Obituaries

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

Born on Mar. 13, 1956, to the late Stiles and Virginia Harper, Andrew was a lifelong resident of Estill, a town that he loved. He attended Patrick Henry Academy and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a business degree. A self-described “timber farmer,” he was a member of Estill Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder. Andrew was an avid outdoorsman and hunter. Although he traveled extensively to hunt, he most loved walking with his dog, Harry, in the woods and swamp on his property along the Savannah River. That was his sacred place. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of nature and wildlife, words, history, and any other topic in which he took an interest.

What defined Andrew most was his love of people. Outgoing and warm, he took a genuine interest in the lives of everyone whose path he crossed. His life was shaped by his friends and completed by his family. His kindness was infectious.

Surviving are: his wife, Cynthia Ann Harper; brothers: Stiles Mikell Harper, Jr. and Thomas Lawton Harper, Sr. and his wife, Lois Pendarvis Harper; children: Virginia Harper Breen and her husband, Sean Preston Breen, and Stiles Mikell Harper III and his fiancée, Jenna Blair Adkinson; granddaughter, Anna Preston Breen; cherished stepchildren: Tyler and Shannon St. John; and his lifelong friend and colleague, Charlie Johnson, Sr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Estill Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 306, Estill, SC 29918, or the Town of Estill Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 415, Estill, SC 29918.

Graveside services were held on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Lawtonville Cemetery, Estill, directed by Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home. The family received visitors afterwards at 775 Baker Boulevard, Estill.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home

300 Mulberry Street West

Hampton, S.C. 29924

www.peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com

 

Greenwood, S.C. - Samuel Paul “Sam” Riley, 75, resident of 205 Forest Drive West, husband of Sybil Gordon Riley, passed away early Saturday morning, Aug. 26, 2017, at Self Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born Feb. 19, 1942, in Hodges, he was a son of the late Eldred Allen, Sr. and Mattie Park Riley. He was a graduate of Ware Shoals High School, Piedmont Technical College with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and was a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He served in the US Army as a Military Police, stationed in Germany during 1964-65.

Sam began working with the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy in 1966 and was elected Sheriff in 1988 serving in that office until his retirement in 2004. In 1993 the Greenwood County Sheriff’s office received the award of Excellence by the SC Law Enforcement Association and in 1998 Sheriff Riley was named Sheriff of the year by the SC Sheriff’s Association. After his retirement in 2004 he joined the staff of Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

A member and church treasurer of Harris United Methodist Church, he was also a member and past president of the S.C. Sheriff’s Association, the Greenwood Lions Club and American Legion Post # 20 and was recognized by the SC Department of American Legion in 1986 as Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 49 years of the home are a son, Warren Paul Riley of Texas; grandson, Tanner Nicholas Riley and granddaughter, Delta Claire Riley who make their home with their mother, Heather Riley in Lake Lure, NC; three sisters, Willie Ridgeway of Suwanee, GA., Helen (John) Rhoden of Hampton and Susan (Bill) Dodson of Greenville; three brothers, Robert Hugh Riley, G.B. (Vivian) Riley all of Hodges and Russell (Tonie) Riley of Ware Shoals; numerous nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Manettia (Jerry) Broughton of Lancaster and two brothers-in-law, Ray (Marilyn) Gordon of Charlotte and John Gordon of Lancaster. He was predeceased by a sister, Georgia Riley Mackey and two brothers, Walter B. Riley and Eldred Allen Riley, Jr.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. J. William Harris and Rev. Tim Jones officiating.

Family burial will be in Walnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Hodges prior to the service.

The family is at the home in Timberlake and will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 5:30- to 8PM.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation

1425 Montague Avenue

Greenwood, S.C. 29649

www.blythfuneralhome.com

 

Hampton, S.C. - Mother Mary Marie Jenkins was born in Hampton County, S.C., on Sept. 26, 1947, to the late Mr. Charles and Mrs. Lil Cohen. She departed this life on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at Colleton Medical Center, Walterboro, S.C.  

Mother Jenkins was educated a 1965 graduate of the former North District Training School, Varnville, S.C. 

She was a member of Saint Annie New Church of Christ, Varnville, S.C. Mother Jenkins was baptized in Jesus’ name (Acts 2:38) and received the gift of the Holy Ghost. At Saint Annie, she served faithfully as Head Usher for many years until her declining health prevented her from doing so in this position.

