Obituaries

Bobby 'Puff' Lightsey

Bobby “Puff” Lightsey, 58, died Thursday, February 4, 2016.

He was a native of Fairfax, and the son of the late Roy H. and Grace Brant Lightsey. Before he moved to Beaufort, he was the owner of Lightsey Paint and Body in Allendale. He loved hunting, fishing, auto racing, and enjoyed people and never met a stranger. “Puff” was loved by many family and friends. He was a member of Hagood Baptist Church.

Loraine Carter-Bassett

Loraine Carter-Bassett, 80, of Rockville Center, N.Y., formerly of Williston, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Rockville Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held on Feb. 6, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Union Missionary Baptist Church in Barnwell with the Rev. David R. Williams officiating. Interment will be at the Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Informal visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 5 at the Guinyard and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Barnwell from 6 to 7 p.m.

Loraine Carter-Bassett was the daughter of Robert L. and Anna L. Phinizy Carter.

Gary Lyon Sr.

A Celebration of Life Service for Gary Robert Lyon Sr., 68, of Windsor, will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, February 13, 2016 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday. The family has requested that memorial contributions be given in Gary’s memory to Folk Funeral Home, P.O. Box 367, Williston, SC 29853 to help the family with expenses.

Gary passed away Monday, February 1, 2016.

Alvin Larke Sr.

Mr. Alvin Larke Sr., age 93, widower of Staretha Larke, of 189 Broome Lane, Jackson, quietly and peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 1, 2016 at NHC, North Augusta.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, February 5, 2016 at Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel, 1255 Druid Park Ave., Augusta, Ga. 30901. Mr. Larke will lie in state from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Chapel. Burial will follow in the St. Catherine CME Church Cemetery, Jackson.

Laura 'Cathy' Carlson

Laura “Cathy” Cathleen Carlson, age 57, of Beaufort, died Monday, February 1, 2016.

Cathy was a native of Allendale and a daughter of the late Arthur C. and Gladys Spain Carlson and was a Lutheran. She lived in the Beech Island area for many years and then moved to Beaufort and worked as a live-in nanny for several years. She was a life-long devoted Gamecock.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Swallow Savannah Cemetery with Pastor Marty Martin officiating.

Shelby Morris Gerber

A memorial service for Shelby Jean Morris Gerber, 73, of Williston, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 6, 2016 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Tom Baker officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home in Williston.

Shelby passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016.

The family has asked for memorials to be made to Elko Baptist Church, P.O. Box 277, Elko, SC 29826 or Agape Hospice, 1624 Main Street, Columbia, S.C. 29201.

Sandra Ray

A Celebration of Life Service for Sandra Joy Quilling Ray, 73, of Blackville, was held 12 noon, Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Allen’s Chapel, Hwy # 300, Ulmer, with the Reverend Farrell Ray officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

Sandra passed away Monday, January 25, 2016 at her home.

Born in Hilda, she was a daughter of the late Robert Clinton Quilling and Mary Elizabeth Smith Quilling. She attended Allen’s Chapel and worked as a clerk for a convenience store.

Gerald H. Harley

Funeral services for Gerald H. Harley, 82, of Moncks Corner, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, February 6, 2016 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, with Reverend Dr. Thomas Terry officiating. The burial will be in the Blackville Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Harley passed away at his home on Saturday, January 30, 2016.

Annette Rodrigue

Annette Goodfield Rodrigue, 76, passed away at her home in Martin on February 1, 2016.

Mrs. Rodrigue was born on November 22, 1939 in Bristol, Conn. She was the daughter of the late Francis and Mary Palin Goodfield. She was a homemaker and a member of Saint Andrews Catholic Church.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Mole Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Juanita Still Bessinger

Juanita Still Bessinger, 80, passed away January 30, 2016 at her home in Barnwell surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Bessinger was born in Barnwell on January 23, 1936 to the late Bennie and Ila Mae Grubbs Still. She was a retired secretary for DSS after 36 years. She was a member at Mt. Lebanon Christian Church, and was a special lady that touched any life she came in contact with.

William "Bill" Williams

Funeral services for William O’Cain “Bill” Williams, 74, of Williston, will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel with burial at the Williston Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 2 at the funeral home in Williston.

“Bill” passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016 at his home.

Nettie Schrock

Mrs. Nettie Herschberger Schrock passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. She was born December 27, 1929 in Arthur, Ill. to Joe C. and Bertha (Miller) Herschberger.

Vera Sain Guzman

A memorial service for Vera Sain Guzman, 90, of Williston, was held 4 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2016 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Cindy Fuller officiating. The family received friends from 2:30 until the time of the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Vera passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016.

The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Williston United Methodist Church, 6030 Springfield Road, Williston, S.C. 29853 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Pearlstine Graham

Funeral services for Mr. Pearlstine Graham, 87, of 313 Jackson Street, were held on Sunday, January 31, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Sweet Bethel CME Church of Allendale, where the Reverend Henry Moultrie is the pastor and eulogist. Interment followed in the Smart Cemetery of Allendale.

Visitation was held on Saturday, January 30, 2016, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Heritage Funeral Home, 352 Mill Street N., Allendale.

Mr. Pearlstine Graham was born on September 5, 1928 to the late Mr. Ulie Graham and Mrs. Carrie Graham in Allendale.

Mary Sanders Bechtold

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Mary Sanders Bechtold, 83, of Williston, at 11 a.m. Monday, February 1, 2016 at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Barnwell. Father Wilbroad Mwape was the celebrant.Burial was in the Williston Cemetery. Her family received friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Folk Funeral Home in Williston.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Williston Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 367, Williston, S.C. 29853 or the Memorial Program, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

Carol Chester

Funeral services for Carol Ann Chester, 69, formerly of Williston, were held 2 p.m., Thursday, January 21, 2016 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, with burial at the Williston Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Thursday.

Carol Ann passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

Leamon Chavis

Funeral services for Leamon Chavis, 68, of Blackville, will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 27, 2016 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, with the Reverends Edward Coto and Robert Mahuron officiating. Burial will be in the Full Gospel Mission Cemetery, Barnwell. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 26 at the funeral home.

Leamon passed away Monday, January 25, 2016.

James Edward Izlar

James Edward Izlar, 49, of Smoaks, died Jan. 23, 2016 at his home.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Sunshine Baptist Church in Blackville. Internment will follow at the Sunshine Baptist Church cemetery. An informal visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 at the Guinyard and Sons Funeral Home Chapel from 6 to 7 p.m.

A native of Blackville, Izlar was the son of Shirley Rouse Nix and the late Leroy Izlar Sr.

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