Obituaries

Anna Mae Woods Morgan - Gilbert, Arizona

Anna Mae Woods Morgan, 91, resident of The Oaks senior living community in Gilbert, Arizona, formerly of Barnwell, South Carolina, passed away on March 3, 2017 at the Hospice of the Valley in Gilbert.

Born on May 30, 1925 in Morgan County, Tennessee, Mrs. Morgan was a graduate of Coalfield High School and worked during World War II at the secret government facility in Oak Ridge, TN, where the atomic bomb was developed. Following the war, she became the devoted wife of her late husband of 60 years, Carl M. Morgan.

Bobby Sanders Jr. - Allendale

A memorial service for Robert Louis “Bobby” Sanders Jr., 61, of Allendale, will be held 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston with Dr. Thomas Terry officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Wednesday.

Bobby passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at his home.

Easter Jenkins Miller - Barnwell

A Celebration of Life and Triumph in loving memory of Ms. Easter J. Miller was held Sunday, February 18, 2017 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church in Snelling with Rev. John Young presiding. Interment followed at St. Paul Cemetery.

She passed away on February 12, 2017.

Ms. Easter J. Miller of Barnwell County was born on March 12, 1927 to the late Manley and Easter Jenkins.

At an early age Easter received the lord Jesus Christ as her personal savior and joined Sweet Water Baptist Church. Easter later moved her membership to St. Paul Baptist Church.

Willie James Austin - Barnwell

Home going celebration for Mr. Willie James Austin was held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at noon at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Barnwell. Interment followed at Bethlehem Cemetery.

On Friday, February 17, 2017, Willie James Austin entered into eternal rest.

Mr. Willie James Austin of Barnwell was born on April 4, 1954 to the late Elizabeth Austin and the late James O. Frederick. He was preceded in death by his son. At an early age, Willie James accepted the Lord Jesus as his personal savior and joined Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Dennis A. Gunnells - Aiken

Funeral services for Dennis Allen Gunnells, 58, of Aiken, will be held 11 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2017 at Central Baptist Church with Pastor Buddy Brinkley officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m., Sunday afternoon at Folk Funeral Home in Williston. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1652 Wire Road, Aiken, SC 29805.

Dennis passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017 at his home.

Betty B. Hutson - Williston

Funeral services for Betty Bell Hutson, 89, of Williston, will be held 1 p.m., Friday, March 3, 2017 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, with the Reverend Floyd Dukes officiating. Burial will be in the Hutson Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday.

Mrs. Betty passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Born in Dorchester County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Bell Sr. and Bertha Elizabeth Smith Bell and was the widow of Wyles M. (Coot) Hutson Sr. She was a homemaker and worked in sales.

Gloria Sanders - Barnwell

Funeral services for Gloria Ann Still Sanders, 75, of Barnwell, will be held 4 p.m., Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Green Branch Pentecostal Holiness Church with Reverends Henry Chavis, Timmy Gunnells and Debbie Gunnells officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 1 at Folk Funeral Home, Williston. Memorial contributions may be given to Go Mission Offering, c/o Green Branch Pentecostal Holiness Church, 433 December Rd., Olar, SC 29843.

Gloria passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017.

Marlene Mintz - Barnwell

Marlene Emma Mintz, 23, passed away February 24, 2017 in Barnwell.

Born in Charleston on September 15, 1993, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth A. McGrew.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the Mole Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Scroggs officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Jerry Bolen - Williston

Funeral services for Jerry Myer Bolen, 69, of Williston, were held 3 p.m., Sunday, February 26, 2017 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Dan Fogle officiating. Burial was at the Long Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Sunday.

Mr. Jerry passed away Friday, February 24, 2017.

Born in Barnwell County, he was a son of the late John Calhoun and Neva Hair Bolen and was married to Nancy B. Bolen. Mr. Jerry was a carpenter and a truck driver and attended Long Branch Baptist Church.

Carrie Lee Bush - Barnwell

Mrs. Carrie Lee Bush, age 79, of Barnwell, was born on May 28, 1937, to the late James Gene Cave and the late Julia Mae Wallace.

Seeking God’s direction and guidance she joined the St. John Baptist Church in Boiling Springs.  

Carrie received her education at Diamond Dale School in Boiling Springs. She later moved to New York where she worked and retired from North Central Bronx Hospital in Bronx, NY after 41 years.

Carrie was a loving and kind person and will be remembered for the love she had for her family and friends.

Isaac Robinson - Barnwell

Mr. Isaac Robinson, age 83, was born on March 29, 1933, in Elko, to the late Samuel Robinson Sr. and the late Sara Evans Robinson.

Seeking God’s direction and guidance he joined the St. Peter Baptist Church in Elko. He received his education in the Elko public school system and worked at Milliken in Barnwell as a Forklift Operator for 35 years.

Isaac will be remembered for the love he had for his family and friends, and he will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Hammond Lott Sr. - Blackville

Funeral services for Ben Hammond Lott Sr., 80, of Blackville, will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Blackville First Baptist Church with the Reverends Ken Frederick and Dr. Thomas Terry officiating; burial will in the Blackville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Folk Funeral Home, Williston. Memorial contributions may be sent to Blackville First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 217, Blackville, SC 29817.

Mr. Lott passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017.

Harold Douglas Bennett - Estill

Harold Douglas Bennett, 77, of Estill, the husband of Anne Gohagan, died Friday, February 17, 2017.

Mr. Bennett was a native of Allendale and a son of the late Frank Harold and Daisy Roberds Bennett. Douglas was retired from the Savannah River Site and later worked for many years at Tison Ford Motor Co. He was a member of Lawtonville Baptist Church.

Graveside funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Lawtonville Cemetery with Rev. Joe Hester officiating.

Ralph W. Moody - Barnwell

Ralph W. Moody of the Big Fork Community passed away on February 13, 2017 in the Allendale County Hospital at the age of 97.

He was born in Barnwell County, a son of the late William Henry and Daisy Barker Moody. Ralph served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and retired from the Barnwell County Vocational School after 20 years of service.

Steve McNeil - Williston

Funeral services for Robert Steven McNeil, 65, of Williston, will be held on Sunday, February 12 at 3 p.m. at Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Sunday.

Mr. McNeil passed away on February 10, 2017 at his residence.

Mildred Sanders Williams - Blackville

On Tuesday, February 7, 2017, Mildred Sanders Williams, 75, of Blackville, went home to be with Jesus. Ms. Williams was born to the late Ruth Elizabeth Sanders and James Sanders on October 4, 1941, in Barnwell County.

Mildred joined Macedonia Baptist Church at a very young age and served faithfully until her passing. During earlier years, she served as Secretary to the Sunday School and Pianist for both the Sunday School and the Church. Subsequent to her retirement, she served as a member of the Trustee Board, Scholarship Committee and Financial Secretary of the Church.

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