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Rachel Augustus Timmerman Smith

December 8, 1921 - October 5, 2015

Rachel Augustus Timmerman Smith, age 93, of Trenton, SC, died October 5, 2015. Davisay Timmerman and Cornelia Walton Timmerman announced her birth on December 8, 1921. Her siblings are Mary Timmerman Timmerman (deceased) and Margie Jane Timmerman Prince (Nuddy). She attended Tompkins Elementary School, Edgefield High School, and Lander College (now Lander University). Rachel married William...
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Elaine Clark Humphries

June 18, 1928 - September 19, 2015

Funeral Services for Mrs. Elaine Clark Humphries, age 87, will be held Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 11 o'clock in Mt. of Olives Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the gravesite following the service. Bland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Mrs. Humphries, widow of George Humphries, died Saturday, September 19, 2015. She was a daughter of the late...
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Sybil Brown Morris

March 23, 1933 - September 14, 2015

Funeral Services for Mrs. Sybil Brown Morris, age 82, will be held Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 2 pm at Bland Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Morris Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 6 to 8 pm. Mrs. Morris died on Monday, September 14, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Asbury and Ella Mae Turner Brown. Sybil was...
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Louise Mertie Derrick

May 25, 1920 - August 16, 2015

A Graveside Funeral Service for Miss Louise Mertie Derrick, age 95, will be held Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 2 o'clock in Philippi Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church social hall following the service. Miss Derrick died Sunday, August 16, 2015. She was a daughter of the late Olin and Pearl Knight Derrick. Miss Derrick was a retired textile employee with...
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Grace Rauton Taylor

April 22, 1918 - August 5, 2015

Grace Rauton Taylor, age 97, wife of the late Dr. Dwight L. Taylor, died August 5, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. A daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Rauton (Melissa Morris), she was born and grew up in Johnston, SC. Grace attended Limestone College and was a member of the touring choir. She spent the majority of her adult life in Columbia, SC. She was a longtime member of...
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Julia Anne Wright

October 31, 1921 - July 21, 2015

Graveside Funeral Services for Mrs. Julia Anne (Judy) Wright, age 93, will be held Friday, July 24, 2015 in Oconee Memorial Park, Seneca, SC at 11 o'clock. The family will receive friends at Bland Funeral Home, Johnston, Thursday, July 23, 2015 from 5-7 pm. Mrs. Wright passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015. She was a daughter of the late Avery W. and Olive Dalton Julian. Judy was well known...
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Helen Johnson Derrick

November 4, 1922 - July 20, 2015

Funeral Services for Mrs. Helen Johnson Derrick, age 92, will be held Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Mt Calvary Lutheran Church at 5 pm with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Bland Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6-8 pm. Mrs. Derrick passed away Monday, July 20, 2015. Born on November 4, 1922 to the late Josephus and Annie Lybrand Johnson, she was...
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Denny Lindell Tuten

February 11, 1946 - July 2, 2015

Graveside services for Mr. Denny Lindell Tuten, age 69, will be held Monday, July 6, 2015 in Rome Cemetery, Dixie Union, GA at 11 o'clock. The family will receive friends at Bland Funeral Home in Johnston, SC Sunday afternoon, July 5, 2015, from 5-7 pm. Mr. Tuten, a resident of Aiken, SC, died Thursday, July 2, 2015. He was a son of Valeria Tuten and the late Felton Smith. Before retiring...
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Benjamin Boatwright, Jr.

May 27, 1944 - June 26, 2015

Graveside Services for Benjamin Boatwright, Jr., age 71, will be held Friday, July 3, 2015 in Mt of Olives Cemetery, Johnston, SC at 10 o'clock. The family will receive friends at the gravesite following the service. Bland Funeral Home, Johnston, is assisting the family with arrangements. Mr. Boatwright, a native of Johnston, SC, died Friday, June 26, 2015. He was a son of the late Benjamin,...
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Ralph H. Clark

August 26, 1931 - June 6, 2015

Funeral Services for Mr. Ralph Howard Clark, age 83, will be held Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 11 o'clock at Bland Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Mt of Olives Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 5-7pm at the funeral home. Mr. Clark died Saturday, June 6, 2015. He was a son of the late Jim and Lucille Clark. Mr. Clark was a retired farmer and was a member...
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Patricia Lanier Holmes

March 6, 1939 - April 27, 2015

Graveside Services for Mrs. Patricia Lanier Holmes, age 76, will be held Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in Mt of Olives Cemetery at 3 o'clock. The family will receive friends at the gravesite following the service. Bland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Mrs. Holmes died Monday, April 27, 2015. She was a daughter of the late James Robert and Robbie Quarles Lanier. Patricia...
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Alice Rogers Timmerman

June 20, 1923 - April 5, 2015

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Rogers Timmerman, age 91, will be held Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 2 o'clock in Ward Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 1-2 prior to the service. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park. Mrs. Timmerman passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Edgefield County Hospital. She was daughter of the late Charles and Carrie Watson Rogers. ...
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Edna Gunter Hatcher

