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Mr. Eugene Coulter, 58, of Fayetteville, NC, formerly of Branchville, died Saturday, November 23, 2013, at the VA Hospital in Fayetteville after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

Constance “Connie” Daniels, 71, of Harlem, NY, died Tuesday, November 19, 2013, in Harlem. Funeral services were held Monday, November 25, 2013, at the Mother AME Zion Church of Harlem, NY. The burial followed the services in New York. Constance (Connie) Daniels was born on April 15, 1942, to the late Willard Duncan and the late Mildred Carroll Duncan. Connie as she was affectionately known to family and friends received her education in the public schools of New York. At an early age she joined the St. Phillips Episcopal Church and later moved her membership to the Mother AME Zion Church where she served faithfully in many capacities until her health failed. Connie worked for AT&T for many years, later she worked as a floral designer and an arts and crafts designer for special occasions. Connie was married to the late Clarence Broadhurst Sr. and to this union there was one child. In 1987, she married the late Theodore (Teddy) Daniels. After Teddy’s passing Connie became the owner of Marion Daniels Funeral Home in Harlem, New York.

Mr. John C. Dowling Sr., 77, of Bamberg, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2013, at the Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

Mrs. Mamie Counts Dowling, 88, of Atlanta, formerly of Denmark, died Saturday, November 23, 2013, at Westminister Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Atlanta. The funeral service was held Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at Union Baptist Church, Bamberg. Mrs. Mamie Counts Dowling, affectionately called “Mama Dee,” was born on August 28, 1925, in Govan, SC to the late Rosa Nimmons Counts and Paul Counts. She resided in Pennsylvania where she often spoke fondly of friendships developed during her early school years and vivid memories of worshipping at the Second Baptist Church. In her later years, she graduated from Orangeburg Regional Technical College as a Certified Nursing Assistant and was employed with Barnwell County Hospital, where she faithfully served her constituents until her retirement. Mamie lived a life devoted to the service of God and her children. She valued education and wanted to see others succeed to their fullest potential.

Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Mae Counts Lawson Fields, 92, of Columbia, was held Tuesday, November 26, 2013, in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Bamberg. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Julia Mae Counts Lawson Fields was born on March 2, 1921, in Bamberg. She was called home to rest on Saturday, November 23, 2013. She was the eldest daughter of the late Benjamin and Rosa Bonaparte Counts. Mrs. Fields was educated in the Bamberg County Public Schools.

Dora Owens Page, 96, of Columbia, died on Monday, November 18, 2013, at Providence Northeast Hospital after an extended illness. The funeral was held Saturday, November 23, 2013, at Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church. She was born on July 13, 1917, to the late Jessie and Lillie Utsey Owens. She was educated in the Bamberg County school system. She later married Harvey Page in Loris, and this union was blessed with five sons and a daughter. The family later relocated to Columbia.

Nathaniel Smalls, 83, of Bamberg, died November 22, 2013, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, GA. Funeral services are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date.

Funeral services for Ms. Mary Louise Watson, 62, of Orangeburg, were held Tuesday, November 26, 2013 in Orangeburg, She died on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at her place of residence. Burial was at Roselawn Memorial Garden in Bamberg.

Mrs. Sharol Judy Wilkes, 71, of McColl, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 21, 2013, at First Baptist Church of McColl. Sharol was born in Orangeburg, daughter of the late Henry C. and Nellie Johnson Judy. She was the loving wife to the late Deery M. Wilkes Jr. She was a retired home economics school teacher from the Marlboro County school system after many years of dedicated service. During her career, she served at McColl High School and Marlboro County High School. She was a longtime faithful member of First Baptist Church in McColl, where she formerly served as a Sunday school teacher. She also served as a trustee for Camp Pinehill Baptist Retreat and a volunteer with Scotland Memorial Hospital. Sharol enjoyed sewing and cooking but truly loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

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