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. 

Mr. Jones was born in Washington County, Georgia, Feb. 3, 1932, a son of the late James and Bessie Harrell Jones. He was a foreman with Turner Murphy Construction Company, and was a member of the Oak Chapel Baptist Church in Kite, Georgia. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed watching Nascar Racing and football, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family at their annual B.B.Q. get-togethers. 

Surviving are: son, Keith Jones and wife, Sue, of North Augusta; daughters: Kathy Benson and husband, Dennis, of North Augusta, Linda Freeman and husband, Johnny, of Cummings, and Mary Hughes and husband, Bubba, of Cummings; sister, Virginia Greenway of Wrightsville, GA; grandchildren: Cheryl Wasson, Brian Jones, Ronnie Freeman, Daniel Hughes and Gregory Jones; step-grandchildren: Tammy Gaskins and John Freeman and eight great-grandchildren. Mr. Jones was predeceased by children: Ronnie and Donnie Jones, and a granddaughter, Angel Freeman. He also, had an adopted daughter, Patty Kollar. 

There was a gathering of family and friends Saturday, Jul. 1st, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Social Hall at Deep Branch Baptist Church near Cummings.

The family suggests that those who wish may send memorials to: Deep Branch Baptist Church Youth Fund, 848 Ficken Road, Early Branch, SC 29916.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home

300 Mulberry Street West

Hampton, SC 29924


Betty Stanley All, wife of James J. All, died Saturday, Jul. 1, 2017, at the home. Betty was born in Varnville, SC 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 7 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. Betty met the love of her life James All of Fairfax, SC and married on July 29th 1967. Their marriage was one built on love and commitment and they celebrated each other for nearly 50 years. Betty was a mother and housewife to Lisa (Scott) Reeder of Murfreesboro, TN and Christina (Cliff) DeRienzo of Lexington, SC. She was the proud grandparent of Lisa’s children Kristin (Raymond) Shutt, Kyle (Olivia) Reeder, and Kaylan (Heath) Reeder. She was the equally proud grandmother of Christina’s children; Tyler, Emily, Cameron, Cassidy and a host of other foster children that were privileged to call her Meme. She was blessed and proudly shared the fact that she had four beautiful great grandchildren (Kristin) Cruz, Tatum, Skye, Phoenix, as well as being overjoyed for the new addition to come from Kyle and Olivia. Throughout her years Betty was known to be the best at practical jokes and had a feisty wit. She loved to dance, fish with James on the Cumbee River, cook delicious southern fare, and shop. She loved to collect angels, compile pictures of her family, craft, sew, take a nice golf cart ride, spend time at her beach house, and find a good bargain. She worked at Davan Manufacturing as a young bride, enjoyed owning a convenience store in Sycamore with James where she never met a stranger, and thoroughly enjoyed all those she met while working at Sycamore Recycle center. One of her other greatest treasures was her best friend Linda (JT) Strickland with whom she had the immeasurable gift of over 50 years of friendship. Betty was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and loved living in the “Bethel Community”. It was in this community that her friends such as Sharon (Lin) Blakeney took the time to care for her and James during her extended illness. Betty entered into eternal rest with Jesus and her family that had gone before her on July 1st 2017 peacefully surrounded by her husband James and daughters. She had the best medical care around while a patient at MUSC. The family would like to thank Dr. Willner, Dr. Greene, Cephus, Simmons, Dr. Boylan, the phenomenal nurses and staff of the Ashely River Tower 6th floor as well as the 3rd Floor ICU staff. The family received friends at Keith Smith Funeral Home, Allendale, SC on Wednesday evening, Jul. 5, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Her funeral service was held at Bethel Baptist Church, 6486 Confederate Highway Fairfax, SC on Thursday Jul. 6, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. with burial in the Bethel Cemetery. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Bethel Baptist Church, 6486 Confederate Highway Fairfax, SC 29827 or to Christina DeRienzo (Midlands Community Missions Team) 105 Letha Lane Lexington, SC 29072 to support bikes and school supplies for foster children in Lexington County.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Keith Smith Funeral Home

128 Water Street

Allendale, SC  29810


Mr. Harvey C. Boss, 75, of 225 Gooding Street died Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017.  Born Dec. 16, 1941, in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Phillip Holland and Laura Rose (Mason) Boss of Rockville, Maryland.   

Mr. Boss moved to Varnville, South Carolina from Kensington, Maryland in 1976 and resided here until his death. 

