Funeral services for Homer Brabham, 65, of Bamberg, were held Saturday, January 29, 2011, at Union Baptist Church in Bamberg. Mr. Brabham died Saturday, January 22, 2011, at his residence. He was born on June 6, 1945, to Rufus and Lisa Brabham in Bamberg. He joined Union Baptist Church at a young age and became a member until relocated to Florida.

Mrs. Martha Hiatt ‘Evie’ Conard, 64, of Bamberg, died Sunday, January 30, 2011, at her residence. The funeral was held Wednesday, February 2, 2011, in Orangeburg. She was born December 13, 1946, in Orangeburg, the daughter of the late Melvin Hiatt and the late Louise Kinsey Hiatt. She was a member of Main Street Methodist Church in Bamberg.

Evelyn Virginia Wilson Cope, 88, made a peaceful journey home on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, in Trident Medical Hospital in North Charleston, S.C., with her family around her. Evelyn was born July 14, 1922, to the late Perry T. and Eva Mae Brunson Wilson. Evelyn graduated from Allendale High School. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 22, 2011, at Bethel Baptist Church.

Charles Edward ‘Chuck’ Fickling, 76, of Orangeburg, died Thursday, January 27, 2011, at his residence. A memorial service was held Sunday, January 30, 2011, in Orangeburg. He was born July 22, 1934, in Bamberg County, the son of the late James Fickling and the late Gladys Steinbraker Fickling. He served in the U.S. Marines, and was retired from Albemarle.

James W. McCormick, 80, of Denmark, died Monday, January 24, 2011, at Bamberg County Hospital in Bamberg. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 29, 2011, at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Lees. Mr. McCormick, the son of the late Bennie and Bessie Lawton McCormick, was born October 3, 1930, in Rowesville. He was one of 10 children.

Mrs. Doris Richardson Mears Ritchie, 93, of Ehrhardt, entered into eternal rest Monday, January 24, 2011. She was first married to the late Willard E. Mears and secondly to the late Hubert Edmund Ritchie Jr. Funeral services were held Friday, January 28, 2011, at Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church in Ehrhardt. Mrs. Ritchie was born September 11, 1917, in Ehrhardt and was a daughter of the late James Calvin Richardson and Florrie Mae Bishop Richardson. She was a former employee of Westinghouse and was a member of Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church.

James E. ‘Head’ Wright, 63, of Denmark, died Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 29, 2011, at Central Baptist Church in Denmark. He was born April 14, 1947, to the late Deacon Charlie and Bert George Wright in Bamberg County, he was a faithful and dedicated member of Central Baptist Church where he served on the trustee board and as a member of the male choir.