Obituaries

Virginia Wright - Williston

Virginia Ossie Gambrell “Doosie” Wright, 90, of Williston, loving wife of Oliver N. Wright for 69 years passed away Friday, July 14, 2017.

A funeral service will be held at noon on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. A private family burial will be held at Barnwell Memory Gardens following the service. Memorial contributions may be given to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 1077 Hwy. #39, Williston, S.C. 29853.

Robert Lee Odom - Barnwell

Mr. Robert Lee Odom, son of the late Leroy Odom Sr. and Mrs. Clara Wiggins Odom, was born on December 29, 1937 in Barnwell County. He entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at his residence in Barnwell.

Robert Lee attended Diamond Dale and Barnwell Public Schools. At an early age, he joined the New Home Baptist Church of the Red Oak Community.

He was employed by Milliken & Company and Barnwell School District 45 where he served as a custodian. While residing in Cocoa Beach and Belle Glade, Fla., he operated Heavy Equipment Machinery.

Richard Lee Workman - Barnwell

Deacon Richard Lee Workman, 62, of Barnwell, was born to the late Mr. Leon & Gertrude Workman on November 6, 1954.

At an early age, Deacon Workman was baptized and became a member of Morris Chapel Baptist Church. Deacon Workman later dedicated his life back to the Lord and joined Greater Faith Ministries. Up until the time of his declining health, you could find him on security, driving the van, collecting the offerings or working on the family life center. He was a faithful servant.

Benny Garvin - Barnwell

Benny Alvin Garvin, 63, of Barnwell, was the son of the late Heyward Sr. and Emma Garvin Reed. He was born in Springfield on February 3, 1954.

At an early age seeking God’s direction and guidance, he joined Bethlehem Olar in Olar where he served as a trustee.

Benny received his education in the Orangeburg County Public School System. He graduated from Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High School, Norway, Class of 1972. Benny was part of the U.S. Naval Reserve for three years. He later worked for Hubbard in Aiken.

Betty Ann O'Berry McClain - Barnwell

Ms. Betty Ann O’Berry McClain, age 69, was born on December 13, 1947 in Barnwell to Albertha Brown O’Berry and the late Eugene O’Berry Sr.

At an early age, she sought God’s direction and guidance, and joined the Second Mount Olive Baptist Church in Barnwell.

Betty received her education at the Butler School in Barnwell. She worked at Hanes Brands, formerly known as Sara Lee Sock Company, as a machine technician for many years before retiring.

Leon Boyer - Williston

A graveside funeral service for Howard Leon “Blue” Boyer, 70, of Williston, will be held 3 p.m., Sunday, July 9, 2017 at the Williston Cemetery with U.S. Coast Guard and Masonic Rites accorded. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. at Folk Funeral Home, Williston. Memorial contributions may be given to the Williston Cemetery, P.O. Box 367, Williston, S.C. 29853 or Winfield Heights Baptist Church, 315 Chester St., Williston, S.C. 29853.

Leon passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017.

Dale Lenard - Augusta, Ga.

Graveside funeral service for Norman “Dale” Lenard, 52, of Augusta, Ga. will be held 11 a.m., Monday, July 10, 2017 at the Williston Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at Folk Funeral Home, Williston. Memorial contributions may be given to S.C. Grand Chapter, ESTARL Scholarship Fund, c/o Cathy Gerner, Grand Secretary, 532 Greenbriar Dr., Seneca, S.C. 29678.

Dale passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017.

Born in Augusta, Ga., he was a son of Clarence Buford “C.B.” Lenard and Carolyn Newsome Howard.

William Harold Kerr - Allendale

William Harold Kerr, 72, of Allendale, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

William Harold was born on December 16, 1944 in Orangeburg. He was a son of the late Harold and Dora Hazel Kerr. He was the retired owner of Warren’s Hardware of Allendale and a member of Great Salkehatchie Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He was a friend to many and will be missed by his family and friends.

Marie Owens Wall - Barnwell

Marie Owens Wall, 57, of Barnwell, went to be with her Lord on Monday, July 3, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Marie was born on January 29, 1960 in Barnwell. She was a daughter of John Louis Owens and the late Rosa Lee Still Owens. She was a pharmacy tech at the Denmark CVS and a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister and will be remembered lovingly by her family and friends.

Betty Stanley All - Fairfax

Betty Stanley All, wife of James J. All, died Saturday, July 1, 2017 at her home in Fairfax.

Betty was born in Varnville on October 25, 1950 to the late Harry and Mattie Long Stanley. Betty was the youngest daughter and was often speculated to be the most favorite of Harry and Mattie’s seven children.

She was predeceased in death by her brothers Tony, Billy, Jimmy, Dennis as well as her sister Connie Winn. She is survived by her beautiful sister, Louise Long.

Genia Richardson - Williston

A Celebration of Life service for Genia Soulier Richardson, 55, of Williston were held 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Sunday.

Genia passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

Born in Akron, Ohio and raised in Unicoi, Tenn., Genia was a daughter of the late Gary and Pauline Roberts Soulier both of Erwin, Tenn.

David O'Neal Hair - Barnwell

David O’Neal Hair, 67, of Barnwell, passed away on June 28, 2017 in the Charlie Norwood Veterans Hospital in Augusta, Georgia.

O’Neal was born in Bamberg County on August 22, 1949. He was a son of Dorothy Wood Hair and the late David O Hair. He was a retired truck driver and was a Marine Corps veteran. He was a member of the Church of God.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday July 1, 2017 in the Barnwell Co. Memorial Cemetery at the airport. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Mole Funeral Home.

Karen 'Kay' Kinard - Summerville

A graveside funeral service for Karen Marsha “Kay” Kinard, 68, of Summerville, formerly of Williston, will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the Williston Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Saturday at Folk Funeral Home, Williston.

Kay passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017.

William D. “Bill” Hochstetler - Barnwell

In loving memory of William D. "Bill" Hochstetler of Jackson St., Barnwell.

(November 26, 1936 - June 24, 2017)

Born in Wayne County, Ohio, Bill was the oldest child of the late David W. & Anna J. (Miller) Hochstetler. He married Ruby S. Miller of Indiana on September 8, 1960. Moving from Indiana to South Carolina in 1965, Bill & family became founding members of Barnwell Mennonite Church. He was most recently a member of Dayspring Mennonite Church in Salley. All 12 surviving children carry on his legacy of faith in Christ.

John W. Brown Jr. - Barnwell

A graveside funeral service for John Wilkes Brown Jr., 79, of Barnwell, will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Barnwell Memory Gardens on Reynolds Road with the Reverend Edgar Foster officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, June, 26, 2017 at Folk Funeral Home, Williston.

Mr. Brown passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017.

George Rhoads - Barnwell

George Cecil Rhoads, 80, of Barnwell, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017. No formal services are planned at this time.

Born in Akron, OH, he was a son of the late Kenneth W. Rhoads and Mable Delilah Rock Rhoads. Mr. Rhoads was a truck driver for many years.

Joe Zeigler - Blackville

A graveside funeral service for Joseph E. “Joe” Zeigler, 77, of Blackville was held 3 p.m., Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the Blackville Cemetery with military honors accorded; pastors Tommy Hutto and John Lastinger officiated. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday evening at Folk Funeral Home, Williston. Memorial contributions may be given to the Blackville Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 365, Blackville, SC  29817.

Joe passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

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