Obituaries

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Bertie Mae Ruth

Mother Bertie Mae Ruth, 84, of 300 Chocolate City Road, Nixville, SC was born in Hampton County, SC, October 17, 1933 to the late William Newton and Patience Duncan.  She was an active member of Efferson Missionary Baptist Church where she served faithfully until her demise.

Mother Bertie Mae was full of love, and laughter. She enjoyed working in her flower garden, vegetable garden, fishing, shopping, riding her bicycle, and walking up and down Chocolate City Road. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and attending church.

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Estill, S.C. - Pastor Julia Mae Robinson, 64. Death summoned our loved one late in the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2017, at her residence in Estill, S.C.

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Mr. John Franklin Ramsey, Sr. of John Penn Road near Pineland died Monday evening, Oct. 30, 2017, at his residence.

Mr. Ramsey was born in Ridgeland, S.C. April 1, 1944, a son of the late John William Ramsey and Madie Buckner Ramsey. He had retired as a Bread Salesman with the Merita and Sunbeam Bread Companies in the Charleston and Goose Creek areas. He was a member and Deacon of the Lawtonville Baptist Church and a member of the Furman Masonic Lodge.

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George Robert "Bobby" Parker Jr., 72 of St Augustine FL passed away on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. He was a native of Hampton S.C. and resided in St. Augustine, FL since 1992. Mr. Parker was the owner and operator of Parker Pools Inc. and a graduate of The Citadel. 

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

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Ellie Fields

BRUNSON - Mr. Ellie Fields was born January 29, 1934, in Hampton County, South Carolina, the son of the late Lee and Minnie Fields. Ellie received his primary education in the public schools of Hampton County.

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Hendersonville, NC - Quillie (Justin) E. Wingate Paige, 42, of Hendersonville, NC, formerly of Varnville, SC, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at his home. He lived in Hendersonville for many years.

Born in SC, he was the son of Rev. Olin and Mary Jeanette Wingate.

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LTC (Retired) James Francis Causey, 93, passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.

Born in Furman, SC on Oct. 8, 1923, he was the fourth and youngest son of Willie Jackson and Ada Lillian Smith Causey. In 1940, at age 16, he left his home to enroll at Clemson College (now Clemson University). He enrolled in Advanced ROTC before his junior year. At the end of that year he was called to Active Duty. He completed Basic Training at Camp Croft and went to OCS graduating as a 2nd Lieutenant, Infantry. He then went to Parachute and Jump Master training at Ft. Benning.

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Hendersonville, NC - Quillie (Justin) E. Wingate Paige of Hendersonville, NC, formerly of Varnville, SC, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at his home. Born in SC, he was the son of Rev. Olin and Mary Jeanette Wingate. He lived in Hendersonville for most of his adult life.

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Brunson, S.C. - Mrs. Evelyn Crosby Tunstall of Nix Street in Brunson, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 29, 2017, at her residence. Mrs. Tunstall was born in Brunson, May 7, 1934, a daughter of the late Willie Lee Crosby and Viola Chesser Crosby. She had retired from Brunson Elementary School as Librarian. She also served as Secretary at Brunson Baptist Church where she was a member and was active with the W.M.U.

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

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Walterboro, S.C. – Mary Elizabeth “Libba” Flowers, wife of Dr. Joseph Flowers, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her family. She was 80.

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Franklin Ruth, Sr.

NIXVILLE - Franklin Ruth Sr., 82, of 300 Chocolate City Road, Nixville, South Carolina passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at Hampton Regional Medical Center, Varnville, South Carolina.

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Raymond Larry Belger

 

ALLENDALE - Raymond Larry Belger age, 70 husband of Judy Herndon Belger died Saturday, July 22, 2017.

Mr. Belger was a son of the late Raymond A. and Marjorie Matthews Belger, Jr. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and retired from the SC National Guard as SFC with the 163 Support Bat. Larry enjoyed coaching and coached the Allendale Academy football team for many years and was a former deacon and member of Allendale First Baptist Church.

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Mrs. Mary Jane Benton Crapse of Savannah Highway in Furman, died Wednesday night, Jul. 12, 2017, in the Hampton Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Crapse was born May 14, 1948, in Hampton County, a daughter of the late Jake and Loreen Bowers Benton.  She had retired after 25 years of service as a Dietitian at the Estill Middle School.  She was a member of the Landmark Baptist Church and loved spending time with her family.

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Joyce Kathleen Norton DeLoach, 84, widow of John Edwards DeLoach, passed peacefully into her eternal heavenly home on Wednesday, Jul. 5, 2017. She was born on February 26, 1933, in her Estill childhood home, which her mother described as “A very cold day.” She was the middle child of Carl & Kathleen Norton and sister to Carl M. Norton, Jr., June N. Chavers, Daniel G. Norton, and Judith N. Rivers.

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Mr. Clifford Jessie Jones of Loundes Lake Road near Varnville, died Monday afternoon, Jun. 26, 2017, in the Pruitt Health Care Facility in Estill after a courageous battle with cancer. 

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