April 30, 1927 - March 26, 2015

Funeral Services for Mrs. Edna Gunter Hatcher, age 87, will be held Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 4 o'clock at Mt Calvary Lutheran Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Bland Funeral Home Saturday afternoon from 4- 6 pm. Mrs. Hatcher passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015. She was a daughter of the late Fuller Olen and Grace Stone Gunter. Mrs....
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Milton Lester Crouch

September 21, 1938 - March 20, 2015

A Memorial Service for Mr. Milton Lester Crouch will be held Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Bethel Baptist Church at 3 pm. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. A graveside service will take place at Travis Park Cemetery in Saluda prior to the Memorial Service at 2pm. Mr. Crouch passed away Friday, March 20, 2015. He was a son of the late Thomas Milton and...
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Jane Olivia Saye

October 18, 1946 - February 28, 2015

Funeral Services for Jane Olivia Saye, age 68, will be held Monday, March 2, 2015 at 2pm at Bland Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. Burial will be private following visitation. Jane died Saturday, February 28, 2015. She was a daughter of Jeanette Griffis Berry and the late W. E. (Joe) Saye. Jane graduated from St. Angela Academy in Aiken and was a...
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Ruth Morris Clark

May 31, 1926 - January 22, 2015

Funeral Services for Mrs. Ruth Morris Clark, age 88, will be held Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 3 o'clock at Bland Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Mt of Olives Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 – 3 pm prior to the service. Mrs. Clark, widow of the late James Arthur (Jock) Clark, died Thursday, January 22, 2015. She was a daughter of the late...
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Grace Miller Asbill

March 7, 1926 - December 28, 2014

Graveside Services for Mrs. Grace Miller Asbill , age 88, will be held Wednesday, December 31, 2014 in Ridge Spring Cemetery at 2 o'clock. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening at Bland Funeral Home, Johnston, from 5 until 7 pm. The family is at 1004 West Main St., Ridge Spring. Mrs. Asbill died Sunday, December 28, 2014. She was a daughter of the late George and Annie Goff Miller,...
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Zelma Bledsoe Hamby

June 17, 1925 - December 26, 2014

Funeral Services for Mrs. Zelma Bledsoe Hamby, age 89, will be held Sunday, December 28, 2014 in Bethlehem United Methodist Church at 3 o'clock with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:30 until 2:30 prior to the service at 3 pm. Bland Funeral Home, Johnston, is assisting the family with arrangements. Mrs. Hamby died Friday, December...
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Wayne Warren Meyer

February 19, 1935 - December 13, 2014

Funeral Services for Wayne Warren Meyer, age 79, will be held Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in Mt Calvary Lutheran Church at 1 o'clock with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church social hall from 12 – 1 prior to the service. Mr. Meyer died Saturday, December 13, 2014. He was a son of the late Richard Frederick and Laurine Hebert Meyer. He...
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Guy Dwight Fox

October 11, 1938 - November 25, 2014

Funeral Services for Guy Dwight Fox, age 76, will be held Friday, November 28, 2014 in Bland Funeral Home Chapel, Johnston, at 2 pm with burial to follow in Ridge Spring Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 prior to the service. Mr. Fox died Tuesday, November 25, 2014. He was a son of the late Guy and Ethel Jones Fox.Guy was a member of Ridge Spring Baptist Church. Survivors...
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Scott Alford Howard

May 25, 1984 - November 25, 2014

Memorial Services for Scott Alfred Howard will be held Monday, December 1, 2014 at Bland Funeral Home Chapel at 2 pm. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home from 1 to 2 prior to the service. Scott died Tuesday, November 25, 2014. He was a son of Richard Alfred Howard and Linda J. Ziglar. He was employed at The Chicken Place in Johnston. Survivors include his mother and father;...
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Cleo Asbill Turner

May 13, 1929 - November 24, 2014

Funeral Services for Cleo Asbill Turner, age 85, will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 12 noon in Bland Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Mt. of Olives Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening at the funeral home from 6-8 pm. Mrs. Turner died Monday, November 24, 2014. She was a daughter of the late Perry and Mattie Lee Forrest Asbill. Cleo was a retired...
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Frances Munnerlyn Gaston Bailey

March 5, 1929 - November 14, 2014

Mrs. Frances Munnerlyn Gaston Bailey, age 85, entered into eternal rest in Mt. Pleasant, SC on November 14, 2014. Frances was born March 5, 1929, in Columbia, SC to the late Mozelle Satcher Munnerlyn of Ward, SC and Edward Wright Munnerlyn of Georgetown, SC. Frances graduated from Florida State University in 1950 with a degree in Social Welfare. She was a dedicated teacher for much of her adult...
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Jessie Muriel Derrick Carson Duszik

November 29, 1920 - November 5, 2014

Mrs. Jessie Muriel Derrick Carson Duszik, age 93, passed away November 5, 2014 in Port Charlotte, Fl. Born on November 29, 1920, in Johnston, SC, she was a daughter of the late Jesse McKelder and Ardella Franklin Derrick. Mrs. Duszik was a cosmetologist who owned the Mirror Magic Beauty Salon in Leesburg, Fl. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Survivors include...
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Larry Allen Harley

April 18, 1954 - November 2, 2014

Larry Allen Harley passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Bland Funeral Home, Johnston, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Heather Nicole Holsomback

