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Mrs. Glenda F. Brickle, 66 years of age, died Thursday, December 22, 2011, at her residence. Mrs. Brickle was born in Colleton County, a daughter of the late Woodrow W. Fender and Florence C. Fender. Mrs. Brickle was a member of Edisto Baptist Church, a hairdresser, and loved spending time with her family and friends. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 24, 2011, at Edisto Baptist Church.

Shirley Hiette Vandervort Buck, of Bamberg, died Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 11:30 p.m. at MUSC Medical Center in Charleston after an extend illness. She was 76 years old.

Mrs. Buck was born in Greenville, on September 15, 1935. She was the daughter of Thelt Henry and Florence Hiette, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Buck was also preceded in death by her first husband, Ronald C. Vandervort, and second husband, Carl E. Buck Jr.

Mrs. Buck leaves behind a sister, Alice Lane Skelton of Due West; a brother, Arnold Hiette of Belton; six children, Donald Vandervort of Bamberg, Jackie Parrill of Bellevue, Wash., Erica Jensen of Eufaula, Okla., Eric Vandervort of Jacksonville, Fla., Kevin Vandervort of Mount Pleasant, and William Vandervort of Seneca; two stepchildren, Carl Edward Buck III of Greenville and Helen Hagood of Greenville; eight grandchildren, Cassie Salvador, Arthur Vandervort, Mark Dukeshier Jr., Christopher Dukeshier, Alex Jensen, Andrew Vandervort, David Vandervort and Anastasia Vandervort; three great-grandchildren, Elijah Salvador, Gabriella Salvador and Aiden Salvador; five sons-in- law, Mark Dukeshier Sr., Joey Dukeshier, Dan Jensen, Larry Parrill and Neil Holloway; and five daughters-in-law, Marie Hopkins, Betty Vandervort, Jennifer Vandervort, Cindy Vandervort and Elizabeth Gonzalez.

Mrs. Buck was a retired registered nurse for more than 30 years. She graduated with a nursing degree from Furman University in 1957. She worked at hospitals in Atlanta, Ga.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Greenville and Bamberg. After she retired from nursing, Mrs. Buck also owned and ran the Plantation House Restaurant in Bamberg on Woodlands Plantation and later moved it to Bell Street. She also helped manage an apartment complex for low-income housing.

Besides taking care of her six children and being a diligent nurse, Mrs. Buck was also a volunteer for many projects. Locally, she organized the Christmas Every Sunday Program in Bamberg, where she raised donations and then cooked and provided meals for those unable to cook or have a Christmas dinner during the holiday season. Mrs. Buck also gave to many other organizations and projects over the years. She was always willing to put the needs of others over her own and most times went without in order to do so. She was known for her generosity, especially when she ran the Plantation House Restaurant. Instead of throwing un-purchased food out, Mrs. Buck would hand out plates of food to the hungry at closing every day. One of her favorite verses in the Bible was Matthew 20: 14-16 ("Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous? So the last will be first, and the first will be last.")

During her 11 years in California, Mrs. Buck was the president of Beta Sigma Phi Community Sorority where she helped raise money to fight cystic fibrosis, and also for local children's hospitals and the March of Dimes.

The family will hold a private memorial for Mrs. Buck at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Get Real Charleston, a non-profit organization, which is a charity to benefit needy families in their fight against bladder and breast cancer. The fundraiser is being held in mid-January in Charleston. To make a donation or for more information about Get Real Charleston, please call (843)-709-2083.

Cooner Funeral Home of Bamberg is in charge of the service.

Clint ‘Pig’ Morris, 76, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2011, at his residence in North Charleston. He was born in Bamberg, the only son of Gladys Padgett Morris and Jennings Morris. As a tribute to his athletic accomplishments at Bamberg High School, a special event, ‘Clint Morris Night,’ was held at the High School gymnasium following his last basketball game. He was definitely the pride of his hometown. Upon graduating from Bamberg High School, where he was All State in baseball, basketball, and football, he received athletic scholarship offers to several colleges but accepted an offer by the Kansas City "A's" to play professional baseball. His baseball career was cut short when he was drafted by the U.S. Army in 1956.

Mrs. Dorothy M. Parrott, 87 years of age, died Saturday, December 24, 2011. Mrs. Parrott was born in Bamberg County, a daughter of the late John D. Baltzeglar and Shelly Baltzeglar. She was a huge collector of dolls, loved traveling, and spending time with her family. She was the widow of the late Harry Felder and Alton Parrott. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 26, 2011.

Patricia Susan Kennerly Rush, 63, of Bamberg, died Thursday, December 22, 2011, at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg. A graveside service was held Saturday, December 24, 2011, in South End Cemetery, South Carlisle Street, Bamberg, with the Rev. Todd Ayer officiating. She was born September 23, 1948, in Aiken to the late Wilbert L. Kennerly and the late Mattie Murphy. She was the wife of Henry S. Rush. She loved her family, friends, cooking, gardening, fishing, and was an avid fan of NASCAR racing. She was retired from retail sales.

Billy Joe Sharpe, 68, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2011, in Lexington Medical Center. Billy Joe was born in Columbia, March 2, 1943. He was a son of the late Rev. James Charles Sharpe and the late Lillie Spradley Wylie. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and owner of the Hilda Garage. He served for 38 ½ years as chief of the Hilda Fire Department. He founded and operated the Hilda Athletic Club for over 38 years, served as president of the S.C. USA Boxing for 17 years and retired as a Ranger with the S.C. Forestry Commission with 33 years' service. He was a member and deacon of the Hilda First Baptist Church, secretary of Hilda Masonic Lodge #426, member of the Omar Shrine Temple and the Gideon's International. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Hilda First Baptist Church.

Deacon Norris ‘Bubba’ Tyler Jr., 85, of Bamberg, and formerly of Denmark, died Sunday, December 18, 2011, at the UPAC of Bamberg. Services were held Thursday, December 22, 2011, at Honey Ford Baptist Church, Denmark. Mr. Tyler was born August 3, 1926, in Denmark, to the late Norris and Nomie Hightower Tyler Sr. Norris was a lifelong member of Honey Ford Baptist Church. He served as a deacon and treasurer of the church's Men's Club. He was a former member of the Elizabeth Wright Lodge # 44 of the Scottish Rite's Masonic Lodge. He was married to the late Frances ‘Framp’ Brabham Tyler. To this union two children were born, one of whom preceded him in death. Bubba, as he was known by close friends and relatives, was a kindhearted and generous farmer, who shared the results of his crops with others. In 1997, Norris married the former Patricia James-Holiday; this union lasted for more than 14-1/2 years.

Services for Lillian Lewis Wilson, 90, were held Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at Cumberland United Methodist Church in Florence. Lillian Lewis Wilson was the daughter of the late James McKinley Lewis, Sr. and Wilhelmeana Richards Lewis. She was the widow of the late Reverend Joseph A. Wilson Sr. and was born in Sumter, SC on April 9, 1921. She was called from labor to eternal rest on Thursday, December 15, 2011. She received her education in the public schools of Sumter and Bishopville, SC. She graduated from Morris College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and did further studies at South Carolina State College, Orangeburg, SC. She touched the lives of many boys and girls for thirty-five years as a teacher in Williamsburg, Florence, Berkeley, Bamberg and Marlboro Counties and retired in 1980.

 
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