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Annette Dokes, 82, of Bamberg, died Monday, August 30, 2012, at the Hospice Care Center in Aiken. Services were held Saturday, September 1, 2012, in Hickory Hill United Methodist Church. Annette was born December 27, 1929, in Bamberg, to the late Ellen Dokes Toomer. She was educated in the public schools of Ehrhardt. She later relocated to New York City, staying there for a number of years until coming back to live in her home state of South Carolina. She was a lifelong member of Hickory Hill United Methodist in Smoaks. Here she served in many capacities: chairperson of PPRC, president of the kitchen committee, trustee and nomination committee member, a United Methodist Women member and captain of the Fall Season of the annual October Tea.

Funeral services for John Lawton “J. L.” Gleaton, 88, of Blackville were held Sunday, September 2, 2012. J. L. was born in Orangeburg County, he was a son of the late Jessie James Gleaton and Lily Mae Chavis Gleaton and was married for 64 years to the late Delores Williams Gleaton. He was known as Catfish John and in 1993 received Father of the Year Award in Barnwell County, loved to fish, was a farmer and was of the Pentecostal Faith.

The funeral service for Mrs. Lovely Mae Grimes, 78, of Monroe, NC, and formerly of Bamberg, was held Monday, September 3, 2012, at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church in Bamberg. Lovely Mae Grimes, the daughter of the late Ellen Johnson Williams and Samuel Williams was born in Bamberg, completed her education at the former Richard Carroll High School and furthered her education at Voorhees College. She was a member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church. In North Carolina, she was an active member and Mother of the Church at Church of the Foundation. Lovely Mae retired from the Department of Human Services in New York. She was an excellent gardener and cook. She also enjoyed reading, puzzles and making people laugh.

Victoria Buskey Dingle Horton, 75 of Branchville, died Sunday, August 26, 2012, at her residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 1, 2012, at St. Stephen Baptist Church, Branchville.

Mrs. Sandra Bozard McWaters, 59, of Orangeburg, died Saturday, August 25, 2012, at the Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg. A graveside service was held Friday, August 31, 2012, at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens, Orangeburg. She was a 1971 graduate of Branchville High School, a member of Revlon Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Orangeburg. She was born in Summerville, a daughter of the late Donnie Bozard and Ora Flake Bozard.

Services for Mr. Julius “Carlye” Moody, 74, of Bamberg, were held Thursday, August 30, 2012, at St. John’s Baptist Church, Bamberg. Mr. Julius “Carlye” Moody, the son of the late Leon and Daisy Mae Moncrief Moody, was born October 20, 1937, in Govan. At an early age, he joined Sweet Branch Baptist Church. Carlye, as he was known by both family and friends, was educated in the public schools of Olar. He was a former employee of the Interstate Truck Stop in Ulmer. As a result of Carlye’s entrepreneurial spirit, he owned and operated several businesses: Moody Trucking, the Little Cafe, a charter bus service, a logging company and many other enterprises.

Funeral services for Anthony G. ‘Boo-Boo’ Rice, 50, of Columbia, formerly of Bamberg, were held Friday, August 31, 2012, at Refuge Temple Church, Columbia. He was born December 31, 1961, in Brooklyn, NY, to Leola Rice. “Boo-Boo,” as he was affectionately known, was raised in Bamberg. He was a graduate of Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School, class of 1980. He attended and graduated from both Denmark Technical College and Voorhees College, where he received his BA degree in sociology. In 1992, he relocated to Columbia and was employed by the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs for more than 20 years. Anthony was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Olar, and later attended Refuge Temple Church, Columbia.

Lauretha Moody Sanders, 62, of Denmark, died Monday, August 27, 2012, at Barnwell County Hospital. Funeral service was held Saturday, September 1, 2012, at St. Matthews Church of Deliverance, Denmark. Lauretha was born November 6, 1949, in Bamberg County to the late Hun and Lillie Moody. She was educated in the public schools of Denmark.

Mrs. Deloris Stroman, 61, of Denmark, died Sunday, September 2, 2012, at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg. Funeral arrangements will be made available at a later date.

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