September 8, 1984 - September 26, 2014

Memorial services for Heather Nicole Holsomback, age 30, will be held Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Bland Funeral Home. The family will receive friends after the service. Survivors include 2 children: Brayden Reames and Skylar Higgins, and her mother Sylvia Courtney; sister: Morgan Holsomback; brother: Houston Holsomback. Please sign guestbook and send condolences to family...
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Samuel Marvin Hair

January 22, 1935 - September 17, 2014

Services for Dr. Samuel Marvin Hair will be held at Johnston First Baptist Church on Saturday, Sept. 20th at 2 pm. The family will be receiving friends at the church immediately following the service. A private burial will be at Sunset Gardens memorial Park in Johnston on Saturday morning. Bland Funeral Home will be assisting the family with arrangements. Dr. Hair was born in Windsor, SC on...
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Jewel Powell Wood

April 14, 1953 - August 28, 2014

Billie Jewel Powell Wood, 61, wife of retired Army Maj. Michael Carol Wood Sr., lost a long courageous battle with cancer Thursday, Aug 28, 2014, under the care of "Angels" at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, WV. Born in Saluda, SC, Jewel was reared by her guardian parents, Billy and Mattie Parker. She was a daughter of the late John Rhett Sr. and Alma Story Powell. Jewel was a graduate of...
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Francis Clark Winn

November 20, 1927 - August 25, 2014

A Celebration of Life for Mrs. Frances Clark Winn, age 86, will be held Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 12 noon at Bland Funeral Home with burial to follow in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Bland Funeral Home on Wednesday from 11 am to 12 pm prior to the service. Mrs. Winn, a native of Edgefield County, died Monday, August 25, 2014. She was a daughter of the late...
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James Ricky Rhoden

January 11, 1954 - July 10, 2014

Memorial Services for James Rickey Rhoden, age 60 will be held Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Ward Baptist Church at 11 am. The family will receive friends following the service in the church social hall. James died Thursday, July 10, 2014. He was a son of the late James and Willie Mae Storey Rhoden, was a former employee of Lexington Co. High School in the Maintenance Department and was of Baptist...
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Delilah Jennings Adams Batten

July 8, 1926 - July 8, 2014

Graveside services for Mrs. Delilah Jennings Adams Batten, age 88, were held Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Travis Park Cemetery at 4 pm. The family received friends at the gravesite following the service. Mrs. Batten was peacefully called home by her Lord and Savior on the same day he brought her into the world 88 years prior, July 8, 2014. "Mrs. Lila" was a faithful member of Red Bank Baptist Church...
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Mary Calvert Davis

August 4, 1928 - July 4, 2014

Funeral Services for Mrs. Mary Calvert Davis, age 85, will be held Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Johnston First Baptist Church at 1 pm with burial to follow in Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Ware Shoals, at 3:30 pm. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Gleaners/Fidelis Sunday School Class and Jessie Mobley Circle. The family will receive friends at...
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Barbara Hood Vaughn

September 18, 1936 - June 10, 2014

Graveside Services for Mrs. Barbara Hood Vaughn, age 77, will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014 in Ridge Spring Cemetery, Ridge Spring, at 2 o'clock. The family will receive friends at the gravesite following the service. Mrs. Vaughn died Tuesday, June 10, 2014. She was a daughter of the late Leo and Gracie Irene Reid Hood. Mrs. Vaughn retired as a Nurse's Aid from Aiken Nursing Home. She was of...
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Marion Elizabeth Turner

October 28, 1962 - April 18, 2014

Graveside Memorial Services for Miss Marion Elizabeth Turner, age 51, will be held Monday, April 21, 2014 at 11 o'clock at Mt of Olives Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the gravesite following the service. Marion died Friday, April 18, 2014. She was the daughter of Nancy Corley Turner and the late Albert Bland Turner, Sr. Marion was a Nanny to her Special God Child, Zoey Rhoden and...
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James Ira Ussery

January 18, 1934 - April 3, 2014

Mr. James (Jimmy) Ussery Jackson, SC James Ira Ussery, age 80, entered into rest on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at his residence. Funeral services will be held April 5, 2014 at 11:00 at Open Bible Baptist Church of Beech Island, SC 14447 Atomic Road with Pastor Dan Hill officiating. The family will receive friends at the church 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Jackson Memorial...
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Ruby Clark Trotter

November 23, 1928 - March 29, 2014

Mrs. Ruby Trotter Ward, SC Funeral Services for Mrs. Ruby Clark Trotter, age 85, will be held Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 3 pm at Dry Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in Mt. of Olives Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church at 2 pm prior to the service. Mrs. Trotter, a native of Ward, died Saturday, March 29, 2014. She was a daughter of the late George Edward and Mattie...
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Marie Quarles Moseley

January 5, 1930 - March 19, 2014

Graveside Services for Mrs. Marie Quarles Moseley, age 84, will be held Friday, March 21, 2014 at 11 am in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Bland Funeral Home Thursday evening from 6 - 8 pm. Mrs. Moseley, a native of Edgefield County, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014. She was a daughter of the late Hugh A. and Lillie Harris Quarles. Marie lived for a several years...
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Lewis Boatwright

