Mrs. Lillie P. Breeland, 87, of Ulmer, died Wednesday, October 20, 2010. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 23, 2010, at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Ulmer.

The funeral for Mr. Johnie R. Jones, 85, of Bamberg, were held Friday, October 22, 2010, at the Kingdom Life Ministries of Orangeburg. Mr. Jones was born May 16, 1925, in Wilson, N.C., to the late Connie and Martha Jones.

The funeral for Mrs. Minnie Lee Washington-Rice, 85, of Syracuse, N.Y., and formerly of Bamberg Midway community, was held Tuesday, October 26, 2010, in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Bamberg. Mrs. Washington-Rice was born June 27, 1925, in Bamberg County to the late Seward and Marie Washington.

Funeral services for Ms. Shannon W. Stokes, 33, of Columbia, and formerly of Bamberg, were held Saturday, October 23, 2010, at Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia. Last year, Coach Stokes received her master of science degree in counseling from Webster University, and in 2001, she received a bachelor of science degree in physical education from South Carolina State University. Coach Stokes was a 1995 graduate of Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School in Bamberg. She was born November 9, 1976. Shannon served as president of the SEKOTS Foundation, a foundation that her mother founded to primarily provide college scholarships for students from Bamberg County. In addition to many family members, friends, wonderful co-workers and loved ones, she will be remembered and always loved by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Stokes of Bamberg; her sister and brother in-law, Dr. Kimberly Stokes Wolfe and William Wolfe of Columbus, Ohio; her brother, Kyle Stokes and her grandmother Mrs. Frances S. Johnson of Bamberg.