Obituaries

Audrey Rogers - Barnwell

A Celebration of Life Service for Audrey Glaesner Rogers, 81, of Williston, will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Thursday, May 25. Memorial contributions may be sent to S.N.Y.P. (Spay/Neuter Your Pet), c/o Town of Williston, P.O. Box 414, Williston, SC 29853 or the Barnwell County Animal Shelter Foundation, P.O. Box 1009, Barnwell, SC 29812.

Mrs. Audrey passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Aileen Owens Birt - Barnwell

Aileen Owens Birt, 91, of Barnwell, passed away on May 18, 2017 in the Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville.

Mrs. Birt was born in Barnwell County on May 12, 1926. She was a daughter of the late Aiken and Edna Collins Owens. She was a retired employee of Shuron Inc. and a member of Hagood Ave. Baptist Church. She was known for her beautiful flowers and garden and was a wonderful cook. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Richard Corley Sr. - Barnwell

Funeral services for Mr. Richard Corley, 66, of 56 Cherry Street, Barnwell, were held 12 noon on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Allendale Community Funeral Home with Reverend Audrey Lofton officiating. Burial followed in Zion Branch Cemetery.

Mr. Richard Corley Sr. was born in Allendale on December 10, 1950 to the late Eugene Corley and the late Alease Wright Corley.

Tessier Oswald - Allendale

Miss Tessier Oswald, age 81, of Allendale, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Miss Oswald was a native of Allendale and a daughter of the late Alfred Bryan and Eunice Tessier Oswald Sr. She was a member of Allendale First Baptist Church. Tessier was a life long citizen of Allendale and was special to her family and many friends. The many people that see cared for while they were children will always hold a special place in their hearts for her.

Lowman 'Danny' Collins - Barnwell

Lowman Daniel “Danny” Collins, 63, of Barnwell passed away on May 13, 2017 at his home after a strenuous battle with cancer. He was born in Orangeburg on September 18, 1953.

A graduate of Barnwell High School, Danny was a route salesman for over 40 years and retired from Frito-Lay/PepsiCo. As a true outdoorsman, he particularly enjoyed fishing, shrimping and hunting. Always a cut-up, he enjoyed making everyone laugh.

Deborah Dyches Potts - Barnwell

Deborah Dyches Potts, 61, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at her home in Barnwell.

Debbie was born in Barnwell on March 29, 1956. She was the daughter of the late Gene Dyches and Margie Tuten. Debbie was a 1974 graduate of Barnwell High School. She was a dedicated mother and grandmother. She enjoyed working with children, reading, and shopping with her daughter. She was always looking for a way to make a positive impact in other’s lives, and always gave what she could to help others. She was a devout Christian woman, and avid member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Jacqueline Cooper Hughes - Blackville

Funeral services for Jacqueline Cooper “Jackie” Hughes, 95, of Blackville, will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Blackville First Baptist Church with the Reverends Ken Frederick and Dr. Thomas Terry officiating; burial will be in the Blackville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Folk Funeral Home, Williston. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Blackville Garden Club, C/O Joan McDonald, 105 Pascallas Street, Blackville, SC 29817.

Mrs. Hughes passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Susan A. McCaw - Williston

Funeral services for Susan Annette McCaw, 46, of Williston, will be held 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Hillcrest Baptist Church with the Reverend David Palmer officiating; burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Folk Funeral Home, Williston. Memorial contributions may be given in Susan’s memory to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 4384 Williston Road, Windsor, SC 29856 or The Gideon’s International, Barnwell Camp, P.O. Box 86, Williston, SC 29853.

Susan passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

Luther 'Luke' Gadson - Barnwell

Deacon Luther Gadson was born in Barnwell on May 5, 1945 to the late Arthur Gadson and Matlion Washington Holman Gadson. On Monday, April 24, 2017, our Heavenly Father delivered Luther from labor to reward at Select Specialty Hospital in Augusta, Ga with his wife and children at his bedside. He was also cared for by his sisters Patricia Jackson and Peggy Gadson Kirkland who gave above and beyond exceptional love, care and dedicated time.

Alice Jo Mole - Barnwell

Miss Alice Jo Mole, 75, passed away on May 2, 2017 at the Aiken Regional Medical Center.

Alice Jo was born on September 10, 1941 in Orangeburg. She was the daughter of the late Henry DuRant and Trixie Mole. She was a graduate of Barnwell High School, Class of 1960 and the Pothier School of X-ray and Laboratory Technician. She came to work as an X-ray and Laboratory Technician at the Barnwell County Hospital and retired after forty-nine years.