One brother and three sisters preceded her in death.

To forever cherish her memories are: her loving husband of fifty-one years, Deacon Melvin Jenkins, Sr. of the home; two Devoted daughters: Mrs. Clarissa Geddis (Willard) of Hampton, South Carolina and Mrs. Kimberly Williams (Deondra) of Kingsland, Georgia; one Devoted son, Mr. Alvin Jenkins, Jr. (Daphne) of Seattle, Washington; nine Grandchildren: Alyssia Williams, Deondre Williams, Jazmine Williams, Kaniya Coleman, Kayla Jenkins, Kingston Geddis, Daisha Wright, Morgan Bester, and Shanice Cordel; two Loving adopted daughters: Evangelist Tonya McQuire of Beaufort, South Carolina and Ms. Crystal Collins of Varnville, South Carolina; Loved as sisters: Mrs. Retha Mae McQuire and Evangelist Elise S. McQuire (Angus), and Ms. Vera Campbell, all of Varnville, South Carolina; Loved as a brother, Mr. Jerome Smith (Cora), of Columbia, South Carolina; A beloved brother-in-law, Minister Jay Lee Jenkins of Varnville, South Carolina; Devoted nieces: Ms. Allean Collins, Ms. Deloris Collins, Ms. Millie Collins, Ms. Fredrica Dunbar, Mrs. Barbara Gilbert and Mrs. Joanne Green, all of Varnville, South Carolina; Devoted nephews: Mr. Daniel Collins (Kim), Mr. Charles Cohen, Mr. Charlie Cohen (Elaine), and Mr. Ricky Collins (Marilyn); May May’s extended children: Mrs. Bessie Morris of Varnville, S.C., Mr. David Green and Patricia Green, both of Allendale, S.C., Mr. Clarence Harris (Ajetta), Mr. Kenneth Harris, and Mr. Daryl Harris, all of Varnville, S.C. and Ms. Erica Warren of Early Branch, S.C.; Beloved extended family: Mrs. Helen Cook, Mr. Greg and Mrs. Lynn Cook, Mr. Todd and Mrs. Lynn Cook, Mrs. Tracey Wall (Jason),  and Ms. Rebecca Cook; Her god-children:  Mr. Alexander Campbell (Tasha), Mr. Kevin Grant (Nicole) and Mrs. Tina Crittington (Eugene); Loving cherished friends: Evangelist Elizabeth Smith and Evangelist Judy Stewart (Luther); A host of grand nieces, grand nephews, other relatives and loving friends.

A wake was held Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Washington’s Funeral Home Chapel, Hampton, S.C..

Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at Saint Annie New Church of Christ, 166 Jumper Street, Varnville, S.C.

Committal, Prayer and Interment followed at Ellis Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Varnville, S.C. with Bishop Herbert Alston, Pastor and Eulogist and Evangelist Norma Capers, presiding.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Washington’s Funeral Home

405 Elm Street West

Hampton, S.C. 29924

www.washingtonsfuneralhome.com

 

Brunson, S.C. - Mrs. Elizabeth Platts Mosley of Brunson died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in the Lowcountry Assisted Living Facility in Ehrhardt, S.C.

Mrs. Mosley was born in Allendale County, Dec. 28, 1933, a daughter of the late Marion Ellison Platts and Virginia Rhunette Platts Bowers. She had retired from Wade Hampton High School in the cafeteria, and was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and sewing.

Surviving are: sons: Harold Edwin Crosby, Sr. and wife Libby of Estill, and Robert Ellison Crosby and wife Wanda of Estill; brother: Buddy Bowers of Nixville; sisters: Carolyn Stevenson of Hampton and Patricia “Patsy” Lake of Summerville; grandchildren: Greg, Edwin, Bobby and Hannah Crosby, Angie Lee and Nicole Peters; and seven great grandchildren. Mrs. Mosley was predeceased by her husband, Henry T. “Tom” Mosley; son, Thomas Lee Crosby; brother, Ben Platts; sister, Marion Waters; and great grandson, Christopher Peters, Jr.

Visitation was held Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, from 500 to 8:00 p.m. at the Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home, Hampton, S.C.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home with burial in the Hampton Cemetery.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home

300 Mulberry Street West

Hampton, S.C. 29924

www.peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com