Obituaries

Mrs. Virginia Abernathy Price Dobson of Brunson, died Monday afternoon, Jul. 31, 2017, in the Pruitt Health Care Facility in Estill.

Mrs. Dobson was born November 19, 1921 in Madisonville, Tennessee, a daughter of the late Floyd Abernathy and Esther Evans Abernathy Keefe. She worked as a seamstress in the sewing room in St. George, and retired from the School Board of Florida. She had also worked locally at ‘Lisbeth’s Dress Shop in Varnville, and with her husband at Dobson’s Store on Luray Highway visiting with their many customers. She loved sewing, cooking, doing yard work, walking and attending the many senior group meetings in Church and in Hampton. She was a member of the Hampton United Methodist Church and the Seed and Weed Garden Club.

Surviving are: her husband, Ellis Dobson of Brunson; daughter, Martha Ann Platts (Holbrook) of Hampton; son, Tommy Price (Ann) of Hanahan; five step-sons: Jimmy Dobson of Columbia, Kenny Dobson, Jerry Dobson, Randy Dobson and Dudley Dobson of Barnwell. There are five grandchildren: Charles Gatch, Mandy Rister, Susan Gilliam, Janet Stone and David Platts. There are eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-granddaughters.

Mrs. Dobson was predeceased by her first husband, Thomas A. Price, her daughter and son-in-law, Harriet and Tommy Gatch, her grandson Raymond Gatch and great granddaughter Virginia Gilliam.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, 20167, in the Hampton United Methodist Church with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery in Walterboro, directed by Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home in Hampton.

The family suggests that those who wish may send memorials to the Hampton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 45 Hampton, SC 29924 or the Varnville Christian Church, P.O. Box 53 Varnville, SC 29944.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home

300 Mulberry Street West

Hampton, S.C. 29924

www.peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com

 

The Reverend Doctor Robert Epting Howard Peeples, 99, formerly of Estill, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at NHC HealthCare, Okatie, SC.

Dr. Peeples was born Jan. 13, 1918, in Estill, SC, son of the late Robert Rhodes Peeples and Margaret Folk Peeples. He graduated from Estill High School and received a B.S. Degree in Economics from the College of Charleston. He was employed by The Citizens and Southern National Bank prior to joining the Army during WWII where he served in the states and in India.  Following the war, he attended the Virginia Theological Seminary and upon graduation was ordained as an Episcopal Priest and served the Georgia Diocese. He received his Doctorate of Divinity from American Ministerial Association.  He was a member of the Georgia National Guard where he served as Chaplain for the 24th Division Artillery and later served as Chaplain for the Chatham Artillery. He was a resident of Hilton Head Island for over 60 years and was a member and former Vicar of The Anglican Church of the Redeemer.

Dr. Peeples participated faithfully in local organizations and was instrumental in preserving many of the historical sites on Hilton Head Island. He was president of the Hilton Head Historical Society for 35 years and was a charter member of the Heritage Library and member of their Board of Advisors. He helped oversee the later merger of the Historical Society with the Heritage Library. He published many articles on island history, including Tales of Ante Bellum Hilton Head Island Families.  These and other articles are preserved at the Heritage Library. He was a founding member and secretary of the Hilton Head Island Museum and a charter member of both the Hilton Head Art League and the Hilton Head Choral Society. 

Dr. Peeples did extensive research to preserve and share his family history and wrote A Miles Genealogy, A Family of South Carolina Planters which was published in the SC Historical Magazine. He was a member of the following organizations:  The First Families of SC, where he served as president and Chaplain; The S.C. Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, where he served as State Chaplain and Chaplain of the Dr. George Mosse Chapter; The Huguenot Society of South Carolina; the Society of St. Thomas and St. Denis; The Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors; The National Society of the Sons of the American Colonist;  The Order of the Founders and Patriots of America; The Society of Descendants of the Colonial Clergy; and the Baronial Order of Magna Charta.

