Obituaries

Craigory Nickens

Craigory Lee Nickens, 40, of Blackville died on June 16, 2016 at Augusta University Medical Center in Augusta, Ga.

He was the son of Acelee Gibson Nickens and the late Wyman Nickens.

Funeral service was held June 17 at 6 p.m. at Guinyard and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Barnwell with Rev. Garneita W. Myers officiating. Interment followed at Hope Memorial Park Cemetery.

Jim Harrison

A memorial service for James Wiley "Jim" Harrison, 80, a well-known Artist from Denmark, will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 21, 2016
at Bethel Park United Methodist Church, Denmark. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s memory to the Red Harrison Fund, c/o Bethel Park United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 207, Denmark, SC 29042 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Jim passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016.

Dr. Rev. Oliver Murphy Sr.

Dr. Rev. Oliver Joe Murphy Sr., 83, of Canaan Community, Cope, died Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Riverside Rehab and Healthcare in Orangeburg.

The casket will be placed in the church one hour before the service.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Canaan Baptist Church in Canaan Comm., Cope with burial in the church cemetery with Rev. Alan Woodward officiating directed by Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. in Orangeburg.

Pallbearers will be John Pate, Harry Hiott, Damon Murphy, Clinton Metts, Buddy Myers and Dukes Proctor.

Thurmon Noles

Thurmon Washington Noles, 60, of Blackville, went to be with his Lord on Friday, June 10. A graveside service will be held 3 p.m., Monday, June 13 at Double Pond Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Bob Scroggs officiating.

Born in Alma, Ga. to Mae Nell Noles and the late Cyler Wahington Noles, he loved driving a John Deere tractor and fishing. He was a member of Ashleigh Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and will be missed by many.

Henry Flowe Trexler Sr.

Henry Flowe Trexler Sr., 94, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016.

Mr. Trexler was born and raised near Wadesboro, N.C.; finished N.C. State University with a BS in General Engineering, finished the Naval War College (at the Citadel) in Marine Engineering and Structural Design. He worked during WWII as an Engineer for the U.S. Navy doing electrical, mechanical, piping, and damage control designs and served as Liaison officer for shake down cruises and as Damage Control Officer from 1943 to 1945.

Betsy Dean Bailey

Betsy Dean Bailey, 58, of Blackville, went to be with her Lord on June 8, 2016.

A  Celebration of Life will be held Friday, June 10, 2016 at 6 p.m. at Dyches Funeral Home Chapel, 11372 Ellenton Street, Barnwell, with Major David Cope officiating.

Born in Orangeburg to the late William D. Cope and surviving is her mother, Helen Louise Cope. She loved playing with her dogs and cats. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed by many.

Wilbur Kissam Jr.

Wilbur Bernard Kissam Jr., 73, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in the Providence Hospital, Columbia.

Bernard was born on August 11, 1942 in Orangeburg and was a son of the late Wilbur Bernard Kissam Sr. and Hazel Mims Kissam Edwards. He retired after 40 years from the air conditioner department at Milliken & Co. Barnwell Plant. He was a member of the Gillette United Methodist Church and Harmony Masonic Lodge #17.

Judi Bolen

A memorial service for Judi Faye Bolen, 55, of Blackville, was held at 4 p.m., Sunday, June 5, 2016 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Floyd Dukes officiating. The family received friends from 3 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home on Sunday.

Judi passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016.

Born in Barnwell, she was a daughter of Bonetta Sanders Bolen and the late Edward Shelly Bolen. She was a graduate of Blackville-Hilda High School, formerly worked as a lab technician at Savannah River Site and was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

Dalco Headden Jr.

Funeral services for Dalco Edison Headden Jr., 66, of Barnwell, will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, June 6, 2016 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston with the Reverend Ray Cole officiating; burial will be in the Williston Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Monday.

Dalco passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016.

Born in Berkeley County, he was a son of the late Dalco Edison Headden Sr. and Vivian Hennit Headden. He worked as a carpenter at the Savannah River Site. Dalco loved to play his guitar and sing.

Martha Morris Lee

Martha Morris Lee, 68, of St. Matthews, died Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at The Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg.

The casket will be placed in the church one hour before the service.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2016 at First Baptist Church in St. Matthews with Dr. Rev. Thomas Huggins officiating. Private burial will be held by the family.

Terry Frazier

Terry M. Frazier, 55, of Belvedere, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2016 in the University Hospital, Augusta, Ga.

Terry was born in Barnwell on November 9, 1960. He was a son of J. Otis and Marie Bell Frazier. He was a former employee of BASF Chemical Co. and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Barnwell.

Johnny Weimortz Jr.

Funeral services for John Neil “Johnny” Weimortz Jr., 72, of Williston, will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, June 4, 2016 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston with the Reverend Floyd Dukes officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Williston Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 367, Williston, SC 29853.

Johnny passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016.

Jodi Kearse

Jodi Karl Kearse, 35, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

Born in Barnwell on March 21, 1981 he was the son of Kenny and Phylis H. Kearse. Jodi enjoyed gardening and spending time with friends and family. He worked as a technician for Bradley Plumbing and Heating.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 3 p.m. in Healing Springs Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday evening at Mole Funeral Home.

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.

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