Obituaries

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Ellie Fields

BRUNSON - Mr. Ellie Fields was born January 29, 1934, in Hampton County, South Carolina, the son of the late Lee and Minnie Fields. Ellie received his primary education in the public schools of Hampton County.

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Hendersonville, NC - Quillie (Justin) E. Wingate Paige, 42, of Hendersonville, NC, formerly of Varnville, SC, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at his home. He lived in Hendersonville for many years.

Born in SC, he was the son of Rev. Olin and Mary Jeanette Wingate.

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LTC (Retired) James Francis Causey, 93, passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.

Born in Furman, SC on Oct. 8, 1923, he was the fourth and youngest son of Willie Jackson and Ada Lillian Smith Causey. In 1940, at age 16, he left his home to enroll at Clemson College (now Clemson University). He enrolled in Advanced ROTC before his junior year. At the end of that year he was called to Active Duty. He completed Basic Training at Camp Croft and went to OCS graduating as a 2nd Lieutenant, Infantry. He then went to Parachute and Jump Master training at Ft. Benning.

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Hendersonville, NC - Quillie (Justin) E. Wingate Paige of Hendersonville, NC, formerly of Varnville, SC, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at his home. Born in SC, he was the son of Rev. Olin and Mary Jeanette Wingate. He lived in Hendersonville for most of his adult life.

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Brunson, S.C. - Mrs. Evelyn Crosby Tunstall of Nix Street in Brunson, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 29, 2017, at her residence. Mrs. Tunstall was born in Brunson, May 7, 1934, a daughter of the late Willie Lee Crosby and Viola Chesser Crosby. She had retired from Brunson Elementary School as Librarian. She also served as Secretary at Brunson Baptist Church where she was a member and was active with the W.M.U.

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Estill, S.C. - Andrew Barnard Harper, 61, of Estill, South Carolina, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. His beloved wife, Cindy, was at his side.

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Walterboro, S.C. – Mary Elizabeth “Libba” Flowers, wife of Dr. Joseph Flowers, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her family. She was 80.

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Franklin Ruth, Sr.

NIXVILLE - Franklin Ruth Sr., 82, of 300 Chocolate City Road, Nixville, South Carolina passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at Hampton Regional Medical Center, Varnville, South Carolina.

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Raymond Larry Belger

 

ALLENDALE - Raymond Larry Belger age, 70 husband of Judy Herndon Belger died Saturday, July 22, 2017.

Mr. Belger was a son of the late Raymond A. and Marjorie Matthews Belger, Jr. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and retired from the SC National Guard as SFC with the 163 Support Bat. Larry enjoyed coaching and coached the Allendale Academy football team for many years and was a former deacon and member of Allendale First Baptist Church.

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Mrs. Mary Jane Benton Crapse of Savannah Highway in Furman, died Wednesday night, Jul. 12, 2017, in the Hampton Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Crapse was born May 14, 1948, in Hampton County, a daughter of the late Jake and Loreen Bowers Benton.  She had retired after 25 years of service as a Dietitian at the Estill Middle School.  She was a member of the Landmark Baptist Church and loved spending time with her family.

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Joyce Kathleen Norton DeLoach, 84, widow of John Edwards DeLoach, passed peacefully into her eternal heavenly home on Wednesday, Jul. 5, 2017. She was born on February 26, 1933, in her Estill childhood home, which her mother described as “A very cold day.” She was the middle child of Carl & Kathleen Norton and sister to Carl M. Norton, Jr., June N. Chavers, Daniel G. Norton, and Judith N. Rivers.

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Mr. Clifford Jessie Jones of Loundes Lake Road near Varnville, died Monday afternoon, Jun. 26, 2017, in the Pruitt Health Care Facility in Estill after a courageous battle with cancer. 

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David Benjamin White, Sr. passed away Friday, Jun. 9, 2017. David was born on Jul. 5, 1935, in Louisa County, VA. He was predeceased by: his mother, Celia Corabell Bollinger Koch; father, Roy Karsten White; sister, Mary Greer and brother, Thomas White.

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Bridie Stanley Cook, 88, a retired nurse, died peacefully Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Lexington, SC.

Born December 11, 1928, in Hampton, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Julia (Smith) Stanley. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Norris Cook, and by her brothers, John, Junior and James Stanley, and her sister, Birdie Stanley Harvey.

Mrs. Cook is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Alice Cook of Columbia and Tony and Donna Cook of New Orleans, LA, and by her grandsons, Dustin and Nolan Branham of Westminster, MD.

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Georgia Edelia Riley Mackey, 84, resident of 813 Riley Road North, widow of Raymond Fred Mackey, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017, at her home.

Born March 16, 1933, in Hodges, she was a daughter of the late Eldred Allen Riley, Sr. and Mattie Edelia Park Riley. She was a graduate of Ware Shoals High School and Spartanburg General Hospital Nursing School and served as a Registered Nurse until her retirement from Home Healthcare of Laurens County.

She was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church.

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Charles R Walsh (Charlie), age 78, of Alpharetta, GA passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017, after an extended illness. Mr. Walsh was born in Hampton, SC on May 5, 1939.  He was the son of the late Raymond C. Walsh and Verna D. Walsh. He graduated from Wade Hampton High School in 1957, moved to Charleston SC and began a position with Charleston Paper Mill in data processing. In 1969 he moved to Atlanta to pursue a career with data processing. In 1983 he went to work for Railcar Management Inc.

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Mr. Howard Reid Porter, Sr. of Allendale, SC, died Saturday, May 6, 2017, in the University Hospital in Augusta, GA. He was born Mar. 21, 1930, in Abbeville County, son of the late Charlie C. Porter and Lunette Blanchett Porter. He was the founder and President of R & R Motor Company, Inc., and was formerly an Eagle Scout, a South Carolina State Trooper, Plant Manager of J.P. Stevens, Inc., and was a Command First Sergeant with the South Carolina National Guard.

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