He is predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Cora McKenzie Peeples, his brother, John Randolph Peeples, his sister, Ruth Peeples McNair, and his nephew, John Randolph Peeples, Jr.

He is survived by nieces and nephews: David D. Peeples, Derbiana P. Bowers (Grover), Margaret “Marce” P. Warner (Robert), and Robert F. Peeples (Shannon). He is also survived by grand-nephews: Grover F. Bowers, IV, Hunter T. Bowers, Jacob P. Warner, Lawton P. Warner and Hamilton C. Warner and a grand-niece, Margaret E. Bowers.

A graveside service will be held at Lawtonville Cemetery, Estill, SC, on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. directed by Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home of Hampton. Friends may visit with the family immediately following the service.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home

300 Mulberry Street West

Hampton, S.C. 29924

www.peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com

 

Allendale S.C. Mr. Edward E. “Eddie” Dath, Jr., 59, died Tuesday, Jul. 25, 2017.
Mr. Dath was the son of the late Edward E. and Dorothy Andrews Dath; the father of, Mallory Ray (Brandon) and Jennaveve Dath; he was the grandfather of, Jayden, Adrian Morrison, and Nathan William and Kaleb Stogner; the brother of Doreen Dath. He was predeceased by one brother, William “Bill” Dath.
He enjoyed hunting, camping, and weekends at the Savannah River.
Memorial Services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at Allendale First Baptist Church with Rev. Philip Renew officiating. The family received friends following the service at the church.
Other family members include: nieces, Karen Stogner (Robert) and Lindsey Johnson; nephews, Michael Tuck, David Tuck (Caroline), Christian Grafing, III, Jordan Grafing and Geoffrey Grafing.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Swallow Savannah Cemetery, PO BOX 306, Allendale, S.C. 29810.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Keith Smith Funeral Services, 128 Water Street

Allendale, SC 29810

Brunson, S.C. - Mrs. Roberta Jarrell Bowers of Deer Drive near Brunson, died early Friday morning, Aug. 11, 2017, in the Hampton Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Bowers was born in Hampton County November 27, 1922, a daughter of the later James Lee Jarrell and Winnie Mason Ginn Jarrell. She was a homemaker and devoted her life to caring for her family and many friends, as well as her church and church family. She was a member of the Hampton Church of God of Prophecy.

Surviving are: Sons: Willis Bowers and wife Jackie of Hilda, Redmond Bowers of Allendale and Wayne Bowers and wife Marie of Brunson; daughter, Linda Jarrell of Hampton; daughters-in-law: Patricia Bowers of Allendale and Cathy Bowers Pope of Brunson. There are 18 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and 6 great, great-grandsons. Mrs. Bowers was predeceased by: her husband, Willie Albert Bowers; sons: Carlton and Jimmy Lee Bowers; son-in-law: Jacob Lavern “Tuda” Jarrell; daughter-in-law: JoAnn Croft Bowers; two grandsons, two granddaughters, and 12 brothers and sisters.

Visitation was Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home located at 300 Mulberry Street West in Hampton.

Funeral services were held 12:00 noon Monday, August 14, 2017, in the Hampton Church of God of Prophecy conducted by Rev. Bert Linder, with burial in the Nixville Church of God of Prophecy Cemetery.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home, Inc.

300 Mulberry Street West

Hampton, S.C. 29924

www.peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com

 

Orangeburg, S.C. - Mr. Edward Benjamin Brunson, Jr. of Orangeburg, formerly of Varnville, died early Wednesday morning, Aug. 9, 2017, in Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia. 

Mr. Brunson was born in Furman (Hampton County) Sept. 17, 1921, a son of the late Edward and Della DeLoach Brunson, Sr. On Jul. 29, 1944, he married the love of his life, Martha Stanley Brunson and had celebrated 62 years together. Later that same year he was drafted into the Army and served in Germany, was wounded and received the Purple Heart, being totally disabled from his injuries. In 1969 he became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and spent many days teaching and preaching to people about God’s promises for mankind. He read his Bible daily and encouraged others to read theirs.