Mr. Harvey Boss retired from Clariant of Martin, South Carolina and continued to work in his lifelong trade as an electrician in the surrounding areas for many years. He worked in maintenance at Precision Machined Components, Inc. of Brunson, South Carolina. He was a 50 year member of Wheaton Lodge #228, Wheaton, Maryland, Life Member of Evergreen Lodge #153, Hampton, South Carolina, Lillie Chapter #27, OES, Hampton, South Carolina, and other local area Masonic Lodges. 

He loved his family, community, fishing, and hunting. 

He was an integral part in the early workings and formation of the Hampton County Volunteer Rescue Squad, a volunteer system of emergency medical services in Hampton County, South Carolina. He was a member of Rice Patch Christian Church, Islandton, South Carolina. 

Mr. Harvey Boss is survived by his wife of fifty-one (51) years, Mrs. Sharon M. Boss of the home; His little “Sweet Pea”, Beverly Isabella, of the home; A son, Mr. Robert M. (Sharon Garcia) Watson of Plantation, Florida; A daughter, Kerry A. (Jeff) Martin of Fairfax, South Carolina; Seven grandchildren: David (Jessica) Morales, Alex Morales, and Victoria Allahar, all of Florida, Joshua Steven (Abby) Long of California, Toni Long of Texas, Tylor and Dylan Martin both of Brunson, South Carolina; Six great grandchildren: Bradyn and Scarlett Morales, Sean Ellison, Olivia Jones, Noelle and Nolan Long;  A Sister, Diana L. (Bob) Dodd of Silver Spring, Maryland; Niece, Karen (Doug) Lee; And nephews, Jeffrey (Beth) Dodd and Quinn; Several special lifelong friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Hospice Care of South Carolina, 761 Allendale-Fairfax Hwy., Fairfax, SC 29827

Funeral Arrangements By:

Washington’s Funeral Home

405 Elm Street West

Hampton, SC 29924


Miss Bernice Chloe Bishop of Railroad Avenue in Brunson died Monday morning, Jul. 3, 2017. Miss Bishop was born in Hampton County, Sept. 18, 1938, a daughter of the late Chesley Arthur Bishop and Carrie Corrine Priester Bishop. She had worked at Davan Manufacturing Company in Allendale for 46 years and was a loyal member of the Hickory Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are:  Sisters:  Grace B. Tuten and husband, Robert, of Furman and Esther Salome Bishop of Brunson; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Miss Bishop was predeceased by her parents, a brother, Charles Adam Bishop; and a sister, Hilda Bishop Hindman.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, Jul. 7, at Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home located at 300 Mulberry Street West in Hampton.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Jul. 8, 2017, in the Hickory Grove Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. R. P. Hodge, with burial in the Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home

300 Mulberry Street West

Hampton, SC 29924


Mr. William Hamilton “Bill” Griner, 80, of Early Branch, passed away Friday, Jun. 30, 2017.

Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m., Monday, Jul. 3, 2017, at The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Home, Varnville-Hampton Chapel.  Interment followed in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Born Sept. 21, 1936, in Hampton, he was a son of the late Luda Cleveland Griner and Bertha Pope Griner.  He retired from J.P. Stevens, Inc. He was a member of Sand Hill Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon. In his earlier years, he enjoyed hunting and had an avid love of horses and dogs.

Surviving are: his wife, Valerie Dempsey Griner of Early Branch; brother, Marion Lee Griner of Hampton; and many nieces and nephews that he loved as his own.  He was preceded in death by a brother, LC Griner.

Funeral Arrangements By:

The Brice W. Herndon and Sons

Funeral Homes and Crematory

Varnville – Hampton Chapel

1074 Yemassee Highway

Varnville, SC 29944


Mr. Michael Wayne Crites, 56, of Speed Limit Road near Varnville, died early Sunday morning, Jul. 2, 2017, in the Hampton Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. 

Mr. Crites was born in Akron, Ohio, Dec. 21, 1960, a son of the late Okey Carlon Crites and Mary Ellen DeLoach Crites. He had retired as a Phone and Cable Technician working in the Beaufort County area.

Surviving are: Step Children: Joshua Russom and wife, Brianna, of Chicago and Joseph Russom and wife, Brittney, of Beaufort; Sister: Debra C. Cope and husband, Johnny of Varnville; five Step Grandchildren, a niece and a nephew.

Visitation was held Wednesday, Jul. 5, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home, Hampton, SC.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Jul. 6, 2017, in the chapel of Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home with burial in the Live Oak Cemetery near Varnville conducted by Rev. Joseph Williams.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home

300 Mulberry Street West

Hampton, SC 29924