BARNWELL - A funeral service for Ruth Paulette Phinn of Barnwell, South Carolina, was held at 4 post meridian, Friday, July 29, 2022 at Guinyard & Son Funeral Home Chapel, 756 Allen Street, Barnwell, South Carolina. Due to the pandemic and CDC regulations, social distancing and other guidelines were in place.

Ruth Paulette Phinn, daughter of the late Ruth Cornelia and the late Deacon Charles David Brooks II, was born on April 6, 1943 in Harlem, N.Y. She was the fourth of six children who grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y.