Surviving are: Daughter, Suzanne B. Guzior of Orangeburg; Granddaughter, Elizabeth Suzanne Guzior of Orangeburg; and a very special nephew and niece: George and Deloris Hadwin of Hardeeville.

Mr. Brunson was predeceased by his wife and three sisters: Myrtis B. Tuten, Emmie B. Hadwin and Frances B. Mason; and one brother, William Brunson.

Visitation was on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home located at 300 Mulberry Street West in Hampton.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in the Chapel of Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home in Hampton with burial in the Sandy Run Cemetery.

The family suggests that those who wish may send memorials to the Sandy Run Cemetery Association 2100 Sandy Run Road, Hampton, SC 29924.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home, Inc.

300 Mulberry Street West

Hampton, S.C. 29924

www.peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com

 

Tampa, F.L. – Candaisy Mae Tolbert Williams, age 95, departed this life on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Candy, as she was affectionately called, was born on Mar. 12, 1922, to the late Rufus & Rose Tolbert in Fairfax, South Carolina. She ran an in-home day care for many years and was of Baptist faith. She was predeceased by: her husband, R. L. Williams; son, King Irving Williams; daughter, Lizzie Polite and grandson, Keith Williams.

She is survived by her daughter, Daisy Mae Foster (Tampa, F.L.) seven grandchildren, Roseanne Williams (West Palm Beach, F.L.) , Subrenie Thomas-Smith, (Doylestown, PA), Vernessa John, Taylor Thomas Jr, Jacqueline Gibson all of Tampa, F.L, Clifford Williams (Miami, FL) and Coleatha Williams (Alexandria, V.A.). Cherishing her memories are 15 great-grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter, numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at St. James Baptist Church Cemetery in Luray, S.C., with Deacon Eric Smith officiating.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home

107 Singleton Avenue

Sylvania, G.A. 30467

www.thompsonstricklandwaters.com

 

Luray, S.C. - Funeral services for Anna Floyd Sanders, 89, of 619 Old Orangeburg Road, Luray, S.C., formerly of Estill, S.C. were held at 1:00 noon on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at Good Will Baptist Church, Estill, S.C., with Reverend Rufus Moore officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Anna Floyd was born on Apr. 29, 1928, in Luray, S.C. to the late Mingo and Essie Mae Floyd. She was happily married and blessed to share bliss with the late John Sanders for over 53 years. Together they created a family of four children whom she loved and adored.

Anna worked for Hampton School District for 32 years. She provided the students of Estill Middle School with delicious food to help carry them through the school day and provided home cooked meals for everyone that came into her path. She was a part of a large family of entrepreneurs, and with that spirit, she sold fresh produce in her community for many years.

Anna truly loved the LORD and she was a devoted member of Goodwill Baptist Church for over 50 years. She was always willing to share the goodness of God and continually witnessed to all, the miracles He bestowed upon her. Anna was loved by everyone who knew her. She and her siblings shared a closeness that is very rare among large families. She and her sister, the late Rosa Lee Jenkins, were especially close, and their children and grandchildren remain close to this day.

Preceding Anna Sanders in death are: her husband, John Sanders, Sr.; one son, Jay Sanders; seven siblings: Richmond Floyd, Rose Lee Jenkins, Mary C. Johnson, Mingo Floyd, Leroy Robinson, Verdell Fields and John Taylor; one sister-in-law, Leola Young; one grandson, Anthony, and two great-grandchildren: Darren Stewart, Jr., and Lemar Stewart.

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters: Betty Via (Harold), Thelma Myers; one son, John Sanders, Jr. (Darlene); her sisters: Elizabeth Bellinger, Dorothy Holmes and Anna Bryant; one sister-in-law, Geniva Meade; eight grandsons, five granddaughters, four godchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Allendale Community Funeral Home

156 Pleasant Street West

Allendale, S.C. 29810