Obituaries

Harry O'Neal Sr.

Funeral services for Harry O’Neal, 56, of 151 R.J. Johnson Road, Martin, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2016, at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, with Reverend Doctor Hayward Dock officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Brother Harry “Big O” O’Neal Sr. was born on May 21, 1960 in Hollywood, Florida to Mr. Jessie O’Neal and the late Mrs. Laverne Simmons O’Neal. He was called into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at his residence.

Wilmer 'Bubba' Dorch

Graveside services for Wilmer “Bubba” Dorch, 68, of 804 NW 6th Ave., Hallandale, Fla., formerly of Martin, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Furse Mill Cemetery in Martin with Reverend Michael O’Neal officiating.

Wilmer “Bubba Dorch was born on July 22, 1947 to the late union of the late Wilken and Felene Flint Dorch in Martin. He attended the local schools of Allendale County, and was a member of the Mt. Hope Baptist Church in Martin.

Lonnie Hutson

Funeral services for Lonnie Hutson, 85, of Blackville, will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, with Reverend Tom Summers officiating. Burial will be at the Barnwell Memory Gardens on Reynolds Road.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the funeral home in Williston. They have asked that memorial contributions be given to the Blackville United Methodist Church, 50 Spring Circle, Blackville, SC 29817 or to the Hospice Care of South Carolina, 27 Hugh Street, Barnwell, SC 29812.

Carolyn Chavis Hutson

Funeral services for Carolyn Chavis Hutson, 81, of Springfield, will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church, Salley, with Pastor David Pell and Reverend Jared Pemper officiating; burial will be in the Springfield Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 20 at Folk Funeral Home, Williston.

Carolyn passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, July 17, 2016.

Judith Wells Phillips

Funeral services for Judith Elaine “Judy” Wells Phillips, 69, of Williston, were held 11 a.m., Monday, July 18, 2016 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, with the
Reverend David Palmer officiating; burial will be in the Willison Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Monday. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that monetary donations be given in Judy’s memory to Folk Funeral Home, P.O. Box 367, Williston, SC 29853.

Judy passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016.

Ralph Laughlin

Ralph Walter Laughlin, 83, passed away Friday, July 15, 2016 at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga.

Mr. Laughlin was born in Covington, Kentucky on December 24, 1932 to the late Harry D. and Hilda Stenger Laughlin. He was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church and a 20-year retired Sergeant First Class with the United States Army where he served in the Korean War.

Beatrice Washington Lee

Funeral services for Mrs. Beatrice Washington Lee, 88, of 12511 Marleigh Drive, Bowie, Maryland, formerly of Blackville, were held 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church Blackville with Reverend John Holston officiating. Burial followed in Hope Memorial Park Barnwell.

Mrs. Beatrice Washington Lee, affectionately known as “Bea”, was born in Orangeburg on March 4, 1928 to the late Brooks Heyward Sr. and the late Juruther Heyward. She was educated in the Orangeburg County Public Schools and was a member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. 

Linda D. Holston

Linda D. Holston, 54, of 327 North Street, Aiken, died on July 8, 2016 at Augusta University Medical Center, Augusta, Ga.

Her remains will be interred at 1 p.m. on July 15, 2016 at Hope Memorial Park and the memorial services will follow at New Beginnings Ministries in Beech Island at 3 p.m.

Mildred Thompson

Mrs. Mildred Thompson, 66, of 517 Allen Street, Barnwell, died on July 10, 2016 at Aiken Regional Medical Center.

She was the daughter of Deacon Elmore Johnson and Julie Dawson Worth.                                           

Evelyn Stephens Badger

Evelyn Stephens Badger, 73, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016 in Augusta, Ga.

Mrs. Badger was born in Hollywood, Fla. on February 2, 1943 to the late Chester and Flora Knighten Stephens. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. She loved sewing and attending the Hilda Auction on a regular basis.

Charlie 'Robert' Carroll

Funeral services for Charlie “Robert” Carroll, 71, of Blackville, will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Ashleigh Baptist Church with the Reverend Bob Scroggs officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Military Honors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12 at Folk Funeral Home, Williston. Memorials may be sent in Robert’s memory to Ashleigh Baptist Church, 14315 Highway #3, Blackville, SC  29817. 

Robert passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016.

Jimmie Hutto

Funeral services for Jimmie Earl Hutto, 64, of Springfield, will be held 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at the Folk Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Davis, Bobby Williams and the Reverend Legrande Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the Springfield Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 11 at Folk Funeral Home, Williston.

Jimmie passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016.

Joe Barnwell Jr.

Mr. Joe “June” Barnwell Jr., born to the late Joe Barnwell Sr. and Idella H. Barnwell, began his life on Feb. 18, 1940 in Barnwell. On Friday, June 24, 2016, God welcomed another angel. At 8:38 p.m., God opened His arms and whispered, “come to me.” At that moment, Joe accepted God’s call and changed his address to heaven.

Anera Langford

BARNWELL - Mrs. Anera Woods Langford, 91, widow of John Wesley Langford Jr., passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

Mrs. Langford was born on December 10, 1924 in Savannah, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late James Lee and Anna McBride Woods. She was a homemaker and member of the Barnwell United Methodist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Bonnie Laird

Bonnie Milliron Laird, 51, of Blackville, went to be with her lord on Sunday, July 3, 2016.

Bonnie was born on March 16, 1965 in Somers Point, New Jersey. She was a daughter of Albert Milliron Sr. and Patricia Ann Barlett Milliron. She was a former waitress with Huddle House. She was predeceased by her husband, Tony Laird.

James Warren Benton

James Warren Benton, 73, of Ulmer, and husband of the late Katherine Cook Benton, died Friday, July 1, 2016.

Mr. Benton was a native of Hampton County and a son of the late Monnie and Lillian Wilson Benton. He was a retired electrician and a member and deacon of Hickory Grove Baptist Church. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2016 in Hickory Grove Baptist Church with the Reverend R. P. Hodge officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

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