Raymond Meredith Unser

CARTERSVILLE, GA - Raymond Meredith Unser of Cartersville, GA passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, February 13, 2016. A service to celebrate his life was held on February 22 at 1 pm at the Georgia National Cemetery near Canton, GA. The family will receive friends at the Collins Funeral Home in Acworth, Ga. prior to the service, beginning at 10:30am.


Thomas R. Orr, Jr.

PINELAND - Funeral services for Thomas R. Orr, Jr. were held with full military rites, 11 am, Saturday, March 5, 2016, Second Thankful Baptist Church, Pineland, SC with burial in the Second Thankful Baptist Church Cemetery, Pineland, SC.


Lois Murden Mixson

VARNVILLE - Mrs. Lois Murden Mixson of Pine Street in Varnville died Friday, February 26, 2016 at her residence after an extended illness.

Mrs. Mixson was born in Orangeburg, a daughter of the late Luther and Earthelene Lowry Murden.  She had worked for Westinghouse Corporation in Hampton for many years, but also enjoyed being a homemaker and working in her yard with her late husband, Fred Eldredge Mixson Sr.  She was a member of the Varnville 1st Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and was a choir member.

Obituarie for Helen Youmans

A longtime public servant and Hampton County Clerk of Court passed away last week at the age of 93.

Helen Virginia Gooding Youmans, of Shaw Drive in Hampton, died early Wednesday morning, Feb. 17, in the Hampton Regional Medical Center.

Youmans was born in the Miley Community of Hampton County on August 18, 1922, a daughter of the late Dowdy Lloyd “Doc” Gooding and Jessie Lee Freeman Gooding.  She had served as Deputy Clerk of Court from 1948 through 1972 and served as Clerk of Court for Hampton County from 1973 through 1992, retiring after 44 years of service. 


Jane Marlene DeLoach Lamar

BOCA RATON, FL - Jane Marlene DeLoach Lamar of Boca Raton, FL (formerly of Estill, SC) died on Saturday, February 20, 2016 surrounded by her loving family.  She courageously battled uterine cancer for almost two years. 


Betty Crapse Polk

MACON, GA - Betty Crapse Polk, 80, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, February 15, 2016.  A celebration of her life will be held Friday, February 19, 2016 at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home with Rev. John Napoli officiating.  Entombment will be private. The family will greet friends Thursday night from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at the funeral home. Flowers are accepted or those who wish may make donations to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 501 Bass Rd., Macon, 31210.


Blanche Tuten Rivers

FURMAN - Blanche Tuten Rivers, age 69 of Furman, SC and widow of Jack James Rivers passed away on February 1, 2016 at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

Mrs. Rivers was born in Hampton, SC on March 15, 1946 to the late Donald Tuten and Gladys Long Tuten.

Mrs. Rivers was a Baptist and worked for many years at Estill Gas Company.


Alfred Webb Roberts

VARNVILLE - Mr. Alfred Webb Roberts, 86, of Varnville, passed away Friday, January 8, 2016 in an automobile accident.

Funeral services were held 11 am, Saturday, January 16, 2016, at The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Home, Varnville-Hampton Chapel.  Interment followed in the Varnville Cemetery.


Holbrook A. “Motto” Youmans, Sr.

ESTILL - Mr. Holbrook A. “Motto” Youmans, Sr., 74, of Estill, SC passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.  He was born in Estill to the late Mary Reid Youmans and Hugh R. Youmans, Jr.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Jerry Allen Youmans. 



ESTILL - Mrs. Dora DeLoach Rappoccio, 83, of Estill, entered into rest Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Pruitt Health Care in Estill.  She was the widow of Joseph Rocco Rappoccio, Sr.

Funeral services were 1 pm, Monday, January 4, 2016 at The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Home, Varnville-Hampton Chapel.  Interment will follow in DeLoach Cemetery.


Deacon Leanord (Lennon) Mitchell, Sr.

HAMPTON - Deacon Leonard (Lennon) Mitchell, Sr. was born in Colleton County, South Carolina on February 4, 1941. He was the son of late Richard Mitchell and the late Eva Smith Mitchell.

He was educated in the public schools of Colleton County, South Carolina.


William Ragsdale Long

FAIRFAX, VA - Mr. William Ragsdale Long of Fairfax, Virginia died early Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 at his residence, after an extended illness.


James Archie Moseley, Jr.

VARNVILLE - Mr. James Archie Moseley Jr. of Campbell Street in Varnville, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 at his residence, after an extended illness.

Mr. Moseley was born in Hampton County, February 25, 1969 a son of James Moseley Sr. and Gail Roberts, both of Hampton.  He was a security guard at the Allendale Correctional Facility.  His favorite hobbies were fishing and playing pool with the A. P. A. Pool Association.


Robert Alexander “Bob” Youmans, Sr.

FURMAN - Mr. Robert Alexander “Bob” Youmans Sr., of Furman, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 in the Hampton Regional Medical Center.


Count Pulaski, MD

HAMPTON - Count Pulaski, MD, 80, a retired physician and surgeon, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 at his home.  A graveside funeral was held at 3 pm on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 at Hampton Cemetery, 502 Holly Street East, Hampton SC.


Matthew Capers

VARNVILLE - On Wednesday morning, November 4, 2015, Matthew Capers received the summon of death unto reward while at his residence in Varnville, South Carolina. He was born May 10, 1954 in Varnville, South Carolina to the late Reverend Harry “HC” Capers and Mrs. Lizzie Mae Brown Capers.

Matthew was the youngest of eleven (11) siblings. He was nurtured by his parents in a close-knit family. Upon the death of his mother, his sister, Ms. Martha Capers, became a “second” mother to him.


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