Mrs. Pearl Ethel Bias, 82, of Denmark died Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at Ascension Hospice House in Irmo. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 11, 2010, at Franklin United Methodist Church in Denmark. Mrs. Bias, daughter of the late Milford and Gussie Rice, was born November 28, 1928, in Bamberg County. She was married to the late Charles Henry Bias.

Kathleen Castleberry Copeland, 88, of Ehrhardt, died Friday, December 10, 2010, in Amarillo. Texas. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 15, 2010. Kathleen was born March 10, 1922, in Orangeburg, SC, to Fred B. and Rebecca Castleberry. She served as a Navy Nurse Corp Officer during WWII.

Funeral services for John Wesley Croft, 80, of Bamberg, were held Tuesday, December 14, 2010. He was Born in Barnwell County, he was a son of the late Edward J. and Ellen Argoe Croft. He was a retired truck driver, dairy farmer, attended Open Arms Ministry, loved fishing, gardening, and working in his yard.

Mary Emily Platt Jackson, wife of the late Nelson Jackson III, of Ocean Lakes Campground, Myrtle Beach, died Saturday, December 11, 2010, at her residence. She was born and raised in Conway, the daughter of the late Mary Cornelia Dusenbury.

Funeral services for Malcolm R. Rast Jr., 62, of Cameron, were held Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at Four Holes Baptist Church in Orangeburg. Mr. Rast was born February 6, 1948, in Orangeburg County, the son of the late Malcolm Rudolph Rast Sr. and the late Helen Loretta Braswell Rast. He was retired from the USAF as a SMSGT McIntyre ANG 169 Fighter Wing. He served in Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Funeral services for Mr. Willie Rice, of Denmark, were held Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at Franklin United Methodist Church, Denmark.

Edna Taylor Sandifer, 87, died Tuesday, December 7, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, S. M. “Sandy” Sandifer and her daughter, Carol S. Skinner. Edna was a longtime member of Grace Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Friday, December 10, 2010.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Virginia T. Seay, 87, wife of the late Rev. Walter R. Seay was held Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at Ghents Branch Baptist Church. Mrs. Seay went to be with her Lord on Sunday, December 12, 2010. Born in Pacolet, SC she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Maggie Dunaway Threadgill. She was a homemaker, a member of Ghents Branch Baptist Church.

Funeral services for Mrs. Autie Wactor Smoak, 78, of The Oaks were held Tuesday, December 14, 2010. Mrs. Smoak died Sunday, December 12, 2010, at the Methodist Oaks in Orangeburg. She was born October 3, 1932, in Orangeburg County, the daughter of the late Willie Cleo Wactor and the late Annie Mae Corbitt Wactor. She was a member of Edisto Baptist Church.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lumisha "Barbara" Wroten, 60, of Blackville, were held Saturday, December 11, 2010, in the Denmark-Olar High School gymnasium in Denmark. Mrs. Wroten died Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at Providence Hospital in Columbia. She was born September 9, 1950, in Allendale County to the late Deacon Moses and Annie Ruth Washington Allen. Lumisha was a graduate of Macedonia High School in Blackville. She worked for Bamberg School District 2 at Denmark-Olar High School as a cafeteria manager.