eternal rest Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Funeral Service will be held 12 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Colston Branch Baptist Church with the Rev .J E Lyons  Officiating.   

Born in Canton, Ohio, She was the daughter of the late Dale Howard and Mary Sue Steinman. She Loved Cross Stitching, Gardening, Decorating, and Traveling. She will be missed by many.

Norman Crawford III

Mr. Norman Crawford III, 55, of Barnwell, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015 in the Southern Palmetto Hospital.

Mr. Crawford was the son of Fred and Anna Lou Crawford.

Funeral service were held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015 in the Guinyard Butler Middle School Gym with Reverend David Flanders officiating. Burial followed in the Hope Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6-7 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2015 at Guinyard and Sons Funeral Home.

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