Obituaries

Erma O. Sweat (Williston)

Funeral services for Erma Owens Sweat, 71, of Williston, will be held 2 o’clock p.m., Wednesday, November 22, 2017 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, with burial in the Williston Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, November 21 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Erma passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

Ruth Still Godbold (Bamberg)

Funeral services for Ruth Still Godbold, 74, of Bamberg, will be held 2 o’clock p.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the Church of God of Prophecy in Bamberg with the Reverends Clyde Bearden and Donnie Delk officiating; burial will be in the Hilda Southern Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be given to the Church of God of Prophecy Building Fund, 425 Log Branch Rd., Bamberg, SC 29003.

Mrs. Ruth passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017.

Betty S. Johnson (Williston)

Funeral services for Betty Caroline Sanders Johnson, 80, of Williston, will be held 3 o’clock p.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, with the Reverend Dan Fogle and Chaplain Dexter Lambert officiating; burial will follow in the Williston Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, SC 29648 or Rosemary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 409, Williston, SC 29853.

Omer Fred Carroll (Williston)

Funeral services for Omer Fred Carroll, 90, of Williston, will be held 11 a.m. Monday, November 20, 2017 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston; burial will be in the Williston Cemetery with U.S. Army Military honors accorded. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Southeastern Children’s Home P.O. Box 339, Duncan, SC 29334 or Juvenile Diabetes, 1122 Lady St., Suite 1000, Columbia, SC 29210.

Mr. Carroll passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017.

A.W. "Bebo" Flynn (Williston)

A Celebration of Life service for Alfred William “Bebo” Flynn, 79, of Williston, will be held two o’clock p.m., Saturday, December 2, 2017 in the First Baptist Church of Williston. Memorial contributions may be given to the Williston Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 391, Williston, SC 29853 or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. The family will receive friends after the service at the home his daughter, Kia and Scott Valentine, Springfield Road, Williston.

Marie Erlis Hutto (Blackville)

Marie Erlis Hutto, 64, of Blackville, went to be with her Lord on Friday, November 17, 2017.

Marie was born in Bamberg on February 17, 1953. She was the daughter of the late Earl and Erlis Black Hutto. Marie loved animals and enjoyed her family and friends and will be deeply missed by all. She was a member of Reedy Branch Baptist Church.

Jean Orr Belcher (Rock Hill)

Jean Orr Belcher (nee Betty Jean Orr) of Rock Hill died on November 13, 2017, at the age of 86.

A native of Inman, Jean was predeceased by her husband, Posey Belcher Jr., and by her parents, Esther Burgess Orr and Warren Herbert Orr. Jean was a 1949 graduate of Inman High School, where she was the valedictorian. She graduated magna cum laude from Furman University in 1953, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education.

Bobby Abbott Sr. (Healing Springs)

Funeral services for Bobby Ray Abbott Sr., 64, of Healing Springs, will be held 2 o’clock p.m., Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Blackville First Baptist Church with the Reverend Jeffrey Ray officiating. Burial will be in the Blackville Cemetery with Masonic Rites Accorded. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, November 14 at Folk Funeral Home, Williston.

Bobby passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Oneal Hutson (Healing Springs)

Funeral services for Pinckney Oneal Hutson, 92, of Healing Springs, were held 3 p.m., Sunday, November 12, 2017 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, with Reverend George Still and Dr. Donald Prevatt officiating. Burial will be held at the Barnwell County Memorial Cemetery by the airport with Military Honors accorded. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, November 11 at the funeral home.

Mr. Hutson passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017.

Jack Morris (Allendale)

Jack Morris, 91, of Allendale, husband of the late Eunice Fail Morris for over 60 years, died Thursday, November, 2, 2017.

Mr. Morris was born in Barnwell, and was a son of the late Roy and Bertie Hadwin Morris and was the father of the late Linda F. Morris. He was a truck driver for Thomas and Howard Wholesale Co., worked at Ulmer Chevrolet Co., was co-owner of Jack and Free's Service Center and retired from Jack's Welding.

David Earle Meyer (McClellanville)

David Earle Meyer, age 59, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at home in McClellanville, S.C.

David enjoyed his Harley Davidson motorcycles, breeding and raising his boxer dogs. He had a heart full of love and joy and he was a generous and faithful man who was loyal to his family and many friends. David was a former longtime resident and employee of Standard Coffee in Atlanta, Ga. and more recently employed by Boeing in Charleston.

George Washington (Allendale)

Funeral services for Mr. George Washington, 78, of 375 Spruce Street, Allendale, were held 1 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017 at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Daniel Latimer officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. George Washington was born to the late Rufus and Essie Mae Washington on July 6, 1939 in Allendale. George gained his wings on October 24, 2017.

Larry Lynch (Barnwell)

A Celebration of Life Service for Larry Craig Lynch, 56, of Barnwell, will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Bethany Baptist Church, Barnwell, with the Reverend Robert Altman officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Memorial contributions may be given in Larry’s honor to Bethany Baptist Church, P.O. Box 156, Barnwell, SC 29812.

Larry passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017.

William E. White (Fairfax)

William E. White, 68, of Fairfax, died Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Agapé Hospice House - Columbia after an extended illness.

He was a former contractor, cabinet maker and musician; he was born March 18, 1949 in Arlington, Virginia. He was predeceased by his father, James P. White; mother, Frances Ferguson White; sister, Betty White and stepmother, Marcella White.

Survivors include his son, Dagan White and family, as well as long-time friends, Afra McClanahan and Nell Ray Walling.

A private burial is planned.

Willie J. Williams (Blackville)

Mr. Willie J. Williams (aka “Bollie”), age 58, of 2074 Dexter St., Blackville, died on October 20, 2017.

He was born on July 9, 1959 and was the son of the late Willie and Willie Mae Williams.

Informal visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Guinyard and Sons Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be held on October 25, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church in Blackville. Interment will follow at Hope Memorial Park in Barnwell.

Blanche Chesser Carroll Vickers

Blanche Chesser Carroll Vickers was born on March 30, 1937 and passed away on Oct. 18, 2017. After a short illness, she passed peacefully with family present.

She leaves three children, five grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Also, she is survived by one brother and numerous nieces and nephews.

Instead of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to a charity of their choice.

Arrangements are being handled by Palmetto Cremation Society.

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