February 13, 1947 - March 12, 2014

A GRAVESIDE FUNERAL SERVICE for Mr. Lewis Boatwright, age 67, will be held Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 3 pm at Busbee-Kneece Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Bland Funeral Home, Johnston, Saturday evening, March 15, 2014 from 6-8pm. Mr. Boatwright died Wednesday, March 12, 2014. He was a son of the late Raymond and Margie Franklin Boatwright. Before he retired, Lewis installed...
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Catherine Denny Johnson

July 25, 1919 - March 7, 2014

Memorial Funeral Services for Mrs. Catherine Denny Johnson, age 94, will be held Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 3 pm at Johnston Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Mrs. Johnson died March 7, 2014. She was a daughter of the late Lonnie G. and Marcella McGee Denny. She graduated from Ward High School in 1936 and went on to Columbia Hospital Nursing...
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Vivian Proctor Edwards

June 27, 1918 - March 7, 2014

Mrs. Vivian Thrift Proctor Edwards, age 95, passed peacefully and went to be with Jesus on March 7, 2014 at Edgefield County Hospital. She was born on July 27, 1918, to Lannie and Rebecca Proctor in Douglas, GA, at what is now South Georgia College, where her father was President. She and her sisters, Rebecca and Loraine, were raised by their mother in Cuthbert, GA, after their father died when...
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Edith Clark Rushton

September 27, 1917 - February 6, 2014

Funeral Services for Mrs. Edith Clark Rushton, age 96, will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1 pm at Bethlehem United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church social hall. Bland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Mrs. Rushton, a native of Johnston, died Thursday,...
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Thomas Edward Reese, Jr.

December 24, 1947 - February 4, 2014

Funeral Services for Thomas Edward Reese, Jr., age, 66, will be held Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Bland Funeral Home Chapel at 2 pm. The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mt Calvary Lutheran Church Cemetery. Thomas, a native of Johnston, passed away of declining health February 4, 2014 at the VA Hospital in Augusta, GA. He...
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Albert Bland Turner

October 6, 1929 - February 2, 2014

A Memorial Service for Albert Bland Turner, Sr, age 84, will be held Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Mt of Olives Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends at the gravesite following the service. Bland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Mr. Turner, a native of Johnston, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, February 2, 2014 at Hospice House in Greenwood, SC. He...
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Alvin Odom Murrell

April 13, 1927 - February 1, 2014

Funeral Services for Mr. Alvin Odom Murrell, age 86, will be held Monday, February 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Bland Funeral Home, Johnston, SC with burial to follow in Mt of Olives Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday prior to the service from 1-2 at the Funeral Home. Mr. Murrell, a native of Edgefield Co., died Saturday, February 1, 2014. He was a son of the late Horace and Pearl Duncan...
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Freida Mae Smith

May 1, 1940 - December 26, 2013

Funeral Services for Miss Freida Mae Smith, age 73, will be held Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Trenton United Methodist Church at 11 am with burial to follow in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church at 10:30 prior to the service at 11. Miss Smith, a native of Edgefield County was born May 1, 1940 and died Thursday, December 26, 2013. She was a daughter...
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James Wilson Jackson

May 25, 1933 - December 21, 2013

Funeral Services for Mr. James Wilson Jackson, age 80, will be held Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 11 am at Bland Funeral Home Chapel, Johnston, with burial to follow in Aiken Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 5 - 7 pm at Bland Funeral Home. Mr. Jackson, a native of Edgefield County, died Saturday, December 21, 2013. He was a son of the late Woodrow Wilson and...
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Richard Audie Boatwright

April 21, 1953 - December 7, 2013

Funeral Services for Richard Audie Boatwright, age 60, will be held Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Bland Funeral Home Chapel at 11 o'clock with burial to follow in Ridge Spring Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 - 11 am prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Boatwright died Saturday, December 7, 2013. He was a son of the late Paul and Gladys Anderson Boatwright. Survivors...
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Frances C. Johnson

October 7, 1923 - November 4, 2013

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Frances Casey Johnson, age 90, will be held Thursday, November 7, 2013, in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at Bland Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Mrs. Johnson, a native of Augusta, GA, was the widow of the late Command Sergeant Major A. Tupper Johnson, Jr. and was a daughter of the late Benjamin...
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Mack Wyndham

May 15, 1923 - October 14, 2013

Graveside Funeral Services for Malcolm (Mack) Wyndham, age 90, will be held Thursday, October 17, 2013 in Philippi Baptist Church Cemetery at 2 pm. The family will receive friends at Bland Funeral Home Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 5 - 7 pm. Mr. Wyndham, a native of Moncks Corner, died Monday, October 14, 2013. He was a son of the late Thomas D. and Daisy Duboise Wyndham. Mr. Wyndham retired...
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Cleo Thomas Yonce

April 18, 1918 - September 18, 2013

Graveside Funeral Services for Mrs. Cleo Harris Thomas Yonce, age 95, will be held Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 2 o'clock in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Bland Funeral Home Saturday from 5-7 pm. Mrs. Yonce, a native of Johnston, SC, died Wednesday, September 18, 2013. She was a daughter of the late Frank and Addie Edizabeth Kirkland Harris. Before she retired...
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Virginia Howell Salters

July 24, 1945 - August 5, 2013

Funeral Services for Mrs. Virginia (Jen) Howell Salter, age 68, will be held Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Dry Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in Spann United Methodist Church Cemetery, Ward, SC. Mrs. Salter passed away Monday, August 5, 2013. She was a daughter of the late W. O. and Mae Underwood Howell and a native of Swainsboro, Georgia. Jen was retired from 30 years of civil...
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James F. Landers, Sr.