Mozelle Lounsbury - Windsor

Funeral services for Mozelle Elizabeth Lounsbury, 96, of Windsor, will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, May 6, 2017 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, with the Reverends Tim Webb and Ronnie L. Massey officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Branch Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Mrs. Mozelle passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

James Henry Hair - Blackville

A graveside memorial service for James Henry Hair, 71, of Blackville, will be held 3 p.m., Saturday, May 6, 2017 in the Blackville Cemetery.

James passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

Born in Blackville, he was a son of the late John Henry Hair and Lois Lott Hair. He formerly worked with SC Educational TV as an electronic technician and was in the U.S. Coast Guard where he served as an Aviation Electronic Technician First Class.

Joe Willard Collins - Hilda

A memorial service celebrating the life of Joe Willard Collins, born March 1, 1940 in the family home near Hilda, will be held 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston. The family will visit with family and friends immediately following the service on Wednesday. Memorials may be made to the Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Virginia Morris, 471 Delk Avenue, Barnwell, SC 29812. His grandsons are honored to serve as his pallbearers.

Joe passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

Doris Brabham Harter - Sycamore

Doris Brabham Harter, 94, of Sycamore, the widow of the late Cecil Wyman Harter, died Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

Mrs. Harter was a native of Allendale County and a daughter of the late Ben Tillman and Eula Lee Goodson Brabham. She was a homemaker and member of Sycamore Baptist Church.

Graveside funeral services will be Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Great Saltkehatchie Cemetery with the Reverend Joseph Williams officiating.

Deacon James 'Bo' Parker Sr. - Barnwell

Deacon James Edward (Bo) Parker Sr., 92, of 75 Azalea Street, Barnwell, passed away on April 22, 2017 at UPDL Pruitt Health Nursing Home.

Funeral service will be held April 27, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Brown Chapel Baptist Church on Hwy. 70 in Barnwell. Interment will follow at Brown Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery in Barnwell.

He was born on May 4, 1924 to the late O. C. Parker and Essie M. Odom.

Gattie Sims Thomas - Blackville

Mrs. Gattie Louise Sims Thomas, 84, entered into eternal rest at 10:06 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2017 at Pruitt Health North Augusta Nursing Facility in North Augusta.

She was born November 8, 1932 in Barnwell County, a daughter of the late Mr. Gaddis and Mrs. Mattie Harley Sims.

She attended Macedonia Public Schools and graduated salutatorian from the Class of 1950.

At the age of five years old, she joined Macedonia Baptist Church where she held the position of church clerk, trustee and various organizations. She remained faithful throughout her life.

James Robert 'Bob' Snider - Allendale

James Robert “Bob” Snider, 72, of Allendale, the husband of Sharon Ferguson Snider, died Sunday, April 23, 2017.

Mr. Snider was a native of Allendale and the son of the late Harry M. and Lois Fields Snider Sr. He was a 1962 graduate of Allendale-Fairfax High School, retired from the S.C. National Guard, retired maintenance supervisor for Allendale County Hospital and worked many years as maintenance supervisor in the textile industry in Allendale. He was a member of Allendale First Baptist Church. Bob enjoyed fishing and hunting with his family and friends.

Robert 'Bob' Morgan - Williston

A memorial service for Robert Hugh “Bob” Morgan, 78, of Williston, will be held 3 p.m., Sunday, April 23, 2017 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, with the Reverend Tom Summers officiating. Memorial contributions may be sent in Bob’s memory to The Williston Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 367, Williston, SC 29853.

Bob passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

Dorothy Grant Daniels - New Jersey

Dorothy Ann Grant Daniels, a native of Pineville, SC and longtime resident of Jersey City, NJ, will be forever celebrated by her parents, Buster and Victoria Grant Sr.; husband, Rev. Dr. Rudolph Daniels Sr.; children, Kertwin R. Daniels, Rudolph Daniels Jr., Darnese Y. Olivieri and Desreane K. Daniels, son-in-love Carlos A. Olivieri Jr.; grandchildren, Amani R. Daniels-Verdin and Kabir Z. Daniels-Verdin; siblings, James Gourdine, Daisy Palmer, Buster Grant Jr., Clifford Grant and Alfredia Grant; in-laws Bertha L. Gourdine, Karen O.

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