Obituaries for Feb. 1, 2018
Mr. Cranel Eugene “Gene” Smith of Aiken Avenue South in Fairfax, died Tuesday afternoon at his mother’s residence.
Mr. Smith was born in Hampton County June 22, 1973, a son of Margie “Libby” Herndon Smith and the late Virgil Eugene “Gene” Smith. He had worked with the South Carolina Department of Transportation for 27 years as the Resident Maintenance Foreman and was a member of the Allendale County Fire Department for 10 years. He had attended the Fairfax First Baptist Church.
Surviving besides his mother of Fairfax are: His wife: Dania Dawn Davis Smith of Fairfax; Sons: Dawson Eugene Smith and Ethan Cranel Smith both of Fairfax; Sisters: Margie Elaine Rooker and husband Jeff of Hampton and Cindy Hauptmann and husband Mike of Allendale; Brother-in-law: Jody Davis and wife Jennifer of Hampton; Nieces and nephews: Alex Innis, Zachary Davis, Tristan Davis, Jesse Rooker, Christy Rooker, Travis Hauptmann and Daniel Hauptmann. Mr. Smith was predeceased by his grandparents: Cranel B. Herndon, Margie Barnes Herndon, Joseph Adam Smith and Eula Mae Wilson Smith.
Funeral services will be 2 PM Saturday in the Fairfax First Baptist Church conducted by Dr. David Janaro with burial in the Hampton Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 8 PM at Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home located at 300 Mulberry Street West in Hampton and Saturday beginning at 1 PM in the church.
The family suggests that those who wish may send memorials to the Hampton County Relay for Life at P.O. Box 158, Hampton, SC 29924 or the Allendale County Fire Department at 911-A Main Street North, Allendale, SC 29810.
ESTILL, S.C. - Mr. John Julian Kloczkowski of Two Sisters Ferry Road near Estill, retired Marine and Minister, died early Saturday morning, Jan 27, 2018, in the Colleton Regional Medical Center in Walterboro.
Mr. Kloczkowski was born Nov. 9, 1932, in Yorkville, New York, a son of the late Gabriel and Catherine Klockowski Kloczkowski. He had retired from the Marine Corp as a Master Sergeant and served as a Minister in the Hampton County area for many years. During his Military career, he was a Journalist and Military Photographer serving two tours in Vietnam and one in Korea. Prior to enlisting in the Marines, he served in the Naval Reserves and also worked for Nikon Camera Company in Tokyo, Japan. He was a member of the American Legion Post # 108 and the V F W where he had served as Chaplain. He was married to the late Mary Lowell Harvey Kloczkowski.
Surviving are: step-daughters: Mary Lynn Griner of Lands End, Melissa Griner Healy and husband Kent of Savannah, G.A.; brothers: Tadeus Kloczkowski of Pine Bush, N.Y., Leon Kloczkowski and wife Carol of New Hartford, N.Y., and Matthew Kloczkowski of Cicero, N. Y.; and a special caregiver, Candice Blair Hutto. There are four step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. John was predeceased by a brother, Edward.
Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home located in Hampton.
Burial will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
Visitation Arrangements By:
Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home
300 Mulberry Street West
Hampton, S.C. 29924