October 10, 1940 - July 23, 2013

Mr. James "Jim" F. Landers, Sr. died Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab of Edgefield, SC. Mr. Landers was born in Oconee County to the late John Floyd and Eunice Hanvey Landers on October 10, 1940. Jim and his family arrived in the Johnston area when he went to work at Kendall Mills in Edgefield. He retired from Riegel Textile Corporation in 1993 after twenty-five years...
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Henry Duncan Wofford, Sr.

March 29, 1920 - July 20, 2013

Henry Duncan Wofford, Sr., 93, of Johnston, SC passed away on July 20, 2013. He was born in Columbia, SC on March 29, 1920 to the late Henry Carroll Wofford and Ella Belle Duncan Wofford. As a young child he moved with his family to Orangeburg, SC, attended Orangeburg schools and graduated from Orangeburg High School. He learned his work ethic as a teenager, rising early in the morning assisting...
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Virginia M. Derrick

February 24, 1934 - July 10, 2013

Funeral Services for Mrs. Virginia M. Derrick, age 79, will be held Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Philippi Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Josh McClendon officiating and burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Bland Funeral Home July 12, Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. Mrs. Derrick, a native of Johnston, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013. She was the daughter of...
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Rufus Lybrand

December 9, 1921 - July 7, 2013

Funeral Services for Rufus Lybrand, age 91, will be held Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Mt Calvary Lutheran Church at 4 PM with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church social hall from 3 - 4 prior to the service. Bland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Mr. Lybrand, a native of Johnston, died Sunday, July 7, 2013. He was a son of...
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Lucille Leopard Stillwell

March 29, 1922 - June 21, 2013

Funeral Services for Mrs. Lucille Leopard Stillwell, age 91, will be held Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Johnston First Baptist Church at 3 pm. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church from 2-3pm. Bland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Mrs. Stillwell, widow of the late Earl Stillwell, died Friday, June 21, 2013. She was a daughter of the late Ed and...
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Juanita Matthews

October 4, 1930 - June 6, 2013

Graveside Funeral Services for Mrs. Juanita (Mickey) Powell Matthews, age 82, will be held Monday, June 10, 2013 at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park, Johnston, SC. at 11am. The family will receive friends at Bland Funeral Home, Johnston, Sunday afternoon, June 9, from 5-7 pm. Mrs. Matthews, a native of Johnston, died on June 6, 2013. Survivors include her husband: David Matthews; son: Wayne Powell;...
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Gartrell Hamby

October 2, 1925 - May 26, 2013

Graveside Services for Mr. Gartrell (Pee Wee) Hamby, age 87, will be held Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery at 2 pm. The family will receive friends at Bland Funeral Home in Johnston from 12:30 to 1:30 prior to the service. Mr. Hamby died Sunday, May 26, 2013. He was a son of the late Major A. and Nancy Ann Savage Hamby. Mr. Hamby was a retired route salesman...
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John Lofton Watson

June 20, 1944 - May 18, 2013

Graveside services for John Lofton Watson, age 68, will be held Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Spann Methodist Church Cemetery, Ward, SC at 3:30 pm. Bland Funeral Home, Johnston, is assisting the family with arrangements. Mr. Watson, a native of Johnston, died Saturday, May 18, 2013. He was a son of the late James D. Jr. and Susan Lofton Watson. Mr. Watson was a graduate of the first graduating class...
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Evelyn Gay Harley

May 14, 1922 - May 8, 2013

Funeral Services for Mrs. Evelyn Gay Harley, age 90, will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Johnston First Baptist Church at 2 pm with burial to follow in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church from 1- 2 prior to the service. Bland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Mrs. Harley died Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at her residence. She was a...
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Willie Mae Storey Rhoden

August 20, 1933 - April 28, 2013

Funeral Services for Mrs. Willie Mae Storey Rhoden, 79, will be held Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Bland Funeral Home Chapel at 2 o'clock with burial to follow in Spann Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6-8 pm. Mrs. Rhoden, a native of Ward, died Sunday, April 28, 2013. She was a daughter of the late Willie Weldon and Cora Mae Rodgers Storey....
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Dorothy Lee Oates Herlong

February 15, 1922 - April 8, 2013

Mrs. Dorothy Lee Oates (Dot) Herlong, 91, entered into rest on April 8, 2013 at Edgefield County Hospital. Services will be held at Harmony United Methodist Church on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 2 pm with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening at Bland Funeral Home from 6-8 pm. Born in Chester, SC, February 15, 1922, she was a daughter of the...
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Nancy Grant

