Obituaries

Mr. Joseph “Jack” Brant of Yemassee, died Tuesday evening, Oct. 10, 2017, from injuries received in an automobile accident in Hampton County.

Mr. Brant was born in the Ulmer community in Allendale County, November 18, 1927, a son of the late Henry Eugene Brant and Mamie Sue Deer Brant. He was a former Railroad Agent for many years, and also, had served as a Rural Mail Carrier as well as Postmaster of the Ulmer Post Office. He served in the Army and was a member of the Varnville First Baptist Church where he attended the Senior Men’s Sunday School Class. He was a member and Vice Commander of the American Legion Post # 108. Jack loved his family, playing golf and the Gamecocks.

Surviving are: sons: Jack “Tony” Brant of Yemassee, Rick Brant and wife Dana of Lexington, and Marty Brant and wife Shannon of Columbia; sisters: Jewel B. Davis of Denmark and Lina B. Herring of Hephzibah, Georgia; and grandchildren: Katy, Brooke, Marlee, Connelly, Tyler and Tanner. There are 8 great grandchildren. Mr. Brant was predeceased by his wife Amaryllis B. Brant, and three brothers.

Visitation was held Thursday, Oct. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home located at 300 Mulberry Street West in Hampton, and on Friday beginning at 1 p.m. at the church prior to services.

Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the Varnville First Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Dr. Tommy Kelly with burial in the Great Salkehatchie Cemetery in Ulmer.

The family suggests that those who wish may send memorials to the Great Salkehatchie Cemetery in Ulmer.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home

300 Mulberry Street West

Hampton, S.C. 29924

www.peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com

 

Rev. Thomas Raymond Smith of Thorn Circle near Estill, died Sunday night, Oct. 15, 2017, at his residence after a brief illness.

Mr. Smith was born June 27, 1947 in Des Moines, Iowa, a son of the late Raymond and Viola Ranta Smith.  He had retired as a teacher in the Middle and High Schools in Jacksonville, Florida, and then settled in Hampton County.  He also, served as Pastor of the Gillette United Methodist Church and the Swallow Savannah United Methodist Church in Allendale.

Surviving are: one son, Eric Thomas Smith and wife Melissa of Jacksonville, Florida; two grandchildren: Nathan and Jordan Smith also, of Jacksonville, Florida; and a special friend, Crystal Sharpe of Estill.

Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in the Hampton Cemetery, directed by Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home in Hampton. Visitation will be immediately following the services at the cemetery.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home

300 Mulberry Street West

Hampton, S.C. 29924

www.peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com