Obituaries

Mike Jenkins Jr. - Barnwell

Mr. Mike Jenkins Jr. was born to the late Ethel S. Jenkins and the late Mike Jenkins Sr. on December 1, 1948 in Barnwell County. On Friday, March 3, 2017, he departed this life at his home following an extended illness.

At an early age, he joined Hutto Chapel Baptist Church in Hilda. He attended Macedonia Schools of Blackville. He also attended Denmark Technical College where he studied to become an electrician.

In July 1968, he was united in holy matrimony to Elizabeth Dyches of Denmark. To this union three sons were born.

Jeanette Hamilton - Barnwell

Mrs. Jeanette Hamilton, age 62, of Barnwell, was born on July 17, 1954, to Henry Priester and the late Gladys Hay Dunbar.

Seeking God’s direction and guidance she joined the Union United Methodist Church in Kline.

Jeanette received her education at the Butler School in Barnwell. She worked at Shuron Textron for five years, and Hardee’s in Barnwell for eight years.

Ruth Mae Mayes - Barnwell

​Ms. Ruth Mae Mayes, aka “Mae”, age 58 of Barnwell, was born on October 22, 1958, to the late Lucious Johnson and the late Annette Lee Johnson.

Seeking God’s direction and guidance she joined the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Blackville.

Ruth Mae received her education at the Macedonia School in Blackville.

“Mae”, as she was affectionately known, was a loving and kind person and will be remembered for the love she had for her family, and friends.

Laurie Kuglar - Denmark

A Memorial Service for Laura “Laurie” Lianne Kuglar, 53, of Denmark, will be held 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Barnwell with the Reverends Mark Epperson and Andy Hunter officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at the home of her daughter, Katie.

Laurie passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Perry Lee Moore Harden - Barnwell

Ms. Perry Lee Moore Harden was born on February 16, 1944, in Allendale, to the late Mr. Harry Lee Moore Sr. and Mrs. May Francis Allen Moore.

She departed this life on March 2, 2017, at her home.

At an early age, she joined Treemount Temple Baptist Church in Savannah, Ga. She graduated from Beach High School in Savannah, Ga. She was married to the late Izell Harden for 52 years, and from this union, five children were born.

Ava Nicole Fields - Barnwell

Ava Nicole Fields was born on January 4, 2017 in Aiken to Ariel Love and De’Angelio Fields. On Friday, March 3, 2017 at 10:06 a.m., God in his infinite wisdom dispatched an Angel to the home in Barnwell to escort the spirit of Ava Nicole Fields, age 1 month, 29 days, back home.

Homegoing services in loving memory of Ava were held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 1 p.m. at New Testament Baptist Church in Barnwell. Interment followed at Barnwell Memorial Garden.

Aubreyanna Crawford - Raleigh, N.C.

Ms. Aubreyanna Denae Crawford, aka “Yanna” age 23, was born on January 14, 1994, in Orangeburg, to Lossie M. Crawford and Honali Adrian Hayes.

Seeking God’s direction and guidance she attended the Rosemary Baptist Church in Barnwell along with her mother.

Aubreyanna received her education in the public school system of Barnwell. She graduated in 2013 and was furthering her education by attending the Wake Community College in Raleigh, N.C. She worked in customer service at Walgreens in Raleigh, N.C.

Marion Felder - Barnwell

Homegoing services for Mr. Marion Felder were held Friday, March 3, 2017 at 1 p.m. at New Home Baptist Church in Barnwell with Rev. Harris Barker presiding. Interment followed at New Home Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Marion Felder was the beloved son of the late Mrs. Julia Tilley and the late Mr. Archie Kennedy. He was raised by the late Mrs. Sara Britt.

He was born on April 12, 1951 in Barnwell.

He departed this life on Friday, February 24, 2017 at MCG in Augusta, Ga.

William Duke Fields - Florence

William Duke Fields, 75, of Florence, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

Mr. Fields was born in Barnwell, a son of the late Clarence Fields and Tencher Duke. He was a graduate of the Barnwell School System. He was a train conductor with AmTrak Railroad and loved his job. Mr. Fields was an avid golfer and loved to shag.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jackie Fields.

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.

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