May 30, 1929 - April 7, 2013

Graveside Funeral Services for Mrs. Nancy Hentz Patterson Grant, age 83, will be held Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park at 11 am. The family will receive friends at the gravesite following the service. Mrs. Grant died Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Saluda Nursing Center. She was a daughter of the late William E. and Lucy Idell Hentz. Mrs. Grant was a homemaker and a member of...
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Mary Anna McCreight Barton

March 18, 1913 - April 1, 2013

Funeral Services for Mrs. Mary Anna McCreight Barton, age 100, will be held Friday, April 5, 2013 at Bland Funeral Home Chapel at 11 am. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 prior to the service. Burial will follow in Mt of Olives Cemetery. Mrs. Barton died Monday April 1, 2013. She was a homemaker and a member of Johnston First Baptist Church. Survivors include grandsons: Ricky and...
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Thomas Earl Holsomback

February 8, 1962 - March 4, 2013

A Memorial Service for Thomas E. Holsomback, age 51, will be held Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 11 am at Bland Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. Mr. Holsomback, a native of Johnston, SC, died March 4, 2013. He was a son of the late Thomas L. and Emily Rhoden Holsomback. He was affiliated with Philippi Baptist Church during...
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Annie Boatwright

October 29, 1922 - March 4, 2013

Graveside services for Mrs. Annie (Jackie) Bonnoitt Boatwright, age 90, will be held Friday, March 8, 2013 at 11 am at Mt. of Olives Cemetery with visitation to follow at Mrs. Boatwright's home. Mrs. Boatwright, a native of Darlington, SC, died March 4, 2013. She was a daughter of the late Robert Esmond, Sr. and Frances Tucker Bonnoitt. "Jack", as she was called, attended St. Johns High School...
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Edna Lucille Temple Gilmer

January 13, 1920 - February 14, 2013

Mrs. Edna Lucille Temple Gilmer, 93, formerly of Saluda, SC entered the Church Triumphant on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at Rosecrest Retirement Community. Mrs. Gilmer was the widow of the late Bryce V. Gilmer and the daughter of the late Jesse Temple and Myrtie Temple Powell and step-daughter of the late W. W. Powell. She operated Edna's Variety Store and was a beef cattle farmer for many years....
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Earl Zimmerman

December 24, 1944 - February 4, 2013

Funeral Services for Mr. Earl Zimmerman, age 68, will be held Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 11 am at Bland Funeral Home, Johnston, with burial to follow in Mt Calvary Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 6-8 pm. Mr. Zimmerman, a native of Orangeburg, SC, died Monday, February 4, 2013. He was a son of the late Grover, Sr. and Ruby...
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Frances Busbee Green

May 22, 1931 - December 17, 2012

Graveside services for Mrs. Frances Busbee Green, age 81, will be held Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 2 pm at Busbee Cemetery off Luke Bridge Road, Johnston, SC. The family will receive friends at the gravesite following the service. Bland Funeral Home, Johnston, is assisting the family with arrangements. Mrs. Green, a native of Aiken County, died Monday, December 17, 2012, She was a daughter of...
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T. Wallace Clark

July 11, 1934 - September 26, 2012

Mr. Tolbert Wallace Clark, formerly of Ward, SC, died Wednesday, September 26, 2012 in Prattville, AL. Graveside services will be held Friday, September 28, 2012 at Ridge Spring Cemetery at 3 pm. The family will receive friends at Bland Funeral Home, Johnston, SC from 1:30 - 2:30 prior to the service in Ridge Spring. Please sign guestbook and send condolences to family at www.blandfh.com.
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Dorothy Taylor Miller

October 17, 1925 - August 30, 2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Taylor Miller, age 86, will be held Sunday, September 2, 2012 at Johnston United Methodist Church at 3 pm with burial to follow in Ebenezer Cemetery in Trenton. The family will receive friends in the church sanctuary from 2 - 3 pm prior to the service. Bland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Mrs. Miller, widow of the late Coy J. Miller, Sr....
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Patricia Sherbert Clark

April 19, 1948 - August 2, 2012

Funeral Services for Mrs. Patricia Sherbert Clark, age 64, will be held Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Johnston First Baptist Church with burial to follow in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Bland Funeral Home on Saturday evening from 5-7 pm. Mrs. Clark, a native of Johnston, died Thursday, August 2, 2012. She was a daughter of Christine Sherbert and the late...
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Edith Rhoden Ripley

March 16, 1914 - July 29, 2012

Graveside services for Mrs. Edith Rhoden Ripley, age 98, will be held Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Mt. of Olives Cemetery at 11 am. The family will receive friends at the gravesite following the service. Bland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Mrs. Ripley, a native of Johnston, died Sunday, July 29, 2012. She was a daughter of the late Tolbert and Leila Derrick Rhoden. Mrs....
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Watson Rhodes

June 13, 1941 - July 26, 2012

Memorial services for James Watson Rhodes will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Philippi Baptist Church, Johnston, South Carolina. Mr. Rhodes died at University Hospital on Thursday, July 26, 2012. Interment will be private at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday, July 27, 2012 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Bland Funeral Home. Born in Johnston, South...
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Lou Carter Lewis

