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Funeral services for Mrs. Vernice Alma Porter Bolen, 84, of Columbia, were held Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church in Bamberg. Mrs. Bolen was born May 14, 1926, in Bamberg County to the late Henry and Irene Porter. She was a member of Rizer Chapel United Methodist Church in Ehrhardt.

Mrs. Elinor Platts Crews, 85, of Denmark, widow of Walter O'Neil Crews, died Friday, May 6, 2011, at Providence Hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Crews was born September 24, 1925, in the Hickory Grove section of Hampton County near Fairfax. She was the daughter of the late Robert Edwin and Pearl Loadholt Platts. She was retired from AT&T where she worked as a secretary and a telephone operator. Services were held Monday, May 9, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Denmark.

Mrs. Lois P. Fogle, 84, of Orangeburg, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at The Oaks in Orangeburg. Graveside services were held Monday, May 9, 2011. Mrs. Fogle was born October 10, 1926, in Orangeburg County, a daughter of the late Charlie H. Phillips and the late Lou Ellen Jackson Phillips. She was a volunteer for the Senior Companion Program at The Oaks.

Abraham Lincoln Gallop, 92, husband of Leona Barnes Gallop (98), of Lobeco, SC, died peacefully Thursday, May 5, 2011 at his residence with his family in attendance. Lincoln was born August 17, 1918 in Harbinger, NC to Hiram Clyde and Mollie Shannon Gallop. Funeral Services were held Thursday, May 12, 2011 at The Baptist Church of Beaufort. Mr. Gallop resided in Ehrhardt for 12 years.

Funeral services for Mrs. Queen Ester Jennings, 69, of Cope, were held Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Cope. Mrs. Jennings was born December 24, 1941, to the late Nathan Phelps and Willie Lou McDonald Jennings in Orangeburg. At an early age, she joined Oak Grove Baptist Church, where she served faithfully as an usher until her health failed. She retired from Roc Lon Industries after about 28 years of service.

Memorial services for Mr. Jerome M. ‘Smack’ Summers, 60, of Bamberg, were held Saturday, May 7, 2011. Mr. Summers was born November 2, 1950, in Bamberg County to the late John Summers and Frances Jone Bonaparte, he joined Mount Carmel United Methodist Church at a young age. ‘Smack,’ as he was called by his many friends, was a graduate of Richard Carroll High School and served his country with honor during the Vietnam War. After the military, he attended Voorhees College where he received a BS degree in English.

Eva Mae Gantt Taylor, 82, wife of the late George Elbert Taylor, of Bamberg, died May 7, 2011, at Providence Hospital, Columbia. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 10, 2011, in Main Street United Methodist Church, Main Highway, Bamberg. She was born January 20, 1929, at home in Martin, in Allendale County, a daughter of the late Benjamin Gantt and the late Rebecca Winifred Cope. She was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, Bamberg. She retired from Bamberg Manufacturing Company, where she served as supervisor and in other positions.

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