Obituaries

Martha Elizabeth Moore

HAMPTON - Mother Martha Elizabeth Moore affectionately known as ‘Ms. Lizzie' was born August 13, 1932 in Hampton County to the late Mr. Dave Daniel and the late Mrs. Cora Daniels. She attended the Hampton County Colored School and the Bettis Academy in Trenton, SC. She worked many years in public service and was certified by the State of South Carolina as a Nursing Assistant.

James Bowers

HAMPTON - James Bowers was born March 16, 1950 to Elderess Queenesther B. Singleton and the late Mr. Quillie Miles Bowers and was reared by a devoted stepfather, Elder Jessie L. Singleton,Sr. in Hampton. James was a 1969 graduate of North District Training School Varnville. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Holy Church where he served as choir Chaplin and Sunday school teacher. James was a former employer of Savannah River Site, Aiken.
He was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Quillie Miles Bowers. On May 5, 2012, James was called home to be with the Lord.

Suzanne DeLoach Watson

OOLTEWAH, TN - Mrs. Suzanne DeLoach Watson of Ooltewah, TN passed away at residence on May 22nd, 2012 after a lengthy illness.
She was born December 9th, 1955 in Varnville, SC. Suzanne attended the College of Charleston and Trident Technical College. She was a realtor for 14 years in the greater Chattanooga area, and was a member of the Bayview Baptist Church of Ooltewah.

Tony Lamar Hill

COLUMBIA - Funeral service was held, Monday, May 14th, 12 Noon, Bibleway Church of Atlas Road, Columbia, SC with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia, SC
Tony, affectionately known as Lamar, was born in Columbia, South Carolina on March 16, 1987, to Eddie "Tony" Taylor and the late Tanya Hill Dash.
Lamar began preaching to his family at the very young age of 5, and could quote scripture before he learned to read. He always told his mother and grandmother that he wanted to be a preacher.

Tanya Denise Hill Dash

COLUMBIA - Funeral services were held Monday, May 14, 12 Noon, Bibleway Church of Atlas Road, Columbia, SC with burial in the Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia.
Tanya Denise Hill Dash was born August 26, 1969 in Columbia, South Carolina, to Dorothy Taylor Springer and the late Bobby Joe Hill. On, Sunday, May 6, 2012, our beloved Tanya, was called home to be with the Lord, along with her oldest son, Tony Lamar Hill. They were traveling to Darian Baptist Church of Pelion, where Lamar would become Pastor later in the evening.

John Denzle Dean

John Denzle (J.D.) Dean, 37, of Bluffton, SC entered into eternal rest May 28, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.
John is survived by his wife, Jennifer Robinson Dean; his two daughters Amber Lynn Dean and Alexus Diane Dean; his father, Danny Dean of Hampton and his mother Sandra Nix Dean of Hampton.

Mamie Wonona Johnson Youmans

ESTILL - Mrs. Mamie Winona Johnson Youmans, 89, of Estill, died Friday, May 11th, 2012.
Born Sept. 25, 1922 in Savannah, GA, she was the daughter of the late Leroy Franklin Johnson, Sr. and Leottie Gertrude Helmly Johnson. She was a lifelong member of Lawtonville Baptist Church, where she was a member of the WMU, the Young at Heart, was a Sunday School Teacher and also took care of the nursery.

Infant Joshua James Jarrell

VARNVILLE - Infant Joshua James Jarrell died Wednesday evening May 9th, 2012 at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Born November 10th, 2011 in Charleston he was the son Casey Jarrell, Jr. and Robin Marie Brown Jarrell of Varnville.
Surviving besides his parents are his sister Miranda Jarrell, his paternal grandparents Casey Jarrell and wife Brenda of Varnville and Maternal grandmother Sandra Brown of Greenville, SC, and one great-great grandfather Willis Brown of Midway, GA. He was predeceased by his grandfather Henry Franklin Brown.

Joseph Archie Harter, Sr.

HAMPTON - Mr. Joseph Archie Harter, Sr., 78, of Harter Ave. near Hampton, SC died early Thursday morning May 3rd, 2012 at Orangeburg Regional Medical Center.
Born August 7th, 1933 in Hampton he was the son of the late Ottis M. Harter and Josephine Youmans Harter. Mr. Harter was a retired textile worker and was an active Mason and Shriner. He was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church and will be remembered for his love of fishing.

Ralph George “Tommy” Thomas

BRUNSON - Mr. Ralph George "Tommy" Thomas, Jr., 69, of Bert Terry Road near Brunson died at his residence Thursday morning May 3, 2012 after an extended illness.
Born November 11th, 1942 in Hampton County he was the son of the late Ralph G. Thomas and Dixie Gooding Thomas. Mr. Thomas was a long distance truck driver and a member of the Hampton First Baptist Church and attended the Hampton Church of God.

Gary Alan Whittington

VARNVILLE - Mr. Gary Alan Whittington, 55, died Saturday evening May 5, 2012 at his residence in Varnville after an extended illness.
Born December 3rd, 1956 in Hampton County, he was the son of Lionel S. "Harry" Whittington and the late Jo Ann Phelps Whittington. He had retired from the Westinghouse Corporation as a treator operator and was a member of Varnville First Baptist Church. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

William Johnson Collier

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Mr. William Johnson Collier, 57, died May 3rd, 2012 at Bay Pines VA Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL after an extended illness.
Bill was born November 22nd, 1955 in Sanford, FL, the son of Herbert H. Collier and Mary Bowers Collier. He will be missed but not forgotten. He was predeceased by his parents and one sister Herbeth Ann Collier.
Survivors include his aunt and uncle, Bertie J. and Sarah Bowers Smith of Hanahan, SC and numerous cousins.

Alice C. Capers

EARLY BRANCH - Funeral service for Mrs. Alice C. Capers, 85, of 152 Porter Road was held Sunday, May 6, 2012, 3:00 P.M. at New Castle Baptist Church, Pineland, South Carolina. Committal, interment and benediction were conducted in Jerusalem Cemetery of Early Branch.

Charles Edward Strong

ESTILL - Dear Loved Ones, My name is Deacon Charles Edward Strong, but everyone called me Charlie. I was born on December 4, 1951 in Estill, SC. I was the last child born to Mr. Chester A. Strong and Lillian Jackson Strong. I entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital I n Beaufort, SC.

Barbara Ann Lewis Gordon

ESTILL - Barbara Ann Lewis Gordon was born in Hampton County on April 22, 1950. She was a daughter of the late Mr. Daniel "Boco" Lewis and the late Mrs. Effie Perrin Lewis.
Mrs. Gordon died on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
Mrs. Gordon was a 1968 graduate of Estill Training School. She was a dedicated member of First Thankful Baptist Church for many years where she sang in the Young Adult Choir. Her favorite song was "Jesus" for which she kept in her heart.

Leon Earl Mole

WEST COLUMBIA - Mr. Leon Earl Mole formerly of Hampton, SC died peacefully at his residence in West Columbia Thursday, April 19th, 2012.
Born Jan. 14, 1939 in Hampton County, he was the son of the late Harry Mole and Harriet Rentz Mole. He had served his country in the United States Army, was a retired supervisor with the Carolina Eastman Company and was a member of Sandy Run Baptist Church. He was a wonderful dancer, loving both ballroom dancing and square dancing.

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