September 17, 1928 - July 11, 2012

Graveside services for Mrs. Lou Carter Lewis, age 83, will be held Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 4 pm at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park. The family will receive friends after the service at the gravesite. Mrs. Lewis died Wednesday, July 11, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Issac and Julia Bishop Carter. She was retired from Edgefield County Schools where she served as Administrative Secretary for...
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Dale Yonce Massey

March 13, 1924 - July 6, 2012

Funeral Services for Mrs. Dale Yonce Massey, age 88, formerly of Johnston, SC will be held Monday, July 9, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Johnston Presbyterian Church with private burial to follow in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Bland Funeral Home, Johnston, SC. Mrs. Massey, a native of Johnston, died Friday, July 6, 2012. She was a daughter of...
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Fannie Belle Hite

December 11, 1910 - June 22, 2012

Graveside Services for Miss Fannie Belle Hite, age 101, will be held Sunday, June 24, 2012 in Spann United Methodist Church Cemetery at 2 pm. The family will receive friends at the gravesite following the service. Miss Hite, a native of Johnston, died Friday, June 22, 2012. She was a daughter of the late Bradley and Fannie Louise Carpenter Hite. Miss Hite was a homemaker and of Methodist Faith. ...
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Ruth Casey

May 19, 1923 - June 15, 2012

Graveside Funeral Services for Mrs. Ruth Derrick Casey, age 89, will be held Monday, June 18, 2012 at 11 am at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the gravesite following the service. Mrs. Casey, a native of Johnston, died Friday, June 15, 2012. She was the widow of Claude Casey and a daughter of the late Ira E. and Della Lott Derrick. Mrs. Casey retired as secretary...
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Jeffrey Gibson

May 16, 1966 - June 14, 2012

Funeral Services for William Jeffrey Gibson, age 46, will be held Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 11 am at Bland Funeral Home, Johnston, SC with burial to follow in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10-11 prior to the service at 11. Jeffrey, a native of Johnston, died Thursday, June 14, 2012. He was a son of the late William Frampton and Iris Hallman Gibson. Jeffrey...
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Guy Nell C. Ward

September 26, 1939 - May 31, 2012

Graveside Services for Mrs. Guy Nell C. Ward, age 72, will be held Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park at 11 o'clock. The family will receive friends at the gravesite following the service. Mrs. Ward, a native of Dillon, SC., died Thursday, May 31, 2012. She was a daughter of the late Guy Causey and Louise Barfield Adams. Guy Nell retired from her catering business and was of...
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Joyce New Willing

February 23, 1934 - May 22, 2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce New Willing, age 78, will be held Thursday, May 24, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Providence Baptist Church with burial to follow in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the gravesite after the service. Bland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Mrs. Willing, a native of Aiken and widow of the late Bennie H. Willing, died...
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Victoria Crim Ponder

October 2, 1908 - May 17, 2012

Funeral Services for Mrs. Victoria Crim Ponder, age 103, will be held Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Johnston First Baptist Church at 3 o'clock with burial to follow in Mt of Olives Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2-3 pm. Bland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Mrs. Ponder, widow of the late Finley Bertran Ponder, died May 17, 2012 at TMHR of...
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Chalmers Culbreath III

November 7, 1939 - May 16, 2012

Funeral Services for Ebb Chalmers Culbreath, III, age 72, will be held Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Johnston First Baptist Church at 2 pm. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Bland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Mr. Culbreath, a native of Johnston, died peacefully surrounded by his family, May 16, 2012. He was a...
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Harold H. Cumbee

November 6, 1923 - May 1, 2012

Funeral Services for Mr. Harold Hampton Cumbee, age 88, will be held Monday, May 7, 2012 at 11 o'clock at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 3-5 pm at Bland Funeral Home, Johnston. Mr. Cumbee, a native of Ridge Spring, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012. He was a son of the late Emanuel Price and Alma Cornelia...
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Alvin Rhett Quarles

July 30, 1922 - April 21, 2012

Funeral Services for Mr. Alvin Rhett Quarles, Sr, 89, will be held Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 11 o'clock at Johnston United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Bland Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6- 8 pm. Mr. Quarles, a native of Edgefield County, died Saturday, April 21, 2012. He was a son of the late...
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Winnie Mae Denny Clark

October 25, 1921 - April 20, 2012

Funeral Services for Mrs. Winnie Mae Denny Clark, age 90, will be held Monday, April 23, 2012 at Philippi Baptist Church at 2 pm with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Bland Funeral Home Sunday afternoon from 3-5 pm. Mrs. Clark, a native of Ward, SC, died Friday, April 20, 2012. She was a daughter of the late Lonnie Grover, Sr. and Marcella McGee Denny....
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Louise Cullum Crouch

October 8, 1918 - March 31, 2012

Funeral Services for Mrs. Louise Cullum Crouch, age 93, will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 12 Noon at Bland Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Mt of Olives Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 until 12 prior to the service. Mrs. Crouch, a native of Johnston and widow of the late Henry S. Crouch, died Saturday, March 31, 2012. She was a daughter of the...
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Sarah Friar Wyndham

October 9, 1926 - February 22, 2012

Services for Mrs. Sarah Friar Wyndham, age 85, will be held Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 2 pm at Providence Baptist Church with interment to follow in Philippi Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Bland Funeral Home Friday Evening from 6-8 pm. Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 1701 Hey 191 Johnston, SC 29833. Mrs. Wyndham, a native of Johnston, died...
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Diana Strickland Herlong

