Obituaries

Gerald Grubbs - Barnwell

Funeral services for Gerald Grubbs, 69, of Barnwell, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Faith Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church, Blackville, with the Reverend Rick Powell officiating. Burial will be in the Lighthouse Church Cemetery, Barnwell. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Gerald passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

James Milligan Jr. - Barnwell

Mr. James Milligan Jr., 88, of 830 Main Street, Barnwell, died on November 28, 2016 at Aiken Regional Medical Center.

He was the son of the late James Milligan Sr. and Carrie Huggins Milligan.

Funeral service will be held on December 3, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Blackville with Rev. John D. Holston officiating. Interment will follow at New Home Baptist Church Cemetery in Barnwell.

Dr. Bruce A. Carey - Williston

Dr. Bruce A. Carey went to be with the Lord on November 30, 2016.

He was born June 3, 1949 to the late H. W. Carey and Coleen Carey in Zanesville, Ohio. He graduated from the College of Optometry at The Ohio State University in 1975. After which, he and his wife, Judy, moved to Williston where he practiced optometry for 41 years in Williston and Hampton.

Charles Kenneth Whitaker - North Augusta

A memorial service for Charles Kenneth “Ken” Whitaker, 72, of North Augusta, will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, December 4, 2016 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, with Dr. Thomas Terry officiating; military honors will be accorded. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be sent in Ken’s memory to Folds of Honor, 5800 N. Patriot Drive, Owasso, OK 74055 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial & Honor Program, 501 St.

Amaryllis Newsome Tyler - Brunson

Amaryllis Newsome Tyler, 89, wife of James Wendell Tyler, died Thursday, November 24, 2016.

Mrs. Tyler was a native of Washington, Georgia and was the daughter of the late Robert Boyce Newsome and Henrietta Combs Newsome. She attended the Brunson School, and was a graduate of both Winthrop College and The University of South Carolina.

Betty Ray Everett - Hilda

Betty Ray Everett, of Hilda, passed away on November 28, 2016 in Augusta, Ga.

The family will be pleased to receive guests at Mole Funeral Home, 9399 Patterson Street, Barnwell, on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at Salem United Methodist Church in Hilda on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. with Dr. Stephen Burnette and Reverend Patricia Dangerfield officiating. Burial will follow at the Salem United Methodist Church cemetery.

Devin Still

A memorial service for Devin Still, 31, will be held on December 3, 2016 at New Testament Baptist Church (41 Starlight Lane, Barnwell) with Rev. Daniel Renew officiating.

Devin was born on January 29, 1985 at Aiken Regional Medical Center to parents Randall and Pam Still. He was residing at Miracle Hill Ministries Overcomers Center in Greenville. He entered into eternal rest on September 10, 2016 in Greer.

William McCreary - Williston

Services in loving memory of Mr. William McCreary of Williston will be conducted on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 3 p.m. at Simmons Funeral Home of Williston, Inc., with Brother Dennis Pernell officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation will continue after the service from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Family and friends may call the Simmons Funeral Home of Williston, Inc., located at 13188 Main Street, Williston, at (803) 266-7808. Visit www.simmonsfuneralhomeofwilliston.com for an online registry.

Earley Walker McCladdie - Graniteville

Mr. Earley Walker McCladdie, age 70, was born in Appling, Ga. on October 23, 1946 to the late Willie and Mattie Mae Hawes.

Earley received his education at Blachard High School in Appling, Ga. He worked and retired from the U.S. Forest Service after many years of service. He was a great master mechanic. He built and crank his engines on his kitchen table, and loved to race cars where he won more than he ever lost.

Earley was a loving and kind person, and will be remembered for the love he had for his family and friends.

L. T. Keenan - Williston

Funeral services for Leon Tony “L.T.” Keenan, 84, of Williston, will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston. Burial will be in the Mt. Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery, Windsor. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be given in L. T.’s memory to the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, SC 29648-1178 or to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial & Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. L.

Emma Gibson Davis - Denmark

Mrs. Emma Gibson Hutto Davis, 91, of Denmark, passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at Longwood Plantation, Orangeburg.

Mrs. Davis was born in Denmark on January 17, 1925. She was a daughter of the late William Earl and Blanche Atteberry Gibson. She was first married to the late Laurie D. Hutto and then to the late N. Rhett Davis. She was a retired lunchroom supervisor with Denmark School District 2. She was a member of the Bethel Park United Methodist Church.

Frances W. Gleaton - Williston

Funeral services for Frances Weathersby Kennedy Gleaton, 89, of Williston will be held 11 a.m. Friday, November 25, 2016 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, with Dr. Stephen Burnette officiating. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Burial will be in the Williston Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Frances passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

Doris Carroll Deer - Ulmer

Doris Carroll Deer, 74, of Ulmer, the widow of Homer A. Deer Jr., died Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

Mrs. Deer was a native of Bamberg County and a daughter of the late Robert and Sallie C. Carroll. She was a retired seamstress, a homemaker, and a member of Great Saltkehatchie Baptist Church. “Nannie”, as she was known by her grandchildren, was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Jimmie C. Delk - Beech Island

Jimmie C. Delk, 84, of Beech Island, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016 in Pruitt Health of North Augusta.

Jimmie was born in Barnwell County on August 20, 1932. He was a son of the late Eddie and Annie Brant Delk. He was a retired employee of the Columbia Nitrogen Plant and a member of the First Baptist Church of Beech Island. He enjoyed repairing TVs and other small appliances and he loved his Ford Truck. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

Leroy Brabham - Allendale

Funeral services for Leroy Brabham, 91, of 205 Oakland Drive, Allendale, were held at noon on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Beulah Baptist Church with Reverend Pamela Richards officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Leroy Brabham was born in Allendale on June 10, 1925 to the late Nathan Maner and the late Annie Lee Harris Capers.

He was educated in the public schools of Allendale County. Leroy was a member of Beulah Baptist Church until his health declined. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

Butch Spell - Denmark

A Celebration of Life Service for Bennie Marshall “Butch” Spell, 76, of Denmark, will be held at noon on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Blackville First Baptist Church with the Reverend Ken Frederick and Dr. Thomas Terry officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m.  until the time of the service at the church on Friday. The family would like to thank the Grove Park Hospice of Orangeburg for their special care during this time.

James Richards Grubbs Jr. - Grand Bay, Alabama

James Richard Grubbs Jr. passed away on Sept. 26, 2016 in Grand Bay, Ala., following an extended illness. He is survived there by his wife, Kara, and step-children, Gabriella ("Gabby") and Cody Grissett. It was Richard's desire that his remains be donated to science for cancer research and this was done following his death.

Born November 25, 1950, Richard was the older of two sons born to Mary Alice Ford Grubbs, and James Richard Grubbs Sr.

He is predeceased by his parents, and both Ford and Grubbs' grandparents. Richard made his home most of his

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