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Olivia Parrish Cook Bloomer, 90, of Denmark, died Friday, March 2, 2012. Graveside services were held on Monday, March 5, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Govan. Mrs. Bloomer was born in Govan on July 7, 1921, to the late Clarence J. and Elizabeth Ann Kennedy. She was the wife of the late Raymond Bloomer of North Augusta and the first wife of the late Angus Cook of Denmark. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Govan, and retired from Kirkland Oil Company as a secretary.

The funeral service for Edna Islar Broxton of Denmark was held Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Central Baptist Church in Denmark.

Woodrow Wilson ‘Wilkes’ Linder, 97, of Smoaks, died Monday, February 27, 2012, at Colleton Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Rosa Lee Smoak Linder. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 1, 2012. Mr. Linder was born June 9, 1914, in Bamberg County and was a son of the late Willie L. Linder and Sillar Kinsey Linder. He was a retired security officer and farmer and had worked at the Cotton Mill in Bamberg and the State House in Columbia. He was a member of Little Swamp United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church of St. Matthews. He was a Mason for more than 70 years and held a dual membership in Smoaks Masonic Lodge #231 and Israel Masonic Lodge #177 in St. Matthews, having been a Past Master and Chaplain for both lodges. He was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Vance Chapter #287, where he was a Past Chaplain.

Edith Lewis McMillan, 85, of Bamberg, died Monday, February 27, 2012, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. She was born June 10, 1926, in Lamar, the daughter of the late Harry Bryan Lewis and the late Julia Rebecca Crawford. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and visiting with her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, First Baptist Church Ladies’ Mission 3 church group, a past Sunday school teacher and Children’s Mission Group. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 1, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Bamberg.

Sudhavati J. Parikh, 90, of Bamberg, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at her home. SudhaBa was born on May 30, 1921 in Vautha, Gujarat, India. In loving memory of SudhaBa, Bhajans was held at Ziggy’s Motel in Bamberg on Friday, March 2, 2012. The funeral was held on Saturday, March 3, 2012.

The funeral for Betty Faircloth Sanders, 75, of Olar, was held Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Memorial Baptist Church. Born in Toombs County, GA, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Perkins Faircloth and Anna Elizabeth Poole and was married to the late James Martin Sanders. Mrs. Sanders was a retired store manager for Mixon Oil Company, a member of Memorial Baptist Church, and a past member of the Eastern Star.

Memorial services for Anderson ‘Smokey’ Walker, 75, of Laurel Baye Healthcare Center, Orangeburg, formerly of Ehrhardt, were held Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Hickory Hill United Methodist Church, Smoaks. Mr. Walker died Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the healthcare center. Born September 6, 1936, to the late Rev. Monnie and Marcenia Utsey Walker, he attended the public schools of Bamberg County. He joined Hickory Hill United Methodist Church at an early age. Anderson was united in marriage to the former Henrietta Grimes.

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