Obituaries

Helen King

Helen King, 80, of Allendale, died Friday, May 27, 2016.

Mrs. King was a native of Barnwell and the daughter of the late James Ruby King and Virgie Ashley Smith. She was a member Allendale First Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Allendale First Baptist Church with the Reverend Carol Holladay officiating. Interment will follow in Swallow Savannah Cemetery.

Survivors include: one sister; Jessie K. Bowers (Paul); one brother, C. B. Smith Jr.; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Laverna M. Still

Laverna M. Still, 81, went to be with her Lord May 25, 2016.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 27, 2016 at 3 p.m. at the Dyches Funeral Home Chapel in Barnwell. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. prior to the service with the Reverend Harry Warren officiating. Burial will follow at Reedy Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, Barnwell.

Bernadine 'Bunny' Cox Shepherd

Bernadine Cox “Bunny” Shepherd, 96, went to be with Lord on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the Aiken Regional Medical Center.

Miss Bunny was born on January 13, 1920 in Ganveeville, West Virginia. She was a retired employee of First Citizens Bank and a faithful member of the Barnwell United Methodist Church. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her love and sweet spirit.

Lawrence Edwards Sr.

Lawrence Hampton Edwards Sr., 86, of Barnwell, passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

Born in Savannah, Ga. on December 11, 1929, he was the son of the late William Leroy and Goldie Mercer Edwards. He was a member of Seven Pines Baptist Church and a retired pipe fitter for the Local Union 188.

Kersten Armanii Drayton

Graveside services for infant Kersten Armanii Drayton of Allendale were held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Ervington Baptist Church Cemetery at 4347 River Road in Allendale. The Reverend William H. Burison, pastor, officiated.

Little Ms. Kersten Armanii Drayton was born on May 19, 2016, to Ms. Tyshundra Drayton and Christopher Brant at Georgia Regents Medical Center of Augusta, Ga.

Alberta Bing

Funeral services for Alberta Bing, 65, of 185 Revolutionary Trail, Fairfax, formerly of Sycamore, were held 12 noon Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Miller Swamp Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Angelon Brooks officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Ms. Alberta Bing was born on December 1, 1950 in Sycamore to the late Jewel Bing and Rosa Mae Ferguson Bing.

Nathaniel Lee Hayes

Nathaniel Lee Hayes, 53, of Augusta, Ga., died on May 13, 2016 at his home. He was the son of Anna J. Jones and the late Nathaniel Hayes.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Second Baptist Church in Barnwell. Ministers Larry Sanders and Charlene Darlington will officiate. Interment will follow at Hope Memorial Park. Informal visitation is Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Guinyard and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Barnwell.

Elizabeth Price

Funeral services for Ms. Elizabeth Price of Fairfax were held on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Miller Swamp Baptist Church of Sycamore where the Reverend Angelon Brooks is pastor and officiated.   Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Elizabeth Price, 65, was born on May 25, 1950, to the late Jay Price Sr., and Ida Mae Bradley Price in Allendale County.

At an early age she was baptized united with the Miller Swamp Baptist Church in Sycamore. She graduated from the Fairfax Training School.

Guy S. Ferguson

Guy S. Ferguson, age 75, of Appleton, died Saturday, May 14, 2016.

Mr. Ferguson was a native of Appleton and the son of Guy Benson and Annie Murphy Ferguson. He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina, worked for Lyons & Carnahan, and the Dentsville school system as a teacher and principal. He later worked for and retired from the S.C. Employment Security Commission.

Guy was a lifelong member of Mt. Arnon Baptist Church where he served in all capacities of the church. His love and talents will be missed by his church, community, family and many friends.

Ruby Lee H. Camp

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Ruby Lee Hammac Camp, 87, formerly of Barnwell, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Springfield. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church parish hall. Burial will be at the Blackville Cemetery.  Father Wilbroad Mwape will be the celebrant. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060-9979.

Ruby passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 at the home of her daughter in Wake Forrest, N.C.

John Alton Grubbs

John Alton Grubbs, 49, of Barnwell, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 in the Aiken Regional Medical Center.

John was born in Barnwell on June 15, 1966 and was the son of the late Christine Stanley Grubbs and Alphis Grubbs. He was a graduate of Barnwell High School and was a former employee of Sara Lee Inc.  He was a member of the Barnwell congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Robert Cheek

Robert Leonard Cheek, 79, went to be with the Lord peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

He was born in Barnwell County on October 24, 1936 and was the son of the late Lacy L. and Maggie Jones Cheek. He was a retired truck driver for Chem-Nuclear Systems Inc. having achieved the 1,000,000 Safe Miles award.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 13, 2016 in the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Mark Epperson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Mole Funeral Home.

Randy Williams Sr.

Visitation for Deacon Randy Williams Sr. will be held on Friday, May 13, 2016 from 3 until 7 p.m. at Fulmer’s Funeral Home, Springfield. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 14 at 1 p.m. at Samaria Baptist Church in Springfield. The casket will be placed in the church one hour prior to services on Saturday.

He is survived by his mother, Sadie (Golden) Hudson, three children; Keon (Christina) Brown, Brandi Williams and Randy Williams Jr.

Friends may call at 10776 Hwy. 39 and 134 Leland St., Williston, and at the funeral home.

Franklin D. Owens

Franklin D. Owens, 83, of Augusta, Ga., went to be with his Lord May 9, 2016. 

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2016 with the Rev. Nathan Dean officiating at Hillcrest Cemetery, Augusta, Ga. with Military Honors. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Dyches Funeral Home and Crematory, Barnwell.

Jack Sanders

Jack Edwin Sanders passed away Friday, April 15, 2016 at his home in San Diego, CA.  

Born in Barnwell County, he was the son of the late August Sanders Sr. and Ethel Mae Hartzog Sanders. After a tour of duty in the U.S. Navy, he worked as a pharmacy technician in the naval hospital in San Diego. He had lived the past 60 years in San Diego.

Elizabeth C. Sears

Graveside funeral services for Elizabeth Collins “Libby” Sears, 72, of Summerville, will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Collins Family Cemetery, Home Place Plantation, Blackville, with the Dr. Thomas Terry officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the cemetery on Thursday.

Libby passed away Monday, May 2, 2016.

Juanita Grubbs

Juanita Fitzwater Grubbs, 80, of Snelling, went to be with her Lord in heaven on Monday, May 2, 2016.

Mrs. Juanita was born on April 3, 1936 in Riggs, Kentucky. She was a daughter of the late Edwin and Willie Robinson Fitzwater. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Leroy W. Grubbs, and a son, Curtis Lee Sparks. She was a homemaker and faithful member of Seven Pines Baptist Church. She was a lady with a sweet spirit who loved her family and friends dearly.

James Rodney Felder

James Rodney Felder was born on October 8, 1968 in Barnwell County to Dan James Felder and the late Vermell Lee Felder. He entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 23, 2016, following a sudden illness in Boston, Massachusetts.

He was educated in the public schools of Blackville.

James worked various jobs, but especially enjoyed doing mechanical work on lawnmowers.

When he resided in Blackville, he attended Macedonia Baptist Church. Later he changed his residence to Boston, Massachusetts, where he remained until God call him home to eternal rest.

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