Ellen Bush Jenkins

Ellen Bush Jenkins

Ellen Bush Jenkins, 76, of Barnwell, died Dec. 29, 2008. 

Graveside service was held Jan. 2, 2009 at the Kline Cemetery, with the Rev. Posey Belcher officiating. Mole Funeral Home of Barnwell was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Jenkins was the only child of Perry Buckingham and Mary Foreman Bush. She was the wife of the late William Green Jenkins for 54 years. She was an editor for The People-Sentinel and worked for the newspaper from 1983 to 1988. She was named editor in 1986. Her roles on the stage of Barnwell's Circle Theatre and her knowledge of the history of Barnwell County are legendary. Her favorite role was that as head librarian of the Barnwell County Library before her retirement in 2005.  She was a member of the Holy Apostles Episcopal Church. She was a former member of State Park Supper Club, Cherokee Garden Club, Wildwood Garden Club and The Winton Assembly. 

Survivors include her children William Green (Ann Marie) Jenkins Jr., St. Julien Bush (Teresa) Jenkins, Perry Manly (Carey) Jenkins, Kimball Jenkins (Michael) Davis and Ellen Dunbar Jenkins, and 10 grandchildren.

The People-Sentinel   01/07/09