February 21, 1926 - January 21, 2012

A Graveside Service for Mrs. Diana Strickland Herlong, age 85, will be held Tuesday, January 24, 2012 in Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery at 10 o'clock. The family will receive friends in the church sanctuary following the service. Mrs. Herlong passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 21, 2012. Born in Rome, Georgia, She was a daughter of the late Sim Boyd and Ruby Ayer Strickland who...
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Aretta Pennington

May 3, 1939 - January 20, 2012

A Memorial Service for Mrs. Aretta Pennington, age 72, will be held at Johnston First Baptist Church on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 2 o'clock. The family will receive friends at Bland Funeral Home Saturday evening from 6-8 pm. Mrs. Pennington, a native of Melbourne, Florida, died Friday, January 20, 2012. She was a daughter of the late Walter, Jr. and Sybil Murphy Hart. She was Administrative...
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Robert Milton Hood

October 2, 1962 - January 16, 2012

A Memorial Service for Robert M. Hood, age 49, will be held Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Johnston First Baptist Church at 1 o'clock. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Robert passed away at his home Monday, January 16, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Macon, Ga .. He was former manager of Kangaroo Express in Aiken, was a member of...
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James Daniel Watson III

April 17, 1943 - January 15, 2012

A graveside service for James Daniel Watson, III, age 68, will be held Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 2 o'clock in Spann Cemetery, Ward, SC. The family will receive friends at the gravesite following the service. Mr. Watson was born April 17, 1943 in Columbia, SC. He was eldest son of the late James D. Jr. and Susan Ann Lofton Watson. Dan was President of the class of 1961 at Johnston High...
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Perry Craig Morris

September 22, 1953 - January 9, 2012

Funeral Services for Perry Craig Morris, age 58, will be held Friday, January 13, 2012 at St. John's Lutheran Church at 2 o'clock with burial to follow in Morris Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening at Bland Funeral Home from 6-8 pm. Mr. Morris died Monday, January 9, 2012. Born in Greenwood, SC, he was a son of Perry N and Sybil Brown Morris. He attended Lander College,...
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Thomas Walter Nixon Quattlebaum, Sr.

May 28, 1917 - December 30, 2011

Thomas Walter Nixon Quattlebaum, Sr., 94, of Monetta, South Carolina, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2011, at his home. He was the youngest child and only son of Andrew Ernest and Carrie Mae Nixon Quattlebaum and was born May 28, 1917, in Williston, South Carolina. He spent his childhood in Asheville, North Carolina, and then moved with his family back to Batesburg, not far from the Dutch...
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Gene Baston

January 14, 1943 - November 10, 2011

Mr. Gene (Pnut) Baston , age 68, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2011 at Aiken Regional Medical Center. Mr. Baston was a native of Appling, GA and was the son of the late Ernest W. and Frances Averett Baston. He served in the US Air Force and retired from a life of construction work. Survivors include nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters: Adele Adams, Faye Martin; brothers...
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Coy Thomas McDaniel

October 22, 1925 - November 6, 2011

Funeral Services for Mr. Coy Thomas McDaniel, age 86, will be held Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 11 am at Johnston First Baptist Church with burial to follow in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Bland Funeral Tuesday evening from 6-8 pm. Mr. McDaniel, a native of Edgefield County, died Sunday, November 6, 2011. He was a son of the late CF and Nellie Holmes...
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Joyce Williams Craps

August 3, 1928 - October 13, 2011

Graveside services for Mrs. Joyce Williams Craps, age 83, will be held Saturday, October 15 at 11 o’clock at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the gravesite following the service. Mrs. Craps, a native of Edgefield County, died Thursday, October 13, 2011. She was a daughter of the late Cyril Bryan, Sr. and Ella Ruth Quarles Williams. She retired from Riegel...
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Elizabeth Shaw

August 31, 1910 - October 12, 2011

Funeral Services for Miss Elizabeth Shaw, 101, will be held Friday, October 14, 2011 at 3 o'clock at Bethlehem United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church social hall following the service and burial. Miss Shaw, a native of Saluda County, died Wednesday, October 12, 2011. She was a daughter of the late Joe Littleton and...
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James Larry Morris

January 1, 1956 - October 10, 2011

Funeral Services for James Larry Morris, 55, will be held Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Bland Funeral Home Chapel at 1 o‘clock. Burial will be private in Morris Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service from 12 - 1. Mr. Morris died Monday, October 10, 2011. Born in Greenwood, SC, he was a son of Perry N. and Sybil Brown Morris. He retired...
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Harvey Smith Holmes, Sr.

July 3, 1923 - October 7, 2011

Funeral Services for Mr. Harvey Smith Holmes, Sr., 88, of Saluda County, will be held at 11:00 am Monday, October 10, 2011 at Saluda Baptist Church, Saluda, SC. Interment will follow in Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery, Johnston, SC. The family will receive friends at Bland Funeral Home from 5 pm to 7 pm on Sunday, October 9, 2011. Mr. Holmes, a native of Edgefield County, passed away Friday,...
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